Outdoor Arts come in many forms… here is a selection of styles and types of work that you can expect to see out and about, illustrated by some key national and international examples.
By no means is this list exhaustive, but it provides a snapshot of the many different possibilities and opportunities available in the Outdoor Arts sector.
And of course, many artists cross over between these definitions; there’s many a circus show that feels more like a piece of theatre and many a dance show that is as reliant upon acrobatics as it is upon choreography, some walkabouts are deeply theatrical, some juggling shows are steeped in dance and the big spectacles usually employ countless different types of skills.
Mimbre, Acrojou, Les Vitaminés
Wired Aerial Theatre, Fidget Feet, Upswing, Scarabeus
Abi Collins, Strong Lady Productions, Jon Hicks, Goronwy Thom
NoFit State, Circle of Two, Cirque Bijou, Dizzy O’Dare, Molly Orange
Stopgap, Motionhouse Dance, 2Faced Dance Company, Akademi, Etta Ermini Dance Company, Folk Dance Remixed, The Bicycle Ballet, Moxie Brawl, The Institute of Crazy Dancing
The Caravan Gallery, Ella Good & Nicki Kent, Stuff & Things, Red Earth, Talking Birds, Urban Canvas
Gandini Juggling, Matt Pang, Circus Geeks, Juggling on Tap, Mat Ricardo, Ian Marchant
Walk the Plank, Emergency Exit Arts, Royal de Luxe, Kinetika
Periplum, Teatr Biruo Podrozy, Teatr KTO, Wildworks, Markeliñe
Frolicked, Puppets with Guts
And Now, Cie Carabosse, Compagnie Bilbobasso, Walk the Plank, Emergency Exit Arts, The World Famous
Les Grooms, Mr Wilson’s Second Liners, Musical Ruth, Neighbourhood Watch Stilts International
Desperate Men, Bash Street Theatre, Beautiful Mess Theatre, DotComedy, Grand Theatre of Lemmings, Highly Sprung Performance Company, Artizani, Kazzum, Pestiferous, Pif-Paf
Kamchatka, Natural Theatre Company, Mischief La-Bas
Avanti Display, Cie Aquacoustique