The World Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow in Paris, edition 2020

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Published by My B. · Photos by My B. · Published on 13 January 2020 at 17h00 · Updated on 13 January 2020 at 18h49
The Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain [World Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow] is back from January 30 to February 2, 2020 for its 41st edition on the Reuilly Pitch at Cirque Phénix. For 4 days, the best of the Circus of Tomorrow gathers in Paris and faces each other with equally awe-inspiring acts. An exceptional show you shouldn’t miss!

Do you like great shows and breathtaking acts? If you do, head to Cirque Phénix for the 41st edition of the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain [World Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow] running from January 30 to February 2, 2020. An edition that will blow us away, once again.

Here's this year's teaser:

Young artist under 25 years old and coming from all over the globe gathering for this major event: France, Canada, China, Ethiopia, United-states, Russia, Ukraine, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Mongolia, Brazil, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Vietnam, Turkey as well as Japan, Puerto Rico, Colombia or Venezuela make shine the colors of a young, inventive, pluridisciplinary and strong circus. Come along and discover circus acts among the best in the world.

The Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain was born in 1977 and since then, it never stopped revealing the best of circus arts across the world. It discovers and puts a light on artists from all horizons, whether they come from great circus families, higher school or they are simple self-taught artists.

These young people face off each other for 4 days under the watchful eyes of thousands of spectators, hundreds of professionals and inflexible jury members who will name the stars of tomorrow. Precision, virtuosity and grace will decide between these artists who will devote 100% of themselves to the festival. A festival that perhaps will change their lives.

Presided by Moscow Nikulin Circus CEO Maxim Nikulin, the jury includes:

Alexandra Bormann-Pauwels
Bormann Circus manager
Silver medal of the 18th festival in 1995

David Dimitri
Funambulist, Teatro Dimitri manager
Art director of the Salzburg Winterfest
Winner of the 4th festival in 1980

Valérie Fratellini
Fratellini Academy deputy director and pedagogic head

Nadja Hauser
Young Stage - Basel International Circus Festival Manager and Artistic Director

Matthew Jessner
Dragone broadcasted show general art director

Pavel Kotov
Cirque du Soleil Casting head

Cécile Provôt
CircusNext manager

Stéphane Simonin
European Federation of Professional Circus Schools manager

Yao Jianguo
Shandong acrobatic company director

Have been selected the following talents:

  • 1.2.3. Marinich Foundation
    Russian cradle, Denmark, France

  • Anna & Saleh 
    Hand to hand, Russia, Iran, Germany, Mexico

  • Arttu Lahtinen 
    Juggling, Finland

  • Benedikt Baumann 
    Hoop, Hungary

  • Célien & Nicolas 
    Swinging Trapeze, France

  • Delphine Cézard 
    Flying pole, Canada

  • Dima Bakhtin 
    Juggling, Ukraine

  • Elsa Hall 
    Straps, USA, Germany

  • Erwan Tarlet 
    Straps, France

  • Filip Zahradnicky 
    Juggling, Czech Republic

  • Francesca Hyde & Laura Stokes
    Hair suspension, USA, United Kingdom

  • Holland & Sara 
    Straps, USA

  • Jannis Kölling
    Handstand, Germany

  • Kateryna Nikiforova
    Juggling, Ukrain

  • Luminous-J
    Juggling, Japan

  • Maddison Costello & Woody Fox
    Vertical rope, Australia

  • National Taiwan College of Performing Arts
    Acrobatics, Taiwan-China

  • Théo et Lucas Enriquez - Kirn Compagnie
    Risley act, France

  • Tjaša Dobravec
    Aerial, Slovenia

  • Tom Lacoste
    Excentric Diabolo, France

  • Trio Tribarre
    Russian Barre, Canada

  • Troupe Municipale de Guangzhou
    Slack wire, China

  • Valeriia Davydenko
    Handstand, Ukraine

  • Veronika Goroshkova 
    Flying Pole, Ukraine

As usual, 2 shows are planned, Group A and Group B, before the finale on Sunday and the winners.

Show A:

  • Thursday January 30, 2020 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday February 1, 2020 at 8:30 p.m.
Show B:
  • Friday January 31, 2020 at 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday February 1, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.

Winners Show

  • Sunday February 2, 2020 at 3 p.m.

Let’s discover tomorrow’s talents, shall we?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 30 January 2020 to 2 February 2020



    Pelouse de Reuilly
    75012 Paris 12

    billets: €20 - €73
    pass integral: €45 - €170

    Recommended age
    For all

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