Tiago Fonseca lead artist trained at “Chapito” Escola Profissional de Artes e Ofícios do Espectáculo, Lisbon; and the National Centre for Circus Arts (BA Hons Circus Arts) in London and has worked with Lit Circus, Cirqualition Locale, NoFit State Circus, Mattress Circus and Bureau of Silly Ideas.
Key outdoor performance experience includes: “Park Life” (2009-2010) and “Barricade” (2011-2012) with No Fit State Circus, which with acrobatics, acro-balance, Korean cradle, and clowning.
Film credits as clown-acrobat include: Ruby Robinson (2015 Sky Arts silent comedy, starring Kim Cattrall); and Victor Frankenstein (2014 Fox Movies UK, starring Daniel Radcliff).
He has also created outdoor work with his company Mattress Circus, as a trio of clown acrobats with Daniel Gonçalves and Nikolaj Munk. Our show “Heights” (2012-2015) has had more than 100 performances at UK street festivals.
After 10 years he returned to Portugal to produce and curate a Street Arts Festival in Lisbon. Co-director of the Chapéus Na Rua – Lisbon Busking Festival on its 5th edition in September 2020.
He is currently part of the opera Petruschka by Igor Strawinsky, a co-production with the 1927 company with Komische Oper, Berlin and Deutschen Oper am Rhein, Dusseldorf.
Currently rehearsing with Imagineer productions an ambitious show with circus and engineering on iconic bridge structure. The project culminates with three major outdoor arts events in Coventry, Worcester and Grantham in 2020.