The ways of being

Friday 21.04.2023. / 13:00 | 18:30

acrobatics, contact improvisation, juggling
HALA 100 (Hrvatske mornarice 4)
Danka Sekulović (Serbia) & Tjaž Juvan (Slovenia)

Samuel Beckett defined habit as a compromise reached between the individual and his environment, between the individual and his organic eccentricities. If life consists of a series of habits, and the world is a projection of individual consciousness, then the habit is only a generic term for countless agreements made between countless subjects, which is a relationship that is established not only between the performer but also between the performer and the audience, but also between the countless subjects and their correlative subjects. The artists chose to set clear limits and leave little room for movement, which is a very direct reference to the living conditions to which we agree, also conditioned the circus disciplines to compress and to achieve balancing, at the smallest possible point.

Danka Sekulović is a Serbian dramaturg with a first-degree specialisation in puppetry direction and a heart for circus arts. She is a member of Cirkusfera and she works on numerous projects and programmes for the development of the sector in the region.

Tjaž Juvan is a Slovenian artist based in Ljubljana. His interdisciplinary approach has led him to explore relations between circus, dance, music and physical theatre, trying to stretch the borders between the disciplines as thin as possible. He finished Scuola di cirko Vertigo. He is a member of Mismo Nismo, a Slovenian collective that was awarded as circusnext laureate in edition 2018-2019.

The performance is realized with the financial support of the Kultura nova Foundation, the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of 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.