JOLI VYANN HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BY TURTLE KEY ARTS SINCE 2014 AND TOGETHER HAVE CREATED 2 FULL LENGTH INDOOR PRODUCTIONS, ‘IMBALANCE’ AND ‘STATELESS’. ‘IMBALANCE’ PREMIERED IN 2015 AND DID A RURAL TOUR OF THE SOUTH WEST SUPPORTED BY THE SHIFT AND SHARE COMMISSION, BEFORE HITTING THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL IN 2016 TO CRITICAL ACCLAIM, THEN SOLD OUT A 4 NIGHT RUN AT SADLER’S WELL WITH THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL 2016. “IMBALANCE” ADDRESSES OUR RELIANCE ON TECHNOLOGY CHOREOGRAPHED BY JONATHAN LUNN. IT CONTINUES TO TOUR CLICK HERE FOR IMBALANCE TOUR DATES.
‘Joli Vyann pushes aside the boundaries between acrobatics and dance with a graceful and elegant show’ Lyn Gardner- The Guardian on Imbalance
Joli Vyann are an emerging circus and dance company directed by Olivia Quayle and Jan Patzke. They formed Joli Vyann to explore the boundaries of dance, theatre and circus and make shows that tell stories with exciting imaginative physical choreography, Hand to Hand acrobatics, circus skills and dance.
Turtle Key Arts and Joli Vyann also created ‘Stateless’, a show about journeys and immigration, which premiered as part of the London International Mime Festival 2015 at Jackson’s Lane. ‘Stateless’ was a compelling show and the musical score included recordings from real life refugees with their stories.
"The risk factor is high, and the story is told to emotionally charged effect." Exeunt Magazine on Stateless
In 2016 Joli Vyann were awarded the Without Walls commission to create ‘Lance Moi en l’air’ in collaboration with L’Eolienne, choreographed by Florence Caillon. The show has toured national and internationally, as far afield as Seoul Street Arts Festival in South Korea to critically acclaim. It continues to tour 2018.
In 2012 Joli Vyann won the 'GI20' scheme and created 'Don't Drink and Dance', receiving the audience prize and touring outdoors nationally in 2013. In 2013 they premiered their second outdoor show 'H2H' which toured nationally and internationally reaching an audience of more than 20,000 with over 80 performances.
Images by Gigi Giannella & Shaun Dawson.