• Max Calaf Sevé

Circus Around and About 2

Circus Around and About 2: Extraordinary circus shows visiting rural and urban communities across the south-west.

Circus Around and About 2 is a south-west touring circus project, funded by an Arts Council England Lottery Project Grant. The project is led by Take Art with principal partners Crying Out Loud and Extraordinary Bodies.

In collaboration with nine presenting partners, extraordinary contemporary circus shows and workshops will visit rural parts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset, plus urban community venues in Cinderford, Gloucester, Stroud and Weston-Super-Mare.

The project aims to increase a welcome to diverse audiences including D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent people. It also aims to support the circus sector, by opening up touring opportunities for circus artists, and introducing rural and urban community touring to Circomedia students.

This was only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Read about Circus Around and About the pilot in 2021.

  • Show information and performer biographies

    Anyday by Max Calaf Sevé  is a circus show like no other and a day in the life like no other!

    Max lives on a trampoline, with only his little pet bird for company. Every day his life is the same, but Max decides he wants a change, so they embark on an adventure together. Follow the two friends in their funny, bouncing daily routine, with breathtaking trampoline skills and hilarious clowning. Anyday is a brilliant and unique new show for all the family.

    Max Calaf Sevé is a contemporary circus artist who specialises in trampoline acrobatics, object manipulation and physical theatre. He creates indoor and outdoor performances, challenging himself to break the boundaries of what is possible on the trampoline. Max trained at Rigelio Rivel Circus School, La Central del Circ Barcelona, National Centre for Circus Arts in London and holds a postgraduate certificate in Physical Theatre from Royal Holloway. Max is an accomplished circus teacher and facilitator as well as being a successful performer.

    The soundtrack to Anyday was created by Matt Huxley. Matt grew up in Bridport, Dorset, and writes music for theatre, circus and film, and occasionally also pop music. His work has been heard on stage at London’s Young Vic, Roundhouse, Lyric Hammersmith, Oxford Playhouse, Poole Lighthouse and has been toured nationally.

    Anyday was created with support from Arts Council England, Proteus Theatre, Jacksons Lane, The Point and Roundhouse.