On the 9th of January 2018, at 19:00 the official professional program of the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival started with show A in Capital Circus. At the opening act of the show, Hortobágyi Károly Award and Monte Carlo Golden Clown Award winner Flórián Richter and his son, Kevin performed their horseback acrobat act, with which they paid respect to Philip Astley, father of modern circus. After that the Hortobágyi Károly Award winner Rippel Brothers performed their handstand in the air act. The students of Baross Imre Institute of Artist Education held the flags of the nations performing on the festival.

On the 8th of January 2018, Monday, at 16:00 the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival has started with the arrival of the artists, with which the festive year of 2018 celebrating the 250th anniversary opened!

Tomorrow, on the 11th of January, show B of 12th Budapest International Circus Festival will be on show twice, at 15:00 and 19:00. Besides that Castle Garden Variety will be presented at 19:00 in Budapest Castle Bazaar.

 

Tomorrow, on the 10th of January, Wednesday, at 19:00 in the Capital Circus show B of the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival will premiere. At the same time the world famous Maski Theatre from Odessa will perform their Maski Cube show in the National Theatre.

Tomorrow, on the 9th of January 2018 Tuesday, at 19:00 in the Capital Circus the official professional program of the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival will start with show 'A'!

Program 'A' contains the following acts:

We will hold the opening of the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival with which the festive year of the 250th anniversary of modern circus will open.

Equilibrium, friction, equality – Learning mathematics, physics, biology with the assistance of the circus

12 January 2018, 10:00, Museum of Hungarian Argiculture
Vajdahunyad Castle in Városliget

The international professional world is paying attention to the renewing Hungarian circus art! We are constantly exploring the ways in which people can share the values represented by circus art such as trust, tolerance, endurance, humility, or teamwork.

Lyrical Circus Late-Night Show

Sunday, 07 January 2018

CIRCUS MUSIC TRACKS - ETUDES - WHICH THEMSELVES TELL STORIES

The Budapest Circus is open to the public with a modern, all-round circus show. The astonishing symbiosis of poetry, music and art productions is elevated in the stage, in which space and time expand. In the production astonishing air, chinese rod, Cyr wheel and bicycle acts conquer the audiance and drive them through of the diverse, emotional relationship between men and women. The show will be held on the 12th of January, Friady, at 22:00 in Capital Circus.

Newcomer show

Sunday, 07 January 2018

The goal of a festival on one hand is to provide a wide spectrum of the most excellent circus art productions of the world and on the other hand to introduce the most successful Hungarian troupes to the audience. In addition to the competition we also organize the Newcomer Show where the Hungarian performers as well as the new generation, the promising talents introduce themselves to the audience.

The Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe are preparing for their Umbrella Juggling that they will show on the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival for the first time.

Straight Labyrinth

Saturday, 06 January 2018

A new contemporary circus production will be presented on the opening night of the 12th Budapest Circus Festival. The director and choreographer of the piece, Máté Hegymegi (HU) created the work with a young team of circus artists in the autumn. The production is based on Yonderboi's music mix Straight Labyrinth with poems of János Pilinszky, Sándor Weöres, Ernő Szép, Frigyes Karinthy, Endre Ady and Shakespeare. Teases of an old clown's memories and associations about a relationship from the desire of discovery to the stifling of absence. Straight Labyrinth will start on the 8th of January, Monday, 20:00, in the MACIVA Circus Art Studio. All tickets are sold for this show.

The name Tihany is a notion in circus art? It is not only a national bond but the synonym of outstanding quality. Thanks to the persons who created acts and performances deriving from such new aspects that they resulted in reforming the whole circus art in the last two decades of the 20th century. Ferenc Czeisler, one among those artists had a key role in that process. He, the father of Circus Tihany is interpreted as the reformer of the circus art in all over the world. The premiere will be held on the 8th of January, Monday, at 17:30.

The monumental, international exhibition titled '250 years Circus – 250 meters Circus Art' is compiled for the occasion and commemorates the jubilee of circus. 250 images displayed will lead you through the history of the circus in Europe from the beginning in 1768 to the present, 2018. The international exhibition will be opened by dr. Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education on the 8th of January, Monday, at 17:00 in the Capital Circus. 

The 12th Budapest Circus Festival will start on the 8th of January, and with this event, the festive year of 2018 celebrating the 250th anniversary of modern circus will start. On the 8th of January, Monday, at 16:00 the best artists in the world will march on the red carpet in the Capital Circus while music plays. The following artists will take part on the festival:

Eugene Chaplin, president of the Vevey Comedy Festival, consultant to the International Circus Festival of Vaudreuil-Dorion in Canada, son of Charlie Chaplin will arrive to Hungary on Monday to be the jury president for the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival. One of the most elegant hotel excitedly prepares for his reception.

We are happy to announce that the Without Socks Russian Clown Trio has arrived in Hungary to make their audience laugh in the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival.

We are happy to announce that all tickets are sold for the Straight Labyrinth, the first accompanying program of the 12th Budapest International Circus Festival!

Diplomatic corps, ambassadors, cultural attaches based in Budapest were invited to the Budapest Circus Festival. On the 18th of December, Monday, at 19:00 Maximiliano Gabriel Gregorio Cernadas, the ambassador of Argentina, invited the employees of the Capital Circus of Budapest to his residency. Now our video is available about this event.

Diplomatic corps, ambassadors, cultural attaches based in Budapest were invited to the Budapest Circus Festival.

Artist Interview: Boris Lazarov

Thursday, 07 December 2017

Our Christmas show, the MAGIC BUBBLES for Christmas in the Circus is widely popular. The Lazarov Troupe also perform in this show with their dzhigit act. Now we made an interview with the leader of the troupe, Boris Lazarov that how he likes here and where did he find inspiration for the act.

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