The Archaos national circus center was founded in Marseille in 2001 and it supports the creation, development, distribution, and the general practice of the circus arts.


Co-directed by Raquel Rache de Andrade and Guy Carrara, Archaos created and directs the Biennale Internationale des Arts du Cirque Marseille (BIAC) and the Entre-Deux biennale which are held at locations across the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in the South of France.


Created in 2015, the BIAC has quickly become a must-attend event for audiences and circus professionals from around the world. The biennale features a program that combines both original creations and touring performances and it is produced in conjunction with 55 cultural organizations across the Sud region.

As major international events, BIAC and the Entre2 BIAC contribute to the cultural influence of the region and its attractiveness.