Contemporary circus • What's that?
„Contemporary Circus considers itself as a staged artistic art form. The dominant format is the theatre performance based on a dramaturgical and aesthetic concept. Circus elements and techniques become the performer’s means of expressions whose personality, biography and physicality have a major impact on their work.
George Daxner (Winterfest Salzburg) put it that way: “A little, chubby ropedancer can cause much more sensation than a more physical and athletic one that shows equal incomparable talent.”
The main focus is not the greatest physical achievement but the sublime artistic performance. Contemporary circus often unites multiple arts such as acting, dance, music, visual arts, new media, etc. The mixing of genres - the transcending of boarders – is a natural opportunity for many artists to inspire people through their work and receive inspiration from others.
For more info, please see our partner’s website Initiative Neuer Zirkus.