V&A Museum: Circus Now, A glimpse into contemporary circus in the UK

CIRCUS NOW: A glimpse into contemporary circus in the UK (V&A Museum Commission)

Client: V&A Museum 

Length: 8 mins 

 

What defines contemporary circus in the UK? What exists in the space between traditional and contemporary? Where are the boundaries between circus and other art forms? This film takes us on a hair raising journey from the inception of circus to the present day.

Through the voices, acts and ground-breaking performances of some of today's most influential circus artists, this documentary explores this magnificent, bold and perpetually boundary-pushing art form of contemporary circus,.

This film was commissioned for the Performance Festival at the V&A Museum, and as part of circus 250. 

Satya Films were in partnership with the V&A – the worlds leading museum of art and design – for their 2018 performance festival. Satya director, Sky Neal, was a featured artist for the festival designing and participating in panel discussions, screening her co-directed feature documentary, Even When I Fall, and was commissioned to create this short film.