Saturday 22.04.2023. / 15:30

juggling, physical theatre
circus tent at Zenta bay
EX-teater (Slovenia)

Transnational artist Heidi Blumenfeld blurs the boundaries between high art and entertainment, between funny and serious, and between masculine and feminine. Her art is her juggling which gives the performance a strong visual character. But how to do art? How to be an artist in a time when everyone wants to be an artist?

This performance is an artwork and an artistic manifesto that denigrates the institution, contemporary art, hippies and hipsters and always returns to the archetype through new stage techniques. Minimalistic cabaret aesthetics combined with circus technique and a character with a mission – do not bore the audience. A humorous and ironic creation that celebrates art and subverts the myths around it.

EX-teater was founded in 2016 by the director Hristina Vasić Tomše, composer and poet Slobodan Ivanović, and performer Andrej Tomše. “#Manifesto” is their first completed performance. Andrej Tomše finished the circus school CAU in Granada, Spain. He also holds a degree in comparative literature and Spanish language. He lives between Berlin and Ljubljana…

The performance “#Manifesto” in Split is realized with the financial support of the Kultura nova Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and the media of the Republic of Croatia and the City of Split.

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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.