Zirka Zirkus

Kaserne Basel and Station Circus have organised a focus on contemporary circus performances: Zirka Zirkus. It will be held from 29 November to 9 December in Basel.

Zirka Zirkus provides a panorama of current contemporary circus at the intersection of circus, performance, theatre, dance, music, fine arts and light and media design. The programme presents works by established artists as well as by up-and-coming companies, and includes several Swiss creations:

«Eins Zwei Drei» by Martin Zimmermann, 29 November to 1 December, 20:00 at Kaserne Basel
Packed with violent visual encounters, Zimmermann’s wordless theatre incorporates circus, dance and visual-arts roots. Here, with live piano accompaniment, a tasteful museum space becomes a catalyst for the violence and complexity of human passions in tragicomic manner…

Young talents in circus will be featured on 5 December, with Compagnie Ici’Bas, Klub Girko and Nina Wey. An opportunity to discover three new short pieces which have been awarded the circus endowment of the Swiss Society of Authors (SSA) and Pro Cirque:
«Lonely are the lonely roads», by Cie Ici’bas – 19:00 at Kaserne Basel
«122×144 and a lot of little pieces», by Klub Girko – 20:30 at Station Circus
«Nina» by Nina Wey – 21:30 at Station Circus


See the complete programme on Kaserne Basel’s website.