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About the Budapest Circus Festival

 

13th BUDAPEST CIRCUS FESTIVAL
 
8–13 JANUARY 2020
 
GREAT TALENTS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD!
EXCITING AND INSPIRING COMPETITION!
ALMOST 25 YEARS OF ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE!

 

 

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One of the most prominent events of the circus art in the world

Great talents from all over the world!

The most excellent representatives of the profession, circus directors, artist managers in one place

WE ARE BUILDING A NEW CIRCUS!
 
Twenty-four years ago, the decision, will and faith of a group of professionals started the Budapest
International Circus Festival.
We have a deep respect for the predecessors and thank all the previous leaders, circus directors,
artists, and dedicated supporters for circus art!
Only respecting the past and preserving the merits of our ancestors can help us renew, reinterpret,
refresh this miracle we call circus art.
Tradition is a must: in 2020, the Festival Organizing Committee will strive to establish a world-class
event that can be one of the tops of the world’s circus festivals.
This commitment is essential to make our dream come true: to gather the knowledge we need to
start building the National Circus Arts Center!

 

The first Budapest Circus Festival was held in 1996. As a result of the concept and casting of the Hungarian professionals, the Budapest Circus Festival soon proved to be equal quality to the greatest festivals of the circus world: in addition to Monte Carlo, Latina and Moscow Budapest also has become an important meeting point for the circus art.

SAINT WITCH
 
PREMIER: January 7, 2020 7pm (Hippodrome – MACIVA Artist Colony, 1146 Budapest, Hungária
krt. 215–217.)
 
The performance Holy Witch – produced by the Capital Circus of Budapest – is a symbolic tale of fairy
witches, forest demons, people in love and the passage of time; a lifelong love story of an ethereal
woman and a mortal instrument maker who born with magic powers.
 
How do they play each other's heart strings? Is it possible to find the path to each other among the
seductive upper world, the deeper underworld and the life-giving middle world? Can they beat the
Time? Can they overcome the Death?
The Holy Witch – written and directed by Dániel-Levente Pál and Ákos Kalmár –is a creative attempt
to find a new symbolic language on stage. The Holy Witch mixes circus genres with the traditional
choreography of Hungarian folk dance and physical theater, and invites its viewers into a fantasy
world that will be new in dramaturgy, stage language and music.
A WEEK IN THE SPIRIT OF CIRCUS ART!
 
8–13 JANUARY 2020
 
6 DAYS – 10 SHOWS!
 
CLASSICAL CIRCUS PERFORMANCES, OFFICIAL COMPETITION
THE BEST PERFORMANCES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD!

Respect and Tribute to the Ancestors!

It is the human will believing in the infinity of the human capacity inherited from generations to generation that has been able to save or even renew and update the circus art for hundreds of years. The reason of the launch of the International Circus Festival in Budapest twenty-two  years ago was the decision, the will and the trust in this art of a group of professionals. I raise my hat to the photos of the ancestors thanking for the commitment of all former heads, directors, artists and supporters devoted to the circus art. The respect of the past and the maintenance of our ancestors' excellence can only help us to renew, re-interpret and update the miracle called circus art.


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+36 1 343-8300
Address
Állatkerti krt. 12/a, 1146 Budapest, Hungary