Festival Circolo

The leading international festival of Het Nieuwe Circus in the Netherlands with a mix of traditional circus techniques and modern dance, music, design and theatre.

There's a single light in the dark. Hundreds of people sit on the edge of their seats with baited breath. The cord moves. It's the moment it could all go wrong. Those seconds when anything is possible, and the worst scenarios play through numerous minds, increasing the almost unbearable tension. And then the movement, the jump, the catch and the relief. But just for a moment: one shouldn't stop breathing for too long.

Modern circus festival
Circolo Festival is the largest circus f…

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The leading international festival of Het Nieuwe Circus in the Netherlands with a mix of traditional circus techniques and modern dance, music, design and theatre.

There's a single light in the dark. Hundreds of people sit on the edge of their seats with baited breath. The cord moves. It's the moment it could all go wrong. Those seconds when anything is possible, and the worst scenarios play through numerous minds, increasing the almost unbearable tension. And then the movement, the jump, the catch and the relief. But just for a moment: one shouldn't stop breathing for too long.

Modern circus festival
Circolo Festival is the largest circus festival of the Netherlands. An event full of present-day circus: a cross-over of wide-ranging circus techniques with modern dance, theatre, (live) music, design and visual arts. It's different from the classic circus with different acts and a ringmaster - Circolo is all daring and adventurous total experiences with a story behind them.

Accessible and experimental
There are no limits to amazement. Amazement lives in tents that rock from side to side, shake violently and seem to become smaller through all of the astonishing performances. And everyone can experience amazement. The amazement is friendly, accessible, and doesn't discriminate. There are accessible performances, experimental performances, and everything in between. The festival has a stage for new Dutch talent from circus schools, gymnasts and from the world of urban sports to name just a few. Circolo Festival is also the place where the Dutch and International circus worlds come together. Artists, students, programmers, journalists and other professionals go to meetings, debates, presentations and performances here.

Leijpark
In the autumn school holidays (in the Southern Netherlands region) in even years, the Circolo circus tents dominate the Leijpark in Tilburg. For ten whole days you can see all sorts of performances, long and short - in huge imposing tents and cosy little tents. And in between all those performances, treat yourself to great food and drinks, or relax next to a camp fire. There are also daring workshops, activities for children, and special arty fair attractions. The festival grounds are accessible to everyone - you pay per performance that you attend.

Indoor
In odd years, Circolo organizes a five-day programme in Tilburg Theatres, the NWE in Vorst and the Fontys Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (Fontys Arts University). It's on a smaller scale and in totally different surroundings, but with the same friendly atmosphere as at the outdoor festival in the Leijpark.

Circolo Facts & Figures:

  • 7 performance tents
  • > 100 performances
  • > 20 international companies from > 7 countries
  • > 200 artists
  • > 20,000 visitors
  • Average visitor review: 8.2/10
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Contact

Address:
Leijpark
Leijpark 1
5022 AX Tilburg
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When

  • daily starting from October 12th, 2018 until October 21st, 2018

Prices

  • from €4.00 to €27.50

Attributes

Culture

  • LanguageNoProblemYes
  • Bookings: reservation not possible
  • For all agesYes

Age

  • Minimum Age: 4

Target group

  • childrenYes
  • familiesYes
  • young peopleYes
  • pupilsYes
  • studentsYes
  • adultsYes
  • senior citizensYes
  • groupsYes
  • businessYes
  • gayYes
  • lesbianYes
  • alternativeYes

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