Circus Kids

Circus Kids

Channel 5

Premiering in 2017, this 3-part documentary series offers a unique and honest insight into a secretive and closely guarded world of school-age kids who are professional performers, a tradition steeped in hundreds of years of history.

The music for this series ranges from current chart beats (like the music for performances in modern day circuses), to emotional underscore and quirky pizzicato strings, tied together with a traditional circus-style barrel organ. The writing draws influences from Russian and Eastern European folk music, the cultural backbone of Soviet circuses, which are a strong influence on the travelling cultures we learn about.