Upswing was founded in 2004 by Artistic Director Vicki Amedume. The inception of Upswing was driven by a desire to create cross artform work that uses circus skills as an expressive vehicle.
Upswing challenges assumptions of identity, place and our relationships with each other by literally turning the world upside down. Upswing works with the human body to tell stories of people, their culture and the world we all share using high quality circus blended with theatrical performance, memorable music and the imaginative use of visual imagery. The combination of physical skills and cultural contexts to tell stories is what has helped them garner a formidable reputation both in the UK and overseas.
The company produces a mix of indoor touring productions, educational projects and bespoke, site specific performance for touring, festivals, events and the commercial sector.