The 33rd Edition of the Festival CIRCa is On

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The 33rd Edition of the Festival CIRCa is On, October 19th-24, 2020

The 33rd Edition of the Festival CIRCa will take place this October in Auch, France. Over a series of 10 days there will be 27 shows, 70 representations, and 182 artists and technicians on board to present something rare an beautiful these days–a gathering of performing humans! A major event in the national and European cultural landscape, CIRCa says it is “strongly anchored in its territory” as the meeting place for circus enthusiasts for 33 years. The entire circus industry (artists, young people from circus schools, programmers) as well as a large audience is usually in attendance.

Reaching out to their supporters and past attendees in an email recently, CIRCa says they want to “Support artists by allowing them to perform, to finally meet the public and to be seen by professionals in the sector, to show that the show is ALIVE, to introduce a circus, circuses still as inventive and to help give visibility to our territory make more sense than ever today.” This year, the circus theme is exploring different relationships between artists and audiences. Several companies will be presenting under the big top, such as Cirque Pardi!, L’Envolée Cirque, Compagnie 100 Issues and Le Cheptel Aleïkoum. Sticking with the overall vibe of 2020, artists have chosen themes around questioning life and death, understanding relationships with others, handling the madness that everyone carries within themselves, and the pleasures of being together. Other companies have chosen to play out in the open with monumental scenographies such as Cie Bivoua...

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Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell has written about circus for CircusTalk.News, Spectacle magazine, Circus Now, Circus Promoters and was a resident for Circus Stories, Le Cirque Vu Par with En Piste in 2015 at the Montreal Completement Cirque Festival. They are the former editor of American Circus Educators magazine, as well as a staff writer for the web publication Third Coast Review, where they write about circus, theatre, arts and culture. Kim is a member of the American Theater Critics Association.