Inside the biggest big top in the Paris Region
Forget everything you thought you knew about the circus. With adventures, acrobatics, dance, brand-new technology and more, this popular artform is constantly finding new ways to bring you shows that are ever more daring and creative.
Cirque de Paname
Until 23 February, the Cirque de Paname is running Le Monde de Jalèya, a new genre of show that mixes contemporary circus, dance, music and other high-level artistic disciplines. This hybrid performance also uses new immersive technologies to create even more stunning sensations: odorama, video projections, 3D audio effects, glow bracelets, and more. Everything about this show’s acts is unique. Fun for all the family!
Le Cirque Le Roux
After the worldwide success of The Elephant in the Room, the Cirque Le Roux presents its latest creation, A Deer in the Headlights.
Until 2 February at the Théâtre libre - Le Comédia, six artists offer us a show inspired by an early 1970s aesthetic, combining circus, theatre, music and video, a new form of magic that pays tribute to the world of cinema.
Le Festival mondial du Cirque de Demain
One not to miss is the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, which showcases the new generation of circus stars under the Cirque Phénix big top in Paris. From 30 January to 2 February, the most talented international circus artists present their eye-catching numbers as part of the festival — in its 41st year — which promises to be truly memorable!
Until 19 January, beneath the Cirque Phenix’s big top in the Bois de Vincennes, you’re invited to a voyage to Mongolia. Nomad is a brand-new show that brings together 50 acrobats, tightrope walkers, contortionists, clowns, trapeze artists, jugglers, musicians, dancers and singers. Draped in glittering garb, they take you on a fantastical adventure filled with extraordinary feats. Western circus can eat its heart out.
Gravity & Other Myths.
From 6 to 29 December, for the first time in Paris, the big top in the Parc de la Villette is host to the energetic Australian acrobatic circus troop, Gravity & Other Myths. Strength is the theme of their show entitled Backbone. Where does it come from? How do we measure it? What are its physical, emotional, individual and collective limits? On stage, ten performers and two musicians give their interpretation in an invigorating display for all the family.