Aspiring to create and collaborate original
A Commitment to Creativity
Formed in 2018, Hands Down Circus, began a journey with a commitment to creating unique circus performances across the UK and beyond. This has seen us collaborate and perform alongside exciting companies and large scale events such as The Roundhouse, Glastonbury Festival, Sent into Space, Compass Presents, Applause Rural Touring and Edge Dance Company.
We pride ourselves in creating unique physical performances with a focus on high level acrobatics, object manipulation and physical theatre. Our highly trained and animated artists all come with the same promise of quality and dedication to make your event an unforgettable experience. Be that a corporate evening, wedding, private party or family festival!
Nothing gets us more excited than starting a new project or collaboration - that feeling when fresh ideas are flowing and new boundaries are being walked. We love exploring the possibilities and working out the minutiae of how it all comes together at the end.
Hands Down Circus was founded by Carys Nicholls and Graham Milligan in 2018. They first crossed paths during an FDA in Contemporary Circus and Physical Theatre at Circomedia, Bristol - where they first teamed up and began tackling the world of creating and performing together.
This journey took them to London where they graduated with a BA Hons from the prestigious National Centre for Circus Arts and have since travelled around the UK and Internationally developing their skills and creative potential.
"A powerful acrobatic duo. The act was a balance of beautifully crafted synchronised movement and perfect handstands"
ROBYN DARK - ALEXANDER MCQUEEN