7 Reasons to Attend or Tune in to the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in 2019 - CircusTalk

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7 Reasons to Attend or Tune in to the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in 2019

Everyone has their own favorite reasons for going to Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain. For some it’s the iconic big top and stage, for others it’s the sense of camaraderie among the competitors. For the artists, it is often about fulfilling a dream to make it big and see some contracts materialize. For circus students and journalists in the audience, it is about seeing what is happening today in circus, where the innovators are, and what the current height of achievement is, pairing technical skill with creative exploration. In 2019, Cirque de Demain is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and we came up with seven reasons for you to tune in to what is happening in Paris from January 31st to February 3rd.
1.  Its accessible to all The best way to see Cirque de Demain is live under the magnificent Cirque Phenix big top off of a dusty lot in Paris. The ample stage and stunning lighting makes first time competitors swoon and the audience is immersed in the glamor. But if you can’t swing over to Paris this January, there are other options. This year, Saturday night of the competition is broadcast in its entirety live on Arte.tv. In addition to that coverage, CircusTalk offers extensive behind the scenes looks at the festival with our Day in the Circus Life Instagram Takeover of Spectacles A & B, as well as live streaming Spectacle Laureate on ...
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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 CircusTalk.News, 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.