TENT house for contemporary circus

THIS IS NOT A CIRCUS
Festival for new forms of circus

Amsterdam is home to a new festival! Put everything that comes to mind aside when hearing the word circus and meet new forms of circus: young circus artists, utmost concentration, balance between bodies and objects and a little bit of danger. TENT house for contemporary circus presents circus as you never saw it before,  in collaboration with Theater Bellevue. 

Circus is an art discipline that is developing rapidly worldwide. With the movement idiom, techniques, and imagination of a new generation of makers, exciting stories are created. During This is not a circus, you will discover performances by makers from the Netherlands who flirt with, among other things, visual art, dance, and performance art. 

In addition, we present A day at the circus together with Circuspunt/Circuscoalitie. We bring together programmers, marketeers, journalists and circus professionals for content-based discourse, hands-on labs and circus performances. Because the circus in the Netherlands is doing well. And there is still a world to win. 

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, Young Artfund Amsterdam


UPCOMING: This is not a circus 2022

PAST: 26.11 t/m 28.11.2021 
Surface - Familiar Faces • Double bill of circus - Natascha Chauhan & Melody Nolan • House of Circus goes delusional - Nick van der Heyden, Germain Charlat, Lisa Chudallah, Miss Cartier • Corpomorphologistics • Jessica Hellmuth • Rocking - Paul van de Waterlaat /TENT • CM_30 - Kolja Huneck • OPENING Nederlandse Staat van het Circus door Benjamin Monki Kuitenbrouwer


2021 • STATE OF DUTCH CIRCUS • TEASER