Something really cool awaits Cologne at the end of May ! An extensive performance program that combines contemporary circus and dance in an impressive way. We're talking about the CircusDanceFestival! International artists perform in tents, on stages and in public spaces. The focus of this year's edition is on the body in social negotiation, encounters with non-human bodies and our movements in architecture and space. But that's not all: an accompanying discussion program offers further border crossings and backgrounds with feminist questions and critical perspectives on circus-historical colonial history. You can look forward to a nices festival that combines art and discourse.

Of course, there are also some highlights that you definitely shouldn't miss!

New perspectives on the relationship to bodies

But of course that's not all! With the first warm rays of sunshine, the festival site in the north of Cologne invites you to immerse yourself in the fascinating world of international contemporary circus and dance. There is not only a multitude of performances, installations and films to marvel at, but also space to marvel, watch, reflect, linger, discuss and make contact.

The artists take a critical and humorous look at our relationship to bodies. The profound piece by Elena Zanzu, the delicate analysis of male iconography by Alexander Vantournhout or the clownish performances by Marija Baranauskaité - the CircusDanceFestival has some nice performances in store! Young talents from the fields of circus and dance will also bring a breath of fresh air to the stage architecture designed especially for the festival with their 360°shorts. By the way: from the afternoon onwards, there will be even more free program items to discover on the grounds. So: come along spontaneously - it's worth it!

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