CIRKULUM festival is the first international festival of new circus in the Northern Moravia. The original concept of the festival is so unique that there has never been an equivalent to it neither in Moravia or Silesia. It includes presentation and popularization of artistic genres such as new circus, pantomime or street, physical and improvisation theatre. The festival will be held in the heart of Ostrava – Poruba the monumental part of the city with a link to the local street art tradition from the previous century. Most of the festival program will be free of charge and its main goal is not only to revive the public space but also to motivate its inhabitants to actively participate in the area they live in.
The CIRKULUM festival is organized by Cirkus trochu jinak z.s. – an artistic company will take the opportunity to celebrate entering its second decade of operation at the opening of the festival.
The main creative goal of the CIRKULUM festival is to change Hlavní třída street into a boulevard La Rambla in Barcelona that is considered to be one of the best places for international street art. The festival site stretches out from the top of Hlavní třída street from a roundabout where a main outdoor stage and an interactive ČEZ FUN PARK will be situated up to VŠB-TU Ostrava (Technical University of Ostrava) Assembly Hall where you will be able to find the main festival stage.
The CIRKULUM festival is organized by Cirkus trochu jinak company, in close cooperation with CTJ Art Production and the city district of Ostrava — Poruba. A significant financial support comes from the Moravian Silesian region, the Statutory City of Ostrava, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the State Culture Fund of the Czech Republic and the ČEZ foundation.