Regular local Meetings

New Circus Initiative organises regular meetings for all interested parties and individuals, supported by two Cologne based organisations (Atemzug and ZAK – Centre for Circus).
Its aim is to interrogate and research tendencies and developments in circus and its related forms (new circus, circus theatre, contemporary circus etc). We are trying to delineate boundaries between these subgenres and between theatre, dance and circus in order to define what is New Circus.
Together we are attempting to establish a ‘Semiotics of Circus’ in order to be able to define and discuss new circus as a form, separate from traditional circus. We show a selection of international work, which allows us a deeper insight into contemporary circus.
We also deal with more practical questions like arranging support for productions and discussing options for the organisation of new companies. We are an open forum for exchange between circus practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds.