Professional Session 2022

It is very important to us to promote the network in the national and international circus and show scene, to enable new contacts and to generate new ideas. That is why we organize the PROFESSIONAL SESSION and the traditional CIRCUS SPEED DATING every year. Artists, producers, bookers, directors and all other circus lovers are cordially invited.

These are the talk guests 2022:

  • Tilde Björfors, Artistic Director of “Cirkus Cirkör”, Sweden
  • Stacy Clark, CEO of “CircusTalk”, Casting Director, Canada
  • Samuel Roy, Senior Casting Advisor at “Cirque du Soleil”, Canada
  • Daniel Burow, editor of CircusZeitung and coordinator for Ukrainian circus students in Berlin

The professional session is hosted by Urs Jäckle / Artistic Director Krystall Palast Variété Leipzig

Participation in the Professional Session is free of charge. If you would like to attend the festival-show at 7:30 p.m., you can also order tickets at the regular price by registering.


When: Monday 23 May 2022 at 14.00 h

Where: Festival location, Event Hall Messe Basel, Messeplatz/City Lounge Basel

The program:
14:00h  Welcome by Nadja Hauser, Festival Director
14:15h  Panel discussion
15:30h  „Circus-Speed-Dating“ (easy networking)
16.15h  Meet & Greet / Coffee & Cake
19:30h  YOUNG STAGE-Show
22:15h  After Show Meet & Greet