diploma project at the
Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Budapest, Hungary, 2010
Tamás Karácsony DLA
The circus went through big changes in the last twenty years. The „nouveau cirque” genre has been spreading in an increasingly wider circle (Cirque du Soleil, Compagnie 111). By losing or reshaping the original circus elements (e.g. there are no trained animals or ringmasters), the new theatrical narrative performances also feature acrobatic elements.
The tight mass of the building makes a strong contrast with the surrounding fruit-tree groves and flower fields. Its playfulness is wrapped: if the New Circus plays in Budapest, the containers create performance space and above a canopy strains. If it sets off, the building part serves the visitor of the public park with its café, restrooms or transforms to a concert place on the huge stairs. In summer time the performing space can be filled with water where anyone can soak their feet until the company stretches its tarp over some other railway stations in Copenhagen, Strasbourg or in Brussels.