COPENHAGEN CIRCUS ARTS FESTIVAL

A NEW CIRCUS BASTARD IS BORN!

Kitt Johnson X-act in collaboration with Dansehallerne present the first edition of C!CAF – a new circus arts biennale!

PAKHUS 11/ 

March 25-31, 2019 

1 week with 5 international performances that has never been presented in Copenhagen before! Performances that aim to blur the boundaries between Circus and Art and thrive to let something new and exciting unfold: A New Circus Bastard!

Experience works by:

26th of March
AS HEAVY AS IT GOES - Circus Katoen (BE)

AS HEAVY AS IT GOES – Circus Katoen (BE)

In this performance circus disciplines are being stripped down to the essential. Weight, balance, discipline! 50 minutes of enchanting labour …
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28th of March
CIRCUS NEXT LAUREATES NIGHT - Andrea Salustri & Laura Murphy

CIRCUS NEXT LAUREATES NIGHT – Andrea Salustri & Laura Murphy

In this double bill we present two young circus artists; Experimental and completely uncompromising …
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29th of March
FANG – Animal Religion (CAT)

FANG – Animal Religion (CAT)

One man and 500 kg’s of clay. A sensual story of creation, you do not want to miss out on …
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30th and 31th of March
PLOCK! - Grensgeval (BE)

PLOCK! – Grensgeval (BE)

A children’s performance for everyone who likes to color outside the lines …
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OTHER ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL

NEW CIRCUS IN AARHUS AND ODENSE

We are so happy that BORA BORA and DYNAMO WORKSPACE are the official C!CAF partners in 2019! These are partnerships that make it possible for us to share the fantastic new circus performances in other parts of the country both before and after the festival!

30th of March

FANG at DYNAMO in ODENSE

Experience the Spanish Company Animal Religions’ experimental solo performance FANG at Dynamo in Odense

20th and 21th of March

Double program MATERIA & AS HEAVY AS IT GOES at BORA BORA

On the same night – Experience two strong international artists redefine their circus skills with potatobags and polystyrene in edgy solo and duo formats

 

Besides the fantastic performances at Pakhus 11, AFUK will also facilitate the so-called Deep Dive Activities; workshops, artist talks, lectures and an Critics Lab!

DEEP DIVE ACTIVITIES

We have challenged the international artists to take a deep dive down in their own practice – and to open up to all curious souls!

This has resulted in a line of exciting workshops and lectures from monday to friday at AFUK under the headline DEEP DVE ACTIVITIES. 

CRITICS LAB

The Critics Lab is created in collaboration with Rie Hammer/iScene and Monna Dithmer. Here danish-speaking participates can improve their ability to give professional critic of dance, physical theatre and New Circus. 

C!CAF is supported by Statens Kunstfonds Projektstøtteudvalg for Scenekunst, Kultur- og Fritidsudvalget, Københavns Kommune, Spar Nord Fonden, Østerbro Lokalpulje and Nordea-fonden.