Cirque Plume

Cirque Plume is an internationally renowned contemporary circus company founded in 1984 by Bernard Kudlak in the Franche-Comté region of France.

Cirque Plume
Founder(s)Bernard Kudlak
Year founded1984
DirectorBernard Kudlak
Traveling show?Yes
Circus tent?Yes
Winter quartersBesançon, France

French newspaper Le Parisien has described Cirque Plume as "the oldest of the New Circuses... It is one of the rare troupes who seem to be able to reconcile both the children, numerous in the audience... and adults, uncomfortable with the traditional circus, but who are rather in search of a certain atmosphere."[1] According to Le Figaro, "The word circus here is what you see and what you get. The techniques of juggling, acrobatics or flying trapeze are totally respected. Their chief originality is the way in which they are all brought into the gigantic mixer."[2]


  • 1984 : Cirque Plume is founded
  • 1986 : Avignon "Off" Theatre Festival
  • 1988 : Spectacle de Cirque et de Merveilles
  • 1990 : Grand Prix national du cirque
  • 1991 : No Animo Mas Anima
  • 1993 : Toiles
  • 1996 : L'harmonie est elle municipale?
  • 1999 : Mélanges (opéra plume)
  • 2001 : First performance in New York City, USA
  • 2002 : Récréation
  • 2004 : Plic Ploc
  • 2009 : L'Atelier du Peintre
  • 2013 : Tempus fugit ? Une ballade sur le chemin perdu

See also


  1. Yves Jaegle. "Envolez-vous avec le Cirque Plume." Le Parisien. 29 October 1999.
  2. François de Santerre. "Un merveilleux truc en plumes." Le Figaro. 1 November 1999.

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