Hip-hop and circus have many things in common: a physical language, commitment and use of space. In this small-scale form, the two disciplines meet in a perfect physical flow. Air flares (spinning handstands) performed on the ground are echoed by movements above, on the cords and hoops of aerial rigging, as if breakdance could defy gravity, at last. ‘Bloc Parties’ were street parties where everyone got together and each individual blended with the crowd. Translated using circus skills, it’s urban energy moving from the bodies of yesterday to today.