FRESH CIRCUS is a not-to-be-missed event for the circus sector which gives the opportunity to meet and exchange with more than 400 international professionals from different backgrounds, who are active in the development of circus in Europe and beyond: artists, pedagogues, teachers, programmers, journalists, students, researchers and policy makers. It’s a Circostrada Network event and as a member, FEDEC is involved in its organization and programme.


FRESH CIRCUS#5 will take place in Auch (France) from 22ndP to 24th October 2019, during the 32nd edition of CIRCa – contemporary circus festival –and will tackle the relations between circus and territories claiming that “Circus is Everywhere”. If circus is everywhere, however it takes root differently depending on the local environment and partnerships formed. Questioning the contexts of each project, its singularities, that of the territories where it is being developed, and to share experiences and good practices with international peers, such will be the stakes of this meeting.

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On Wednesday 23rd, FRESH CIRCUS#5 will include FEDEC’s CIRCLE performances as its main event of the day, to show the work of future artists, but also as a way to investigate the role of circus schools in the development of circus, and the specificities of each school on its own territory. This incredible opportunity offered by CIRCa and Circostrada means that the students will have the privilege to perform twice during the week, once in front of the general public as in the previous editions of CIRCa, and once during FRESH CIRCUS#5 programme, for a special visibility to the professional world. We will call the latest: FRESH CIRCLE.

FRESH CIRCLE’ post-performance discussions with the audience will focus on schools presenting their community work. Since most of our members have built over the development of their schools, special projects with local or regional authorities or organizations.