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How a Budapest Circus Brings Paris Nightlife to Edinburgh

On his return to Edinburgh, Bence Vagi tells Katharine Kavanagh how seeing a variety of contemporary circus performers in the Scottish capital inspired him to establish something similar in his native Hungary

The Edinburgh International Festival may do what it says on the tin by presenting a curated selection of opera, music and dance from around the world, but its theatre section this year is decidedly grown in the British Isles. The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, however, retains its own renown as a global showcase for performance of all genres, and this summer the French capital has arrived in Edinburgh thanks to a Hungarian circus troupe.

Budapest’s first contemporary circus company Recirquel has based its internationally successful creation Paris de Nuit on the Parisian cabaret scene of the 1930s as recorded through the lens of another Hungarian pioneer, photographer Brassai. Paris de Nuit is not only a meeting point of international cultures but also of those mixed artistic styles and disciplines that give the fringe its vibrant character.

Link to Full Article at The Stage.