Aftermovie 2023

Circus Dance Festvial

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Call for volunteers

  • ©Franziska Schardt
    ©Franziska Schardt

CircusDanceFestival in Cologne, May 16-20, 2024

For this year's CircusDanceFestival, under the theme "Re-Inventing Circus", we are looking for volunteers to help with set-up and dismantling, artist support, bar, box office and entrance. As part of the team, you will get a glimpse behind the scenes of the festival and have the opportunity to get up close and personal. Catering will be provided during your time on site.

More Information here.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Save the date: 16. - 20. May 2024

From 16 - 20 May 2024, the CircusDanceFestival will once again open its doors on the Latibul site and make way for 5 days of contemporary circus, dance and performances. You can expect an exciting programme of discussions, concerts, performances and film evenings.
From the end of March, you will find the current programme here on our website.

Open Call: ArchiveLab

CircusDanceFestival is happily announcing their new project. ArchiveLab is an artistic-reflexive research laboratory for dance and circus students and/or practitioners, especially Master's students. The laboratory will take place between May 13th and 18th 2024, in Cologne, in the frame of CircusDanceFestival, in collaboration with Deutsches Tanzarchiv Köln.

The ArchiveLab is led by Dr. Mirjam Hildbrand and Dr. des. Johanna Hilari, both Dramaturges and Dance/Theatre Researchers from Switzerland. They bring vast experience in interweaving methods and methodologies of critical theory with artistic practices and processes.

The Open Call you can find here.

We are looking forward to your application!

Nach dem Festival

A wonderful CircusDanceFestival 2023 is behind us. After the dismantling and a few days of summer sleep, we are still full of this inspiring festival experience with all the performances, films, parties, talks and encounters. It was a lot of fun! We want to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed in so many ways to make this festival happen!

Here you can browse through the program 2023 again.
For some visual impressions, please have a look at our archive.
The CDFthek is also happy to provide you with exciting input on the topics of contemporary circus and dance, e.g. with films, talks or articles.

We are going on summer break.

A nice time wishes the CircusDanceFestival-Team

CDFThek

More

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

Activities

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