Dynamo Circus Festival

Welcome to a performing arts festival that celebrates shared experiences! Free from taste judgment and arbitrary avant-garde tyranny, this is a life-affirming embrace of the general human: the empathy, the fear, the redemption, the joy, the euphoria, the tension and the loss of control. Together vi explore circus!

The fourth edition of the International Contemporary Circus Festival is packed with music, community, parties, unpredictable experiences and, of course, contemporary circus. It is a tour de force in intensity, poetry, humour and magic. Between abandoned silos and harbour industry, cultural life meets faded concrete – here, in August, DYNAMO presents an intense festival displaying this circus genre from its best side.

A circus festival needs to entertain, but must also challenge status quo! That’s why this year’s program contains astonishing contemporary circus performances, thrilling live music that sets the floor on fire, open stage, and a film program presented in collaboration with Odense International Film Festival.

See the performance programme for the festival

To close of the festival and welcome the roaring Saturday night, we dive head-first into an epic circus party like no other – the signature DYNAMO “Late Night Cabaret”. This edition’s cabaret welcomes national and international artists accompanied by original electronic live music – created and directed by a very certain Danish contemporary circus artist, magician and now also director…

Receive this invitation to a festive exploration of the humane dimensions of performing arts. On offer? – circus workshops, bands, food trucks, local DJs, shows and, to properly welcome you in this amazing land of circus – the best bartenders in Odense behind our quirky Gorilla Bar. This year, we raise the bar on scale and quality, as the festival expands with a true Big Top circus tent in which we present the biggest circus performance our audience has ever seen.

Indoors, you will find the two DYNAMO stages, a chill-out lounge, where you can relax in between performances, and our rugged punk-fun atmosphere with tattoo tombola, the photo booth and the dress up central ready to provide you with stimuli for an epic after-party.

DYNAMO Circus Festival: four days of contemporary circus, music, talks, films, workshops and cultural togetherness.