The Circumova Festival organized by the Cornouaille Theatre takes place from January 10 to February 2, 2023.

This year, the 12e Circumova offers 16 shows over 4 weeks (full program) a new circus especially marked by a very transversal approach to the arts. More than ever, the circus has become a total art, bringing in its wake other arts such as dance, music and singing.

Seven communes of Cornouaille and Pointe Bretonne are associated to share this edition, under a capital, in the hall and in the public space.

Circonova 2023

Shows of four companies/collectives installed in Brittany to discover:

  • Rhizome Chloé Moglia, based in Trédion in Morbihan: the company agreed by the DRAC of Brittany presents Tenacious blue from Saturday 14 to Sunday 15 January.

Tenacious blue © Gaelle-Magder-Atelier-Diptik

  • The Pretty Collective, installed in Hédé-Bazouges in Ille-et-Vilaine, presents Antigone directed by Vincent Collet from Thursday 26 to Friday 27 January at 7pm.
    The show received aid for the production of the DRAC of Brittany in 2019.

Antigone © Isabelle Jouvante

  • Collectif Sous le Manteau, based in Rennes in Ille-et-Vilaine, presents Pylon Saturday, January 14, at 14:15 and 17:30, Sunday, January 15, at 11:30 and 16:00, and Mikado Thursday 19 January at 8 pm at the Triskell in Pont l'Abbé (Finistère).
    Mikado received production aid from the DRAC of Brittany in 2022.

Mikado © Caroline Ablain

  •  Excluding production game, installed in Evran (Côtes-d'Armor), presents White Gold directed by Zip Zap from Tuesday 10 to Wednesday 11 January at 8 pm and Thursday 12 January at 8.30 pm.

White gold © DR

Universally accessible

The Circumova festival is accessible and open to all audiences. It offers five free shows on 14 and 15 January.

Beyond the shows

Circumova also offers children and adults the opportunity to learn circus techniques during a registration course organized on February 4.

The festival will be an opportunity for the advanced students of the circus school Balles à fond and the conservatory of music and drama to present a «field trip» at the Théâtre de Cornouaille on January 22.

A conference entitled Feel dizzy will also be proposed on January 12 by Arthur Lochmann philosopher and carpenter.