Joli Vyann was created in June 2012 by Olivia Quayle and Jan Patzke. Individually they worked internationally in dance and circus with many companies and choreographers including Dragone, Legs on the Wall, Motionhouse, and Cirqulation Locale. Together they formed Joli Vyann. Joli Vyann is an innovative fusion of circus, dance and theatre, blurring the boundaries of where the dance ends and the circus skills begin, but also pulling the audience into an imaginative and captivating experience. They won the GI20 commission with Watch This Space and Stockton International Riverside Festival with which they created Don’t Drink and Dance, winning the audience prize. In 2013 Joli Vyann created and toured of their 4 man show ‘H2H‘ . In 2014 they collaborated with The National Theatre to create Crazy in Love and in 2015 they premiered ‘Stateless’ and in 2016 ‘Lance Moi En L’Air’. In 2016 they collaborated with the internationally renowned choreographer Jonathan Lunn to create ‘Imbalance’ which had a sell-out run at the Lilian Baylis, Sadler’s Wells as part of the London International Mime Festival 2017 and is continuing to tour throughout 2017.
Joli Vyann teach many workshops and classes for all ages and abilities and have worked with community projects with refugees, disabled groups and recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.
Joli Vyann have created a new fusion style and continue to push this style further by blurring the boundaries of where the dance ends and the circus skills begin, but also pulling the audience into an imaginative and captivating experience. Through character and story telling Joli Vyann integrate exciting acrobatic skills with athletic yet graceful dance. This achievement makes Joli Vyann accessible and attracts new and diverse audiences, from those who have little experience in dance or circus to those who have professional level.
Special Thanks to our Supporters
Joli Vyann is an Associate Artist of The Point, Eastleigh
‘Imbalance’ is commissioned by Shift and Share
‘Lance moi en l’air’ is commissioned by Without Walls, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea and Dance Village
‘H2H’ is commissioned by Dance Up and Hat Fair
‘Don’t Drink and Dance’ is commisioned by the Gone in 20 minutes scheme 2012
‘Stateless’ Research and Development was supported by the PASS Circus Channel Project
Special thanks to Turtle Key Arts, Counterpoints Arts, Circus Space, Shoreditch Town Hall, Pavillion Dance South West, The Lighthouse Poole, The Albany Theatre, Angus Mackechnie, Libby Battaglia, Florence Caillon, Lyndsey McConnville, Ruby Baker, Philip Harper, Leigh Johnson and David Lloyd in Ringwood, AUB students Hannah Coombe, Natalia Maslanka and Russell Gagg and Edward Ward at the Department of Interior Architecture and Design