Circus Flavours On Screen

Upswing is committed to investing in, supporting and championing global majority artists.

Circus Flavours is a platform for Upswing’s associate artists to present themselves to a live audience, their way. Earlier this year we commissioned our associates to develop news acts for Circus Flavours – offering an opportunity to experiment, progress their skills and ease back into live performance, after the break of the pandemic.

Our Circus Flavours film is a celebration of these artists and gives a glimpse into the drive and dedication that leads them to create their incredible work.

watch the film:

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Imani Vital – a French professional circus artist born and raised in London, specialising in aerial straps.

Anesta Mathurin – a freelance circus performer, with specialism in handbalancing and acrobatics.

Tobias Peppersack – a dancer and circus acrobat originally from Germany and has been based in Central London for several years now.

Joana Dias – a Portuguese mixed-race singer, dancer, circus artist and creator. Her main circus discipline is Aerial Hoop and also has developed technique as an acrobatic flyer.

Zaki Musa – a multi-disciplinary aerialist and circus performer pulling from a wide background of movement
both on the ground and in the air.


Dan Martin

Featured Artists
Imani Vital
Joana Dias
Anesta Mathurin
Tobias Peppersack
Zaki Musa

Concept and Direction
Vicki Amedume

Special Thanks To
Fae Fichtner, Sherry Neyhus, Ilya Varty, the City of London Cultural and Visitor Development Team and The Royal Docks team.

The Circus Flavours film is funded by City Of London, Arts Council England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.