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MAD Convention

12 to 14 April 2024
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About MAD Convention

With MAD Convention we turn the spotlight on the hard work behind the circus scenes. Falling down and getting up again. Trying the same movement 1,000 times or more. Hours and days of training to shine for about 15 minutes; that’s what makes circus fascinating!

That incredible drive will once again give us a lot of oxygen in and around our training hall in Park Spoor Noord from April 12-14, 2024. There we bring together Flemish and international artists and students for a wide range of circus workshops.

ON THIS YEAR’S PROGRAM

Complete MADness

With MAD Convention we are committed to offering a wide variety of workshops. You can choose from about 18 circus techniques (for beginners and deepeners). An overview of what we have in store:

Flying trapeze, acroyoga, hand to hand, aerial hoop, trapeze, aerial silks, teeterboard, maxi trampoline, floor acrobatics, contemporary floorwork, physical theater, Cyr wheel, German wheel, object manipulation, passing, slackline, handstand, clowning,…

Cyr Wheel MADness

Do you prefer wheeling around for eternity? Take a deep dive with our Cyr Wheel specialist course. You will be able to take 2 specialist workshops in this technique and then choose one more workshop freely.

Open Stage

New this year is that we will conclude each day with an Open Stage where participating acrobats can show off their freshly trained skills to other convention attendees. You can participate by registering in advance at info@ecdf.be of at the information desk.

GOOD TO KNOW

What?

3-day circus convention with workshops, performances and catering.

For whom?

For young acrobats (from 10 years old), for circus workshops and for (semi) professionals.

For our youngest members – ages 10 and up – we provide guidance. Their parents can drop them off at SPRK in the morning at 8:30 am and can pick them up there again in the evening around 5 pm to head to MAD Festival together.

Would you like to make use of this services? Please let us know at info@ecdf.be.

Workshop levels

Workshops for beginners, immersers and specialists.

Download the workshop program (subject to change)

MAD Convention is organized as part of MAD Festival, a collaboration between Kunstenlab and Ell Circo d’Ell Fuego, with the support of the Flemish Government and city of Antwerp.

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