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Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain (Established 1977)



  • Existence: Established 1977


The Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain (The World Festival of the Circus of Tomorrow) was established by Dominique Mauclair (1929-2017) in 1977 for La Piste, a charitable organisation that raised funds for retired and injured circus performers in financial distress. The Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain was created to organise and run a festival to support young performers who didn’t come within the circus. It provides a forum to showcase their talent in front of employers and the media.

The Festival has grown in importance over the years to become the cradle of invention and innovation in traditional circus at an international level, attracting performers, agents and directors from all over the world.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Circus Friends Association Collection

Reference code: NFA0122
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a large library of books and journals, as well as archival material including posters, programmes, photographs, films, handbills, research material, scrapbooks, original artwork and many other items of ephemera relating to British, Irish and European circuses

Dates: 1795 - 2020

Circus Knie, Chinese Circus, Rivalen der Manege,23 Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, Magie, Melo et Music-Hall 'What a Wonderful World' and Cirque de Soleil Films, 1987 - 2002

Reference code: 178D13.17
Scope and Contents School TV, Corona Filmproduktion, ARTE, Cirque de Soleil Images inc and Serpents Film Production. Colour, sound and background music. DVD1 Franco Knie documentary contains interviews, behind the scenes footage, circus build up and show, narrated in German tv broadcast, Rivalen der Manege circus film in German, 02:05:28 mins. DVD2 23 Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, Magie, Melo et Music-Hall 'What a Wonderful World' tv broadcast with Cirque d'Hiver narrated in German 2002-2003, Cirque...
Dates: 1987 - 2002

Cyril Bertram Mills-This is Your Life, Paul Daniels, Circus Circus, The Circus, Circus Moves on in Calabria, 24 Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain and Gypsey et Maud Films, 1974 - 2003

Reference code: 178D13.18
Scope and Contents Thames Television Plc, ITV, TWO, ARTE France Telmondis, Les Poissons Volants Neyrac Films. Colour and black and white, sound and background music. DVD1 Cyril Bertram Mills on This is Your Life, tv programme 1989 showing interviews and modern and vintage footage including the Royal Performance, Paul Daniels presenting a variety tv programme, including comedy, strong men and skating acts, followed by news programme, Circus Circus tv documentary on circus narrated by Wendy Richards, showing...
Dates: 1974 - 2003

Films, 1927 - 2007

Reference code: 178D13
Scope and Contents

Compilation of circus films showing acts on the ring as well as interviews with performers and proprietors, mainly produced by tv companies in the UK and Europe. Many of them narrated in German.

Dates: 1927 - 2007

Additional filters:

Archival Object 3
Collection 1
Acrobats 1
Aerialists 2
Animal trainers 1
Animals 2
Art 1