Events Associated with the Monte-Carlo Circus Festival
The Monte-Carlo International Circus Festival will take place from 17 to 27 January 2013. Many events are being organised in parallel to the Festival:
The Open Door Show, inside the Big Top, is free and open to all. This year, renowned trainer Kid Bauer will give a step-by-step explanation of how he trains each animal.
The Princess Grace Theatre is presenting two exhibitions, one devoted to circus costumes created by Roberto Rossello for the Bouglione, Gruss and Knie circuses, the other by the painter Parice, which is entitled "Totem – Animal Symbolism" (from18 to 25 January, from 12 pm to 6 pm);
The Marriott Hotel is hosting an exhibition of circus equipment and a conference of the European Circus Association, a major meeting for professionals, which will take place on 18 and 19 January;
An ecumenical ceremony will be held on 21 January at 7 pm in the Big Top;
There will be a friendly football match between H.S.H. Prince Albert II's Barbagiuans and an international team from the Festival (Cap d’Ail Stadium, Monday 21 January at 8.30 pm);
Finally, as every year, there will be a window dressing competition, organised by the Monaco Union of Traders and Artisans - a competition for the most beautiful window display on the theme of the circus.
The second "New Generation" Festival will take place on 2 and 3 February 2013.
The 37th Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo will be held from 17 to 27 January 2013.