Hard to Frame
Duo Two Many
Thibault & Milan - Circographie
Fire Birds: Freak Fusion Cabaret
Elliot & Gaia
WHAT IS ROZTOC?
(... read it like "roztotch" if you don't want to be lame 😉 ) is an international festival based on circus and flow arts, theatre and all kinds of movement art forms, but in fact also a music festival - with dozens of live bands and DJs, with genres ranging from balkan, klezmer, cumbia and latin, to drum'n'bass, dubstep or psytrance.
Our motivation is simply to have as much fun as possible and to allow people to learn new skills and share. You will not be bored. This year's space is perfect escape from reality into the colourful world we create. With endless amount of different art decos, visual installations, many small stages and scenes, this year might remind you festivals like Burning Man or Ozora (in much smaller scale of course)
Renowned artists and the audience comes together in celebration to inspire & expose the arts involved. This is not an event where you sit and watch. We'll get you moving!
All events and workshops are suitable for participants of any ages.
We go together deep into the disciplines & find the ways to involve everyone. Movement and desire are the only needs to help anyone to learn a few tricks and get the most from such a weekend.
There is a special program for kids only as well. Apart from that we will have many artists who will teach anyone individually with any prop (all the juggling props will be available to borrowed)
We have over 50 flow arts, dance, circus, acrobatic and body movement workshops. After daily morning yoga or qi kong you can learn poi, staff spinning, club juggling, dragon staff, contact ball, chinese sword dance, fans, hoop, rope dart, staff juggling, contact staff, aerial silk, aerial hoop, diabolo, martial arts, and who knows what else will show up. The workshops schedule will be published closer to the event date, as it’s being fine-tuned till the last moment, as more and more instructors get involved.
What’s the difference between workshops and masterclasses? "Masterclasses" are the classes taught by our Gala artists and a few other invited professionals. It doesn't really mean they are more difficult than the workshops - they are also suitable for beginners. Also they are carefully selected. If you are coming to Roztoc to do flow arts, juggling, or dance, we recommend that you do these masterclasses. To be able to attend these masterclasses, you need to purchase the ticket that includes "MCP".
"Workshops" are classes typically taught by volunteers who sign up. They are also more suitable for kids than the masterclasses. They are more suitable for curious people who just want to drop in and try.
So to help you decide: if you don't do any flow arts or juggling, you're coming to enjoy your weekend, listen to music, see performances and occasionally drop in to some workshops to give it a try, you don't need the Masteclass pass. If you do some flow arts, juggling, or dance, and want to learn more, then get the Masterclass pass.
This year we have more shows than ever before, in a big circus tent, which is another new element of Roztoč 2023. You can look forward to various shows, from Opening Varieté on Thursday 17th, to Fire Gala on Friday and non-fire Gala on Saturday, both hosting incredible artists. We are also leveling up with this year's Aerial show (time to be confirmed), a Mime & comedy show with the legendary Radim Vizváry, Trygve Wakenshaw and Filip Hajduk - some of the funniest people on earth - and with full-length performance of various circus companies, such as Fire Birds: Freak Fusion Cabaret, Cie Circographie, Le Cirque Graphique, MultiVisual and Supercho. The big circus tent will also provide sheltered training space when no shows are line-up.
From latin, cumbia and rumba, to ska, balkan, klezmer, drum’n’bass, reggae and world music. Roztoč is known for its musical variety. We'll make you dance, that's for sure.
This year’s line up will include some 50 different DJs! The genres we love are drumnbass, neurobeat, progressive house, dubstep, psybass, techno and psytrance. Set on two different stages - the Bunker and the Carribbean stage, you’ll always find something you’ll like.
About the space
Raketová zakladna Bratronice (“Rocket base Bratronice”) is an old military base and sort of a dream festival venue. Set in the nature, it’s a perfect combination of natural and industrial vibes. With 6 bunkers, tunnels, and various artistic installations build by metal artist / welders, wood constructions, tree houses and other artistic consrtuctions, often build in post-apocalyptic and cyber-punk style. It provides a perfect variety of different ambiences, and with our superp-deco team, you’ll be able to just wonder around all night and keep discovering news spaces and art.
Other fun things
MansterVille creates some of the world’s most unique fire installations - something they call Propane Punk Circus. They’re behind most of Roztoč’s art installations that make the festival unique as well. There’s an insane amount of work behind the things they’ve created. .
This year you’ll see not only their MansterWheel and various fire space accessories, but also various fire and non-fire installations with which you can play all night, and their geodome, with wicked custom made decorations by our main decorateur and visual artist, Sandra Brizeeova. Roztoč is from a big part a MansterVille itself. Visit mansterville.com to find out more informations.
