International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo

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A contortionist performs at the 32nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo in January 2008.

The International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, known as Festival International du Cirque de Monte-Carlo in French, is an annual festival held since 1974 in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

The festival includes the awarding of the Clown d'Or (Golden Clown) award as well as awards for other circus skills. A permanent venue, the Chapiteau (circus tent) de Fontvieille, was built especially for this festival. The festival is held in late January or early February.

In 2012, the 36th festival was opened by Prince Albert II and his sister Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, who is the festival's patron. The last winner (in 2011) of the "Clown d'Or" was Bello Nock.[1]

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Further reading[edit]

  • Pierre Paret, Monte-Carlo ou la Renaissance du Cirque (Sorvilier, Editions de la Gardine, 1985) ISBN 2-88200-001-4

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