PURE Cirkus was born on Oct 27th 2003 as a Seattle-based body art theatre group called P.U.R.E. (People Undergoing Real Experiences).
For two years the group performed only within the small community of body modification and suspension, keeping to nightclubs and private events. Over the course of three years several members of the group began to delve into more traditional Cirkus acts such as fire performance and juggling to expand and broaden its audience. In the summer of 2005, as they began combining both cirkus talents and body modification, the group realized that they had something far larger then they had ever imagined. On Oct 28th 2005, almost overnight, the group called P.U.R.E was transformed into Pure Cirkus and performed for the first time under their new name.
By pulling together talented performers from all over the country they push the limits of the human mind and body by combining Cirkus performance with Tribal theatre. They have embraced all forms of entertainers such as jugglers, clowns, sideshow freaks, fire, suspension and piercing enthusiasts, dancers, acrobats, aerialists, musicians and other circus and cabaret artists that have come together to build what will be a lasting circus that will entertain people for generations.