circle of two
"Circle of Two is an international acrobatic-mime duo formed in 1999 by Celia Mendizabal and Ralph Taylor.
They both graduated in 2001 by the Central School of Speech and Drama and The Circus Space with a degree in BA (Hons.)Theatre Practice, Contemporary Circus.
They are both multi-talented and versatile artists. They have worked together all over Europe in theatre festivals, circus and cabaret for more than twelve years.
They have a variety of shows and acts, including different acrobatic disciplines such as trapeze and acrobatic balancing.
Their newest and oldest creation is BAMBOLINA & DODO, which they will be presenting at Henley Festival:
When the clock strikes twelve, magic begins and a doll comes to life... A poetic pantomime full of romanticism, comedy and illusion inspired, amongst others, by the stories of E.T.A. Hoffman...
Bambolina & Dodo is a show suitable for all ages. It is a non verbal show, transcending thus language and culture boundaries and having universal appeal to all audiences. Bambolina & Dodo have appeared in China, Russia, Denmark, France, Switzerland, and many more....It includes mime, puppetry, acrobatics, slapstick comedy and audience participation."
You’re more than welcome on line 3, the smallest taxi-van ever!
Tickets are available at the charming conductor. This tiny van doesn’t have a fixed timetable, but offers you an excellent ‘hop on – hop off’ service. Nobody knows when the taxi-van will depart, how long the ride will take, or which route the driver will take…
There’s only one thing you can be sure of: ‘There’s always room for one more!’
The Delinus-team wishes you a comfortable journey.
Divine company is based in the creative hub of East London. The company produces accessible luxury dance and circus performance, with exquisite form and exciting content. Founded in 1999, Divine Company is now the country’s largest company of its kind.
The company’s work with props and movement over many years has led to the creation of The Optioscopes, an arresting, original and spectacular fleet of winged, illuminated costumes inspired by the work of the modern dance pioneer Loie Fuller. Divine company’s Optioscopes have now been fully transferred to stilts to spectacular effect.
the flying buttresses
Founder members Danielle Brooke and Rupert Parry met whilst studying Theatre at college, realising that they shared a love of improvised comedy and artistic spectacle they formed The Flying Buttresses theatre co in 2000.
The Flying Buttresses exploded on to the scene at Glastonbury Festival 2002 where their unique illusion and heart-warming characters won them a huge following. Since then the act Hodman Dodmanott and Sally Forth has gone to capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences from Debrovnik to Dubai. In 2010 the company entertained audiences at the Shanghai World Expo an event attended by 70 million visitors.
The company is committed to a high level of attention to detail, not only in their puppetry and performance but also in the visual aspects of the shows. This is enhanced by both Rupert and Danielle's backgrounds as special effects artists.
They have worked both separately and together for a number of prestigious companies, including Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, NYT, The Jim Henson Company and Filmmakers Tim Burton and Ridley Scott.
The company has also been involved in a number of high profile commissions. Recently they were tasked with building the centrepiece for the 2012 London Olympic Games Team welcoming ceremony – a giant mechanical puppet. Standing 14ft high the Queen of Ceremonies animatronic puppet was operated by a combination of traditional rod puppet techniques and computer controlled motor functions.
Doris, Mary and Marge are delighted to be back at Henley again this year - it 's their favourite Festival ! - for where else can you get a nice Amontillado and canapés in the car park!
For those of you who haven't yet met Granny Turismo, they are the worlds first and only shopping trolley dance display team and they can't wait to show off their latest choreographed routines accompanied by a heady mixture of ' Phat Chunes' ( music ) ranging from Light orchestral to Hip Hop and way beyond, they always get people dancing to the beat !!
Since their last visit these lovely ladies have been touring the globe bringing their ' growing old disgracefully' attitude to people far and wide and are now one of the Uk's most popular acts.
Megabooth is a photo booth hire company that stands out from the rest because of it’s vintage, stylish and unique taxi, VW Beetle and mini photo booth’s as well as our indoor pop up booths available for hire, an LED light box and a whiteboard booth.
Megabooth prides itself in being apart of over 1000 event’s, including: Festivals, Weddings, Birthday’s, Corporate and many more all over the UK and Europe.
Print’s of your pictures take under 10 seconds with unlimited copies! meaning everyone leaves with a memory of their night. You can also enter you email address and have pictures sent to as soon as they are taken … So, SAY CHEESE and get ready for an event you will never forget with Megabooth.
Osadia is a street theatre company formed in Barcelona, Spain in 1996 by artist Alex Rendon featuring hair art.
Artistic hairdressers, street theatre performers, hairdressing show, art and hairdressing combination, hair sculptures? Osadia is all of that and much more. The company Osadia offers an original and provocative exhibition of hair art with the active participation of the audience, who are seduced by the theatrical appearance of the performers and the sophisticated, imaginative nature of the hairdressing show.
