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MAD Festival

13 to 16 April 2023
MAD Festival

MAD offers residencies and master classes. It also supports emerging circus companies and artists. The icing on the cake is an annual four-day festival coupled with an international convention. The first edition of this festival will run from April 13 to 16, 2023.

MAD Festival will bring the latest and most exciting circus from Antwerp, Flanders and abroad. It seeks performances that can touch a wide audience, but are also innovative and maybe even a bit quirky. Performances with an edge.

In addition, MAD Festival plans to offer an international circus convention with introductory classes, specialty workshops, technical training and guest trainers. Young acrobats, youth circuses, semi-professional and professional acrobats are welcome to join us an train at their own level. Acrobats from Europe mingle at the festival with youngsters from various Flemish circusschools. Teachers from circusschools and colleges, will exchange knowledge and establish contacts for future exchanges with young artists.

MAD Festival creates a place where circus artists graduating from colleges at home and abroad can meet, train and perform together.

MAD Festival aims to visualize the unique atmosphere behind the circus scene. The festival will be a place for encounter between circus artists and audiences, showcasing circus before and behind the scenes. Visitors become travel companions, exploring and experiencing the circus world from within.

MAD Festival is 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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MAD Festival tijdens het Cultuurweekend, Foto: BUZZ voor MAD Festival
MAD Festival tijdens het Cultuurweekend, Foto: BUZZ voor MAD Festival
MAD Festival tijdens het Cultuurweekend, Foto: BUZZ voor MAD Festival

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