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Upswing is an award winning company at the forefront of contemporary circus in the UK.

Upswing uses circus to create performances that interact playfully with theatre, dance, text and multimedia, to create fresh, exhilarating experiences with narrative punch.

Our shows and participatory projects encourage the people we meet to see the possibility of the extraordinary in themselves and each other.

Upswing was founded in 2006 by Vicki Amedume to bring a new perspective to contemporary circus. Twelve years on, Vicki, now a Clore Fellow, continues to be the only female, black artistic director in the sector and to be at the forefront of its development. Upswing meets a pressing need to bring new artists and experiences to the stage that reflect a dynamic, modern Britain.

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