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  • One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Machiavelli Niccolo
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Diversity

Circus is known for its inclusive nature, embracing the extraordinary and championing the most wonderful acts imaginable. In fact, circus frequently unites and celebrates the differences in individuals; take for example Puffball, a company of young performers who identify as LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning) performing at CircusFest. They reveal their exhilarating, heart-breaking, devastating and joyful personal stories through this unique production .

Skill

Circus allows people to witness acts that would never be seen anywhere else, from hair-hanging to aerial hoops – almost all performances guarantee something extraordinary that boarders on the impossible.

The Story

Contemporary circus focuses more on character driven or narrative pieces often focused around one central theme. Whereas circus used to be a series of spectacles controlled by a ringmaster, today circus often includes elements of story telling or attempts to convey a message to the audience. If you’re all about the story, then circus is definitely for you!

Costume

If all this glitz isn’t enough, the fantastic costumes add to the glamour of the spectacle. The colours and uniqueness of the costumes contribute to what makes circus stand out from all other art forms. The clothing often reflects the message in the story performed, whether simple and modest or completely flamboyant.

Get involved

Circus may seem like an impossible pursuit for a ‘normal’ person, but there are countless ways to get involved and test your limits. If you’re a street dancer, popper, locker, breaker, acrobat, circus artist, or just fancy giving it a go, pop down to the Street Circus Drop In every Thursday and find out if you’re the next CircusFest star.

 

Success stories

Nada Awadallah

Dec 20 at 11:25 am
pour le meilleur et pour le pire

XCrossyX XMotoX

Nov 27 at 17:59 pm
part of my childhood...each year in my Neighborhood

Shirin Jafari

Aug 09 at 23:25 pm
Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil!

Alicia Vanhoegaerden

Jul 27 at 10:29 am
Cirque Du soleil is het beste circus dat ik ooit heb gezien met leuk gezelschap. Ik heb spijt dat ik geen popcorn of suikerspin heb genomen om meer in de circus sfeer te komen

'Q' Bjorndalen

Apr 27 at 09:00 am
Done

Kajsa Blom

Apr 09 at 11:26 am
Done

Lara van putten

Mar 26 at 13:28 pm
Again

Kerry Robinson

Mar 15 at 19:37 pm
many times!

Cherie Stratton

Mar 01 at 10:30 am
...

João Segura

Feb 28 at 04:27 am
Cirque du Soleil!!

Valene Joshua

Jan 14 at 23:17 pm
years ago!

Anna Clark

Jan 12 at 11:56 am
Sat in the freezing cold, in a time when you got to see lions and elephants, and the chimpanzees ran around the ring. It was the most thrilling experience for someone living in the far north of Norway.

Sadhbh Sutton

Jan 12 at 08:17 am
Done

Nirlisha Pillay

Jan 12 at 01:26 am
Still a child back then, family fun. Wouldn't mind doing it again as an adult to compare the experiences

Pre Kaur

Jan 06 at 23:43 pm
Done

Inês Marques

Jan 06 at 20:07 pm
infância

a.

Jan 03 at 02:04 am
went when i was a kid

Nahdi Easter

Jan 02 at 18:30 pm
my mom took me to see the wringly brothers for the first time.

Erin O'Brien

Dec 28 at 06:28 am
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Klaudia Kusnirova

Dec 24 at 18:06 pm
I don't really remember this

Larissa

Dec 24 at 06:51 am
Cirque du Soliel with Robyn in Vegas