The Infamous Monte-Carlo Circus Festival
You probably just want to take some time off from your daily activities and, most likely, you would like to travel to some beautiful places around the world. It would be great to have the chance to meet new people, discover new cultures and see different things from your everyday life, right?! Well, if that’s the case, I think this place would be the one for you, the International Monte-Carlo Circus Festival. Especially if you are that kind of person who just loves the circus.
This is a great opportunity for you because you have the chance to visit the beautiful Monte-Carlo and, in the same time, participate to the Internationl Circus Festival. This event is a big one, being held annualy since 1974 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
The Circus Festival takes place every year in late January or early February, for example, in 2017 it will take place from 19 to 29 January. That means 10 days of beautiful festival, where you can admire all of the best circus people in the world. The festival includes the awarding of the Clown d’Or (Golden Clown) award as well as awards for other circus skills. For this permanent venue, the Chapiteau (circus tent) de Fontvieille, was built especially for this festival.
In 2012, the 36th festival was opened by Prince Albert II and his sister Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, who is the festival’s patron. The winner in 2011 of the “Clown d’Or” was Bello Nock. Anatoliy Zalevskiy from the la China National Acrobatic Troupe, the Caselly family and Alexis Grüss are just some of the great circus artists who have received this award over the years.
This international festival is a special one that doesn’t have to be missed. It brings selected troups from all over the world and each continent is represented in this event. All of the shows will take your breath away because all of the acrobats, contortionists, clowns, trapeze artists, animal trainers, have all contributed to the Festival’s fame and it still continue to inspire both younger and older people year after year.
The event has already become a tradition, it is a well-known and admired festival for everybody, so don’t miss your chance to see it because this may be a one life opportunity. There are also some new things you will discover, in 2012 H.S.H. Princess Stéphanie and her oldest daughter and jury president Pauline Ducruet, created the New Generation Festival, a new International festival for up-coming artists. The only festival in the world that gives young artists the opportunity to perform in a real circus, providing hope for a future generation of circus professionals. A festival that brings together generations and supports the talent. I think you should really consider about going to the International Monte-Carlo Circus Festival, you can order your tickets now!