General Meeting at Smells like Circus

January 13-15 2016
Ghent, Belgium
  • General meetings
  • Claudio Stellato La Cosa
  • General Meeting of Circostrada is welcomed at vibrant Kunstencentrum Vooruit, in the city centre of Ghent
    General Meeting is welcomed at vibrant Kunstencentrum Vooruit, in the city centre of Ghent
  • The General Meeting is organised in the frame of the 2nd edition of Smells Like Circus, organised by Circuscentrum Vlaanderen in partnership with Art Centre Vooruit.  A great mix of contemporary circus shows!
    The General Meeting is organised in the frame of the 2nd edition of Smells Like Circus. A great mix of contemporary circus shows!
  • © Michiel Devijver
    © Michiel Devijver
  • Introduction of the General Meeting by Circuscentrum and Circostrada teams
    Introduction of the General Meeting by Circuscentrum and Circostrada teams
  • First plenary session: presentation of new members and Newsround
    First plenary session: presentation of new members and Newsround
  • © Michiel Devijver
    Show Bert&Fred "8 years, 5 months, 4 weeks, 2 days"
  • © Michiel Devijver
    Show Bert&Fred "8 years, 5 months, 4 weeks, 2 days"
  • © Michiel Devijver
    End of the first day with the opening reception of Smells like Circus! Party!
  • © Michiel Devijver
    End of the first day with the opening reception of Smells like Circus! Party!
  • Workshop on Audience develpment with Antoine Pickels from Cifas - International Centre for Training in the Performing Arts
  • Workshop on Innovative approaches of Culture & Economy, by Rita De Graeve, policy advisor for culture and economy at the Flemish Ministry of Culture
  • © Geert Roels
    Work In Progress #1 presentation with "Les frères Troubouch" (France)
  • © Geert Roels
  • © Geert Roels
    Work In Progress #2 by Luis & Pedro Sartori Do Vale "Dois" (Brazil)
  • © Geert Roels
    Members enjoy a drink with WIP artists and discovering the nice atmosphere of CircusCentrum office
  • © Geert Roels
    End of the second day with the show "Aneckxander", by Alexander Vantournhout & Bauke Lievens
  • © Geert Roels
    We start the 3rd and last day of the General Meeting with the feedback presentations of the 6 Work Groups
  • © Geert Roels
    Work Groups presentations
  • © Geert Roels
    Work Groups presentations
  • © Geert Roels
    Work Groups presentations
  • © Geert Roels
    Last plenary session
  • © Geert Roels
    Last plenary session
  • © Geert Roels
    Presentation of the artistic laboratory for Finnish & Flemish circus artists, proposed by Circuscentrum in partnership with Cirko & CircusInfo Finland
  • © Geert Roels
    TGIF!

This General Meeting took place in Ghent (Belgium) in the frame of the 2nd edition of Smells Like Circus, organised by member CircusCentrum in partnership with Arts Centre Vooruit. It included newsrounds, workshops, work sessions, and a rich local program with shows, meetings with local cultural operators, works in progress and much more! 

Smells Like Circus

Since 2010, Vooruit and Circuscentrum have been presenting circus together. In 2015, they joined forces once again and took things a step further, creating the first edition of a five-day circus programme called "Smells like circus".

The contemporary performing arts’ landscape is flowing over with crossovers between various disciplines. That specific mix of juggling, choreography, visual arts, magic, theater and performance is at the heart of "Smells like Circus".

In 2016, the second edition of Smells like Circus notably included Cie de Fracto, Rachid Ouramdane, Claudio Stellato, Cirque Mélangé...