About the book
The Winterfest is one of the most famous circus festivals in the world. For more than 15 years, the best troupes have made their way to Austria to settle at the foot of the mountains and contribute to warming the hearts of thousands of spectators. This book is the reflection of these extraordinary evenings, where the bond between the audience and the artists is exceptional, and where, in the shelter of a simple circus tent, unique and moving encounters take place. It is a tribute to Georg Daxner, the founder of the festival, a man of the circus, a global citizen and a persistent dreamer, who gave a crazy and fantastic project its shape: to make Salzburg a metropolis for circus!
About the author
Pascal Jacob was born in 1962 and is a French author and historian. He is the artistic director of the Cirque Phénix and the festival Mondial du Cirque de Demain. He is also working as a creative consultant for Dragone and lectures on circus arts and circus history in circus schools and universities in Bruxelles, Paris and Montréal. He has published numerous books about circus arts and circus history. His latest publications include «Trente ans : Festival mondial du cirque de demain » (2009), « Les Métiers du cirque, histoire et patrimoine » (2013) und « Paris en pistes : Histoire du cirque parisien » (2013).
The Book about the Winterfest is availible for € 19,90 at the Winterfest in the Volksgarten or for order with the form below (plus € 4,50 shipping to Austria)