31 Jan 2018

The School at the 39th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris

From February 1 to 4 takes place the 39th Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain in Paris. More than 100 artists from 20 countries are ready to win a gold, silver or bronze medal before a prestigious jury and thousands of spectators. A major competition often compared to the circus Olympics, it brings together the most talented circus artists on the planet. 

See the press release

The École nationale de cirque (National Circus School) is proud to send one of its strongest delegations, with a total of seven graduates selected to compete at the Festival

Arata Urawa, a student-intern in 2016, was also selected in diabolo.  All will compete for highest honours in front of an international jury and the more than 2,000 spectators gathered under the Cirque Phénix tent. In addition, two past prize-winning jugglers, Jimmy Gonzalez (2013) and Éric Bates, will appear in the show as special guest artists. In addition, Guy Caron, one of the School’s founders, will sit on the jury for this 39th edition of the Festival.

The Montreal circus plays a starring role, as the opening entertainment will be provided by Cirque Éloize for its 25th anniversary. It will present an excerpt from the Cirkopolis show, the cast of which includes several School graduates. 

This is not the first bid for the podium for the École nationale de cirque at Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain. Over the years, more than 80 of the School’s students and graduates have earned distinction by winning more than 50 medals and special prizes, including 10 gold medals, 19 silver and 12 bronze.

The School will run an information stand during the Festival at Cirque Phenix to present its programs. Come to meet us!