Foley  by Collective ConTakt, part of Circus Around and About 2, is a contemporary circus show that explores the highs and lows of togetherness through exquisite live music performed by a musician and five acrobats. The piece is full of surprises, flowing through different worlds to themes of vulnerability, trust, light-heartedness and playful silliness. Tall towers and high throws will take your breath away.

Collective ConTakt is a pan-European circus collective with roots in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France and the UK. The group specialises in blending high level acrobatics and live music.


  • “The ensemble moves from slapstick humour to pumping, energetic skits to poignant, dramatic scenes. Always the quest goes beyond physical prowess.”

    Jennifer Kornbrger

  • Circus Around and About 2 is a touring circus project, with extraordinary circus shows visiting rural and urban communities across the south-west.

    In collaboration with nine presenting partners, six outstanding performing companies have been selected to bring their extraordinary contemporary circus shows and workshops to rural parts of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset, plus urban community venues in Cinderford, Gloucester, Stroud and Weston-Super-Mare. They are: Max Calaf Sevé with Anyday, Levantes Dance Theatre with The Band, Matt Pang and Owen Reynolds with Those in Glass Houses…, Collective ConTakt with Foley, Poppy Plowman with Turk(ish)and Nikki & JD with Knot.

    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.

    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.