20 Years Day: a unique day at the Théâtre de la Cité internationale to celebrate circusnext’s 20th anniversary

On 20 May 2022, circusnext is organising its 20 Years Day in Paris, which will bring together former laureates and European partners.


Think Circus! European conference. Artists, researchers and professionals of contemporary circus will meet for a dialogue on diversity, aesthetic norms that need to evolve and the new challenges faced by the contemporary circus. The conference will last all day and will be open to the public.

Mark the date in your diaries now, more information about the guests and the conference schedule is coming soon!

Alexander Vantournhout – Through the Grapevine. The 2009-2010 laureate performs a duet with Axel Guérin. The two artists take us on a journey through an offbeat performance revisiting the classic pas de deux. With concentration, effort and humour, they play on their differences in morphology and strength. They help each other and challenge each other to discover their strengths and weaknesses, in an agile fluctuation between the one who leads and the one who is led.

Information & reservation here.

Camille Boitel – Fissure. Laureate of the very first promotion in 2001-2002 with his company L’immédiat, Camille Boitel has created a piece based on the figure of the clown. In this tragi-comic one-man show, the clown’s obsession with security systematically transforms the safety objects that populate the stage into sources of danger. King of digression and debacle, nothing stops him. Not even his funny deaths, which tirelessly punctuate the uninterrupted ballet of his mistakes.

Information & reservation here.