In 2016, CIRCa has invited CIRCLE for the 10th year running from 24th to 28th October, 2016.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the FEDEC’s flagship project, 20 schools from 11 different countries have been invited to present collaborative performances in groups of 2 to 3 schools.
The students have met up throughout the academic year in artistic research workshops to create a short-form performance lasting 20 to 30 minutes. They shared with us their feelings and experiences regarding the residencies and their collective work via our Creative Journal - Tumblr account and our Facebook page.
In total, 4 days of celebration led by FEDEC president Donald Lehn, and vice-president Tim Roberts, during which CIRCa also became the festival of professional circus arts schools around the world.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, 20 schools WEre participating!
CIRCLE shows have been scheduled under the big top in front of the Cathedral:
- Monday October 24th: 14.30 & 16.30
- Tuesday October 25th: 14.30, 16.30 & 18.00
- Wednesday October 26th: 14.30, 16.30 & 18.00
- Thursday October 27th: 14.30 & 16.30
Here are the collaborations which took part in CIRCLE 2016:
- Escuela de Circo Carampa & Chapitô EPAOE Pictures - Video
- National Centre for Circus Arts & Circomedia Pictures - Video
- Procirk : Arc En Cirque, CADC Balthazar & Piste d’Azur Pictures - Video
- Flic Scuola di Circo & Codarts Circus Arts Rotterdam Pictures - Video
- Scuola di Cirko Vertigo & Arc En Cirque Pictures - Video
- Ecole Nationale de Cirque de Châtellerault &CirkusCirkor/Nycirkusprogrammet Pictures - Video
- Centre de les Arts del Circ Rogelio Rivel & Centre Régional des Arts du Cirque de Lomme Pictures - Video
- Ecole de Cirque de Québec & AFUK/AMoC Pictures - Video
- Staatliche Ballettschule und Schule für Artistik Berlin (SAB) & Institut National des arts du Music-hall (INM) Pictures - Video
- Le Lido & ESAC Pictures - Video
Post-performance discussions, Q&A sessions with the students and the educational teams from the professional schools, took place after each performance at Salinis College.
On Friday October 28th 16.30, the FEDEC invited to round off this fabulous week with a professional INTENTS (13.30-16.30) and CIRCLE (16.30-17.30) encounter and a party hosted by our classy DJs Mr. Koen Allary (Circuscentrum) and Mr. Jan Daems (Codarts) at the Maison du Festival in the evening.
We would like to thank the CNAC for the mobilization of CNAC.TV, by the audiovisual production unit of the Cnac, National center of circus arts, Châlons-en-Champagne, France, for directing and editing all CIRCLE performances since the first edition. For this 2016 edition, we would like to thank : Clément Bardet (filming), Raoul Bender (directing), Anne Laure Caquineau (editing), Martine Clair (filming), David Duda (filming), Cyril Thomas and Jeanne Vasseur.