Contact Gonzo

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UK debut

Imagine a kind of dance that’s also a martial art, that is also a bit like a game that reminds you of something you’ve seen on the internet, or in a slapstick film, or on the streets. 

Making their UK debut at Mayfest, Contact Gonzo bring their unique, playful, jaw-dropping physical style to Bristol. It’s violent and tender, very funny and very serious. 

The show you’ll see involves performers from Contact Gonzo and Bristol working together to create a once-in-a-lifetime encounter. 

Based in Osaka, Japan, Contact Gonzo were founded in 2006 and made their name on YouTube. Contact Gonzo is both their collective name, and the name of the practice developed by Masaru Kakio and Yuya Tsukahara.

They have made work in Singapore, New York, Moscow, Reykjavik and Budapest among other places.

Following its performance at Mayfest, Contact Gonzo will tour to Theatre Orchard in Weston-super-Mare.


Contact Gonzo is supported using public funding by Arts Council England through its Strategic Touring Fund. 

Please note that this show is not wheelchair accessible due to the nature of the venue. For more information, please contact us on 0117 925 9999 during our office hours, Monday–Friday 10am–6pm.