IN IMAGES – In Niort, the Cirque d’été festival is in full swing

Circus artists have taken over the center of Guesclin, in Niort, for the summer circus festival. It unfolds from Wednesday July 28 to Saturday July 31. Seven companies for a dozen performances : acrobatics, choreography, dance … They are free but to see them you have to Reserve and have a health pass.

A festival that had to adapt to Covid-19 again this year. “We cannot work with international companies, so we have national, regional companies. We have quite a few companies from New Aquitaine”, specifies Christelle Chassagne, deputy mayor of Niort in charge of culture.

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The company El Nucleo offers an acrobatic show around adolescence. © Radio France
Noemie Guillotin
Uppercut, a show by the Bordeaux company Rêvolution
Uppercut, a show by the Bordeaux company Rêvolution © Radio France
Noemie Guillotin

An exhibition for the centenary of Jean Richard

Also to see, a exhibition on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Jean Richard. Born in 1921 in Bessines, near Niort and died in 2001. “He is at the origin of the circus in France. So, the circus with animals, it must be said. It’s a controversy today. And I believe that times are changing and it was also time to move on. thing. But he is a man who worked for the circus as we knew him when we were children “, explains Christelle Chassagne.

An exhibition is dedicated to Jean Richard, born in Bessines in 1921 and died in 2001
An exhibition is dedicated to Jean Richard, born in Bessines in 1921 and died in 2001 © Radio France
Noemie Guillotin

The complete program of the Cirque d’été festival is to be found here. And to book, you have to click here.

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