Magic, exoticism, adventure, and a bit of freedom is what comes to our minds when thinking of circus. The smell of popcorn, the rustling straw under our feet, the spotlights and drum rolls, the laugh of children when the clowns fall over their enourmous shoes – circus always is an adventure which we experience with all of our senses.
It lets us forget about the world when watching the beautiful artiste who is gracefully swinging the hula hoop. We hold our breaths when the trapeze artist is winding around himself for the fifth time and only holds on to the trapeze with one foot. We laugh out loudly when the clowns are hunting each other, the toy trumpets are echoing and their colossal noses are slipping. We applaud enthusiastically when the circus horses are strutting across the circus ring on their back legs and we cry tears of joy and emotion when little girls are dancing on the high wire as if it was a runway.
This year, The International Circus Festival in Figueres enters into the fourth round on February 26. There are 72 artistes coming from 14 countries expected to come which already have caused enthusiasm among the audience of last year. The elite of jugglers, aerialists, clowns, and acrobats will be represented in Europe for the first time and will cause an unforgettable evening in the new big top on the exhibition centre of Figueres. During different shows – the blue and the red one – the artistes and their 24 circus acts will be evaluated by a specialist jury. Only the best artistes will enter the final – the golden – show. Last year, the individual artist Kai Cao from China, the circus “Diabolos“ from Russia as well as the “National Circus of Pyongyang“ from North Korea won the “Golden Dalí Elefant“, being the highest award.
On http://www.festivaldelcirc.com/en/ you can get tickets for groups at 10€ per person. At 40€ per person you can sit down in the VIP loge.
On https://www.facebook.com/festivaldecirc?fref=ts, the organizer will provide you with constantly up-to-date information.
Visiting the circus will be an unforgettable experience, as the slogan on the website promises.
So don’t miss it! Clear the ring for another fantastic edition of the International Circus Festival of the City of Figueres.