Joren De Cooman & Thalia Pigier

Wednesday 19.04.2023. / 11:00

acrobatics, dance
Mala scena at Youth Centre
Joren De Cooman (Belgium) & Thalia Pigier (France)

The Belgian acrobat Joren De Cooman and the French contemporary dancer Thalia Pigier worked together in Odense (DK) from 16 to 29 August 2022. During a two-week residency, they explored the manipulation and balancing of unusual objects such as wooden planks, safety helmets, ropes and flower vases.

Organised by eight partner organisations and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, CIRCUS WITHOUT CIRCUS is an interdisciplinary research project for artists from the circus field and from other artistic fields such as music, film, dance, theatre, design, architecture, visual arts, etc.

Eighteen emerging European artists, nine from the circus field and nine from other artistic fields, have been selected for a residency programme (2021—2023) aimed at sparking artistic exchange between disciplines by facilitating one-on-one research residencies. The overall aim is to facilitate cross-boundary research and to develop and explore cross-disciplinary working methods. The selected artists are invited to step out of their comfort zone, to let go of habits, give up control, and open up their artistic process in the encounter with another artist.

CIRCUS WITHOUT CIRCUS presentation in Split is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, the Kultura nova Foundation, the Creative Europe Desk Croatia and the City of Split.

Entrance is free of charge but the reservation is mandatory!

Circus analysis and criticism workshop with Jean-Michel Guy

20 — 22 April 2023

The workshop is intended for critics, journalists, editors and performance theorists, regardless of their media experience or knowledge of contemporary circus art, from Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Kosovo. Applications are open until 23:59 p.m. Sunday, April 2 2023.


You can purchase tickets at the WEBshop and one hour before the start of each performance at the venue (circus tent, Dom mladih, Kopilica). The festival pass is valid for all days of the festival and includes eight performances with tickets (Duel, Juggling Concert, My Death and me, Piti Peta Hofen Show, Restlesslegs, Runa, The Thin Line and #Manifesto), nine performances with free entrances (entry priority) and a festival bag. If you would like and can afford to support the organization of the Festival and the structures behind it, you can purchase a bit more expensive festival pass and help the future development of contemporary circus and outdoor arts in our city and region.