“20th Anniversary” Day: Come and celebrate circusnext’s birthday

On May 20, come and celebrate circusnext’s birthday at the Théâtre de la Cité internationale!

On May 20, circusnext organizes a special day to celebrate 20 years of circus discoveries with its long time partner the Théâtre de la Cité internationale!
👇 Program 👇
3 themes, 3 dialogues, 7 circusnext artists, 4 researchers, 2 shows, 1 exhibition.
9:30a.m-5:30p.m • THINK CIRCUS!
European conference on contemporary circus (free on registration)

In English and in French (simultaneous translation available)

Artists, researchers and professionals of the contemporary circus will be brought together to question and discuss issues that have crossed circusnext in recent years and more broadly the contemporary circus sector today.

Moderated by Agathe Dumont (researcher associated with circusnext) and Guillaume Martinet (juggler, founder of the DeFracto company, artist associated with circusnext).
9:30 a.m. Welcoming
10:00 a.m. Introduction
10:30 a.m. 1st dialogueThe body and its challenges: physical, social, care and kinesthetic issues
Inbal Ben Haim – artist & circus author (circusnext laureate 2021)
Marion Collé – artist & circus author, Collectif Porte 27 (circusnext laureate 2014)
Marion Guyez – lecturer in performing arts at Grenoble Alpes University & circus artist (Compagnie d’Elles)
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch Buffet offered at the Theatre
1:30 p.m. 2nd dialogue • From power to limits: identities, diversity
Laura Murphy – artist & circus author (laureate circusnext 2019)
Camille Paycha – artist & circus author (laureate circusnext 2021)
Carolyn Watt – associate researcher at the University of Portsmouth & circus artist
3:15 p.m. 3rd dialogue • Doing and seeing the circus differently: formats, norms, expectations
Myrto Petrochilou – artist & circus author (shortlisted circusnext 2021)
Darragh McLoughlin – artist & circus author (laureate circusnext 2014)
Katharine Kavanagh – independent circus researcher
4:45 p.m. Conclusion of the day
5:30p.m-7:00p.m • Aperitif on terrace
19:00-22:00 An evening of performances
with : 
Photography exhibition
circusnext laureates, by Milan Szypura (free access all day, Resserre hall)
🇪🇺 co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union 🇪🇺