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Crying Out Loud

Crying Out Loud is a cross-artform promoter, specialising in producing and promoting work for young audiences. It works with a number of mainstream venues across London. Our funding supports its artistic programme.

Funding awards

  • 2012-2013: £210,000
  • 2013-2014: £214,830
  • 2014-2015: £220,416

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Capilotractées by Sanja Kosonen and Elice Abonce Muhonen

UK premiere at the Roundhouse as part of CircusFest 2014 1st - 6th April 2014 http://bit.ly/CircusFest14 Enchanted by the beauty of weightlessness and the dream of flying, Finnish artists Sanja and Elice have revived the old and forgotten circus art of hair hanging. http://www.cryingoutloud.org Facebook: CryingOutLoudLondon Twitter: CryingOut_London Video: Mark Moreau

What Is Circus?

Commissioned by The Space and produced by Crying Out Loud, this film poses the question, What Is Circus. Through stills, film, interviews and with a narrative written by John Ellingsworth, editor of Sideshow, the film seeks to answer the question posed by its title. http://www.cryingoutloud.org

FLOWN by Pirates of the Carabina

Get ready for a captivating night at the circus packed with thrills, extraordinary feats, laughs and fantastic live music. Our stunning troupe of acrobats, aerialists, daredevil stuntmen and musicians are going to put on a jaw-dropping spectacle for you. But there's a problem; no one is prepared and mishaps, disasters and disagreements threaten to wreck the show. Catastrophe is just one wrong move away! FLOWN is confidently choreographed chaos as the performers fly, fling, spin and swing across the set in perfect time. It's big, beautiful and bonkers, an experience for everyone to treasure. 'Leaving with a smile on your face is the only option.' The Scotsman✮✮✮✮ TOTAL THEATRE AWARD WINNER 2013 Video Production by Mark Morreaux www.cryingoutloud.org http://twitter.com/cryingout_loud http://facebook.com/cryingoutloud

The Dream Engine at Piccadilly Circus Circus

Using music, lighting and location, the Heliosphere creates the illusion of flying. Spiralling and spinning and seemingly weightless, an acrobat suspended beneath a helium balloon explores the uncharted space between street level and rooftops. The Dream Engine was created in 1995 to dream up the extraordinary and bring it to life. Their work is unique, they always work with music and audiences experience it by looking up into the air. Piccadilly Circus Circus was conceived and created by Crying Out Loud Artistic Directors Rachel Clare and Aletta Collins Video Production by Mark Morreaux www.cryingoutloud.org http://twitter.com/cryingout_loud http://facebook.com/cryingoutloud

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Panoply at Piccadilly Circus Circus

Panoply met at Circus Space. They performed ThreeSix5Four, a brand new routine, on Chinese pole panning down Regents Street as part of Piccadilly Circus Circus. Conceived and created by Crying Out Loud Artistic Directors Rachel Clare and Aletta Collins Video Production Mark Morreaux www.cryingoutloud.org http://www.twitter.com/cryingout_loud http://www.facebook.com/cryingoutloud

Acrojou at Piccadilly Circus Circus

Acrojou was formed in 2006 by Artistic Directors Jeni Barnard and Barney White. So far they have created six original shows, toured work to nine countries and performed to nearly 60,000 people. The Wheel House is a rolling theatre and acrobatics show in which the characters discover new worlds, fall asleep and wake up all in the wheel, all whilst constantly travelling. It formed part of Piccadilly Circus Circus. On 2nd September 2012 central London was transformed into a live circus. Over the course of one incredible afternoon Piccadilly Circus became a pedestrianised playground hosting 143 performances of 48 different acts by 33 companies across 15 spaces with 247 performers! Conceived and created by Crying Out Loud Artistic Directors Rachel Clare and Aletta Collins Video Production by Mark Morreaux www.cryingoutloud.org http://twitter.com/cryingout_loud http://facebook.com/cryingoutloud

Compagnie La Coupole at Piccadilly Circus Circus

One of Europe's most extraordinary acts. A stunning duet of high wire that takes the performers' skills to the limit. There isn't a safety net in site!

CirkVOST at Piccadilly Circus Circus

CirkVOST was created in 2007 by 5 artists who were committed to communal living, cultural itinerancy and inspired by the challenge of creating new high flying artistic adventures. Epicycle features swinging trapeze, standing and swinging catchers playing on and around an astounding circular, metal structure, and draws inspiration from the world of the comic book. Each character, or cyclonaut, occupies a different part of the circle, their movement, interaction, rhythm and performance creating a spectacular, gravity-defying aerial dance. 2nd September 2012, central London was transformed into a live circus. Over the course of one incredible afternoon Piccadilly Circus became a pedestrianised playground hosting 143 performances of 48 different acts by 33 companies across 15 spaces, with 247 performers! Conceived and created by Crying Out Loud Artistic Directors Rachel Clare and Aletta Collins Video Production by Mark Morreaux www.cryingoutloud.org http://twitter.com/cryingout_loud http://www.facebook.com/cryingoutloudlondon

