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December 2021: 
Circ’uit is expanding!

Circ’uit is expanding! The Brussels-based UP – Circus & Performing Arts (formerly Espace Catastrophe) and Plein de Cirque – the circus festival of De Warande Turnhout – have joined the network. With these two new partners, we continue to work on our most important goal: offering support to artists who create open-air circus performances. In the meantime, we continue to look for interesting partners and artists. You can read all about it on the website.

November 2021: 1 new project

Circ’uit supports the creation of EXIT by Piet Van Dycke in 2022. In a large, impressive installation with a rotating wall and floating doors, four individuals move through space. They arrive and depart, meet and leave, appear and disappear. Choreographer Piet Van Dycke invites four circus artists for this exciting and physical circus and dance performance where movement, partner acrobatics and balance board come together.  

→ View all our projects here.

February 2021: Start CIRC’UIT … A 2 MÈTRES

We immediately put our money where our mouth is and take on Jesse Huygh’s ‘A 2 MÈTRES’ as our first project.

Besides being an interesting artistic project, A 2 Mètres is a symbolic choice in these times of social distancing. Professional acrobat, Jesse suffers from cystic fibrosis. He is working with Rocio Garotte, to create a performance on the Chinese pole about the distance we have had to maintain over the last year.

Two metres is also the maximum distance Jesse can put between himself and his oxygen tank. Their performance will be a tribute to all those who have to overcome such obstacles on a daily basis. Eventually, we’d like to take the performance to hospitals and retirement homes.

But, to start with, we will be presenting it at our festivals in 2021. The mobile version will follow in 2022.

Watch the video here

CIRC’UIT is an initiative of Cirk! Aalst, Cirque Plus, De Warande, Miramiro and UP with support from Vlaanderen.