Letni Letna is the biggest contemporary circus festival in Czech Republic. Within 18 days it offers more than 190 circus and theatre performances with an attendance of more than 50 000 visitors. Festival has two basic programming lines:
There are 3-4 foreign companies at each edition of the festival, either coming with their own tent or performing in a rented one. These companies stay for the whole period of the festival and perform 13 to 15 shows.
Czech contemporary circus scene
One of the festival chapiteau is dedicated to Czech contemporary circus scene. Each year the festival presents premieres and popular Czech shows from well established companies as well as new emerging artists. You can see a different show practically every day as the festival provides space for almost every Czech contemporary circus company.
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Letni Letna has been one of partners in CircusLink project, who worked together in a spirit of cooperation and openness to develop CircusLink platform. CircusLink considers mobility as a common project, shared by programmers and companies, so that each show can find its right place in the European circus landscape. That is the reason why we created the CircusLink network and ti’s website, a tool made to encourage and facilitate the mobility of circus arts inside Europe.
CircusLink is a European collaborative project co-funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe Program. CircusLink’s goal is to promote the mobility of contemporary circus companies in Europe.