Bimbárium je cirkusová legrácka. Klaunský opis disciplíny vrhu nožem. Ačkoliv vrh bimbasem na terč poutá nejvíc pozornosti, je ve spektru našich činností pověstnou špičkou ledovce. Vzít do ruky bimbasa a vrhnout jím může být prvním krokem na cestě za překonáním studu. Anebo první šlápotou na cestě za vítězstvím ve světovém šampionátu v DingDongu, nové olympyjské sportovní disciplíně, kterou jsme vymysleli. Jedná se o světový unikát, tohle skutečně nikdo jiný nedělá. .
Bimbárium is a fun circus. Clownish parallel of the knife throwing discipline. Although the willy throwing gets the most attention, it is only just the legendary tip of the iceberg amongst our activities. Throwing a willy can be the first step in overcoming shame. Or the first step on the road to win the World Championship in DingDong – the new Olymphallic sport we created. There is nothing similar like Bimbárium in the world.
Circus Space Pirates
For us Circus Space Pirates, it is essential to encourage people from all backgrounds to feel empowered to express their true nature in a playful connection with the world, and allow their freedom and creativity to turn dreams into a shared reality. Our mobile actions are transforming public spaces into a vital portal of playful expression, creativity, and togetherness. Our aim is to share circus with a variety of audiences with different needs, backgrounds and potentials. We welcome everyone to join in a colorful journey of self-expression and co-creation. Our participatory interaction invites various target groups for a dialogue where the creative language of circus becomes a powerful transformation in the public space: streets, parks, festivals, demonstrations and social institutions are the scenario of our adventure. .
Our mission is to co-create experiences where we can flourish our true nature in an honest and joyful expression of our live energy. We understand this as an open door to move towards happiness and fulfillment – this is the ground for the transformation of our world today. Circus Space Pirates is made up of all those who enter and engage. Those who pass by and glance over their shoulder, those who come to play and learn, and those who give their energy as artists, pedagogues, animators, activists, volunteers. - www.circusspacepirates.org"
Hosted by the A Maze in Tchaiovna Teahouse, this stage inside a big circus tent is a perfect place to relax and get entertained by different theatre shows, often suitable for kids. In the evening, this place will turn into a balkan / klezmer party place, with many live bands that will make you dance till you collapse.
Despite having no sea, we do have a beach! And even a boat. Thisfunky, decorated space is one of our favorite and will be used for workshops and jamming.
Since we are in a military base, we have some solid anti-nuclear underground bunkers where we can make unlimited noise. This is the place where the subwoofers break your bones. All night till the morning, there’ll be DJs playing drumnbass, neurobeat, progressive house, dubstep, and eventually some psytrance.
Hosted by the Roztoc fest main organiser, Vojta, and his two crazy french DJ friends Laury Chanty and Guillaume Chenier, you’ll see things you have probably never seen before and never really wanted to see. The Czech renegade is savage. It is dirty. It’s totally incorrect in many different ways. It probably shouldn’t be allowed to happen.
Every night with a fire space DJ you are welcome to spin fire as long as you can. Endless amount of fuel is provided to all of you.
An aerial dome with silks and aerial hoops for you to try or practice your aerial acrobatics. This is where the aerial workshops will take place. There’s also going to be an aerial gala show with some incredible aerial acts!
Yoga, Mind & body treatment
Start your day with yoga or qi kong, get (or give) a massage, treat yourself with organic food and drinks, meditate. Our chillzone is a place where you can relax, sleep or just be comfortable.
We love huge variety of food, that’s why we love to invite many exotic food stands. We’re trying to cater both vegans and vegetarians, as well as those who like good quality meat.
Yes, we have a lot. Good artesanal beer. Mmmmm. Cheap. Mmmmm. Also long drinks at the Carribbean bar. Mmmmmmm. So please, buy our alcohol and don't bring yours... This is the first time we are running our own bars, and we need the money from the sales to fund the festival. Therefore, the consumption of your own alcohol is sort of forbidden. Ok, special homemade Palenka from your grandma is ok, but leave your supermarket beer at the supermarket, please.
There is unlimited parking place just at the gate of the festival. You're all set. If your car classifies as a camper van, you can go in and camp with your van for additional 15€ / 300czk per vehicle.. If it's just a car in which you want to sleep.. Well, you can, but at the parking space, not inside, we need to keep the space open for actual camper vans a there are usually many.
Set in nature, Raketová základna Bratronice offers many beautiful camping spots - whether you prefer to be close to everything or further away, in total silence. It is also possible to camp with a camper van inside of the festival grounds for additional 15€/350czk per van.
There are showers, bathroom and drinking water on site.
Tent camping is included in all types of tickets.
Since a lot of visitors will be coming from different continents, we decided to provide tents, sleeping bags, and mats! The supply is limited, so make sure to get yours!
You can buy a ticket with rented gear, or get each separately.