Programme for professionals
- Dutch Circus Showcase 2017
As part of Circusstad Festival 2017, Rotterdam Circusstad organized an inspiring professionals programme: the Dutch Circus Showcase Day. On Sunday 7 May 2017, international programmers and professionals could get a tast of the latest news in the emerging Dutch circus landscape. With a scala of works-in-progress, shows, pitches and our own Circusstad Festival productions.
Programme Dutch Circus Showcase 2017:
10.00 – 10.30 Reception (Rotterdamse Schouwburg)
10.45 – 11.00 Welcome and opening (Rotterdamse Schouwburg)
11:00 – 11:20 Universal Games Unltd. – PopPOPpop (Opticum, Schouwburgplein)
11:45 – 12:00 Company Satchok – Sisyphus (Schouwburgplein)
12:15 – 13:10 Tall Tales Acrobatics – Langs (Grote Zaal, Rotterdamse Schouwburg)
13:15 – 14:15 Pitches & lunch (Hal, Rotterdamse Schouwburg)
14:30 – 15:20 Pile en Face – The Sum of What We Do (Hal, Rotterdamse Schouwburg)
15:30 – 16:20 Circus Katoen – As Heavy as it Goes (Try-Out) (Kleine Zaal, Rotterdamse Schouwburg)
16:45 – 17:15 TK Circus & Lingua Franca Ensemle- Circusconcert (Grote Zaal, Rotterdamse Schouwburg)
17:30 Drinks (Hal, Rotterdamse Schouwburg)
- Discount for professionals
In five days, we will not only get the audience up to speed with the latest techniques and acts, but you as a professional as well. For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Masterclasses for circus professionals and students
Do you want to touch up on your techniques and knowledge with the help of experienced professionals? You will be put to work at Circusstad Festival.
- Masterclass by Cirque Le Roux team
May 4th: 11.00-13.00 – Masterclass Cirque Le Roux – hand to hand acrobatics – 120min – address: Codarts Circus Arts in Rotterdam Veerlaan 19F
They are planning to give a mostly technical masterclass, specializing in hand to hand, handstands and acrobatics. Cirque Le Roux is the union of four passionate artists wishing to bring their vision to the world of circus arts. Philip, Yannick and Gregory studied at the National Circus School of Montreal and Lolita at the ESAC- College of Circus Arts in Brussels.
max. 20 participants
See their show The Elephant in the Room on Wednesday May 3 or Thursday May 4.
- Masterclass by Vincent Martinez Cie. Mauvais Coton
May 4th: 9.00- 11.00 – masterclass Culbuto – (moving/swinging pole) – 120min – Schouwburgplein Rotterdam
Vincent teaches for experienced Chinese pole students/artists the swinging Chinese pole. Removing the wires that characterize a Chinese pole normally. Working with the imbalance. Swinging, balancing, rocking, counterweight, catapulting with certainty, these are games with an unstable character! One thing is for sure… seasick or not, it’s always moving.
max. 8 participants
See the show Culbuto on Wednesday May 3 or Thursday May 4.
- Masterclass by Valentin Pythoud Cie. Claudio Stellato
May 4th”: 09-12.00 – masterclass Creativity in portés and acrobatics – Valentin Pythoud (LIDO) – 180min – Schouwburg Rotterdam
As part of the La Cosa team (Claudio Stellato), his own project La Ruspa – Révolution, Valentin Pythoud knows best what creativity combining with technical hand to hand acrobatics means.
max. 15 participants
See the show La Cosa on Friday May 5 or Saturday May 6.
- Masterclass by Alexander Weibel
6th May -14.00- 16.00 – masterclass Alexander Weibel (DOCH) – (tight rope) – 120min – Krijn Boon Studio Schouwburg Rotterdam
Alexander continued his formation in the National, circus school of Moscow and in 2010 graduated, from DOCH. His battle against injuries but love for this art have lead him to find new ways of thinking and creating and to develop his own style. His love for technique but fear of doing what has already been done a thousand times in the past have guided him through a process of investigation resulting in an act he now presents to the world. As in his perfomance Breaking Point he explores the tension created in certain situations due to expectations and people’s relation to the used materials, riggings or just everyday objects.
See his show Breaking Point on Friday 5 May or Saturday 6 May.
Register for a masterclass
For alle the masterclasses you need to reserve your place beforehand. There is a maximum of participants in each masterclass! Participation is free for Codarts Students, for the other participants we ask a contribution of 5,- euro (take it with you to the masterclass).
- Masterclass by Cirque Le Roux team