Aristic projects

Circostrada

Circostrada is the European Network for Circus and Street Arts. Created in 2003 with the core mission of furthering the development, empowerment and recognition of these fields at European and international levels, over the years the network has become an important anchoring point for its members and a key interlocutor in the dialogue with cultural policy makers across Europe.

 

In a few words Circostrada is:

  • A community of circus and street arts professionals linked together by common values and aspirations, who advocate for greater recognition and more structured cultural policies.

  • The voice and reference network of circus and street arts in Europe.

  • A group of passionate and committed individuals who meet several times a year at the network’s events.

  • A network dedicated to its members, engaged in facilitating the exchange of experiences, knowledge, and good practices at European and international levels.

  • A digital resource platform that provides thematic publications, observation tools and news on circus and street arts, available to all free of charge in English and French.

www.circostrada.org

Mixdoor 2014-2016

Mixdoor was a European multidisciplinary initiative, including workshops and a creation of a performance combined from 3 different parts. The project took 23 months and also included 8 performances in different partner countries. Within the project European performers (Poland, Croatian, Hungarian, France, Greek) and professionals (visual, set design, technical etc.) and artists worked together at a performance venue. 8-10 involved artists were: vertical dancers, circus artists, musicians and visual artists that  collaborated in an inspiration and technical preparation period in Greece and a 6-8-week long rehearsal to create a performance, which was a mixture of three elements:

1) specific vertical dance-circus performance outside, on the wall of a building,

2) a promenade with small site-specific performances: juggling, dancing, living installation, which involved the audience,

3) In the theatre the performance continued as a collaborative integration of dance, circus arts, music and projections.

The performances were connected at each location to a 2 weeks long workshop and integrated to the show 8-8 local artists in each city. This phase gave partners and the audience the opportunity to take part in a real intercultural dialogue. This mixdoor spectacle dissolved disciplinary boundaries and embraced public space to mystify, inspire and delight international audiences.

Circonnection 2 - focus on street art

The Circonnection network was established up to develop international training exchanges for circus artists. From 2012 - 2014 the Circonnection partnership, APCCV, Circus Central, EX VOTO, Fidget Feet, Hungarian Juggling Association & Let's Circus delivered a Leonardo project, targeting circus artists who working in a Street Arts context. You can find here their shared treasure, a rich collection of information, articles, profiles and workshop outlines gathered over the 10 training programs run over two years:
https://issuu.com/circonnection/docs/circonnection_shared_treasure

Creative Streets for dialogue – Connecting two culturals capitals Pécs – Istanbul

The Creative Streets festival was launched on 17 September of 2004 as part of the project, “CREATIVE STREETS FOR DIALOGUE, FROM PECS TO ISTANBUL - TWO CULTURAL CAPITALS” funded by the European Union.

The festival, which was held from 17 and 26 September, offered the public many different activities including seminars, flash mobs, cabarets, juggling-, acrobatic-, pantomime -, fire-, flamenco and break dance shows.

The festival brought contemporary performance arts to the streets, giving local people an opportunity to experience creative, cultural art. Visitors were able to enjoy a range of training activities, workshops and interactive games.

Visegrad Cooperation - 2004

This was a collaboration between the juggling organizations of the Visegrad countries, namely Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.

The cooperation culminated in the II. Budapest Juggling Convention where jugglers from the Visegrad countries spent 3 days together. Beside the Hungarian jugglers, the artists of these four countries also participated in the Convention's programs: Polish, Czech and Slovak performers took part in the Open Stage, the Juggling Olympics, the Joyo Championship and the Gala show.
Video of the II. Budapest Juggling Convention:

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