A live aerial theatre performance exploring the reality of being tied into the routine of urban life in a metropolis, and how using music, dance and your imagination can help you rise above the daily grind. While there are aspects that relate to my home town Bogota-Colombia specifically I believe the underlying theme of claustrophobia and the how to breaking free is universal.
The artist behind it all
Jair Ramirez most recently won 'best circus solo act' in a National Competition held by the Ministry of Colombia -Bogota 2018.
The BBC described his performance as one of the 'highlights from Edinburgh Fringe Festival' in 2016
Winner of The Judges Award at Circus Maximus in London 2015.
and performed beside the famous music producer ‘Naughty Boy’ at the Mobo Awards Ceremony Leeds 2015 for 13.000 audience
Jair completed his Circus and physical theatre studies at Circo Para Todos- Cali and Circo Ciudad -Bogotá
Press and Festivals Reviews
"Edge-of-your-seat-stuff” The Stage
"Jair Ramirez looks mighty fine stretching and contorting his compact and muscular frame on the aerial straps” The Times
”Very graceful and poetic movements of the body and subtle nuances. Beautiful to watch” Adrian Berry -Jackson’s Lane-
“ Darkly humorous, with breath-taking acrobatic aerial skills, ‘Sugarman' is a delightful insight into one man’s struggle with the ordinariness of every-day city existence” Splore Festival NZ 2018
I believe in circus as a way to communicate, share ideas/experiences, to help others broaden their perspective and open up their view of the world
Jair is co-founder and Aerial choreographer at Freedom2fly aerial school in London
Sugarman Have toured the Uk last Summer 2017 -Postcards festivals, Resolution at The Place and Tilt festival, Bogota/Medellin- Colombia and New Zealand