AN OPEN INVITATION TO THE CIRKOBALKANA OPEN STAGE!

We cordially invite all performance artists and circus workers to enter their: Skit, joke, illusion, attempt at performance, improvisation, saltomortale, pyromantic or pyrotechnic endeavor, sketch, gag, trick, artistic spasm and all other performative quips into the OPEN STAGE which will be held inside and around our circus tent. If you have a finished creation, or you’re just working on something and want feedback (are you about to reap what you have proverbially sown), or if you have a burning desire to bring back a long-forgotten act and revive it, bringing you…

NOT THE RIGHT LEG

When Danka Sekulović, a circus performer from Belgrade, first felt that something was wrong with her knee, the doctors said she should stop making drama about it. Couple of months later, her right knee went out of joint, tearing up the ligaments, qualifying Danka for an urgent operation. Now she is making her rehabilitation process complete, sharing with the audience  experience she went through, expressing its dramatic as well as its funny parts. This autobiographical solo performance – NOT THE RIGHT LEG, is a big COME BACK on stage, combining…

LUGAR

(showcasing in the frame of CircusNext PlaTFoRM) Their starting point was to develop a dialogue between the stage work of equilibrists (tightrope and slake rope) and the interrogation of a philosopher over the problematic of “uneasiness”, in the original meaning of lack of rest, a little something which relentlessly drives us into a different situation, looking for a physical or symbolic place (“lugar” in Spanish) where one feels better. A philosophical and yet poetical thematic which is loudly echoed in the agitation built into our hyper-modern way of life. This…

Cirkobalkana 6 workshops!!!

Zagreb  28.4.-12.5. 2018. Dvorište Pogona Jedinstvo, Trnjanski nasip BB RADIONICE Laboratory of Circus Art (educational programme: hours to be announced soon on Cirkobalkana’s  facebook and web page ): Three-days workshops: (Workshop prizes from 375 kn to 450 kn / from 50 to 60 euro ) 1st to 3rd of May: Workshop of movement between juggler and mover (dancer, acrobat…) with Ron Beeri and Itamar Glucksmann (Lazuz, FR) 9th to 11th of May: Hand to Hand and partnering with Henri (Laden Classe, IT) 9th to 11th of May: Object manipulation and juggling with Leonardo…

THE CIRCUS-PICNIC OF THE 1ST OF MAY

THE CIRCUS-PICNIC OF THE 1ST OF MAY May 1st/From 11:00 h This year’s International Workers’ Day is being celebrated actively! Considering we’re in a city with an already-built house of circus, why shouldn’t we express our solidarity towards workers together, hoping we’ll at least achieve the three 8s: 8 hours of work, 8 hours of restand 8 hours of culture! In these times, underpaid work has become standard, resting is a distant dream of many, and culture is something the worker has no time or opportunity to deal with, sowe…

The Other Side of the Circus

Yoann Bourgeois, Sanja Kosonen, Alexandre Fray, Chloe Moglia, Jorg Muller, Camille Boitel, Tatiana-Mosio Bongonga and Johann Le Guillerm–are eight contemporary circus artists who, through the documentary  “The Other Side of the Circus”, invite us to explore the workings of their everyday life and themselves. These circus artists defy laws of physics and reexplore their own circus skills on a daily basis, creating some of the best contemporary circus shows of today. The film was made through Program 33 and the cooperation of the director Netty Radvany and the Artcene. Netty…

PUSHING BO(UN)D(AR)IES

This moniker encapsulates Lea Ovčarić and Petra Kožljan, two aerial acrobats who have (relatively) recently broadened the spectrum of their artistic expression to include stilts. After many years of participating in various circus projects, performances and shows, they have decided to join forces and together explore the new prop, repurposing it to their liking. Once the performers mastered stilt-walking, they were intrigued by the idea of other possibilities and movements, not just plain walking. Their first efforts were immediately fruitful as they realized the shapes and wondrous images produced by…

O

We create the past through every moment. In the moment, we create with the aid of the past. Fighting with time and with ourselves. Authors: Tatjana Vuletić, Tibor Grujić Tatjana Vuletić She has been an acting member of Cirkultura (ex Razbibriga) since 2011, where she’s been a part of numerous street performances, Fire shows, various Open Stage and Gala Show acts, … She is the organizer of the CHC (Croatian Hula-hoop convention) and the THE Festival. She has also been active in self-education by attending various circus arts workshops which…

(UN)CONNECTED

The Malinada Collective is made up of Hristina Šormaz from Belgrade and Morana Radočaj from Zagreb. While they’ve been performing and practicing the circus arts for many years, both primarily as aerial acrobats, the two have now decided to embark on a collaborative artistic project which unites the interests which they both find most important: aerial acrobatics, textile design, scenography and their friendship. Through their show “(UN)CONNECTED”, they set out to explore the relationship of two people under the influence of physical separation. How does their relationship change in regards…

Noise Circus

NOise Cirkus Talks about the relationship between humans and human-made objects in a post-modern consumer-orientated society. It is a circus and musical semi-improvised performance which is using attributes of noise music and importing them into circus language through exploration of discarded objects a.k.a trash. In a sense how noise music emancipates the sound from having to correspond to established  melodical schemes and ways of sound-producing, we want to diversify the formal propositions of contemporary circus practices and tear up some of its constraints. The project is affirmative towards the mentality…