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Contemporary circus, dance and performance in Cologne!
Festival, international university projects, residency program, young talent support, digital projects, films and publications.

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25. – 29. May 2023

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Open Call: Circus, Film & Digitality

The CircusDanceFestival is looking for film contributions for the open air cinema program on the one hand, and research or artistic works that deal with the interface between contemporary circus, new technologies and digitality on the other hand.

Applications can be sent in until Monday, December 5th.

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Open Call: Circus & Dance 360°

The CircusDanceFestival is looking for body-intensive short pieces at the artistic interface between contemporary circus and dance. These are to be shown on the 360° open air stage (with air truss) as part of the CircusDanceFestival 2023.

Applications can be sent in until Monday, December the 5th.

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Zeit für Zirkus in Cologne

Between November 11 and 13, the nationwide festival Zeit für Zirkus, the German counterpart to the French Nuit du Cirque, takes place. In Cologne, you can even experience circus for a whole week at numerous venues. The CircusDanceFestival is also participating in this with two film evenings and one show:

On November 7 at 5 p.m., we will show three film portraits on French circus artist Chloé Moglia, the Cologne collective Raum für Zirkus and Swiss Julian Vogel in the Filmforum NRW at Museum Ludwig.

On November 12 at 5 p.m., you can see two films, one about computer scientist and juggler Adrien Mondot and sculptor Claire Bardainne, and the other about French-based artist Claudio Stellato at Filmhaus Köln.

On both evenings, Tim Behren and Jenny Patschovsky will introduce the art form of contemporary circus and give an insight into the young publication "Circus in Flux", which they have published with the publisher Theater der Zeit.

On November 10 at 2 pm + on November 12 at 1 pm you can experience the juggler Benjamin Richter with "Taktil" at the Haus der Architektur.

We invite you to have a look at the Zeit für Zirkus website for further information on the programme in Cologne and other German cities.

Upcoming Autumn Residencies

In October and November the CircusDanceFestival invites the artists Marija Baranauskaité, Ting Kuan Zhao and the make a move collective to Cologne. For a period of one week each they can dedicate themselves to their current projects, develop (further) artistically and experiment with where they want to go with their project.

We are already very happy to welcome the three artists and hope for a creative time!

Here you have an insight into former residencies.

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About Julian Vogel

Documentary by Filip Jacobson

About Tacho Tinta

Documentary by Filip Jacobson

Meet the Artists

Cherish Menzo, Benjamin Kahn & Chiara Caterina

Moderated by Afsun Moshiry
CircusDanceFestival 2022

(More than) Human? Staging Strategies in Contemporary Circus

Article by Franziska Trapp

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