Established in 1992, The Chipolatas present unique performances incorporating high-octane circus skills, music, theatre and dance.
Established in 1992, The Chipolatas present unique performances incorporating high-octane circus skills, music, theatre and dance. Blending accordian and acoustic rhythms with hip-hop and street style, their performances and inspiration are embedded in worldwide culture. This is the essence of their unique identity; mixing traditional roots with contemporary stylings.
Their latest production ‘Gentlemen of the Road’ is a high energy performance presenting physical feats with live squeezebox and breakbeats. 3 musical clowns in a fresh theatrical package, referencing folk culture worldwide. Tapping into themes that are both traditional and contemporary, embracing thhe old and the new. Transcending trends creating a timeless quality. A unique and universally acclaimed show, suitable for all those who love to be alive…
The Chipolatas have a proven track record in professional and high quality arts provision, committed to inclusion and equal opportunities. Their repertoire includes a wide range of educational outreach projects, prioritising the passing on of skills and performance techniques to new generations.
Winners: Bachelor of Arts Diploma for best family show, World Circus Festival Geneva 2010 (As voted for by the public)Read more
“Brilliantly Diverse, Mischievous and Expertly Coherent”
(The Scotsman, Edinburgh Festival Fringe)
“They have created a genre which is both contemporary and reassuringly old-fashioned”
(Total Theatre Magazine, London International Mime Festival)
“The Chipolatas carry on medieval traditions of performers who entertained both the kings at their palaces and the common people on the streets”
(The Times of Central Asia)
“The Chipolatas are the Beastie Boys of Street Theatre!”
(Festival Internacional De Circo Venezuela)
“One of the instruments the Chipolatas use is the audience”
(KUULAS International Children’s Theatre Festival, Finland)
‘Thank you so much for all the vibrant emotions we received as a gift from The Chipolatas.
We love the special connection you are able to create with your spectators..especially with children. You make everyone feel part of the performance and make magic moments for us here in South Korea. Good luck to all of you, you make people feel good’
Gwacheon Festival, South Korea October 2017