Collectif AOC at Piccadilly Circus Circus

Created in 2000, Collectif AOC was the initiative of six circus artists fresh out of the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (CNAC) and one administrator. The company was formed because the artists had a stong complicity, a common vocabulary and an overflowing vitality. Since its inception Collectif AOC has become known for its creativity and electrical energy in performance. 2nd September 2012, central London was transformed into a live circus. Over the course of one incredible afternoon Piccadilly Circus became a pedestrianised playground hosting 143 performances of 48 different acts by 33 companies across 15 spaces, with 247 performers! Conceived and created by Crying Out Loud Artistic Directors Rachel Clare and Aletta Collins Video Production by Mark Morreaux www.cryingoutloud.org http://twitter.com/cryingout_loud http://www.facebook.com/cryingoutloudlondon

Fred Deb at Piccadilly Circus Circus

Graduating from the Centre National des Arts du Cirque (CNAC) in 1992, Fred Deb' is a jewel of French contemporary circus in the aerial domain. Since her beginnings Fred Deb' has led a demanding career, reflecting her dedication to excellence. Her ever-evolving artistic expression demonstrates her desire to continually push the boundaries of a discipline, the aerial fabric, of which she is one of the founders. 2 September 2012, Central London transformed into a real live circus... over the course of one incredible afternoon Piccadilly Circus became a pedestrianised playground hosting 143 performances of 48 different acts by 33 companies across 15 spaces, with 247 performers! Conceived and created by Crying Out Loud Artistic Directors Rachel Clare and Aletta Collins Video Production by Mark Morreaux www.cryingoutloud.org http://twitter.com/colltd http://www.facebook.com/cryingoutloudlondon

BMX / Dance Off with Etta Ermini Dance Theatre at Piccadilly Circus Circus

2 September 2012, Central London transformed into a real live circus... over the course of one incredible afternoon Piccadilly Circus became a pedestrianised playground hosting 143 performances of 48 different acts by 33 companies across 15 spaces, with 247 performers! Conceived and created by Crying Out Loud Artistic Directors Rachel Clare and Aletta Collins Video Production by Mark Morreaux www.cryingoutloud.org http://twitter.com/colltd http://www.facebook.com/cryingoutloudlondon

Marawa the Amazing at London's Piccadilly Circus Circus

Marawa the Amazing can hoop 133 hoops at the same time and has performed and taught hoops on almost every continent. Through a series of workshops in 2012 with London's Roundhouse Marawa's Majorettes were launched, a glittering team of hoop performers that amazed various crowds throughout the London Olympics including Crying Out Loud's Piccadilly Circus Circus. 12 September 2012 - central London was transformed into a pedestrianised paradise full of surprises and spectacle as streets were brought to life and iconic landmarks became the playground of the world's most exciting contemporary circus performers. Over the course of one incredible day, 143 performances of 48 different acts by 33 companies took place across 15 spaces, with 247 performers! Conceived and created by Crying Out Loud Artistic Directors Rachel Clare, Aletta Collins Video Production Mark Morreaux www.cryingoutloud.org http://www.twitter.com/cryingout_loud http://www.facebook.com/cryingoutloud

Cie Les Colporteurs at Piccadilly Circus Circus

In 1996, Agathe and Antoine founded the company Les Colporteurs and with the help of the troop, built the circus tent of their dreams. In 2012 Crying Out Loud invited France's finest tightrope artists to perform on Lower Regent Street as part of Piccadilly Circus Circus. By turns extraordinary, beautiful and nerve-wracking. 12 September 2012 - central London was transformed into a pedestrianised paradise full of surprises and spectacle as streets were brought to life and iconic landmarks became the playground of the world's most exciting contemporary circus performers. Over the course of one incredible day, 143 performances of 48 different acts by 33 companies took place across 15 spaces, with 247 performers!

Piccadilly Circus Circus

2 September 2012, Central London transformed into a real live circus... over the course of one incredible afternoon Piccadilly Circus became a pedestrianised playground hosting 143 performances of 48 different acts by 33 companies across 15 spaces, with 247 performers! Conceived and created by Crying Out Loud Artistic Directors Rachel Clare and Aletta Collins Video Production by Mark Morreaux www.cryingoutloud.org http://twitter.com/colltd http://www.facebook.com/cryingoutloudlondon

Crying Out Loud present TPO's kindur

Kindur -- The adventurous life of Icelandic sheep. Discover a stunning Icelandic world through TPO's award winning digital technology and multimedia. Kindur is Icelandic for 'sheep.' And three adventurous woolly mammals accompany you on a voyage through the extremes of the Atlantic and its seasons. Meet trolls and elves, travel through wild moor land, run over glaciers or peek inside northern lights and geysers. Listen to the rumbling of a gigantic waterfall and run inside a blazing volcano as Iceland's spectacular landscapes form the backdrop to an intensely visual geological journey. "If your heart lights up, your turn has come to join the group of sheep travelling through the mysterious and cold lands of Iceland" Fabrizio Pecori, My Media Suitable for children from 5 years and up. www.cryingoutloud.org

