We are excited to announce our next special event...drum roll please...
Circus Zambia at Dynamix with ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’
We will have members of Circus Zambia, a dynamic and talented young group of circus performers and facilitators, during their first visit to the UK, resident at Dynamix on the 11th and 12th July.
We are very excited to be hosting members of Circus Zambia at Dynamix on their first visit to the UK!
This after work/school evening event has something for everyone!
Take part in a circus skills workshop, see an ingenious piece of Circus Theatre, and eat some lip-smacking Afrikan food. Do just one, or all of these things...whatever floats your boat!
The evening will start with a circus skills workshop run by the Circus Zambia team.
Then, a performance of their new show 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind', which tells the story of the ingenious young inventor William Banda, from Malawi, who powered his whole village with a hand-made windmill.
After the show there will be a Circus 'Jam': an opportunity to meet the Circus Zambia guys, and for performers/lovers of circus to hang out and 'jam', exchange skills, and use the facilities at Dynamix, including aerial circus (rope, hoop and silks), mats, and wall-trampoline set up.
The evening will run as follows:
5:30-7pm: Workshop focusing on Acro-balance, and integrating clowning, juggling and dance skills with circus skills. Age 16+. Please pre-book your place for this workshop.
6:30pm onwards: Food available from The Calabash Tree
7:30pm-8pm: 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind' Circus Theatre show
8pm onwards: Circus 'Jam'
Circus Zambia will also be running day-time workshops for schools and youth groups. If you are interested in more information about these, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Circus Zambia is doing this tour to raise funds for the finalization of its theatre. Since 2016 Circus Zambia have been in the process of creating a space where youth can access education, life skills and can train and perform in circus and other creative arts. The last major piece of work on this is the finalization of the theatre. They have raised over 80% of the funds and need support to raise an additional $60.000.
Through donations, workshop and performance fees we hope to contribute towards this goal.
We have hosted, produced in-house, and been involved in a wide range of events, from skate/bmx/scooter jams, comps and demos, to circus, live music, dance performance with fire and special effects, film projections/screening, theatre and festivals.
We also have regular monthly events such as Ladies Night and Big Kids Club. You can read more about these on our blog page but the next dates are 16th June for Big Kids Club Find out more here and 23rd June for Ladies Night, find out more here.
The Dynamix site itself creates an unusual and exciting backdrop for events, and the most common feedback we have had from audiences at, for example, the Vamos Festival events we have held, have been that people came not knowing what to expect, and that the sense of wonderment and surprise continued throughout the evening, created by the different spaces and atmospheres offered by the venue itself, and the eclectic programme, and stimulation of the senses, from delicious Colombian or Mexican foods and drinks, to unique collaborations of performers from different cultures and art forms.
Having a background in performance ourselves, we bring our knowledge, networks and experience to events, whether we are hosting your event, working on a co-production, or contributing to an event you are organising elsewhere. We are open to ideas, so if there is an event or project you want to make happen, talk to us about it!