Joli Vyann is a South West England dance circus company directed by Olivia Quayle and Jan Patzke. Joli Vyann’s work challenges audiences with new innovative ways of integrating dance and circus, blending the two genres and enveloping it in theatrical scenarios, character and intention. Joli Vyann’s work is athletic, technical, exciting, emotive, sensitive and relevant.

Since the company’s inception in 2012, they’ve created 4 outdoor shows and 2 indoor shows, all touring extensively. Joli Vyann’s 1st indoor show, ‘Stateless’, premiered to sell-out audiences at London International Mime Festival in 2015 and has since toured internationally. In 2015, Joli Vyann were awarded the Pavilion Dance South West’s ‘Shift & Share’ commission to make ‘Imbalance’, a collaboration with renowned choreographer Jonathan Lunn. ‘Imbalance’ had a successful full month run at Underbelly’s Circus Hub Edinburgh Fringe 2016 and went on to sell out 4 nights at Sadler’s Wells as part of The London International Festival 2017. 

Joli Vyann’s outdoor shows have also been extremely successful. ‘Lance Moi En L’Air’ was commissioned by Without Walls in 2016 and toured all over the world including two trips to South Korea. It was last presented in Bournemouth as part of PDSW’s Bounceback Dance Festival in May 2021. In 2019 Joli Vyann collaborated with renowned live Musician Nao Masuda to create ‘Anima’, which had a two nights sell out run at the Southbank Centre, London as part of the London International Mime Festival in 2020 and toured all over the UK.

With Joli Vyann’s inclusive ethos they teach masterclasses and workshops internationally. They have taught professionals, beginners, specialist arts schools, integrated companies, refugees, community groups for challenging teenagers and recovering drug addicts and alcoholics.

Joli Vyann is currently working on a new medium-large scale outdoor show based around the theme of climate change and is Resident Company at PDSW.

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