The university of Sunderland have been working with Bell & Bullock for the past three years, and it is certainly a relationship we are keen to nurture. The amount of passion, enthusiasm, skill and expertise they bring to every workshop delivered; engages and stimulates students and lecturers alike. Their contribution to the programme is massively important for student development and progression. Not only do they help with confidence, but allow the students to develop very intricate circus skills. The students absolutely love the workshops and we look forward to doing more work with Bell & Bullock in the future.
Bell and Bullock Circus are an excellent outfit! Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed learning new skills, practising daring acts and, quite literally, clowning around! Karen and Dafe are fabulous with the children and have the skills and expertise to teach the fine art of the circus to any age. They know exactly how to instil the discipline of concentration and determination needed to learn new skills, while ensuring their sessions remain relaxed, fun and full of energy!
I would happily recommend their circus workshops to any school hoping to bring out the best in their pupils!
I would fully recommend this company for working with Drama/Dance/Performing Arts students and would certainly use them again. Although our students were initially a little reticent about involving themselves completely, these skilled practitioners pitched the activities at exactly the right level so that eventually all were actively involved and participating with enthusiasm and enjoyment. The skills and techniques covered were ideal for this early stage of their course and they have utilised many of them in their subsequent performing arts projects.
Some Recent Projects
Teaching the Clowning Module on the new BTEC in Circus and Performing Arts running at Circus Central, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.
Clowning and Physical Theatre Residency for Seven Stars/Satellites Adult Learning Disabled Theatre Group at Headway Arts, Blyth.
Circus and Physical Theatre Workshops for Sunderland University Drama Students as part of their Popular Performance Module.
Show in a Bag Street Act Creation Residency in collaboration with Lets Circus and Circonnection ( a professional development programme run by circus professionals for circus professionals throughout Europe).
Training Performing Arts students in collaboration with Lets Circus to perform at the Hartlepool Tall Ships event.
It is always an absolute pleasure to work with Bell and Bullock (aka Karen and Dafe). As a dynamic partnership they offer a diverse range of characters, interactions and skills to suit a broad mix of audiences and events which works well for us across all of our activities and programmes.
Both your show and workshops were thoroughly enjoyed by all who participated. You’ve left behind a trail of budding young jugglers and stilt walkers keen to develop their skills and a very positive lasting impression of the high quality of your work.
I just wanted to thank you so much for yesterday- you really made the day. Emma, the class teacher, said you were a big hit with the parents as well as the children. Thanks again, and looking forward to working together again in the autumn.