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News, 8/22/2017

New Circus Weekend’17 in Vilnius

All fans of contemporary performing arts can mark 5th-10th of September on their calendars – Arts Printing House has prepared an exciting programme of New Circus Weekend’17 festival. Not only has it performances in various circus genres and venues, but a special celebration as well. Together with one of the strongest contemporary circus country – Finland – festival will be celebrating its 100th Anniversary of Independence. Finnish Embassy in Vilnius is partnering up with Finnish Institute in Estonia and helping Arts Printing House to present one of the most interesting circus performers from Finland this year.

Besides Finns, professional artists from France, Belgium and Spain will also perform in New Circus Weekend’17.

SISUS (Finland)

Festival‘s Opening Powered by Women
We must face an unpleasant truth - 70% of contemporary circus industry is dominated by men. The few female students are accepted to circus schools, we see less of them on the big stage so we feel the lack of inspiring circus stories about women. Team of the New Circus Weekend wants to help break those stereotypes up so it dedicates its opening show to women. “Sisus Sirkus” is a Finland based circus company of five women. After spending over a decade doing cartwheels and surviving life with the cuteness- card, they are finally at the point where they are ready to step up on to the stage together. Girls will present a free admission show “Mosh Split” – a combination of breathtaking acrobatics, various circus techniques, winning energy and a good doze of Finnish humor.


Duo Kamppi&Roihu

Magic of Forest Acrobatics
A female duo from Finland „Duo Kamppi & Roihu“ will take their viewers to the forest and invite them to take a breath of fresh air, hear the silence of the forest, listen to traditional Finnish songs and enjoy acrobatics between the trees. Project creators and performers Viivi Roiha and Sade Kamppila believes that people, who grew up in the city, often feel the lack of nature harmony, so they suggest them to come to the forest together, search for their roots, try to believe in magical forest powers again and move away from the concrete jungle. Very intimate and sensitive performance will present various contemporary circus techniques and fearless, raw relationship between human and nature. Viivi and Sade have already presented this piece at some unexpected corners of nature and have trained in the world wide known Swedish contemporary circus company „Cirkus Cirkör“.


meeting at the arts printing house (Šiltadaržio str. 6, Vilnius) and traveling to THE FOREST (travel cost is included into the ticket price)

15 euros | tickets at the box offices of Tiketa (buy online) | tickets for groups from 10 people>

Tickets at the box offices of TIKETA

-the full programme

-press release:

-Festival Facebook event

-separate event for the Opening Show by girls from Finland, in the Town Hall Square:

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Updated 8/22/2017

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