TENT house for contemporary circus

Festival for new forms of circus
12.01 to 15.01.2023 in Theater Bellevue
This is not a circus is coming up for the second time to Theater Bellevue. During a three-day event from 12 to 15 January 2023, the Netherlands' maddest, most stunning and innovative circus forms can be seen in a compact festival in Amsterdam.
This is not a circus is the theatre festival for unlimited circus talent. The festival made a sharp selection of performances that break existing theatre and circus traditions. During the opening on January 13, Nothing New will premiere the latest solo performance by our house maker, acrobat and theatre maker Monki. And we bring the absolute must-see, Sawdust Symphony by Michael Zandl/ Korzo featuring Zandl, David Eisele and Kolja Huneck, on January 15. The full programme will be announced in late autumn. The festival kicks off with A Day at the Circus, day for professionals.
The main programme features two performances that showcase the cleverness of an up-and-coming generation of circus artists like no other. Their starting point is physical and they want to tell a story: acrobatic innovation and sharing a view on contemporary cynicism, juggling circular saws and paying tribute to craftsmanship. Their message is clear and shows an open mind, an eye for current affairs and a great involvement with the world. This all-round circus talent has something to say and their voice may be heard and their art may be seen. 
This is not a circus is a collaboration between TENT and Theater Bellevue, supported by Keep an Eye Foundation*, Fonds Podiumkunsten, Amsterdams Fonds voor de kunst and made possible by Young Art Support Amsterdam. 

UPCOMING: 12.01 until 15.01.2023

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



*The Keep an Eye Foundation is always ‘on the lookout’ for aspiring young talent, such as musicians, artists, photographers, designers, filmmakers, and performing and circus artists. By providing grants, together with the chance of winning prizes, and by co-organising a number of shows and festivals, we enable the aspiring young talent not just to develop their skills, creating new opportunities, but also to achieve their creative goals. The Keep an Eye Foundation additionally focuses on collaborations between different creative disciplines. This way we encourage students to view their work from a new perspective. www.keepaneye.nl