Cirkul’art 2016 – Festival of the new circus

Cirkul’art: International Contemporary Circus Festival

* theatre * circus * street art

Cirkul’art: Contemporary Circus Festival is an international show with creative and genre-varied art productions centred around contemporary theatre and modern circus. The festival provides a high-quality and inspirational programme from across the globe – and as such is unique in Slovakia.

5 years / 415 performances / 34 countries / 58 000 spectators

As one of the newest stage art genres  Cirkul’art has become a modern phenomenon that integrates and reflects contemporary means of expression. This new circus is characterised by a narrative story-telling – using circus techniques and skills to express metaphors, stories, topics, theatre pictures and the main storyline.

TICKETS AND MAIN PROGRAMME  

Cirkul’art 2016

June 24, 2016 at 8 p.m.

The Black Blues Brothers (Kenya)

Ticket price: EUR 17

Big Top – Medická záhrada – Festival Cirkul’art

A dynamic performance inspired by the iconic 1980s musical with stunning R&B style physical theatre performed by professional African acrobats.  A thrilling comedy show full of exotic energy, equilibristics and audience interaction – featuring stunning spectacles such as human pyramids, and air/ground acrobatics.

Video: https://vimeo.com/104306516

 June 25, 2016 at 11 a.m.

The Cubes Circus (Israel)

Ticket price: EUR 9 / EUR 5 for children

Big Top – Medická záhrada – Festival Cirkul’art

Train Theater is coming to the Cirkul’art Festival! This internationally-renowned puppet ensemble will present The Cubes Circus – an inventive performance for families with kids from 4 years of age that combines  puppet and dynamic theatre in the circus world where dice is everything!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWgt28k4vtU

 June 25, 2016 at 3 p.m.

La Bella Tour (Spain)

Ticket price: EUR 13 / EUR 5 for children

Big Top – Medická záhrada – Festival Cirkul’art

 An entertaining comedy show that interweaves  classic and new comedy clown pieces with acrobatic techniques. Awarded one of the most prestigious circus prizes – the gold medal of Cirque du Demain, Paris – they have worked with the world-famous Cirque du Soleil and Roncalli circus. And after touring the world, they’re clowning their way to Bratislava…

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bN7nEHPmXh4&nohtml5=False

June 25, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Losers Cirque Company: The Loser(s) (Czech Republic)

Ticket price: EUR 17

Big Top – Medická záhrada – Festival Cirkul’art

Life brings victories and defeats – reflecting the feelings of both men and women in a world of stereotypes, learnt behaviour patterns, inner existence, and life as a partner. Men and women – together yet alone in today’s fast-paced society. Where women’s emancipation and men’s ego search out borders while seeking to avoid the fate of those at society’s fringes – the losers.

This mise-en-scène was inspired by Osudový tieň (Fated Shadow) – an unobtrusive poem that briefly tells of a relationship where one loved more than the other. Testosterone, a fateful woman, and her alter ego. A mix of live music, beatbox by En.Dru, a detached view, contemporary dance and mesmerising hand-to-hand acrobatics.

Following the overwhelming success of Loser(s) at the Cirkul’art Festival 2015, for the first time ever – and after numerous requests – we have invited the guys back to this year’s festival!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXRMFvgSmAI&nohtml5=False

June 26, 2016 at 11 a.m.

Strange Comedy (Canada–USA)

Ticket price: EUR 11 / EUR 5 for children

Big Top – Medická záhrada – Festival Cirkul’art

A Canadian–American cabaret duo full of sorcery, illusion, circus art and humour. Jason McPherson studied at the San Francisco School of Circus Arts and featured in the famous TV format Le Plus Grand Cabaret du Monde. Shelly Mia Kästner studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and Ecole Jacques LeCoq Paris. The Strange Comedy vaudeville was created under the leadership of Cirque du Soleil’s Soizick Hebert and Alex Navarro.  Wonderfully witty cabaret and marvellous magician’s tricks await you…

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fd69lQ0oCnM&nohtml5=False

June 26, 2016 at 3 p.m.

Fred Teppe – Tuiles (France)

Ticket price: EUR 13 / EUR 5 for children

Big Top – Medická záhrada – Festival Cirkul’art

Juggling and visual art drive the passion of renowned French talent Fred Teppe – his creative burlesque juggling performances inspire awe and amazement. In his hands everything assumes a new and surprising use – and everything is possible: everyday objects fly, balls multiply, then disappearing and reappearing. His every movement is unpredictable.

Welcome to the Fred Teppe experience – a whimsical world of wonder.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLXnG2Q-Hus&nohtml5=False

June 26, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Losers Cirque Company: Walls and Handbags (Czech Republic)

Ticket price: EUR 15

Big Top – Medická záhrada – Festival Cirkul’art

The Slovak première of Walls and Handbags – a witty unsentimental mise-en-scène that is a new discovery of Czech contemporary circus. Directed by SKUTR of Lukáš Trpišovsky and Martin Kukučka and supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture. Five amazing acrobats, a wall and the unbelievable performances of an 8-year old boy.

A stunning emotive show about childhood, fantasy and overcoming life’s obstacles.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pi8oXXHakls&nohtml5=False

 June 27, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Gogol & Mäx (Germany)

Ticket price: EUR 19 / EUR 9 for children

Stará Tržnica – Festival Cirkul’art

Contemporary clown performance by two former top-notch professional philharmonic orchestra musicians Duo Christoph Schelb and Max Albert Müller will play twenty musical instruments in this fun concert full of gags, acrobatic pieces and musical virtuosity!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE96Pzz3CEQ

 June 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Sur Mesure: Fillage (Belgium)

Ticket price: EUR 15

Stará Tržnica – Festival Cirkul’art

This talented Belgian contemporary circus act combines excellent performances on a big trampoline with live music. Somersaults, flying bodies and juggling parts. A one-of-its-kind concert of wind instruments and acrobatics that is just unmissable!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIiDEKqLP3E

 June 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

David Pink on the Inside (Sweden)

Ticket price: EUR 15

Stará Tržnica – Festival Cirkul’art

David Eriksson – the living legend of Scandinavian contemporary circus with performances at the famous Cirkör circus as well as the Nobel Prize ceremony. His show is characterized by typical cold northern poetics intensified by Motörhead hard rock. Yet his performance contains something gentle, witty, naive… pink. He combines humour, unique oral juggling with ping-pong balls, and numerous creative equilibristic techniques.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N0j3CzqBpc

Note:

All festival performances are language-barrier free.

 

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