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Program Info & Registration

Hosted by Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen the 3 selected projects  Zirkus ON Edition 5 (2023-24) will be presented to the Creation Alliance for Circus Arts - Zirkus ON on May 30st.
Zirkus ON Edition 5:


NORA - 7 women company

Drift - Less Kuerdas

DELUSIONAL 'I killed a man' - Diana Salles

Zirkus ON and Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen are hosting the Alliance meeting on the following day, May 31st 2023.
Note:The program part 1 of the alliance meeting is open to Zirkus ON mentors, artists and alumni. For more details, please see the program overview below.
Address: Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen
Otto-Burrmeister-Allee 1
45657 Recklinghausen
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Program overview on Zirkus ON am 30. & 31.5.2023
Please sign up for the event via the registration form by May 22nd 2023
For question please contact:  subject: Auftakt.

Note on Ticket reservation via Zirkus ON for 2 performances in the Festival program

Upon registration each person can reserve a ticket (Ticket price 18,00€)  in the available group-contingent for the following performances  in the Festival-Programm on May 30th & 31st

30.5. 20:00 -21:00 In C (Dance)  - 18,00 € | Festspielhaus Kleines Haus

31.5.  20.00 - 21:20 Horst Hansen Trio (music) - 18,00 € | Sparkasse Vest

Program overview |  May 30st  2023

Zirkus ON Opening presentations

Tuesday, May 30th 2023 | Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen

10.00 - 12.00 Zirkus ON Mentor Meeting | Ruhrfestspielhaus 

                          9:55 Meeting point in front of the stage entrance  

12.00 - 13.30    Zirkus ON Mentor*innen & Mentees - Mittagsessen | Ruhrfestspielhaus 


13:30 - 14:00 Reception | In front of the tent in the garden of the Ruhrfestspielhaus  

Language: German and English spoken language  


14.00 - 15.30 Zirkus ON opening presentations by the 5th edition 2023/24   


The 3 selected projects of the 5th Zirkus ON Edition (2023/24) introduce themselves: 

Diana Salles – DELUSIONAL I killed a man 

                                  Less Kuerdas – Drift 

                                  7 women company - Nora 


Moderation of the talk rounds: Ana Fentrop and Lilja Kopka (Ruhrfestspiele)  


15.30 - 16.00 Break                             

16.00 - 18.00: Zirkus ON Get-Together | Ruhrfestspielhaus 

15:50 Meeting point in front of the stage entrance  

Language: German and English spoken  


Getting to know each other and exchange with the creation alliance for circus art - Zirkus ON and the artists of the edition 2023/24 in the creation program  

Moderation: Zirkus ON   


18.00 End of the Zirkus ON program  


We look forward to a culinary finale from 19.00 in the house gastronomy at the Ruhrfestspielhaus and a joint visit of: In C from the festival program at the Ruhrfestspielhaus Kleines Haus. 

In C - cooperation with the Folkwang University of the Arts.   

Choreography: Sasha Waltz  

Music: Terry Riley  

Ticket for professional audience: 18€. Reservation via the Zirkus ON registration form.  

Program overview | May 31st 2023

Zirkus ON Alliance Meeting

Wednesday May 31st 2023 | Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen

9:30  - 11: 45  Zirkus ON Alliance Meeting | Program part 1

location: Festspielhaus, Otto-Burrmeister-Allee 145657 Recklinghausen

9:30 & 9:50 Meeting point in front of the stage entrance  

Room: Saturn
Language: German Spoken language  (If you wish for translation into English spoken language please tick the box in the registration form)

Note: The Program part 1 of the alliance meeting is open for Creation Alliance partners, Zirkus ON mentors, artists and alumnae.

9:30 - 10:00    Arrival in space

10:00            Welcome and Introduction to alliance meeting

10:15             UN@_ Impuls with: Hannah Ma und Marque Pham (UnitedNetworks)

United Networks (UN) is an alliance of six self organized artist groups as well as community-focused platforms and networks  committed to the promotion of marginalized artists and thus to an equitable cultural landscape.

11:00              Dialogue in groups

11:35 -11:45  wrap up Program part 1

11:45 -13:00 joint lunch  | Festspielhaus

12: 55 -  16:00  Zirkus ON alliance meeting  | Program part 2

Note: This program is for alliance members only. A program info will be sent to the partners separately.

20.00  - 21:20  optional: Festival program: Horst Hansen Trio | Sparkasse Vest



Zirkus ON contact:
subjekt: Auftakt

Updates and news about the Zirkus ON program will be sent out to registered participants a few days ahead of the event.

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Registration form Zirkus ON

Opening presentations 30.5.  &
alliance meeting 31.5.2023
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vegan lunch reservation 30.5 (Mentors + Edition 5)
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