Introducing the Circus Festival

Introduction to the 5th China International Circus Festival

The China International Circus Festival is a State-approved international competition and cultural exchange programme. It is jointly organised by the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and the Guangdong Provincial People’s Government and hosted by the Zhuhai Municipal People’s Government and Guangdong Chimelong Group Companies. The forth China International Circus Festival will run from 16th to 23th November 2018 at Zhuhai Hengqin Chimelong International Ocean Tourist Resort - International Circus City in Zhuhai Hengqin New District, Guangdong.

By upholding its motto of “a government-led, market-driven and corporate-managed art form for the benefit of the people”, the Festival endeavours to establish a high-quality and all-encompassing competitive circus platform that accommodates all categories of award-winning circus arts. The China International Circus Festival sets itself the objectives of promoting circus arts through international industrial exchanges, boosting socio-economic development and enriching cultural life of the population. Through hosting a fun and successful international circus festival, the organisers hope to root the foundation for circus festival to become a permanent circus art festival of not only Zhuhai and Guangdong but also the Greater China and even the world.

For the circus festival, no restrictions would be posed upon the performers’ and competitors’ nationality, gender and number of performers in a team. This year, 25 teams of top circus performers coming from 18 countries will be showcasing spectacular performances. There will be series of events including mixed performances during the opening ceremony, international circus acrobatic competitions, performance by award-wining shows, and excellent program performance. Through the diverse and vivid activities, it strives to showcase the passion and vitality of Zhuhai.