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Circus, contemporary dance, and street theater at Sziget Festival

The Sziget festival, which starts on August 10, offers a unique program of events.

As in previous years, Sziget will entertain visitors with large-scale street theater shows. This year, the Big Street Theater will bring the Sacude company from Barcelona, which will present their performance Euforia each night after the last main stage act. 

French Cirque La Compagnie’s L’avis Bidon will captivate the audience with a combination of humor and acrobatics, exploring themes of family, personal relationships and social emotions. 

From Canada comes the Barcode Circus Company, which in Sweat & Ink explores the themes of memory and relationships through acrobatic metaphors.

The French company Cie Cabas’ Desiderata touches on a sensitive subject. Festivalgoers will see six men, often in the air: flying, falling, catching or hitting each other, dancing, hugging, reciting poetry or turning brutal.

Thanks to a partnership between Sziget and the International Federation of Circus Schools (FEDEC), this year two circus schools will be performing at the festival.

The Palestine Circus School will be coming from Ramallah with the performance My Share, while students from the Imre Baross Artist Training School will enrich the program with an adaptation of their performance Midsummer Night’s Dreamers, created for Sziget.

Among the Hungarian performers will be Máté Mészáros and his company, and the Sleeping Beauty Project’s Dream Experiment, a sleeping installation. Puppet artist Sándor Márkus will be presenting an interactive puppet installation, and the Willany Leó Improvised Dance Theater will add to the program as well.

More information is available on the Sziget website.

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