Circus Next, the European initiative supporting the work of new circus creators, has announced twelve projects from a total 126 to have made the 2012-13 preselection shortlist. These are:
Nicolas Longuechaud, Opticirque
Collectif Martine à la plage, This is not a urinal
Compagnie du chaos, Vigilia
La boca abierta company, An adventure
Iona Kewney, To be confirmed
La Tournoyante, Kosm
Circus Next will now grant residencies to the selected projects to support them in preparing for the next stage of the process: on-stage presentations and jury interviews in Neerpelt 12-16 November 2012. Five projects will then be selected as laureates and receive further support in the form of a small creation grant, artistic residencies, and mentoring.