Crowds gather around and remain glued to the artistic hairdressers performance onstage, either through curiosity and a sense of wonder, or motivated by a desire to participate. Volunteers freely allow the artists to create daring and evocative makeovers, to the delight and awe of the onlookers. The Osadia audience are amazed by the transformed characters that descend from the chair. Osadia’s transformations extend to the new way the volunteers act after the performance, for now they are the centre of attention and continue to be so throughout the day, provoking admiration. Their artistic hairdos will be photographed wherever they go. And so, these ephemeral creatures ensure the show continues,zacting as a visual reminder of the performance.
Osadia’s transformations can take place in street theatre festivals, public squares, parks, festival grounds, on the street, at indoor events or at shopping centres. Osadia offers an original, memorable show. Their hair sculptures performance creates a cult following and is sure to be the highlight of any festival or event.
Two Oxbridge undergrads descend from their ivory towers and are off for a relaxing punt. Blissfully unaware of reality and physics the boat drifts around the festival as they regale and serenade the public. As witty as Wodehouse, as surreal as Dali, the punt has found its natural home amongst the slightly confused of Henley.
A unique and quintessentially English float-about, both charming and playful, Punt! is performed by Artizani who specialise in bringing the spectacular to unconventional spaces. One of Europe's most stylish and stunning street animation companies, they combine physical theatre and circus with a vaudevillian repertoire of routines and an eye for the bizzare."
Rimski's Bicycle Piano
Follow Rimski on his perpetual journey of peripatetic piano performance. Sat aboard the worlds first sidewinding back pedaling upright piano forte velocipede. Or bicycle piano for short.
From the desert of California to the ski slopes of Norway.Across the UK and Europe, Rimski has delighted his audiences. Playing and singing as he rides, pedaling his be spoke songs of which you will never tire.
Combining musical clowning, flawless finger work, dangerous stunts and daredevil dexterity. One things for sure, he's come a long way on the piano.
"Diminished 7th then back on coarse, around the bend a minor 4th. Flattened 3rd could do with air, perfect cadence, wind in hair!"
The Astronauts Caravan
The Astronauts Caravan, An amusing journey through space and time, cosseted in a sumptuous 70 décor and sensitively piloted by two ex astronauts. “Will you experience weightlessness or see the milky way”. Up to 9 people at a time can experience this unique optical illusion.
The Astronauts caravan is an updated version of the Victorian Fairground ride “The Haunted Swing” and now housed in a contemporary spinning caravan that can tour the world. It was conceived by Tim Hunkin and Andy Plant the renowned makers of mechanical delights.
Three very smart French riders on horses make a demonstration of training to prepare the next Olympic Games. Even if at times they are a bit ridiculous, they always keep "The French Attitude".
Les Goulus :
Les Goulus offer a repertoire of short caustically funny sketches. Their spirit is very Monty Python mind. They play, among the most famous, "The Krishnous", "The Cupids" in several languages.
The Time Minders
The Time Minders are roving time piece, a homage to Salvadore Dali's Persistence of Memory. A walk(work) of art, a spectacularly illuminated cacophony of real working clock faces complete with nursery rhyme mouse and a crazy Cuckoo clock hat.
Too Darn Hot
Too Darn Hot was formed by West End pianist and Musical Director Tansy Aked in 2003, and brings together a fantastic selection of leading West End singers and Musicians and has swiftly become recognised as one of London's top show and dance bands.
They have a great repertoire of songs, ranging from the classics of the '50s and '60s, to the best of the '70s and '80s, to the contemporary hits of the '90s and today, guaranteed to pack the dance floor!
Too Darn Hot has performed to sell out audiences all over the country, from open air concerts at stately homes and castles to Londons' Royal Festival Hall. The singers have starred in many West End shows such as Mamma Mia, Starlight Express, The Rat Pack, Joseph, Saturday Night Fever and Chicago. The musicians have played for over fifty West End shows between them. They also play with the BBC Big Band, the London Symphony Orchestra and The Royal Philharmonic.
Martynas Levickis is a Lithuanian born classical accordionist. At the age of 8 he started studies at the Saulius Sondeckis Conservatoire in Siauliai, with Mrs. Maryte Markeviciene. In 2004 he was the first accordionist to be awarded Lithuania’s Queen Morta prize. In 2006 Siauliai city authorities awarded him a new accordion for his achievements.
Since 2002 Martynas has participated and won prizes in over 30 international competitions. The most important achievements are: first prize in the 71st American Accordionist Association Competition in Memphis, 2010; second prize at “Gala-Rini” International Competition in Santa Clara, USA and first prize in the World Accordion Competition “Coupe Mondiale 2010”. Aside from these competitions, Martynas also won “Lithuania’s Got Talent” in 2010.
His concert activity varies from contemporary music performances to TV shows. It is also worth mentioning his collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra, performances at Kings Place and recitals in the Park Lane Group Concert Series at the Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall.