• Festival Nez Rouges

    Mimirichi, Paper World

    Organised by the Lido circus school in Toulouse and held at the Espace Culturel Altigone in Saint-Orens-de-Gameville, Festival Nez Rouges (The Festival of Red Noses) is, at you might reasonably guess, a festival dedicated to the various manifestations of the contemporary circus clown – but slanted toward lighter work for families and young audiences.

    At the festival in 2011 there's the widely-toured Ukrainian theatre company Mimirichi with their broadly accessible, feel-good Paper World; old hands Les Acrostiches, a troupe of three acrobats and two musicians, who're heavy on the object manipulation and who here perform C'est quoi ce cirque!; plus there are a couple of pieces from young performers – Simili Circus (a troupe of eighteen clowns, all between 13 and 17 years old) and a performance of Mic Mac, the end of year show developed by Le Lido's own students.

  • Magazine

    By Geraldine Harris on 22 February 2011 in Reviews

    Last night, during Le Jongleur, Festival Nez Rouges’ penultimate show, I spent some time wishing Nikolaus the juggler would juggle more. Ten minutes into tonight’s festival finale, I am already wishing that Les Acrostiches would juggle less.

    By Geraldine Harris on 22 February 2011 in Reviews

    Le Jongleur is performed for the first time tonight by soloist Nikolaus-Maria Holz, whose CV includes a stint in Archaos and teacher of clowning at top French circus schools Châlons-en-Champagne and Rosny-sous-Bois.