BETA CIRCUS presents an innovative project focusing new trends for circus arts

BETA CIRCUS aims to address new trends in contemporary circus and to offset the lack of opportunities for artists to get trained at a high professional level. Also propose moments for the audience to experience those new languages and concepts with live performances, especially in the partner countries. Is a cooperation project that expects to develop a new European vision dedicated to the capacity building process for emerging contemporary circus artists looking for innovative works, trends and languages in Europe, with special focus on countries with a lack of high level circus education and reduced recognition of the circus domain in the field of contemporary arts. 

BETA CIRCUS opens up an international programme to support the training of emerging professionals, based on transnational mobility for learning, and give them the opportunity to take a step forward, internationalizing their careers and introducing them to new aesthetics and techniques. During 2 years, the project highlights a specific new trend in contemporary circus aesthetics: illusionism and new magic, among the most currently interesting tendencies. Moreover, audiences, programmers and institutions will discover new trends in circus, illusionism and magic. With the sum of the activities, BETA CIRCUS aims to promote an international supporting circuit for the dissemination of this new tendencies in contemporary circus languages, promoting new artistic and research projects throughout a capacity building process, pushing up the activities of a transnational cooperation, based on the mobility of artists, professionals and partners teams, to discover different realities, artists and audiences.

BETA CIRCUS is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, being promoted by Bússola (PT), Teatro Necessario (IT), Ludifico (RS) and Rigas Cirks (LV).