Joli Vyann are a performance company that present an innovative fusion of circus, dance and theatre - blurring the boundaries of dance and circus skills.
Through the use of acrobatic tricks, fluid choreography and inventive characters, Joli Vyann endeavour to create storylines that draw in their audiences, firing their imaginations. This combination of surprise and enchanting physical journeys seeks to make Joli Vyann’s work accessible to new and diverse audiences.
Joli Vyann are a South West England dance circus company directed by Olivia Quayle and Jan Patzke, produced by Turtle Key Arts. Joli Vyann’s work challenges audiences with new innovative ways of integrating dance and circus, blending the two genres and enveloping it in theatrical scenarios, character and intention. Joli Vyann’s work is athletic, technical, exciting, emotive, sensitive and relevant.
Since the company’s inception in 2012, they’ve created 4 outdoor shows and 2 indoor shows, all touring extensively. Joli Vyann’s 1st indoor show, Stateless, premiered to sell-out audiences at London International Mime Festival in 2015 and has since toured internationally. In 2015, Joli Vyann were awarded the Pavilion Dance South West’s ‘Shift & Share’ commission to make Imbalance, a collaboration with renowned choreographer Jonathan Lunn. Imbalance had a successful full month run at Underbelly’s Circus Hub Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and went on to sell out 4 nights at Sadler’s Wells as part of The London International Festival 2017.
Joli Vyann’s outdoor shows have also been extremely successful. Lance Moi En L’Air was commissioned by Without Walls in 2016 and toured all over the world including 2 trips to South Korea.
With Joli Vyann’s inclusive ethos they teach masterclasses and workshops internationally. They have taught professionals, beginners, specialist arts schools, integrated companies, refugees, community groups for challenging teenagers and recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.
Joli Vyann could not do all the work they do without the loyalty and support of their audiences and fellow industry colleagues.
Joli Vyann are Produced by Turtle Key Arts.
They are currently @HOME company at The Point and Associate Artists at DEDA and Dream Artists at Pavilion Dance South West. The company are regualarly supported by Arts Council England, Seachange Arts, Circomedia, National Centre for Circus Arts, Lighthouse Poole, Shoreditch Town Hall, Bristol Old Vic Ferment, The Albany and Counterpoint Arts.