Co. Minusmal / Catalonia
Unhurried, tender, sensitive...
This is Clara, one of those beings who do not stand out for what they do, but for what they are. A little clown, who loves her red shoes and dreams of skating.
With her tender look and her subtle and soft gestures, she conquers and enamours everyone with her magnetic personality, especially her inseparable companion, the puppeteer.
This is Clarita, simply Clara and this is her story, a story that says a lot without explaining anything, Simplemente Clara is a poetic and sensory show which wrapped in music manages to connect with the audience and create a magical atmosphere, full of complicity and delicacy. This is Clarita, simply Clara.
Co. El Fedito / Comunidad Valenciana
Who is the sculpture, the juggler or the created artefact? What is stability? What is the limit? Questions that lead to the search for the most difficult, the perfect balance towards the architecture of juggling, the harmony between all the elements.
In Oyun (from the Turkish game) everything revolves around pots and other everyday items. As he builds a balance, the juggler creates the space, drawing the air, playing and defying gravity. Oyun is a unique and innovative show that combines humour, originality, rhythm and refined juggling technique.
Co. Pepa Plana / Catalonia
Who hasn’t seen at home or in your aunt’s dining room one of those pictures full of little angels? One of these innocent beings stars in the latest show of clown Pepa Plana, who this time works with the playwright and director Ferruccio Cainero. A show that, despite being fun, will also connect us with the most tragic face of the world we live in and, as good clowns do, will put a mirror in front of our face to see our own reflection.
Zirkólika Prize for Best Show Indoor or in Tent 2017.
Audience Award at the XXXV International Festival of Comic Theatre and Festivity of Cangas.
Concert / Mallorca
Niño Alcalino is the alter ego of Àlex Besalduch, a restless character established in Mallorca who has been involved in black music for several years, as an announcer, DJ or in charge of Funkadictos. This is his first work under this hashtag. For the recording he has surrounded himself with The Chuskers, a band that also accompanies him on the live shows, along with those who make the album transpiri freshness, whether with soul, funk (above all), bugalú or swing.
Co. Síolta Circus / Dublin, Irlanda
Síolta = Seeds (Irish)
Often we strive for unattainable equality, instead 'SEEDS' finds unique ways for individuals to achieve their goals and playfully shows how we can support each other to make things fair.
Combining beautiful imagery with bursts of light-heartedness, brute strength with moments of raw emotion, ’SEEDS’ challenges your expectations of what is possible with the human body.
Co. Los Galindos / Catalonia
Los Galindos. Endearing circus, visceral and simple.
UduL. Long scream of uncontrollable truths.
"The strangeness is imposed, in search of a singular naturalness, of the unexpected daily life, of suspended logic. [...] They did not want to be overcome by indifference, they liked to obsess over illusory matters and unlikely feats. The physical limitations were fun and a challenge to extrapolate.
Co. Boverins / Mallorca
Two circus artists and old friends, will tell us the incredible annècotes lived during their travels in the different circuses that they have worked. A show that has it all, comedy theater, live music, good vibes and the best circus!
Co. Kolektiv Lapso Cirk / Italia
OVVIO is a meeting between two very different personalities, two characters that are almost opposite and complementary, but that carry within them the same need: to push themselves to the limit of risk, to touch the extremes of equilibrium and discover how far they can go before physics and fate defeat them.
Where is the moment of perfection before the fall?
Playing is their way of searching and reciprocal trust is the necessary cord that unites them and pushes them to continue. OVVIO is a challenge.
The action is built in an ascending climax of tension and adrenaline, in which the two characters seek - on wooden planks and beams - increasingly surprising balances.
In OVVIO we find two equilibrists who immerse themselves in their own game with enthusiasm and generosity, without hiding their humanity, their fears and their feelings.
Best Emerging Show Award Umore Azoka.
Co. Clownómadas / Mallorca
After many years of travels and adventures, Rumbo, the clown protagonist of the show, lands on the stage carrying trunks full of extravagant and magical objects. It is here when Rumbo teaches us everything he has lived and found on his way. He is a dreamer, an enthusiast and illusionist, a character who loves and lives what he does so much that he wants to share it with the audience. From each trunk sounds music and appear objects like diabolos, balloons, butterflies, fireflies, smoke, soap bubbles... All this seasoned with the best humour of a clown and some secret ingredients such as magic and fantasy.
The wonderful story of a clown who discovers that dreams can come true. Dreams, like utopias, seem unreachable but not impossible to achieve if you fight for them. A fun, original and touching show, full of many surprises, which will extrapolate the audience to a parallel universe.
A show of ... Manipulation of objects, juggling, magic, live music and interaction with the public, is a bit of what we can see on this trip, all of it, of course, in the key of the clown.
Co. Cikada Circus / Dublin, Irlanda
Cikada is a new circus show that fuses acrobatics, theatre and movement. It deals with the absurd habits of insects and the relationship between two current human bodies.
With high-level acrobatics, gracefulness, moments of hilarity, moments of ferocity and moments of sensitivity, the show is an interpretation of everyday life, mixed with the absurd habits of insects and slippery movements.
