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Festival Internacional de Circo

The First International Circus Festival brings the focus to the pacified favelas thanks to 20 national and international companies

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Festival Internacional de Circo

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Date 22 Jun 2012-01 Jul 2012

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Festival Internacional de Circo website

A different kind of occupation is taking over the city's favelas until the start of July as twelve international and eight Brazilian circus troupes begin a ten-day festival of shows across the city. Colombian outfit Urban open up proceedings in Quinta da Boa Vista (22 June, 5.30pm), before the playful Teatro de Anônimo, London's choreographically impressive Collectif and the huge puppets of Circo do Topetão continue, each with two shows in their respective venues from Complexo Alemão to Cidade de Deus complimented by street performances and impromptu 'interventions' throughout the period.


Highlights include:

  • 23 June - Circo do Topetão, Cidade de Deus (3pm)
  • 24 June - Unicirco Rock Show, Quinta da Boa Vista (3pm & 5.30pm)
  • 26 June - La Tarumba, Praça Onze (8pm)
  • 28 June - Shake That!, Complexo do Alemão (8pm)
  • 29 June - Perpetual Movement, Praça Onze (3pm)
  • 29 June - Nós no Bambu, Cidade de Deus (7pm)
  • 30 June - Teatro de Anônimo, Complexo do Alemão (8pm)
  •   1 July  - Circo del Sur, Cidade de Deus (7pm)
  •   1 July - Collectif, Cidade de Deus (3pm)

Words by Time Out Rio de Janeiro editors
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