Circus-ing (Circolando), Festival of the arts and street performances

Summer is coming and in Liguria there is no shortage of events and entertainment for young and old. Last week we reported Pietra Ligure in bloom, one of the most important and spectacular floral displays in all of Europe. Well, today we want to talk about another event, of a different but no less interesting nature: we are talking about Circus-ing “Circolando” 2019, the Festival of street arts and performances, which will be held on Saturday 18 May in Spotorno.

Book your holiday in Liguria at the hotel & residence Ai pozzi Village, for a stay of comfort and relaxation. Loano is located just 25 km from Spotorno, so you can easily reach the town center with your car or public transport, to enjoy the Circus-ing shows. Let’s see in detail what it is.  

Circus-ing (Circolando) 2019

Now in its second edition, “Circolando” is a festival of street performances. For the occasion, Saturday 18 May, the streets and streets of the historic center of Spotorno will be animated by more than 36 artists who will perform touring numbers. We will see fire eaters, tightrope walkers, tightrope walkers, knife throwers, jugglers, comedians and much more. The novelty of this year is the presence of two Italian and European soccer freestyle champions, Gunther Celli and Enrico Maffioletti who will amaze the spectators with their stunts with the ball, between dribbles and dribbling.

Wandering around the country you will come across circus shows, magic numbers and games for the little ones, which will actively involve all the onlookers. Protagonists of famous fairy tales and films will come to life to guide viewers and introduce them to the magic of performances. Here therefore appear from nowhere, as the White Rabbit, Olaf, the Minions and other fantastic characters appeared from a parallel world.

Circolando was born from an idea of ​​the merchants and artisans of Spotorno a few years ago, as their representative Massimiliano Semenza declares, and thanks to the collaboration of the Municipality of the coastal town and the artistic participation of Crazy Emotions, last year it came to life the very first edition that was a real success. This year it is replicated with the intention of expanding the overview of the shows and the number of participating artists, with the aim of making the event more engaging.

The event was conceived and created to meet the needs of adults and children, in particular the youngest public remained enthusiastic and literally speechless witnessing the performances staged last year.

The program

Circolando 2019 will start at 4pm on Saturday 18 May and will end at 11pm, in an increasingly spectacular and engaging crescendo. The artists will perform in the streets of the center and on the promenade wandering through the audience. Furthermore, there will be thirteen stations dedicated to a specific circus art; here is what they will be:

1) In Piazza Galileo Galilei there will be the Teatrino di Bisanzio with comic numbers related to the circus world

2) In via Garibaldi the Kartevaar will perform in various shows

3) In Via Siccardi there will be the White Lady, a suspended living statue that will give life to a show of mimes

4) In via Mazzini we will find the storyteller Claudia Murachelli who, thanks to her sweet Celtic harp, will transport the spectators to distant lands

5) In Piazza Cesare Battisti we will see the most classic street show animated by Ewan Colsell and his numbers with the unicycle, juggling and fire

6) In front of the Piccolo Vallega restaurant, on the Via Aurelia, the Dominae Naulenses and the Knights of the White Army will perform among ancient dances and medieval games

7) In Piazza Matteotti there will be itinerant animations and fire shows with the Funamboli Iannà tampè & Axvxa

8) In Piazza della Vittoria the Foot Work Italy soccer arena with Gunther and Enry

9) On the Marconi seafront, from the house of tourism we will see the Mascot Village, with Olaf the snowman, the Minions, the White Rabbit, Rudolf the reindeer, the Baby dance and many other animation games for the little ones

10) On the Via Aurelia, in front of the Alga Blu restaurant, on the Marconi seafront, many juggling shows, aerial acrobatics, equilibrium and fire, with the Ochner Brothers

11) In via Cavour we will find the stands of the operators of their genius

12) In Piazza Colombo the Lunatik Circle will amaze with itinerant fire and LED shows

13) On the Marconi seafront, in front of Villa Ombrosa, the stands of the operators of their own genius

14) Finally the traveling shows with the 88 Folli Band, street musical comedy band and the Macrame, with their magic cart and animation

What are you waiting for? Mark this unforgettable event on your agenda!

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