Chris Machon (Christo)

artiste and performer from walkabout to physical theatre and circus, chinese pole acrobatics and trapeze to fire manipulationand stilts

My main focus is Chinese pole, which I have performed with touring circus both within the uk and internationaly. I stumbled, indeed fell, into circus life after many years as a builder. Whilst up a tree collecting nuts for squirels I opted to swing from a rotten branch and subsequently fell and broke my pelvis. This gave me plenty of time to reflect upon the direction my life was going. Though circus wasn’t an immediate choice, I found that I had a natural aptitude towards performing in this way and a stronger will to hold on than most. These days I leave the gathering to the squirrels they seem to do an adaquate job of it. So that’s me in a nut shell so to speak!