Lublin Hosts World Circus Acts for Three-Day Carnival
Over 100 ‘new circus’ acts – jugglers, acrobats, illusionists and clowns – will descend on the eastern Polish city of Lublin for the 10th Caranaval Sztukmistrzów on July 25-28.
The event will be a celebratory tenth edition of the carnival, which has become a cultural standard-bearer of the city, raising its status as a tourist destination having drawn over half a million viewers to date.
Carnaval Sztukmistrzów popularizes the art of the new circus, in which artists from the world over use circus disciplines as a language to tell various stories. The artists show their skills mostly on the streets and outdoor stages, often with the participation of the audience.
“Carnaval Sztukmistrzów has caused a radical change in the perception of our city, both from the perspective of those coming here and of the residents themselves,” Tomasz Rakowski, deputy director of the city’s mayoral office told a press conference. “We’ve got used to the presence of his event as if it had always been in the city; we can’t imagine Lublin without it.”