BORN OF BANDBAZI
In 2001, accomplished actress and aerialist, Philippa Vafadari founded BandBazi (Farsi:Trapeze), an award winning, multicultural and inclusive performing arts company and charity that used circus and theatre skills to give a voice to marginalised groups through professional productions and education programmes... Since then it has helped over 15,000 people access and participate in the arts.
Through the mediums of circus and performance art the company has empowered those facing adversity such as asylum seekers, young adults and those suffering with mental health and emotional well-being issues.
In August 2019, Philippa anounced the closure of BandBazi. BandBazi was where I found my own love of aerial with Philippa being one of my first teachers, so it is an honour for me to be able to continue a small portion of the fantastic work she has done over her almost 20 years of Bandbazi.