The Duchess of Cornwall attended a production of Acelere by Circolombia a circus and dance group at the Roundhouse in London on Wednesday evening.
The Duchess met with performers from Circolombia who trained and graduated from the National School of Circo Para Todos (“Circus For All”). The school assists at-risk youth in Colombia through circus training.
Taking inspiration from Colombia’s various communities, Acelere features 12 of the most talented performers from Colombia. It combines a circus atmosphere with dance and an original soundtrack.
The event on Wednesday was the first time Camilla had attended a performance by the Colombian circus company. The event was spurred by a visit to Colombia with The Prince of Wales in October 2014.
During the visit to the Roundhouse, Camilla toured the Paul Hamlyn Studios, a creative centre for 11 to 25 year-olds. Every year the centre sees over 3,000 young people take part in numerous creative projects.
One of the creative projects run by the Roundhouse is the Street Circus Collective, which employs circus training as a way gain the interest of the country’s youth.
The Street Circus Collective along with the Mimbre Youth Company and Roundhouse Music Collective performed for The Duchess of Cornwall before the start of Acelere. Their performance of ‘What We Do Is What We Love’ was created by a group aged 8-25 from North and East London.
Founded in 2000 by Sir Torquil Norman CBE, the Roundhouse Trust is a registered charity whose goal is to afford ‘space to create’ for 11 to 25-year-olds.
On Thursday, Camilla joined The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Charles at Windsor Castle as the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards marked its centenary and received New Colours from The Queen. Following the garden party on the grounds of Windsor Castle, Her Majesty, Prince Philip, Charles and Camilla posed for a group photo and then spent time meeting soldiers and their families.
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