Simple Cypher fuses Hip Hop and Circus to create new, uplifting experiences. Simple Cypher is a company built through the foundations of hip hop and circus, founded in 2016 by Kieran Warner and Chris Thomas. Style, originality and unity are key fundamentals of hip hop culture and have had a profound influence on their development as artists and the work they create.
From festival stages to urban spaces, public parks to school playgrounds, over the past few years Simple Cypher has quickly established itself as a leading outdoor circus and dance company. Since forming, they’ve collaborated with a host of hip hop and circus artists and presented work to audiences at leading festivals and venues across the UK and Europe including Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Breakin’ Convention, Underbelly Southbank Festival, Birmingham International Dance Festival and Tête à Tête.
Director: Brooke Milliner
Performers: Kieran Warner, Chris Thomas, Ed Stephen, Jaide Annalise, Shane Hampden
Composer: Jan Baranowski
Costume design: Saehee Simmons
Production Manager: Callum Thomson
Executive Producer: Kevin Wratten
Assistant Producer: Amy Greenwood
Access Producer: Ruby Burgess
Funded by: Arts Council England
Co-commissioned by: FESTIVAL.org, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Crying Out Loud, Boing Festival, iCCi / University of Kent, Creative Crawley, Basingstoke Festival, Swindon Dance
Supported by: 101 Outdoor Arts, National Centre for Circus Arts
Photos: The Duke LDN