About Chris Patfield:
After a degree at ‘The Circus Space’ specialising in Slack Rope and Juggling Chris completed a post-graduate course researching the relationship between juggling and music as part of an MA at the Danshogskolan (DOCH) in Stockholm.
Since 2010 he has worked with the internationally acclaimed Gandini Juggling company with productions: Smashed, Meta, 8 Songs, Akhnaten and Stackats. He has also toured with No Fit State, Stumble dance Circus, Hebrides Ensemble and performed as an Actor/Circus Artist and Stage Fighter in productions at the Royal Opera House in London, The English National Ballet and Glyndbourne.
Chris is an Associate Artist of Gandini Juggling and continues touring his first full length juggling show “Gibbon” by Patfield and Triguero, for which they were nominated for a Total Theater for Dance Award at the Edinburgh international Fringe festival. Together with Francesca Mari they have created ‘Lanciarte’ meaning to ‘throw art’ as a platform to create, produce and promote the art of Juggling. In 2024 he will commence work on his new Solo show with the working Title ‘ About Round’.
Chris has recently worked as an outside eye for new productions by Simple Cypher and Francesca Mari Juggling and has taught at numerous Juggling conventions and Circus Schools around Europe, including the National Centre for Circus Arts (NCCA), Regional Center Des Arts Du Cirque (CRAC) and Stockholm University Of The Arts (DOCH)