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.
PREMIER: January 7, 2020 7pm (Hippodrome – MACIVA Artist Colony, 1146 Budapest, Hungária
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!