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Contemporary circus, dance and performance in Cologne!
Festival, international university projects, residency program, young talent support, digital projects, films and publications.

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25. – 29. May 2023

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Now published: Circus in flux

Workbook Theater der Zeit | Can be purchased now!

Over the past fifty years, the circus has undergone a remarkable transformation. Progressive circus forms have gained a new position within society internationally as "contemporary circus." The workbook is dedicated to this still young circus form and presents analyses, interviews, commentaries, extensive photographic material and artistic positions of international and German circus artists. With the additional special insert of the VOICES magazine "Re-thinking objects" the book dives deep into the current circus-aesthetic discourse on new materialisms and also takes up the connections to contemporary dance.

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To the VOICES III magazine "Re-thinking objects

Recap of an exiting CircusDanceFestival 2022

We are overwhelmed by the CircusDanceFestival 2022! For the first time the festival could take place live and on site.
On the festival grounds on the banks of the Rhine we had intense and playful performances, discussion-rich film evenings, talks and workshops as well as exuberant silent parties.
A big thank you for this common and inspiring time goes to all artists and companies, technicians, supporters and the team. And of course to our new audience, who came to the festival in such large numbers for the first time.
Our festival photographer has accompanied the 5 days and captured many beautiful moments. You can find these and an aftermovie from our festival filmmaker on our impressions page.
In the CDFthek the festival continues digitally, with the documentaries shown for the first time, the artist-talks and the new VOICES magazine "Re-thinking objects".

CircusDanceFestival 2022 program online

The Cologne TANZPAKT project CircusDanceFestival is in the starting blocks for the 2022 edition.
The body and its relationships to space, objects and architecture, as well as a look at the political body that frees itself from common attributions, are the focus of this year's festival program.

With more than 20 artistic positions in the form of performances in the circus tent, site-specific performances, performative exhibitions, and an evening film program in the open-air cinema, the CircusDanceFestival invites you for five days to discover artists:inside who present the experimental field of contemporary circus forms as well as highly physical forms of dance and performance.

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Tabori Award for Overhead Project

The expert jury of the Performing Arts Fund awards the Tabori Award 2022, endowed with 15,000 euros, to Overhead Project. The award honors a unique signature of the fusion of contemporary dance and contemporary circus, which creates a performative language of its own that makes a special contribution to both establishing and communicating the formats and their differentiated thematic worlds.
The Tabori Prize is the highest award for the independent performing arts in Germany. In addition to this, the jury awards three prizes. In doing so, it reacts to current developments and honors experimental, courageous formats by artists and groups who have convinced through a unique upcoming or through continuous developments of an experimental format.
On May 25, 2022, the Fonds Darstellende Künste will present the Tabori Prize and the Tabori Awards for the thirteenth time in a hybrid award ceremony at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and online in a live stream in the presence of the Minister of State for Culture Claudia Roth.

To the Tabori Awards 2022

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Festivalportrait 2021

Portrait of the TANZPAKT project

About Overhead Project

by Filip Jacobson

The relational body

Angélique Willkie

Interview with Breno Caetano & Sergi Pares

Projekte

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