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Budapest International Circus Festival–Invested in Tradition & Exploring New Connections

The bi-annual Budapest International Circus Festival, in its 12th Edition, will be held between the 8th and 14th of January, 2018. Since its beginnings, it has become one of the biggest circus festivals in the world and has established Budapest as one of the key global meeting points for the circus arts. The European Circus Association (ECA) will officially open a much anticipated year-long celebration of 250 years of circus at the Budapest festival.
Part of the charm and growth of this festival is undoubtedly that it is located in the legendary East gate of Europe in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary. But another aspect of its persistence as an important festival is its diverse approach to circus. There will be classic circus competitions, a contemporary circus festival and classic circus groups performing in town. Top performers will get opportunities for contracts with Capital Circus of Budapest. According to a report in the Hungarian theater magazine Szinhaz, festival director PĆ©ter Fekete says “The world is listening to Budapest for a week.” He also said that in the Capital Circus there are 126 artists from 15 countries and four continents who showcase their productions, which are viewed by more than 30 c...
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Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry is a writer, yoga teacher, theatre artist and circus arts advocate. Her passion is to help support a thriving community of inspired artists to keep the world dreaming and keep ideas alive. She is a hand balancer, grew up as a performing acrobat and trained in contortion. Her goal is to help people perform well and keep purpose, community and fun in the global circus community. Follow her journey on Instagram @shannonyrizarry.