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 organized the First African Circus Arts Festival.
This unique event took place in Addis Ababa from the 27th until the 29th of November 2015. It brought together 107 young artists from 8 circus teams from 7 african countries:
L’aléa des possibles from Madagascar, Debre Berhan and Fekat Circus from Ethiopia, Red Tomato from Egypt, Sarakasi Trust from Kenya, Sencirk from Senegal, ActionArte Foundation from South-Africa and Circus Zambia from Zambia.
For more information and to see the pictures of the Festival, visit the Festival website
and Facebook page