This year’s edition of the festival, seventh in a row, is a synergy of Cirkobalkana, the Bitef Festval, the French Institute and one of the currently most innovative French circus companies, Un Loup pour l'Homme, and their project Ride&Camp. In an effort to deepen cooperation and exchange of artistic practices of the local, regional and European contemporary circus scene, the concept of this year’s festival will focus on the diversity of creative processes in line with the artistic culture and environments in which circus shows are created. The selected works will thus demonstrate the current diversity of circus deliberation by artists from the region but also by a wider European circus scene that is reflected in engagement, experimenting, politicalness as well as in the attitude towards the audience.

 

During the nine days of the program, in a designed temporary art space in downtown Belgrade, in a circus tent that will be set up, the festival will feature seven shows, three professional development Master classes, a presentation of a joint residential program by young artists from the region and France, concerts, performances and roundtable discussions.  This will be a unique experiment by artist and the artistic circus community!

Program organizer: Cirkusfera

Program editors: Milan Manić, Jadranka Žinić Mijatović, Vladana Manić, Nikola Mijatović

Other associates: Cirkorama (CRO), Un Loup pour l'Homme (FR)

(UN)connected

29. Aug 2019.

(UN)connected

The show (Un)Connected is a product of the authors’ years-long friendship. They find ideas and materials for work in everyday situations that they experience while spending time together, which is inevitably affected by their frequent time apart. Making use of these situation, of maybe just a picture or an emotion, they transform them on stage by means of movement and contemporary circus techniques. This way they address the topic of friendship, the influence of physical ...

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Cirkobalkana Chaos Cabaret

Cirkobalkana Chaos Cabaret

A circus cabaret collage for all ages and orientations! A story of people who are destined to go through life in countless simultaneous roles of: cleaners/performers/coat room attendants/entertainers/musicians/technicians, all of which outline the characters’ sub-textual relations and drive them towards unexpected situations. During the performance, a series of existential questions arise: Why is one yelling while the others are sweeping? Who will get a spot on ...

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Random

Random

“More relaxing and healthier than fresh orange juice in the morning! Vitamin R ’The love of risk!” Random is a show that explores theatrical situations to their limits. Situations that sometimes fall into total absurdity or eccentricity, but with a great deal of naturalness. With this show, Joel and Pablo play “along the lines” bordering on danger, seeking a freshness of scenery with an almost cruel sincerity.  Neither balance, nor contortion, nor ...

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CONTRA

CONTRA

Drawing from circus, stand-up comedy and live art, Contra is an autobiographical solo-cabaret of contradictions.  Using aerial rope and a roll of cling film, Laura sets her experiences of her own body amidst an anecdotal tapestry of body hair observations on public transport and Sunday lunchs discussion about lesbian sex. Dark, witty and uncompromising - Contra interrogates personal, social and historical occupations of the female body, and explores - literally - where such ...

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Face Nord

Face Nord

Acrobats are constantly testing the limits of their bodies and pushing them into an endless fight in which their opponents are physiological reality, gravity and the laws of physics. This battle is lost before it begins. Whether he is aware of it or not, the artist’s only goal is to postpone defeat, to delay the moment when time will triumph over his abilities. The circus artist is a tragic hero; he owes all his beauty to the vanity of his fight. He cannot accept his position: ...

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Circle of creativity

Circle of creativity

Circus Art Laboratory

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Bitef's open class part 2

17. Sep 2019.

Bitef's open class part 2

Love party at BIGZ

16. Sep 2019.

Love party at BIGZ

Video

13. Sep 2019.

Video of the third press conference of the 53rd Bitef

Gallery - The third press conference of the 53rd Bitef

13. Sep 2019.

Gallery - The third press conference of the 53rd Bitef