Festival of contemporary circus


FRESH CIRCUS#5 - Circus is everywhere!

22—23—24 October 2019
Auch, France

Circostrada, ARTCENA and CIRCa — National Hub for Circus — are delighted to invite you to the fifth edition of FRESH CIRCUS — International Seminar for the Development of Circus Arts.

This flagship event of the network will take place in Auch (France), in the course of the 32nd edition of CIRCA — contemporary circus festival (18 > 27 Oct 2019).
FRESH CIRCUS#5 will adapt the traditional conference model to the festival specificities and to the seminar topic, that is, the relation between circus and territories, with an emphasis on rurality. Questioning the contexts of each project, its singularities, its territories, confronting knowledge and experiences, such will be the stakes of this meeting.

On the agenda of this 3-day seminar: professional exchanges, artistic performances, pitches, real-life case studies illustrating circus projects on territories, informal meetings gathering diverse profiles, thematic debates, and many parallel activities including an eat & meet time to discover the local products of Gascogne.

Mark the dates in your calendar and stay tuned for more info on www.circostrada.org



>> See the CIRCUS AND TERRITORIES selected projects


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For more than 15 years, Circostrada has been working to develop and empower the fields of circus and street arts in Europe
and beyond. It supports professionals and cultural stakeholders at large by boosting professional exchanges, collecting data, fostering training, knowledge sharing and promoting innovation in both sectors.
With more than 100 members from over 35 countries, Circostrada acts as a bridge between all field players and EU policy makers. Circostrada is coordinated by ARTCENA — French National Centre for Circus Arts, Street Arts and Theatre, and is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union and the French Ministry of Culture.

CIRCa — National Hub for Circus — Auch Gers Occitanie - carries out a powerful project through diverse activities: a
contemporary circus festival, support to creation, a multidisciplinary cultural season, cultural initiatives, audience development and arts education. This project interacts with the geographical, human, artistic and cultural territories that nurture it. Together with its partners and for over thirty years, it has been contributing to the development of a unique, different and even contradictory contemporary circus, but that is always shared.

Join-us for FRESH CIRCUS#5 in Auch!

Co-organised by:

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With the support of:

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 (photo : © J. Van Belle)

The aftermovie of FRESH CIRCUS#4 - Brussels, 13 > 15 march 2018 :