A message to the circus community

In the past months, we have been busy bringing together people from all walks of circus life. From contemporary circus artists to traditional circus shows and festivals we have decided to join forces to create a message of hope and belief in the future. We have brought together a team of people to help us […]

How to get yourself booked into a show 101

Promoting yourself is hard. Often you will find online castings and requests for artists made by bookers and agents. They often specify what they are looking for such as discipline, necessary papers and how to respond to the call. If it states that they want a reply via PM, private message or by email, this […]

Circus got hijacked by the cultural elite

This year we’re celebrating 250 years of circus. A year filled with events, masterclasses, lectures, festivals and other events celebrating circus was supposed to follow. Did celebrating 250 years of circus really add to the circus industry or has the cultural elite been hijacking circus?   The past decade circus has changed significantly, we modernized, […]

Cultural participation as a status symbol

Big brands like Ferrari and Chanel have spent billions on marketing to become much loved status symbols. It works because people like to distinguish themselves from one another. Visits to theatre, musea, dance and circus are becoming more and more a symbol of status. Social media makes people share their experience and it shows to […]

The sum of Pile-en-face

Pile-en-face consists of five young artists of different disciplines such as hand-to-hand, object manipulation and acrobatics. Together they have created a performance that has an interesting combination of smooth movements, a philosophical approach and a clear vision of what is needed to tell a story. Pile-en-face has created a performance about the inevitable search for […]

A painful truth by La Bella Tour

The average artist of traditional circus would instantly have the felt pain caused by a confronting piece of clowning being told by Roi Borallas and Guillermo (SP) Balagans. During their performance on Festival Boulevard (NL) they show the desperation of circus clowns in a tradition that slowly seems to die and disappear. A duo that […]

The essence of circus

For as long circus has been around it has displaying the capabilities of the human mind and body. Circus has brought people together from all social classes, from streetwise kids to the rich and famous they have all admired bodies, movements, the latest techniques. Circus artists took people by the hand in an exploration of […]

“De lege piste” a paper on circus

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  A few weeks ago we were interviewed by Wayne Moock and Yasmin Geradts of Maastricht University regarding the decreased popularity of circus culture. As a result a paper appeared with the title “De lege piste” orĀ  “The empty ring”. Both Wayne Moock and Yasmin Geradts gave us the permission to share their paper with […]

Staged dreams: selling experiences in live entertainment

For many producers of entertainment shows creating the experience starts when their audience is seated and waiting for the curtains to open. For audiences, the experience starts the moment they will see or hear your publicity for the very first time. Creating experiences that last a lifetime is not as easy as it looks. It […]

Creating a promotion kit for entertainers 101

“How to create a solid promotion package?” is perhaps one of the questions that is most frequently asked. We decided to write a proper guide on creating a good promotion kit for entertainers.   A promotion kit should contain a few things:   Photos and other images Live videosĀ  and teasers Information about your act […]