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Circo e dintorni

Verona , Italy
Type of organisation
festival, development agency, network
Main discipline
contemporary circus and outdoor arts
Type of activities
cultural participation projects targeting specific audiences
facilitating professional meetings
financial support
training / education / professional
Year established
Circostrada member since
Contact Person
Nicola Campostori (Communication manager)
Via Garbini 15
37135, Verona - Italy

Circo e dintorni have been producing for years circus-theatre shows performed all around the world. We join tradition and innovation in circus arts. The artistic director Alessandro Serena, Professor of Circus History, belongs to a traditional circus family (he is Moira Orfei’s nephew) and he was one of the first contributors to the development of nouveau cirque in Italy, collaborating with the Biennale di Venezia.

Our project Open Circus is supported by the Italian Ministry of Culture. The aims are spreading circus culture through the audience development and promoting the generational turnover. We create events in important theatres and festivals, with social circus realities or in circus schools and universities. We organize Study Days at the University of Milan, workshops, meetings and conferences. Open Circus has been involving tens of thousands of spectators, especially young people.