Basel goes Circus! Spectacular anniversary program!

These are the Winners!

After a fantastic awarding show the jury rewarded the winners as follows:

Golden Star (by Bank CIC), SFr. 5000.—:
Arthur Morel Van Hyfte. Discipline: Dance Trapeze. France

Silver Star (by Merian Iselin Klinik), SFr. 3000.—:
Mélanie Dupuis, Xander Taylor. Discipline: Duo Trapeze. Canada, New Zealand

Bronze Star (by Coop), SFr. 2000.—:
Julius Bitterling, César Mispelon. Discipline: Hand to Hand. Germany, France

«Young Star»-Prize (by Coop), SFr. 1000.—:
Collectif Malunés: Arne Sabbe, Simon Bruyninckx, Tars van der Vaerent, Luke Horley. Discipline: Teeterboard & Corean Cradle. Belgium, United Kingdom

Public’s Choice Award (by Sat.1 (Schweiz)), SFr. 1000.—:
Arata Urawa. Discipline: Diabolo. Japan

Cirque du Soleil: Award for Innovative Artistic Vision and Performance:
Arthur Morel Van Hyfte. Discipline: Dance Trapeze. France

Circus Knie Award (for the first time this year):
Collectif Malunés: Arne Sabbe, Simon Bruyninckx, Tars van der Vaerent, Luke Horley. Discipline: Teeterboard & Corean Cradle. Belgium, United Kingdom

Cirque Éloize Award:
Ezra Weill. Discipline: Aerial Rope & Hat Juggling. USA, United Kingdom

Les 7 Doigts, Coup de Coeur:
Collectif Malunés: Arne Sabbe, Simon Bruyninckx, Tars van der Vaerent, Luke Horley. Discipline: Teeterboard & Corean Cradle. Belgium, United Kingdom

Award for best Costume and Design (by Viktor Kee):
Arata Urawa. Discipline: Diabolo. Japan

Circus Monti Award:
Sagi Bracha. Discipline: Clubs Juggling. Israel

Award of the Circus-, Varieté und Artistenfreunde der Schweiz:
Lea Prinz. Discipline: Hula Hoop / Manipulation. Germany


Engagement-Prizes:
Circus Roncalli (D): Valeria Ganzyuk, Anatoli Ignatov. Ukraine
Feuerwerk der Turnkunst (D): Mélanie Dupuis, Xander Taylor. Discipline: Duo Trapeze. Canada, New Zealand
Palazzo Colombino (CH): Lea Prinz. Discipline: Hula Hoop / Manipulation. Germany
Europa-Park (D): Camille Tremblay, Louis-Marc Bruneau-Dumoulin. Discipline: Duo Aerial Silk. Canada
GOP-Variété (D): Vincent Bruyninckx. Discipline: Cyr Wheel. Belgium
Casino Theater Winterthur / Stille Kracht (CH):
Mélanie Dupuis, Xander Taylor. Discipline: Duo Trapeze. Canada, New Zealand

In addition to the award mentioned our jury member Pascal Jacob (Artistic Director of the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain) rewarded Arthur Morel Van Hyfte with an engagement for the upcoming Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain, Paris.

 

What a spectacular Circus-Weekend in Basel!

This was really spectacular: Young Canadian artist Laurence Tremblay-Vu showed a breathtaking high wire performance with a 200 m walk over the Rhine last Saturday 12 May. Without any safety he celebrated his tricks in 25 meters above the river’s surface. A crowd of nearly 10’000 spectators was at the same time touched and fascinated by an unforgettable show.

On Sunday 13 May a huge event with five open-air-stages took place on the exhibition square in Basel. A large number of extraordinary circus compagnies from all over the world atttracted hundrets of parents with their kids, so they could see the performances and try several circus disciplines on their own, guided by members of differents Basel Circus Schools.