Circumference Circus chooses King’s Cross

Posted: Tuesday 11th July 2017

Circumference, a cutting-edge contemporary circus company, has moved into the ground floor retail unit of the Tapestry building at King’s Cross, to use it as a rehearsal and creation space over the summer.

Circumference is an experimental, boundary-pushing circus collective led by artistic directors Aislinn Mulligan and Pablo Meneu. The company is known for its innovative approach to engaging with audiences and environments, and creating site-adaptive and immersive productions.

Tapestry overlooks the Regent’s Canal and Gasholder Park and is the latest King’s Cross residential building to be completed; residents moved into the apartments just before Christmas.

This August, Circumference will be taking part in the King’s Cross events programme, appearing at weekend extravaganzas including the King’s Cross Sports Day and running circus workshops for local children (13-18) and adults in Gasholder Park. In its new space, Circumference rehearsed its latest production, ‘Staged’, for its premiere at Glastonbury 2017. The production will also run at Jacksons Lane in September.

The performances and workshops by Circumference are just a taster of the many cultural events that take place at King’s Cross each year, including the current Magnum Live Lab exhibition, the Classic Car Boot Sale and Cubitt Sessions, a programme of opera, classical music, rock, comedy and special performances running throughout the summer.

Aislinn Mulligan – Artistic Director, Circumference, said,

“Having the space this summer is a brilliant way to connect with the local community in King’s Cross. We’re really excited to have rehearsals, workshops and performances here throughout the summer.”

Ellie Beedham, Project Manager (Events & Enlivenment), King’s Cross, said,

“We are so pleased to have such an exciting performance collective making King’s Cross its home for the summer, and to have Circumference as part our events programme,”

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