'Airfish' Circus started out as a collective of aerial circus performers, privileged and happy to be based in Cornwall. An enthusiastic and positive mix of pro, semi-pro circus performers, and enthusiastic amateurs, all supportive and encouraging of each other, with a passion for circus.
Very naturally, and organically, and with a great sense of fun and excitement, we proceeded to develop, and improve our own performance skills as individual circus artists. Equally naturally and with the same sense of fun, our skills became collaborative, interchangeable, and then cohesive, we became a family.
Throughout 2017 Airfish Circus continued to evolve, and grow in a very positive sense. We continued to work hard at bringing the joy of the Aerial Arts, and the Circus Arts in general, to the Truro, Falmouth, Penzance and Redruth areas, and to local/national festivals and events. We provide access to performance opportunities for students, and offer classes for kids and adults, as a collective, as freelancers, and with/ in support of Cirque Du Ciel Charity. In ground based Circus Skills, and Aerial Skills covering Aerial Hoop, Static Trapeze, Silks, Aerial Chandelier, Aerial Cube, and Rope - (solo, duo).
Forming the collective has also allowed Airfish Circus to develop, and sustain real, practical, constructive training, performance, and career enhancing opportunities for locally based physical performance artists. Whether they are established pro's, or semi-pro's, or upcoming artists in the making.
Airfish has also been able to support local performance venues, like the Acorn Theatre, Penzance, by generating both in and out of season, performance art events, shows, and workshops, for the public to access and enjoy. In turn the Acorn has been incredibly supportive of Airfish Circus. Together we work to increase access to the Circus Arts in Cornwall, and to help keep the Circus Arts alive, available and relevant in Cornwall, in a contemporary context..
In turn we have found The Acorn Theatre to be completely behind our efforts to bring the positive benefits of Circus to the local community so a big 'THANK YOU' must go to them. . Thanks go too, to our amazing supporters, and colleagues that provide some wonderful events around Cornwall and the UK.
We have somehow grown, without any funding, (except what we have generated ourselves via performance, into an interesting animal, in a continual state of flux, keeping the traditional circus arts alive, but in a variety of contemporary contexts, not just inside a big top.
Now we have a new home, thanks to Cirque Du Ciel, and their amazing training and rehearsal space, the 'Circus 'Works', based in Devoran, between Falmouth and Truro. A place to 'make' Circus that's purpose built for Cornwall.
With access to an ever widening variety of resources, knowledge and experience, Airfish has also evolved into a 'one stop shop' for most event / production needs, in relation to creating your own bespoke event completely, adding great stuff to an already existing one, or just for hiring that special performer or item, to make some kind of magic!
We have all types of circus acts and complete shows available to book for your event! We're also the only Cornish Production Team providing indoor/ close proximity pyrotechnic services. Our fire performers can also burn with coloured flame, and colour regular flames like magic!
Family, 18+ Burlesque, Big Top, Theatre, Cabaret, Festival , Club Night, Private Party and Corporate. In the air and ground based, deconstructed to traditional, shows, talk to us first. We have a wide range of collaborators around the UK, and can help make your vision a reality.
References available on request, great safety record, insured, enhanced disclosures, qualified first aid, and qualified / experienced teachers and riggers. .
We can also assist you with the complete event package, just select what you would like from the following:-
Circus Big Tops; Variety of uniquely designed stretch tents; Variety of uniquely designed Geodesic Domes to 10 metres high; Freestanding indoor/outdoor aerial rig (fully rated 'Voltige'); A variety of alternative indoor and outdoor rigging options; Quality staging; Great PA; Lighting; 360 degree State Of The Art Projections; Rare aerial apparatus; Unusual fire props; Stage pyrotechnics; Use of coloured flame; Colouring regular flame; Live Bands all styles; DJ's all styles; Performers, and walkabouts of all kinds.
Do you want to learn circus skills in Cornwall? Are you interested in learning aerial circus skills? Do you want to perform circus, or develop as a circus performer? Do you need to find a circus performer, or a circus show for your event? Then look no further...get in touch with Airfish Circus. We are vibrant, innovative, young and exciting, with unique apparatus, specialist pyrotechnic skills, the style and the enthusiasm, to help bring the magic of circus alive, in so many contexts. More than that we'd be delighted to help make your event , or occasion super special, so get in touch.
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For more information on classes, visit the Classes and Workshops page.
Or give Naomi a call 07966660403
Keep up to date with our latest performances, events and activities, via our blog, our news and events page, Facebook and Instagram - (Airfish- Circus).
