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Circus Festival Moves from Figueres, Spain to Girona

It was almost exactly a year ago that we reported about the uncertain future of one of Europe’s most prominent circus festivals, the International Circus Festival of Figueres. The festival changed its name and location and is ready to premiere it’s 7th edition on February 22nd. It is likely the biggest production in the city of Girona.
In 2017, the festival was not able to extend its contract with the city of Figueres. This not only forced them to look for a new home but also inspired them to plan big and envision a European circus festival in Catalonia. Although, due to lack of funding and fiscal commitment from the municipality, the museum project faded, Genís Matabosch, a circus historian himself, hasn’t completely given up his dream to create a European circus museum in Catalonia. Matabosch focused his energy in the past year to assure the continuation of the circus tradition that the festival in Figueres started in 2012. Girona, another major Catalan city, only 45 km from Figueres, was open to take the festival over and host its 7th edition. Besides making Girona “the capital of circus,” the mayor of Girona, Marta Madrenas has a vision that go...
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Andrea Honis

Andrea, Founder of CircusTalk, is a fifth-generation member of the Hungarian Eötvös-Picard circus family. Prior to CircusTalk, she worked in advertising and performing arts management. Before starting the CircusTalk project she was Assistant Producer at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’s family series “Reel to Real” in New York City. Andrea holds a BA in Business Administration and an MFA in Performing Arts Management.