Tuesday, 31 May 2011

The 15th Edition of the Circus Festival Trapezi / Vilanova

In Vilanova i la Geltrú, the circus festival Trapezi is organized on an annual basis. This year's edition (May 27-29) was the 15th since the beginning and the total audience figure is estimated to have been 13.000 spectators. Trapezi is mainly held outdoors, in streets and squares, and most of the performances are free. The budget nowadays is obviously lower than before the crisis, but nonetheless the organizers seem to manage to carve out a certain niche as a festival where circus companies based in Catalonia have the opportunity to test their new numbers in front of a real audience before they embark on their summer tours, respectively. A new part of Trapezi are workshops where children and adults have the possibility to try acrobatics for themselves - this year you could swing on a trapeze, but, obviously, with the supervision of professionals.

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Find here below my earlier blog posts on Trapezi/Vilanova:

2008 – Vilanova Regaining its Circus Profile
2008 – Trapezi – What a Festival!
2009 – Circus Festival Trapezi Vilanova

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