a year to celebrate circus
focusCIRCUS.brussels aims to promote the vitality of Brussels circus arts, from March 2018 to March 2019, with an explosion of shows and performances in Brussels, a tour of 8 Brussels circus troupes in Italy and France, and festivals, with the UP!, HOPLA!, and Hors Pistes festivals, shows and performances by students from ESAC and the Fresh Circus#4 seminar.
focusCIRCUS.brussels is an initiative of Minister Rachid Madrane, in charge of the Promotion of Brussels for the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. After contemporary art in Paris in 2016 (INDISCIPLINE) and contemporary dance in Berlin in 2017 (RADIKAL), focusCIRCUS.brussels is the third edition in a series that aims to promote Brussels by showcasing its artists, with a project that's bigger than its two predecessors. This year-long celebration of the circus arts will be made up of two sections, both national and international.
Bruxelles en piste, the international tour of 8 Brussels circus troupes in Italy and France starts in September 2018 and finishes in January 2019. With: Back Pocket, Carré Curieux, Cie la scie du Bourgeon, Cie Menteuses, Gaël Santisteva, Piergiorgio Milano, Poivre Rose, Claudio Stellato.