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We Won! Birmingham Arts & Culture award 2017

So, on Saturday night lots of the CircusMASH gang went along to the fabulous Birmingham Awards. We had been shortlisted for Arts & Culture 2017, up against four other amazing companies including Millennium Point & Ikon Gallery. Our jaws dropped faster than our bodies do after flying off the Trapeze when we were announced the winners. We want to say a HUGE […]

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RETROGRADE CREATION – WEEK 4

Well done this week guys! Was lovely to see so many break throughs in terms of strength and skill. Lets start with the fantastic Malcolm in adult Cirquestars… swinging his way to the CircusMASH ceiling as he trains in Cloud Swing. Be sure to come and see the rest of what he has been working […]

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RETROGRADE Creation – WEEK 3

WEEK 3! Training is in full swing now and exploration is getting exciting! A big shout out this week to our adult Cirquestars for pushing through your dizziness and not turning away from anything that we are throwing at you, and one to our Youth for being the most courageous group of young people we […]

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RETROGRADE Creation – WEEK 2

Week 2 Retrograde Creation with Adult & Youth CirqueStars So, this past week the Mash crew casted 20 youth & 20 adult participants into a variety of acts that will feature in our show Retrograde in December. Each participant was given a specialist and a supporting skill to learn as well as 4 ‘accessory skills’ […]

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RETROGRADE Creation – WEEK 1

Well, week 1 was a fabulous success! Here started the ‘Retrograde’ journey. If you don’t already know, Retrograde is our community winter show 2017 which will be created with our Sunday Cirquestars group over this term. Week one was all about assessment of fitness level and a chance for the MASH crew to understand pre-existing […]

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Doddington Hall & Gardens show with Arts NK

What a week! After being commissioned by Arts NK and Doddington Hall to create a magical outdoor piece of circus theatre, we spent the wee working with 10 community members from circus, dance and theatre backgrounds. It culminated in a piece that took audiences on a journey of one girls diary of imagination, bringing to […]

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The Odyssey- Summer School 2017

Well… that was one very exciting week! Here is Director Katie’s Blog as well as a video that you can all get your teeth into! Apologies for the shaky hands.     Hello circus squad! Katie here, I directed this years summer school, where we created a show based on the Ancient Greek epic poem […]

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The Hardcore Hand Balancer!

We love bringing people together at CircusMASH – and if we get a chance to bring them together and then turn them upside down that’s even better! We’ve just wrapped up a weekend of hand balancing; hosting two phenomenal teachers over two days of inversion training. Our lovely Kings Heath Circus HQ was full of […]

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A July 2017 Summer Update!

Hello circus explorers! We are CircusMASH, based in Kings Heath we spread circus as far and wide as we can. In the run up to 2018, the 250th year of Circus we are giving a lot of focus to our youth programme as we believe that circus is the most powerful tool to creatively engage […]

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