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Festival Mondial Du Cirque De Demain – Historical past
Alongside the Festival International du Cirque de Monte Carlo, Cirque de Demain is one particular of the world’s two oldest and largest circus festivals. It was established in 1977 by Dominique Mauclair as a project of La Piste, a charity that supported retired and injured circus artists.
During its very first two many years the festival was held in Paris’ Cirque d’Hiver (the oldest surviving circus developing in the globe), then moved to the massive top rated of Cirque à l’Ancienne for nine years, returning to Cirque d’Hiver in 1988. In 2007 the festival moved to the 2000-seat Cirque Phenix, exactly where it is nevertheless held these days.
The principal awards at the festival are medals-gold, silver and bronze-provided at the discretion of the judging panel. There can be more than 1 of each and every medal: at the most latest festival there have been three golds, three silvers, and 4 bronzes. In addition to the medals there are a quantity of unique prizes and particular jury prizes, numerous of them sponsored by circuses and circus schools, such as Cirque du Soleil, Les seven Doigts de la Main and the Federation Francaise des Ecoles de Cirque.
The festival supports mainly mainstream and tented circus.
Several of its previous winners have gone on to have extraordinary careers-definitely as a outcome of their ability and physical excellence, but also because the Cirque de Demain is, as nicely as a public occasion, an market showcase that draws in a lot of of circus’ most significant programmers and proprietors. In 2009 the Festival had a particular connection with Franco Dragone Entertainment Group (owner of the Le Rêve show that plays in the Hotel Wynn, Las Vegas), who sponsored a single of the main awards and also held an exhibition of costumes and concept drawings in the auditorium of the Cirque Phenix.
In the contemporary world the festival’s worldwide standing is no lengthier unusual, but it was instrumental in bringing Chinese circus to the west, with the very first Chinese act appearing and winning the most prestigious prize, the President of the Republic of France Award, in 1981.
In 2009 Demain celebrated its 30th anniversary with Australian swinging trapeze artist Emma Henshall scooping the top awards. For more on the festival see the official website.