4th FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS "PECULIAR FAMILIES FESTIVAL"
Time: April 18-22, 2023
Location: Split (circus tent in the port of Zenta, Youth Center and external locations)
4th edition of the Peculiar Families Festival in Split
This edition is a special one as we are hosting the Annual General Meeting of Circostrada, the European Network for contemporary circus and outdoor arts, within the festival. We are honoured by the trust of the network coordination team and its members and we are excited about the challenge of doing it here, on the margins of the circus sector.
This year’s festival edition is organized in the sisterhood and unity of three organizations that have practised alchemy for more than five years together in a working environment that has usually been precarious. Hence, the crisis is nothing new here. It’s a state of the world we have lived in for decades. To adapt, contemporary circus organizations ROOM 100 from Split, Cirkusfera from Belgrade, and Cirkorama from Zagreb share values of bottom-up, peer-to-peer, and interdependent approach to creation, production, and presentation resulting in a specific blend of resilience, improvisation and reliability. Even before the pandemic, working in countries lacking institutional and public support for arts and culture, mutual support and constant interaction of regional actors was a tool for the long-term development of shared infrastructure, fresh generations, artistic criteria, and operating on low resources.
The program and ticket information are available at https://peculiarfamilies.org/en/predstave/.