Helena Sirugue

For this fifth edition, CIRKL is working with a guest curator for the first time. This provides a young, fresh look at the program with some nuance and adds a unique identity to the content of the festival.

Helena Sirugue (23) is the starting point for this edition. Her outspoken love for the circus world started as a child at the Leuven circus school Cirkus in Beweging. Besides immersing herself in partner acrobatics as a circus artist in training (Centre Régional des Arts du Cirque in Lille-Lomme), you can also often find Helena at other shows and circus festivals.

"As a young circus artist-to-be, I have a network in the international circus world. It's great that I can share that knowledge with CIRKL and help puzzle out the festival's programming."