Festival for contemporary circus in the Volksgarten in Salzburg
The Winterfest, the largest festival for contemporary circus in Austria, has been able to bring this art form closer to the public since 2001. Contemporary Circus is a collection of various art forms. The spectrum ranges from visual art to performing arts with dance, music, drama or acrobatics.
Well-known circus companies from the international circus-scene are guests in the different tents and take around 30.000 guests into another world. With brilliant technique and impressive creativity they merge reality and imagination and present touching, spirited and clownish shows.
With Claudio Stellato absurd body art and intelligent humor came into the circus tent from 13 December. The four men in suits devoted themselves in “La Cosa” to four cubic meters of wood and went to physical limits in their performance to show the idea of creating and destroying.
Under the dome of the circus tent the two mischievous characters of the Compagnia Baccalà played their way directly into the hearts of the audience. With intelligent humor and precise clumsy acrobatics in their show “Pss Pss”, they have shown the world of timeless clowning and guaranteed a lot of humorous and poetic moments.
At this point, we would like to thank our loyal audience, all our sponsors and supporters, and all the helping hands who, with their work and passion, make the Winterfest a very special festival every year! We are particularly proud that the Winterfest was certified as a Green Event for the first time this year, and thanks to the Salzburg AG and the State of Salzburg we were able to heat with district heating in an environmentally friendly manner.