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A declaration of love
(to the circus)

Circus is our greatest love. And we love to share that love with the rest of the world. Here is our declaration of love: 10 reasons why we love the circus in black and white. Hopefully a spark will ignite and you will feel as madly in love as we are.

Circus is artistic top sport

Every year, we are amazed at what circus artists can do with their bodies. Festival Circolo is extremely proud that we can welcome these artistic top athletes in Tilburg and watch them perform the craziest tricks in their bodies. Circus teaches us how outstanding the human body can be.

Circus is dehydrating

Circus is angry. Circus is funny. Circus is heartbreaking. Circus is weird. Artists tell the most exciting, moving, funny and bizarre stories with their bodies. So it is not strange to lose some body fluids during a performance. This can be tears, sweat from the tension or because you are laughing out loud. So drink plenty before the show.

Circus smells amazing

It smells incredible – a mixture of sweat, stifled grass and campfire. This unique eau de circologne, spiced with excitement and sensation, is one you’ll want to take home with you.

Circus feels magical

Everything about the circus feels magical. Because in the circus, you can be yourself and at the same time transform yourself into whatever you want. Ordinary people perform superhuman tricks. Where else do you see performers firing, throwing knives and swinging through the top of a tent by their teeth? This enchanting feature of circus gives us butterflies in the stomach.

Circus is an experience

We love everything that is circus. Because circus is more than a show. It is a tent with caravans around it. It is a tribune filled with people. t is being together with your friends, family, relatives and fellow circus fans. Having a chat around the campfire. A beer and some chips. And then maybe another beer. And then maybe another one.

Circus is insane

Circus is the Eurovision Song Contest, the Olympic Games and a Hollywood blockbuster all rolled into one. Actually, it is quite a crazy idea. That someone is risking his life to entertain other people. Where else do you come across something like that outside the circus? We find this madness insane.

7. Circus is incredibly exciting

The electrical energy. The unpredictability. The collective silence in a tent before the applause. Circus is incredibly exciting in many ways and we can’t get enough. If Circus was a blood-curdling movie, we would watch it every day.

Circus is always in motion

Circus is: dance, water ballet, floor acrobatics, motorbike riding, bouncing, cycling, magic, kung fu, bananas, drag, clowning, break dancing, cabaret, and a thousand other things. Circus is so diverse that it is almost impossible to capture it in a single sentence. And that is exactly why we love circus. It is always in motion, changes shape and is therefore unpredictable and never boring. We are already looking forward to the circus of 2045.

Circus is a universal language

Most circus performers don’t need any words to tell their story. They do it with their bodies. The most complex stories are put into comprehensible form with their hands, feet and other limbs. All over the world, people are trying to keep balls high or climb on top of each other. This makes the circus perhaps the most accessible form of culture.

Circus is romantic

Circus artists personify the contemporary romance of the open road. We love the remarkable personalities and energy of circus performers. Circus performers are the embodiment of the romantic traveller’s life. They travel from place to place, living from day to day. They put on their own shows and (sometimes) build their own tents. We are proud to be one of these stopovers for these artistic nomads on their journey to new destinations.

Circus is artistic top sport

Every year, we are amazed at what circus artists can do with their bodies. Festival Circolo is extremely proud that we can welcome these artistic top athletes in Tilburg and watch them perform the craziest tricks in their bodies. Circus teaches us how outstanding the human body can be.

Circus is dehydrating

Circus is angry. Circus is funny. Circus is heartbreaking. Circus is weird. Artists tell the most exciting, moving, funny and bizarre stories with their bodies. So it is not strange to lose some body fluids during a performance. This can be tears, sweat from the tension or because you are laughing out loud. So drink plenty before the show.

Circus smells amazing

It smells incredible – a mixture of sweat, stifled grass and campfire. This unique eau de circologne, spiced with excitement and sensation, is one you’ll want to take home with you.

Circus feels magical

Everything about the circus feels magical. Because in the circus, you can be yourself and at the same time transform yourself into whatever you want. Ordinary people perform superhuman tricks. Where else do you see performers firing, throwing knives and swinging through the top of a tent by their teeth? This enchanting feature of circus gives us butterflies in the stomach.

Circus is an experience

We love everything that is circus. Because circus is more than a show. It is a tent with caravans around it. It is a tribune filled with people. t is being together with your friends, family, relatives and fellow circus fans. Having a chat around the campfire. A beer and some chips. And then maybe another beer. And then maybe another one.

Circus is insane

Circus is the Eurovision Song Contest, the Olympic Games and a Hollywood blockbuster all rolled into one. Actually, it is quite a crazy idea. That someone is risking his life to entertain other people. Where else do you come across something like that outside the circus? We find this madness insane.

Circus is incredibly exciting

The electrical energy. The unpredictability. The collective silence in a tent before the applause. Circus is incredibly exciting in many ways and we can’t get enough. If Circus was a blood-curdling movie, we would watch it every day.

Circus is always in motion

Circus is: dance, water ballet, floor acrobatics, motorbike riding, bouncing, cycling, magic, kung fu, bananas, drag, clowning, break dancing, cabaret, and a thousand other things. Circus is so diverse that it is almost impossible to capture it in a single sentence. And that is exactly why we love circus. It is always in motion, changes shape and is therefore unpredictable and never boring. We are already looking forward to the circus of 2045.

Circus is a universal language

Most circus performers don’t need any words to tell their story. They do it with their bodies. The most complex stories are put into comprehensible form with their hands, feet and other limbs. All over the world, people are trying to keep balls high or climb on top of each other. This makes the circus perhaps the most accessible form of culture.

Circus is romantic

Circus artists personify the contemporary romance of the open road. We love the remarkable personalities and energy of circus performers. Circus performers are the embodiment of the romantic traveller’s life. They travel from place to place, living from day to day. They put on their own shows and (sometimes) build their own tents. We are proud to be one of these stopovers for these artistic nomads on their journey to new destinations.