Nominated ‘Best Duo’ – Dublin Fringe Festval 2018.
Co. Amer i Àfrica / Catalonia
Between 250kg of straw and 125kg of human mass, two people digress through movement, balance, humour and composition of space, about the peculiarities of human relationships. Travelling from intimacy to the exterior, through honesty Envà offers an allegory to the mental walls that imprison us.
UmoreAzoka de Leioa, best street show.
Co. Mumusic Circus / Catalonia
Flou Papagayo-Curious incoherence. Three sensitive and chaotic characters make a circular pilgrimage in an eternal and Universal Circus track.
The emotions and the delirium to share are the impulse of this curious trip where each one of them manages to convince the other of that which he doesn't even know himself.
Co. Nueveuno / Madrid
Sinergia is a contemporary circus act that combines juggling, manipulation of objects, verticals and dance, choreographed with great geometric plasticity and harmonic sensibility throughout an hour of show. Music, scenery, lighting and emotions evolve parallel during the show. From wood to metal, from acoustic to electronic, from natural to complex, from individuality to cohesion... to find synergy.
Concert / Mallorca
The best musicians in Mallorca make up this Latin Jazz band that livens up their concerts with a lot of humour and good harmony, inviting us to dance even if we did not plan to.
Co. Du’K’tO / Mallorca - Catalonia
The caress as a relational gesture: a sweet caress that in moments hides feelings of frustration, a bitter caress that reveals the most sincere intimacies or a playful caress that leads to endless adventures. The harmonious balance between these encounters and disagreements is what makes human relationships.
At Cafuné two individuals struggle to grow together through a game of manipulation, caresses and disagreements; together, but never losing the essence of each one, maintaining their own individuality. This coexistence brings to life different situations, written in a choreographic, circus and theatrical language, with a musical design that reveals the roots of the performers.
First Prize at the IV MATCH de Circo-Circaire, Muestra de Circo de Alcúdia.
Special Mention at the III Premio Internazionale Ratataplan.
On the one hand you will find the circus workshops Bambúcirc and Circambtú 2 different venues with all kinds of proposals to learn a multitude of circus disciplines to enjoy with your family.
The Garden Playroom is another space full of handcrafted wooden skill sets.
A space where, if you are big or small, you will feel like a circus artist for a day.
Co. Javichy / Madrid
Javichy presents a theatre-circus show that uses the games of juggling and balancing as a guiding thread, always seeking the smile of the audience. Actor, showman and juggler; Javi Javichy the artist of the ring!
Best Act at the International Busker Festival in Lansdhut, Germany.
1ª Prize, Festiclown Galicia.
Audience Award at the Festival of Street Artists in Ascona, Switzerland.
2º Prize at the Festival of Street Artists in Aranda de Duero.
Co. Karcocha / Chile
Karcocha, modern harlequin dressed in all kinds of neon patches, talking to his whistle interacts with the spectator and the passer-by. With his naughty and innocent humor he interacts with everything he crosses in his territory. In his show, he introduces a double reading of each joke. Reverse psychology, physical games, absurd magic and interaction with the audience.
He observes the spectator to present an authentic circus show in the street without contemporary costumes, always prepared for surprises.
Karcocha, with more than 14 years of experience doing shows in the streets of the world. His performances took him to Asia, America, Oceania and Europe. Karcocha is ready to go and conquer the laughter anywhere on this globe. His motto: "Your endorphin is my fuel".
Co. Fumanartist / Madrid
Magic, brilliant show, where a clown, musician, eccentric, innocent, reaches the audience through his personality, building musical routines, circus techniques, and a lot of clown through his musical time machine where the old is mixed with the contemporary... discovering the beauty of it, reminding us that between the clown and his audience, the shortest way is a smile.
Co. Fumanartist / Madrid
The exhibition, which is a biography of Mallorcan artist Mestelrich the best tightrope walker that has existed in a long time. The aim of this exhibition is to raise awareness of this circus artist so little known on our island. It will be made up of photographs of his personal and professional career that will be accompanied by brief textual descriptions. In addition to the images there will also be projections of videos of the time and current interviews of their relatives. Personal objects will also be exhibited.
Intended for circus professionals
This year CIRCAIRE is hosting the 2nd Professional Circus Day of the Balearic Islands, a day of activities for professionals with the aim of bringing together circus artists from the Islands and creating a school point where they can weave networks of collaboration, dialogue and learning.
CIRCAIRE thus promotes the formation and creation of links between Balearic circus artists, and the dignification of the circus, a diverse language that is in a season of unprecedented expansion.
The professional day will take place on 3 May, and will feature presentations of projects by circus companies from the Balearic Islands, quick meetings with programmers, the first meeting of the Euroregion Circ Au Carré project between four creation centres in Occitania (Mallorca), Barcelona and south of France) which will feature Nini Gorzerino, (La Central del Circ), Jean-Marc Broqua, (La Grainerie de Toulouse,) Sylviane Manuel, (La Verrerie de Alés) and Marta Barceló and Biel Jordà, (C.IN.E. Sineu) and a workshop given by Neus Ribas (Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics) on grants and subsidies for artists.
The conference is organised by the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics.