What is "new circus"?

Animals jumping for fun of visitors, clowns with big red noses, rounded arena… Typical features of classical circus. But new circus – or cirque nouveau or contemporary circus, that's something else. Quite young genre of new circus has its origin in France. It tells its audience a story and it can rouse a variety of emotions. In new circus you will meet highly skilled acrobats who are juggling, performing on aerial silks, trapeze, doing fire show, acting, etc. 

According to Wikipedia „the contemporary approach tends to focus more attention on the overall aesthetic impact, on character and story development, and on the use of lighting design, original music, and costume design to convey thematic or narrative content. Contem­porary circus combines traditional circus skills and theatrical techniques to convey a story or theme.“ 

You can watch a storyline or just let yourselves be amazed by amazing tricks of actors.