Photo: Daniel Michelon

PASS: contemporary circus initiative

For the last three years, Crying Out Loud has been the UK creative director for Farnham Maltings’ activities within PASS, a major European contemporary circus initiative that supports cultural exchange between contemporary circus performers in northern France and artists and venues in the south of England. The aim is twofold; to develop the art form and audiences. Since 2012, Crying Out Loud has organised four residencies with seven companies/artists and programmed three tours for the house network, most recently OFF  by Company Kiaï which toured to eight venues in the south east.

This week as part of PASS, Stopgap Dance Company is working with artists from Collectif Prêt-à-Porter to develop movement language for their forthcoming show.

To read Gavin Stride’s recent interview about the PASS project in Arts Professional, click here.

The English PASS partners are Farnham Maltings, Activate Performing Arts, The Lighthouse and Seachange Arts. The French PASS partners are La Brèche, Cirque Jules Verne, La Rennaisance and Conseil Général de la Manche. Find out more about PASS here.