30 Years of Circus Monti - Bonjour la vie The prizewinning Swiss circus celebrates its 30th season with a spellbinding show set in the enchanting world of bohemia.

Issue: 3 / 2014
Join the Hello Switzerland team and other readers for a night at Circus Monti, Switzerland's most innovative circus! 2 September in Zurich and 16 October in Bern.

Singing and drinking, celebration and mourning, philosophy and poetry.

Graceful balance, virtuous music, impressive juggling, carefree dancing and feather-light flying: it must be bohemia.

Rousing scenes and dreamy, melancholic moments take us to late-night boulevards, tiny attics, and lively cafés.

Bonjour la vie! is a unique circus show where Circus Monti's international troupe of artistes bring the world of today's bohemia to life and tell us its story.


Swiss circus emotion

For its 30th season in the ring the Swiss circus has taken inspiration from Henri Murger's ‘Les scènes de la vie de bohème'.

The 23 passionate, expressive and independent artistes bring the lifestyle, hopes, dreams, and fears of today's bohemia to life in this outstanding Monti show, telling its story, touching the audience, and taking us on an emotional journey.


No animals are used at Circus Monti - the focus is on exceptional performance. The circus has twice won the Walo Prize, the highest award in Swiss showbusiness, and remains the only circus to have done so. In 2013 Circus Monti won the Swiss Theatre & Artist Association's Innovation Award for Innovative Work, Originality and Quality.



With 'bonjour la vie!' Circus Monti has confirmed its ground-breaking position in the Swiss cultural scene. The programme is a mosaic of artistic spectacle, vivid visual production, and indulgent music - a pleasure for all the senses.   




Bonjour la vie! circus performances

Basel, Rosentalanlage 13.08 – 24 .08.2014
Zürich, Sechseläutenplatz 27.08 – 21.09.2014
Cham, Hirschgarten 26.09 – 28.09.2014
Aarau, Schachen 30.09 – 05.10.2014
Bern, Allmend 08.10 – 19 .10.2014


Special event: Hello Switzerland Meet-Up Night

Join the Hello Switzerland team and other readers for a night at Circus Monti, Switzerland's most innovative circus! We will meet on 2 September in Zurich and 16 October in Bern. At both locations we will meet up at 7pm for a drink, a chat and a behind-the-scenes tour in English before enjoying the evening show at 8:15pm.

To register for this reader event simply email michael.tomsett@helloswitzerland.ch with your name and the number of tickets you would like. We will contact you by email with all further details. See you there!

Tickets are CHF 56 for ringside seats and CHF 50 for the podium.

Author: Mike Tomsett - Hello Switzerland

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