CIRCUS NEWS

23 May 2018
Circus Harmony

FMC is happy to share the latest news from Circus Harmony :

https://conta.cc/2GsT4or

https://www.stlmag.com/family/circus-harmony-puerto-rico-exchange/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDOD0DkPD9U

We wish you success on your wonderful Peace Through Pyramids program.


30 April 2018
World Juggling Tour 2018

We are pleased to show you the World Juggling Tour video based on an unprecedented worldwide collaboration. With this video we want to pay tribute to the 250 years old modern circus during World Circus Day 2018, which is an emblematic, important day for the international circus community.

We invite you to use widely this production during your World Circus Day celebrations.

We hope that the World Juggling Tour initiated and carried on by the Federation opens the possibility of working together in other challenging projects in the future.

Happy World Circus Day and long live the circus!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKb6Jkbt5Cg

 

 


23 April 2018
9th World Circus Day

Today, on the 9th World Circus Day, we celebrated this great day in Monte-Carlo in presence of H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie of Monaco the Honorary President of the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque and President of the Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo.


02 March 2018
Meeting on Culture in Brussels

On 19 February, a meeting - organized by the DG Culture of the European Commission - took place at which stakeholders of the cultural sector were invited to give their views on the EU culture policy agenda. The initial policy paper dates back to 2007. Now, ten years later, the Commission wishes to update its policy objectives to align with the reality of today and take into consideration the societal and technological changes to draw up a New Agenda.

Stakeholders were invited to give their views and input on:

  • The policy framework (the three objectives: cultural diversity, culture as catalyst of creativity, culture as vital element of external relations).
  • European added value
  • Working methods
  • Key actors
  • Strengthening policy-program links
  • Sector-specific work/themes

At the end of the meeting Commissioner Navracsics presented his views:

  • It is now the moment to ensure that the interest for culture remains high on the political agenda, after the declaration by Heads of State last November in Gothenburg.
  • The main line of argumentation is: culture is as important as social policy when considering the contribution of culture to the European societies
  • The strategy to argue for culture is two-fold:
    • The role of culture in the future cohesion of society (the role of culture to contribute to well-being, international relations, living in peace)
    • The contribution of culture to the future competitiveness of the European economy
  • Budget-wise his aim is to bring together culture, media and the digital to re-instate the natural unity of culture. Synergies would also be made with education, sports and youth. Besides ‘youth’ another cross-sectoral element mentioned, concerns mobility and cross-border cooperation.  

12 February 2018
World Juggling Tour 2018

World Jugging Tour 2018

World Juggling Tour has been officially inaugurated during the New Generation Festival in Monte-Carlo on the 3rd of February 2018.

Ms. Paulin Ducruet , President of the Jury of the New Generation Festival of Monte –Carlo handled the three specially made juggling clubs to a young participant of the festival marking with that the official opening of the mega program of the Federation in honor of the 250th anniversary of modern circus arts.

The Fédération Mondiale du Cirque, under the honorary presidency of H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie, initiated an unprecedented worldwide action focusing of the new generation of circus artists. 25 professional circus schools were invited all around the Globe to take part in it. The same three clubs with the logos of the Federation and of the 250th anniversary travel from A to B and so on. The students produce a short video introducing their skills, school, and city. By the end of the tour a final edition of the received video material will be edited and introduced on World Circus Day 2018 (21 April).

The official closure of the tour will be celebrated in Philip Astley’s birthplace, in Newcastle-under-Lyme/UK.

The three circus clubs connecting the world symbolize, friendship, collaboration and the future of our performing art-form.

 


22 January 2018
Circus Ambassador 2018

Annual Circus Directors' Luncheon of the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque

In presence of H.S.H. Princess Stephanie, Honorary President of the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque, we are proud to announce that the Board of Directors nominated  Dr. István Ujhelyi, member of the European Parliament, Circus Ambassador 2018 for his valuable support and ongoing contribution to circus arts.