From the 24th to the 27th of January 2013, an international circus festival is coming to Paris. The Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain (the International Circus of Tomorrow Festival) presents the best up-and-coming talents in the circus world. All of the performers participating in this festival are less than 25 years old, hailing from the four corners of the world.
The Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain was created in 1977, and since that time, it has revealed the best of the best amongst young circus performers across the world. Artists from every background are represented — from descendents of traditional family circuses to students of elite circus schools to those who are self-taught. This diverse group of performers will show off their best work in front of thousands of spectators, as well as a jury of 10 circus professionals. This jury will judge each act, with the most talented ones being named the stars of tomorrow.
The young artists will be judged on their virtuosity, technical mastery, grace and creativity during performances that could perhaps change their lives. Twenty-four acts have been selected from over 800 candidates to perform in the festival. The range of acts included in the festival shows off an impressive variety, with trapeze artists, acrobats, jugglers, magicians and tightrope walkers all being represented. Almost 100 performers in total contribute to the success of the festival.
The festival takes place at the Cirque Phénix, located in the 12th arrondissement of Paris. This means that guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens will have easy access to the show by using the metro. Tickets for the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain can be purchased online, and prices vary according to seat placement.