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I saw the highlights video for Hōp on YouTube and it was amazing - is there anywhere I can find out more about the story/concept behind the show? The dialogue that was spoken over top of that video was really wonderful and I'd love to know more! :)

Thank you!

There were lots of influences that the director, Struan Leslie, drew on - but this section of the Alexander Pope poem ‘Essay on Man’ was a key one:

Hope springs eternal in the human breast;

Man never is, but always to be blessed:

The soul, uneasy and confined from home,

Rests and expatiates in a life to come.

You can look at more posts, photos etc from Hōp here.

Do you have to have a lot of experience in circus arts to be able to audition for circus space?

Asked by nvpradio

Hello there,

It depends what level course you’re interested in. For entry to our Foundation Degree we expect a level of physical ability but not necessarily lots of circus arts experience - we do accept people in the basis of potential. A lot of our Foundation Degree applicants come from dance or gymnastic backgrounds. 

You can find out more about entry requirements here.

And you can find out more about the audition process here.


National Centre for Circus Arts

(we changed our name from Circus Space in March this year)