CIRKLABO is the Leuven laboratory which will explore circus arts in all forms. Artists are given physical and mental space to experiment, create and produce.
CIRKLABO will start as a new circus workspace as of January 1st, 2021. It will continue and rework the current residency program, as well as the CIRKL festival.
The artist and the development of the circus arts are central to CIRKLABO.
It is based on non-product-driven experiment, exchange and reflection.
Absorbing evolutions in the circus arts, in Leuven or in society, the workspace stimulates the artistic deepening of circus, mainly on the following themes:
- interdisciplinarity inside and outside the arts
- new urbanity, and
- digital technology
CIRKLABO is an initiative of cultural centre 30CC, in close and active collaboration with the circus sector and the cultural department of the city of Leuven.