TPO's Kindur

The adventurous life of Icelandic sheep By TPO Company, Italy

(re)Stretch by Sophia Clist at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Sophia Clist (UK) Stretch Stretch showed what can be done with six miles of knicker elastic, video projectors, live music and two performers. Known as an artist and innovative designer of installations and settings for theatre-rites, Sophia Clist pulled together a visual interactive event with musician Craig Vear and performers Sara Cameron and Anouk Llaurens. Now there is (re)Stretch in collaboration with Nick Burge, Craig Vear and Ragnhild Olsen. There are no instructions about what to do or how to be. Interact and have a play, making your own multisensory journey outside in. Presented by Birmingham Hippodrome in association with DanceXchange. Until Sun 16 Jan 2011

(re)Stretch by Sophia Clist at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Sophia Clist (UK) Stretch Stretch showed what can be done with six miles of knicker elastic, video projectors, live music and two performers. Known as an artist and innovative designer of installations and settings for theatre-rites, Sophia Clist pulled together a visual interactive event with musician Craig Vear and performers Sara Cameron and Anouk Llaurens. Now there is (re)Stretch in collaboration with Nick Burge, Craig Vear and Ragnhild Olsen. There are no instructions about what to do or how to be. Interact and have a play, making your own multisensory journey outside in. Presented by Birmingham Hippodrome in association with DanceXchange. Until Sun 16 Jan 2011

(re)Stretch by Sophia Clist at the Birmingham Hippodrome

Sophia Clist (UK) Stretch Stretch showed what can be done with six miles of knicker elastic, video projectors, live music and two performers. Known as an artist and innovative designer of installations and settings for theatre-rites, Sophia Clist pulled together a visual interactive event with musician Craig Vear and performers Sara Cameron and Anouk Llaurens. Now there is (re)Stretch in collaboration with Nick Burge, Craig Vear and Ragnhild Olsen. There are no instructions about what to do or how to be. Interact and have a play, making your own multisensory journey outside in. Presented by Birmingham Hippodrome in association with DanceXchange. Until Sun 16 Jan 2011

TPO: Play Please

TPO have created the ultimate interactive experience! Half performance and half installation, staged on a conventional stage or off, Play Please is tailored to each new venue to emphasise vocal, physical and strategic collaboration and interaction for all ages. Play Please is free play, guided installation, and performance interaction staged in a pattern uniquely suited to your community.

TPO: Butterflies

Created for those of 3 and up, the Children's Cheering Carpet (CCC) is a touch-sensitive carpet that triggers images and sound, creating a virtual landscape for performers and the audience. Motion capture sensors enable images to be triggered by breath and light, creating images on the white carpet and two large wings. More info: http://www.cryingoutloud.org/TPOItalianGarden.php

Rose English & Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe: Flagrant Wisdom / Lost in Music

A solo extract from Flagrant Wisdom, a work-in-progress of Rose English's coming project Lost in Music. Flagrant Wisdom was performed at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland, England, with audience members were led around the workfloor of the Centre's hot glass studio, through outlets of heat from the active furnaces, and around the building for a series of performance vignettes. Each of these featured acrobats from Shanghai Acrobatic Troupe working with glass vessels that the audience had earlier seen formed from molten glass. In the video you can hear the glasses chiming because they've been designed with an essential flaw that makes them unstable; each contains a small glass bead. Learn more about the project: http://www.cryingoutloud.org/lostinmusic.php Read an interview with Rose English: http://www.cryingoutloudblog.co.uk/blog/2010/08/02/rose-english-on-lost-in-music/

Chouf Ouchouf - from Zimmermann & de Perrot, by Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger

Weaving together contemporary performance and traditional Moroccan acrobatics in a poetic exploration of North African culture, Chouf Ouchouf reflects the daily life in the Medina in a witty and highly skilled show for all ages over seven. Between 2009 and 2013, "Chouf Ouchouf" has been performed 250 times, at 82 theatres and festivals, in 17 different countries and on 3 continents. The"Chouf Ouchouf" tour will end in Japan with 4 final performances from 6th to 9th June 2013 at the prestigious Tokyo Metropolitan Theater More info: http://www.cryingoutloud.org/choufouchouf.php

Compagnie XY: Le Grand C

Compagnie XY, Le Grand C: 17 nimble performers creating a 360 degree alternative universe of acrobatics, dance, music and human pyramids. At Lighthouse, Poole 15-20 October. More info: http://www.cryingoutloud.org/compagnie_xy.php

Race Horse Company: Petit Mal

Wild physicality comes at you with nonchalant daring, on a stage littered with garage debris. Breakdancing and hip-hop fuse with a Chinese pole, trampoline work and acrobatics. Petit Mal emerges from the Finnish underground, ready for a theatrical riot. http://www.cryingoutloud.org https://www.facebook.com/cryingoutloudlondon https://twitter.com/#!/COLltd

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