TENT house for contemporary circus

Festival for new forms of circus

Amsterdam is home to a new festival: a circus festival called This is not a circus. From 26 to 28 November you can see circus like you've never seen it before in Theater Bellevue. Not in a tent, but in the theatre where young circus artists create a concentrated spectacle between bodies and objects. 

In new circus forms, this spectacle is more than a series of separate acts. Movement, imagination, dance, theatre, drag and visual art come together in new stories and worlds. Contemporary circus is an art discipline that is developing rapidly, especially in a city like Amsterdam full of outsiders and daredevils. Therefore, besides festivals in Tilburg and Rotterdam, there is now also a festival in Amsterdam. 

This is not a circus presents performances and acts for (young) adults and professionals that flirt with, among others, visual arts, dance, performance art and drag. For the main programme, two full-length performances have been selected that have never before been performed in Amsterdam. CM_30: minimalistic circus full of colour and acoustic compositions by Kolja Huneck. And Familiar Faces can be seen with Surface: an acrobatic quartet that balances between control and recklessness. 

The full programme will be announced in the autumn. The festival starts with A day at the circus, a day for professionals from the circus field, co-organised by Circuspunt and the Circus Coalition. 

This is not a circus is a collaboration between TENT and Theater Bellevue. With the support of the Performing Arts Fund, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds North Holland, Fonds 21.

26.11 t/m 28.11.2021 • 3-day festival • location: Theatre Bellevue
TICKETS via www.theaterbellevue.nl/thisisnotacircus
Access only with valid corona pass*

Main Programme
Surface • Familiar Faces • INFO
26.11 • 20:30
27.11 • 15:00
27.11 • 20:30

CM_30 • Kolja Huneck • INFO
28.11• 16:00
29.11 • 20:30

*We ask for a valid coronapass: this is a proof of vaccination, a negative test result (valid for 24 hours) or recovery certificate (between 11 and 180 days old). INFO