In recent years, circus arts have been spreading rapidly all over the African continent. Young African performers have shown a remarkable aptitude to create a new African circus culture by fusing their rich artistic and cultural heritage with contemporary circus.
In order to highlight the immense positive cultural, social and economic features of circus art in Africa, Fekat Circus has undertaken to organize the First African Circus Arts Festival.
This unique event will take place in Addis Ababa from the 27th until the 29th of November 2015. It will bring together 50 young artists from 7 circus teams from 6 african countries:
L’aléa des possible from Madagascar, Debre Berhan and Fekat Circus from Ethiopia, Red Tomato from Egypt, Sarakasi Trust from Kenya, Sencirk from Senegal and Zip Zap circus school from South Africa.
The Festival wish to spread a message of peace, unity and cultural diversity. Without any entrance fee, this event is open to everyone.
More information about the Festival and the program on the future website, soon online.
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