17 August 2018
There are new ways to create new worlds. Fekat Circus is one of the plans that ensure that one of these worlds moves in a particular way. A circus that we born directly from the dreams of one child who was born in the streets of Addis Ababa; Dereje Dagne. Stumbling into circus, he found a way out. A new way to look at the world, that now he shares with dozens of stages.
Fekat Circus is a circus troupe from Ethiopia that is characterised for having developed a social project with the circus being used as a tool for social transformation by way of their shows. They are overflowing with reasons and heart. Not just for their fund-raising campaigns or for their role as doctor-clowns, among other things, but because of the meaning and the stories of their shows.
The troupe returns to Rototom with Move In for the 25th anniversary of the festival in the African Village area, a space dedicated to African culture. We hit the bulls-eye with this proposal that has been converted in a journey through acrobatics and theatre. Move In talks to us about emotions and makes us beat at their rhythm because we are completely submerged in the journey of a migrant across a land full of longing. You feel every sensation, every drop, the emotions and expectations. Suddenly, we are part of this utopic journey.
And so, the circus is a transformative tool. Creating smiles and, why not; awareness.
Written by Asun Pérez Cabezas. Translated by Finn Darco