SADIQ ALI IS AN EMERGING CIRCUS ARTIST AND PERFORMANCE MAKER SPECIALISING IN CHINESE POLE WHO GRADUATED FROM LONDON’S NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CIRCUS ARTS.
His debut show The Chosen Haram, a unique take on circus, performed on two Chinese Poles, was a big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe 2022 - receiving awards, 5-star reviews and sold-out every night. It deals with themes of sexual identity, religion and drug dependency through the story of two gay men, their chance meeting on a dating app, the highs and lows of their relationship and the social and cultural barriers they must overcome. It is touring the UK and internationally throughout 2023 and 2024.
“Powerful, strong and sensual” - The Queer Review ★★★★★
“Beautifully choreographed, totally unmissable” - The Recs ★★★★★
“An astonishing fusion of circus and storytelling” - Fest Mag ★★★★★
WINNER OF THE SUMMERHALL LUSTRUM AWARD - EDINBURGH FRINGE 2022 FOR "UNFORGETTABLE PERFORMANCE"