World of Coco is the culmination of 10 years experience working within and exploring the wonderful universe of circus and theatre.
We create striking performance, on the ground and in the the air, with an emphasis on inventing hypnotic characters oozing with originality, elegance and surreality. From street theatre to corporate events, from festivals to cabaret, we have charmed a huge range of audiences with our performances in the UK and across the globe. From futuristic splendour to the divinely tropical we pride ourselves on exploring the bizarre and fantastic.
Sophie Page Hall, Creative Director
Sophie has worked as an international circus performer for many years and has completed extensive training in both circus and theatre. She co-directed Arabesque circus company from 2003 and has performed across the world from Taiwan to Azerbaijan. Sophie was an aerial performer for the 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, Olympic closing ceremony and Paralympic closing ceremony and has worked for various companies as a physical performer. She brings this knowledge and experience into World of Coco along with her love of folklore, spectacular costume and character exploration.
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Sophie’s imagination was captured by circus when she saw aerial artists from Skinning The Cat performing at the Bradford festival in 1991. She began her journey as a circus performer in 2002 when a chance meeting with that very company resulted in making her childhood fantasy, of becoming a trapeze artist, a reality. With the help of Becky Truman artistic director of Skinning the Cat, she co-founded the circus performance company Arabesque after attending the Zippo’s Academy of Circus Arts. Arabesque went on to tour the UK and Europe with their aerial shows and stilt characters.
Since then Sophie has been expanding her skills in both circus arts and creating theatre, which she studied for two years at The London International School of Performing Arts. In addition she trained in clown with Spymonkey, physical theatre at The Grotowski Institute in Poland and later with Song of the Goat theatre company.
The additional training in performance Sophie has done gives her an invaluable eye for creating theatrical performance and embodying character as well as performing acts with a high level of skill. She works with artists similarly trained to create beautifully designed work.