Art is Power – Viva Circus Festival 2014

Posted: November 3, 2014 by lambentI2e in Events / Gatherings, Workshop

Established in 2011 as ‘Collision Arts Asia’ Festival, it was rebranded as ‘Viva Circus Festival’ in 2012.  Each year the festival gravitates it’s focus around a key theme, and for 2014 its key theme is ‘ART IS POWER.

Over the last three years the Viva Circus Festival has been the forerunner in introducing fusion and audacious new styles of performance and social outreach with at-risk communities.  The festival includes championships, showcases and workshops.

Viva Circus Festival 2014, with internationally renowned activist and artist Jerry Snell as Artistic Director, has launched with the festival theme of ‘ART IS POWER’ comprising seven days of distinctive arts celebration which includes social circus workshops seeking to expand the opportunities of and teach valuable skills to marginalised youth, and public workshops seeking to raise funds for longer term social outreach programmes after the festivities.

“Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate “ – Harvey Fierstein

“Art is social change and can transform lives… art can be a is our voice & soul, art is power” – Jerry Snell

This year’s Viva Circus Festival ‘ART IS POWER’ features a feast of acrobatics, dance, music, new circus, physical theatre, visual art and debate from a wide range of national and international companies and artists. 25 performances, 18 workshops – some of which workshops are for marginalized youth from Everyone Has Hope, Fugee School KL, Yaysan Chow Kit and will take place across the week in Publika, MAP and Viva Vertical Stage KL. All performances in Publika outdoor square are free for the public to enjoy.  Public workshops held in White Box and Black Box MAP are subject to donations or minimum fees to assist with raising funds for the Viva Circus Festival social outreach programme.

  • Aerial Arts, Cyr Wheel, Flow Arts, Hip Hop Workshops, 24-30 November 2014
  • Dance, New Circus and Multimedia Showcases, 28-30 November 2014
  • Pole Stars Championships, 30 November 2014
  • New Circus Awards, 28 November 2014

Date : 24 – 30 Nov 2014
Venue : Publika Shopping Centre, Jalan Dutamas 1, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


For more updates, see the Viva Circus Festival website or Viva Circus Facebook page.


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