Photoreport: Athens Circus Festival 6th edition

Photoreport: Athens Circus Festival 6th edition

The Athens Circus Festival is a yearly institution now in its 6th year and counting.

The event is organized by Circus Dayz in association with Technopolis of Athens, an open venue in the heart of the city. The aim of the festival is to produce an event where all circus acts can be showcased, and be a home for different international and Greek artists and collectives. For them, this is a chance for exchanging ideas and thoughts and, most importantly, to showcase their craft to the Athenian public. Throughout the Festival, workshops, concerts and shows are held, for the pleasure of the discerning audience.

This year’s event was an absolute blast, and I was very happy to cover it photographically. As I have said before, in relation to shooting live artistic events, it’s a bonus for the photographer to be able to enjoy both his work and the show itself. Acrobats, dancers, musicians, clowns, jugglers, aerialists and other circus performers gave their best, in a very well organized but still relaxed and casual-feeling event. I was especially impressed by the level of performance shown by the little kids from Circus Dayz school. Below the stage, hundreds of other little children with their families had to opportunity to watch some really magical moments.

Hope I managed to capture some of than magic, and here is a gallery from the event for your viewing pleasure:

(Τhe gear report: all shot with the Fujifilm X-T2 and X-Pro2, with the 10-24mm f4, 16-55mm f2.8, 50-140mm f2.8, 35mm f1.4 and 56mm f1.2 Fujinon lenses)

 


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