Circus Street Festival CU’FUS to be Held in Samobor

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2019 is the ninth year that the Circus Street Festival CU’FUS will be held in the town of Samobor, a well-liked weekend-visit destination located just west of Zagreb. The festival, in Croatian called Cirkuski ulični festival u Samoboru (which abbreviates to CU’FUS) will take place over three days in May, on the 17th, 18th and 19th at the several locations in the town. Most notably, you will be able to see the circus street performers at the Kralj Tomislav Square and in the park next to the Samobor Museum – both of those locations are very close to the centre of the town.

Addition programs will be a part of the festival as well: CU’FUSEK includes children’s program, performances and animation, CHILLBAR AT CU’FUS is the everyday musical program which will be paired with the circus street performances at the park all day, CU’FUZIK – live music to be performed at the festival, numerous workshops (CU’FUSARIJE), a circus cabaret night, various presentations designed to attract as many various types of visitors, from those who know a lot about circus to those just learning more about the art. There will be an eco-corner, different foods and drinks offered to the visitors (and there is always good food in Samobor, especially the traditional sweets) etc. Some of the more prominent names performing at the festival will be SelfIgniting Italian, UnbelievablyBalancingVenezuelan, Niki Beluči – you’re forgiven if you’ve never really heard of them, but that only means you need to go to Samobor to find out more about them!

The artists participating in the festival this year are discovering the various spheres and limits of the circus performance art, which includes experimenting with different new media, such as music, contemporary dance, miming, physical theatre, digital arts and many others. That way all of the participants will see what the most modern circus experience has to offer.

The program at the CU’FUS Circus Street Festival is free, but it is polite to leave a donation in the artists’ hat if you’ve enjoyed the performance. More info and a detailed program of the festival can be found on You must come to CU’FUS! (yes, it rhymes better in Croatian)


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