Migrats Circ 2023: A Spectacular Return of Free Circus to Valencia

Migrats Circ, a unique street circus experience is coming to Valencia once more. Get your kids and adults there in time.

The vibrant Plaza Nápoles y Sicilia in Valencia will once again come alive with mesmerizing acts, laughter, and awe-inspiring performances as the fifth edition of Migrats Circ kicks off this week. 

This annual extravaganza celebrates the art of circus and street performing arts, offering a treat for families of all ages. From September 5 to September 10, visitors can enjoy a variety of national and international circus acts, and the festivities will continue until September 24 in the Espai Inestable room.

The Joy of Migrats Circ

Migrats Circ, now in its fifth glorious year, is a testament to Valencia’s enduring love for the arts. From Tuesday, September 5, to Sunday, September 10, the picturesque Plaza Nápoles y Sicilia will transform into a stage for circus and street performing arts. With daily performances starting at 7 p.m., visitors will have the chance to witness captivating acts from renowned national and international companies.

The celebrations will extend until September 24, with additional performances scheduled at the Espai Inestable room. Tickets for these longer shows, priced at 6 euros (children under 2 enter for free), will commence at 6 p.m. The inclusion of these indoor performances marks the inauguration of the 2023-2024 season for Espai Inestable.

Jacobo Pallarés, the director of Proyecto Inestable, expressed the significance of this cultural endeavor, stating, “We commence our XXI season with the sweet flavor of our project’s anniversary. We are a political project dedicated to enriching our cultural environment.”

A Thrilling Circus Extravaganza

Migrats Circ is all about embracing the art of circus. The festival features a remarkable lineup of twelve circus shows, presented by companies from both within and beyond the Valencian Community. 

These performances encompass a diverse range of circus techniques, including juggling, balance, clowning, object manipulation, acrodanza, and the Chinese mast.

The festivities consist of nine short street performances spread across three blocks during the week, and three longer indoor performances during the following weekends in September.

Short Pieces to Mesmerize

The opening block of Migrats Circ, scheduled for Tuesday, September 5, and Wednesday, September 6, showcases ‘Paipai Rouge,’ a mesmerizing display of balance and magic by the Madrid-based company La Gata Japonesa. 

From the Balearic Islands, Cia Marilén Ribot presents ‘Cicles,’ a cyr wheel performance inspired by the stages of life, lunar cycles, and annual cycles. Alicante-based Jacinto Sifon Fontana concludes the block with ‘El Enthusiasm,’ a blend of clowning, eccentric comedy, music, and object manipulation.

On Thursday, September 7, and Friday, September 8, the spotlight turns to three more companies. Italian-Argentine company Autoportante showcases ‘Ruben,’ a breathtaking balance act. Cia Niñas Malditas presents ‘De cerca,’ featuring the Chinese mast technique. 

These two companies are selected for the 2+2 circus residences, offered by the Benamil creation space. Lastly, French creator Fabien Courtat presents ‘Flowmotion,’ an enthralling performance combining juggling and object manipulation.

Saturday, September 9, and Sunday, September 10, mark the final days of the street performances in Naples and Sicily square. Insomnia Nuevo Circo from Valencia presents ‘Vorágine,’ a captivating juggling act. 

From Extremadura, creator Juan Carlos Panduro presents ‘El Patio,’ a fusion of verticals, acrodanza, and poetry. The Galician company Isla LeTriska concludes this block with ‘Letriska Inmóbile,’ a delightful mix of juggling and clowning.

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Longer Performances to Captivate Audiences

This year, Migrats Circ presents three international long pieces, scheduled to take place at Espai Inestable over two consecutive weekends. 

On Saturday, September 16, and Sunday, September 17, ‘Lipika, on the creation of the horse’ by Chilean company Circo Virtual will captivate audiences with its contemporary circus performance inspired by the poem “The Horse” by Nobel laureate Rabindranat Tagore.

Friday, September 22, welcomes ‘Chulahoop’ by Argentine creator Lorena Palazzo, a mesmerizing show blending juggling and clowning. It tells the tale of Canichesauria, a unique creature from the galactic west, on a mission to overcome absurd and unusual obstacles to reach home on the planet Saturn.

The grand finale of the fifth edition of Migrats Circ takes place on September 23 and 24, featuring ‘Klink’ by Argentine creator Marius Dince. This thrilling one-man show combines juggling routines, object manipulation, audience interaction, and absurd humor to immerse spectators in the artist’s creative world.

Rain or Shine: A Show Will Go On

In the event of rain or unfavorable weather conditions, the performances will move to the Espai Inestable room (C/Aparisi i Guijarro), which can accommodate 91 people. Any modifications will be promptly communicated through Espai Inestable’s social media channels on the performance day.

Migrats Circ 2023 promises a month of laughter, wonder, and unforgettable experiences for Valencia and its visitors. It’s a celebration of art, culture, and the enduring spirit of the performing arts, a testament to Valencia’s commitment to fostering creativity and enriching the lives of its residents and guests.

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