A UNIQUE performance blurring the boundaries between dance, circus and theatre will come to The Corn Exchange in Dorchester on Saturday, February 1, 2020.

Olivia Quayle and Jan Patzke, both talented dancers and accomplished acrobats, will perform Anima. Latin for breath, life and soul, Anima will explore the simple act of breathing in all its forms, from the way it affects our emotions to the way it impacts our physical state.

Olivia competed in artistic gymnastics for 15 years before transitioning to dance, training in Munich and San Francisco. She has also worked with large international circus companies Dragone and Legs on the Wall, as a dancer, acrobat and aerialist.

Jan began martial arts at the age of 10, going on to work in the stuntman business as well as in circus and sports acrobatics. He furthered his training in circus schools in Germany and France, before working in different cabarets across Europe.

Olivia and Jan founded Joli Vyann, a dance circus company based in the south west of England, in 2010. The company use acrobatic tricks, fluid choreography and inventive characters to entertain audiences in performances across the world, as well as teaching workshops and masterclasses to beginners, professionals, arts schools, community groups and refugees.

Anima will also feature live music by Nao Masuda. The performance will begin at 8pm. Tickets are £12 or £10 for concessions and members of Dorchester Arts, available from the Dorchester Arts website or box office.