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Was born in France in 1987. she first studies costume design near Paris. Its only in 2008 ,when she s 20 years old, that she starts with circus. Indeed she meets in Berlin the Ukrainien Contortionist Irina Vaschenko who teach her the art of contortion. Anaelle decide to dedicate her life to her new passion. She would learned essentialy in Berlin, but also few months in the circus school of kiev, in France, Barcelona, Mexico, Brazil, during travels and exchanges around the world.
Picapau and Mantega, two highly skilled circus fools, invite us to have a look into their world. Entertaining us with a fun packed show in which one character tries to outdo the other, creating comical moments, trying to avoid the pitfalls and frustrations which they encounter during the story.
Juggling up to ten objects, riding unusual bikes, doing hair-raising stunts, playing funny games with members of the audience, and executing a grand finale with fire, are just some of the numbers that Picapau and Mantega carry out seemingly effortlessly. From beginning to end of this show they continuously maintain their charming characters, making it a fun ride for all onboard.
Amazing Sara & The Great Davido
Davido (The Great) was born in Belfast, raised by wolves and claims Greek, Welsh and Irish heritage. He first broke the world plate spinning record in 1986 and has gone on to smash his own record in Japan, Bangkok and London. Currently his record stands at 108 plates spinning at the same time. He has performed in over 200 countries around the world, once owned his own circus and is currently starting a new one which will be ART. Sara holds the world record for the most unpronounceable surname in the world. Born and raised in Italy by Polish classical gypsy musicians, Sara trained in Spain under hypnosis as a multilingual psychologist before discovering that all she really wanted was to make people laugh.
Leandre Ribera has participated in the world of street theatre festivals for 13 years. In the previous shows he tripped over the fine line that separates humour and poetry, discovered drama and public interaction and finally entered the almost forgotten history of traditional clownery. And now what? Leandre confesses: “I have very few answers. I want to be open to surprises. I want to live here, in front of the public, with the public.”
Lords of Strut
“People used to say we would never make it… all those people can go and SUCK IT!”
Rocking acrobatics and kick ass dance routines, even their own range of Man Beauty Products! Absurd and surreal comedy from Ireland’s hardest working man-band. Two brothers, Famous Seamus and Sean-tastic, bonded by the technicolour illusion of their own celebrity. Scared by their twisted family relationship. Sometimes all that’s left to do is to dance!
They are cocky, they are clueless, and they are delightfully good at it!
Mr. Balloonatic & Merlin
Mr.Balloonatic is without question Ireland’s Premier Balloon Artist and has been twisting balloons for almost 25 years twisting at everything from birthdays to the largest of festivlas! Just back from a tour of the USA and Canada, Mr. Balloonatic has entertained and shared his knowledge all over the world! Mr. Balloonatic and Friends are the only performance team at the annual Street Performance World Championships (SPWC) that have featured every year since the SPWC started way back in 2006 and are always one of the most popular features of the festival. Joining Mr. Balloonatic this year is Merlin one of Ireland’s up-and-coming artists in the balloon world who has also twisted at various events in Ireland and the UK.
RIUCHI develops around a series of short circus acts in which technology, movement and theatre meet to create an innovative stage performance.
To a subtle score perpetually interrupted by spontaneous rhythm, RIUCHI employs misdirection, displays a variety of circus skills, and controls cutting-edge light and sound devices whilst transversing genres. He offers compelling moments that renew the perception of what contemporary circus acts can become, hovering deftly between juggling, comedy, dance and magic.
Yohann Floch collaborates with several magazines, including Obscena (Portugal), Stradda (France), Ballet-Tanz (Germany), Artributos (Spain)… He is an expert for the Déclics Jeunes grants of the Fondation de France and was Founder and President of TEAM Network (Transdisciplinary European Arts Magazines Network).
He is Head of International Relations at HorsLesMurs (French National Information Centre for Outdoor Creation and Circus) and has coordinated several European studies, including Street Artists in Europe for the European Parliament.
He is also the coordinator for Circostrada Network, a European platform for information, research and professional exchange within the circus and street arts (based in France). He co-chairs the working group ‘Creativity & Creation’ of the platform of structured dialogue with the European Commission Access to Culture.