To book performers; book or discuss the creation of a show, or to obtain anything offered from our 'one stop shop' for your event, in the first instance please contact:- Naomi Lewis 07966660403 or click here
Next event from airfish productions
SEE AIRFISH @:-
BANGERS & MASH UP FESTIVAL 15-17 OCTOBER 21 @UNITED DOWNS RACEWAY
AIRFISH WINTER CABARET 4 DECEMBER 2021 @THE ACORN PENZANCE
AIRFISH FIRESHOW & PARADE 21 DECEMBER 2021 @MONTOL FESTIVAL PENZANCE
OUR SIXTH SEDUCTIVE SWINGING SOIREE SPECTACULAR!!! 12 FEBRUARY 2022 @THE ACORN PENZANCE
Learn To Fly & More! @ The CDC Circus 'Works
@ The Acorn Theatre
CLASSES IN AERIAL CIRCUS & GROUND BASED CIRCUS SKILLS BY COLLECTIVE MEMBERS AVAILABLE - GET IN TOUCH!
In collaboration with our favourite and only local circus charity that delivers its provisions where they are needed most, and that has supported ours and other local professionals artistic survival throughout the pandemic. A little charity with a big heart supporting the community too, via a food bank and other hardship provisions over the last 18 months 'Cirque Du Ciel'.
In continued support of the circus arts in Cornwall many of our pro's and other Cornish performance based company professionals can teach YOU, in a great space. Not just in the air and not just if your a pro.
Learn circus skills in the air and on the ground! Whether you are 2 or 102!
MEET THE TEAM! Click on each image for more
'Circus' Naomi Lewis - Co-Founder Airfish Circus & Charity Manager @Cirque Du Ciel
Head Coach @The CDC Circus 'Works
Versatile freelance circus performer & aerialist - full time since 2010
ILM level 3 qualification 'Train The Trainer''
BTEC HND in Sport, Leisure & PE.
17 yrs Circus Skills Instruction experience
Trained in Swinging Trapeze @Circomedia with Mr Michael Wright
Competed at National County Level in Artistic Gymnastics until 1983
Competent experienced rigger
Poi & Nun Chuck geek
Experienced Close Proximity Pyro Technician & Fire Performer
Sarah Taylor - Airfish Circus Co-Founder & Head Coach @ Sequoia Movement
Qualified Spin City Instructor,
Level 2 Gym Instructor,
Circuits & Bootcamp Instructor,
Aerial Yoga Instructor - Beginners Level
Level 3 Personal Training and Nutrition
Trained for 12 months in Pole, Fitness and Circus skills, in Sydney AU
Ruth Hawkley - Co-Founder Airfish Circus & Coach @ Sequoia Movement
Valued member of the Acorn Theatre Penzance in house team
Popular locally based professional Aerialist and Instructor 4 years experience.
Qualified rigger with experience
Ross Wheeler - Co-Founder of Hotchpotch Performance Company and frequent Airfish CIrcus collaborator!
Ross had excellent groundbased equilbristic, object manipulatory and clowning skills. His classes are a fabulous gentle introduction into learning circus for all ages!
Eliza 'Bindle' Jones - Veteran aerialist (Incandesence Circus)
Experienced circus skills instructor.
Qualified, experienced freelance pro massage therapist (including Sports Therapy)
Qualified experienced rigger
Jorge De Silva - Former bailarino at Cia Jovem Project
Worked at Associação de Dança e Desenvolvimento Social de Leiria
Versatile experienced semi-pro performer dancer & aerialist (Hoop, Lollipop Hoop, Trapeze)
Betty Bonne-Fire - experienced professional freelance performer, dancer and instructor
Aerial Hoop, Corde Lisse, also Contortion, Dance & Acro/ Acro Balance
Experienced fire eater and fire fans
Rhiannon Lomax - experienced semi-professional performer & assistant coach
Static Trapeze, Aerial Chandelier & Fire Po
Exceptional freelance sports massage therapist trading as Re-Balance Therapies near Bath
Eden Le Vell - experienced professional freelance performer and instructor
Pole & Lollipop Hoop, Stilts & Burlesque, (also Aerial Silks)
Angus Capel - upcoming semi - professional circus performer and member of Emergence Dance Ensemble who recently toured Tuscany
Studied Dance & Choreography at Falmouth University
Studied Btec Level 3 Extended Diploma In Performing Arts at Hereford College of Arts
Contact staff, Stilt Walking, Walking Globe, Aerial, Tumbling & Juggling
Airfish Circus HQ
The CDC Circus Works
Airfish Circus can also be found
@ The Circus Works 2
Truthwall Industrial Estate
@ The Acorn Theatre