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Going PRO with Cirque de Demain for the 40th Anniversary

For most of us, four decades of existence can result in crow’s feet and beer bellies. For Cirque de Demain, 40 years means maintaining the fountain of youth that is the Festival Mondial, running January 31-February 2 in Paris.  “This year the Festival will be blowing out his 40th candle! This is a confirmation of the success of this exceptional competition that continues to astonish and enchant a various public year after year. This year four members of the jury and all the guests are gold medal winners and former artists,” says Bernadette Pierron, a member of the administrative council.
Confirmed guest performers include Chih-Hin Chao (38th Fest Gold Medalist), Aimé Morales (35th Fest Gold Medalist), Dima Shine (28th Fest Gold Medalist), and Enkhtsetseg Lodi (6th Fest Gold Medalist).  Another celebration of the anniversary is the release of a richly illustrated book about the Festival,  A Vessel of Joy  by Florence Douroux. “It gives voice to the artists and professionals who have graced the stage of the Festival over the last decade, ” says Bernadette Pierron. The four-day festival was founded for young artists to share their circus talents with international juries and enthusiastic...
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Karin McKie

Karin McKie is a writer, SAG-AFTRA actor, educator, publicist and activist. She teaches students and professionals about storytelling, public relations, theater and stage combat, critical reading and comparative literature. Raised in the DC area and currently in Chicago, Karin has studied in London and the Bay Area, spent the millennium in Buenos Aires, performed in Amsterdam, Scotland, and around the Americas, and was a China/Taiwan scholar. She has a BS in Theater and Communications, an MFA in Creative Writing, and is a yogini, cyclist, weight lifter, and sometimes barefoot tennis player.