12th April 2021

Show Reel Of The Week: Acrobatic Duo – Chris and Iona

Chris and Iona

Give us your elevator pitch of who you are, what you do and what your skill set is.

Our names are Chris and Iona and we are an Acrobatic Duo from the UK. We have been working together for seven years now and spent four years training in The Netherlands specialising in a skill called Hand to Hand. Hand to Hand is a circus discipline that has grown from a form of gymnastics. It involves Chris lifting, throwing and catching Iona in various positions and linking tricks with acrobatic movements. If that sounds complicated, it is! It is much easier to show than explain what we do so check out our media links!

We also have experience in other Circus Aerial disciplines including:

  1. Aerial Straps
  2. Aerial Hoop
  3. Duo Trapeze
  4. Aerial Silks
  5. Swinging and Flying Trapeze!

chris and iona

What is your ideal role?

We are currently working on Cruise ships which is quite an ideal situation for us as it means 6 months of continuous employment. We have big plans to return to the UK and hit the corporate and wedding markets!

We would like to perform our routines to help make someone’s special day an even more memorable event.

Another interest we have is TV, Film, Music Videos or Modelling.  Together, we are on the lookout for agencies offering that sort of work.

Name your top 5 credits.

1. Celebrity Cruise Lines (2017-Ongoing), Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Solstice, Celebrity Reflection
2. Cirque Bijou – Multiple roles and performances (One of the UK’s largest Circus Agencies)
3. Sky 1 – Da Vinci’s Demons (Contortionist extra)
4. IK – Multiple corporate performances and events (Impressariat Kunsten affilliated with Fontys Hogeschoolen vor de Kunsten (FHK))
5. Glastonbury Music Festival – Multiple performances and disciplines (Above and Beyond Aerial Company)

chris and iona

How do we get in contact with you?

[email protected]

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