FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI CIRCO TEATRO
FROM DECEMBER 26 TO DECEMBER 30
With the 7th President of the Republic Medal, the High Patronage of the European Parliament and the Patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
1 festival | 5 days | 8 companies
Artistic Direction – Boris Vecchio
Circumnavigando is an international contemporary circus, theater, physical performance festival
This year, Circumnavigando will be as special as the name we chose, and just like every other event that is dealing with the very serious current health emergency, it will not mean it will be any less beautiful or important.
We navigate “by sight” but << Our 20 years are here and the participating artists will be the witnesses of an important edition: live shows, live streaming, interviews, meetings, balconies and active “windows”, web radio…
Circumnavigando…by sight! challenges with its new artistic schedule the moment of great difficulty that we are going through, inhabiting the cities and at the same time, using the on-line world, together with performers and their partners, a large and cohesive group that decided to experiment new adventures, getting involved in ad hoc productions, created mostly from Genoa.
The subtitle of this year is equally explanatory: #ventimovimenti (#twentymovements). Big goals in one single word, containing an important root that celebrates our 20 festival years and recalls the link with 2020, but at the same time, hides the willingness to let itself go with the wind (venti = winds) and with the events. It also indicates the windrose, which gives us a direction open to many roads, bringing wind from far away and arrives in Genoa with Pindaric flights, transporting events that would not be experienced otherwise. The suffix that completes the word, MOVIMENTI (movements), which expresses shades capable of improving the concept of interdisciplinary connection, of dramaturgical news, professional, young, mixing the artistic line of a precise genre, contemporary circus, with dance and body performance. This is the rouge 2020 file with a series of shows that involve the audience, in an acrobatic way, in various ways, tailored on multiple targets, accessible because it travels on new and different communicative binaries.
INHABITING PLACES IN 2020
While respecting the important infection containment strategies and the health measures imposed by the government and the region, Sarabanda is working on maintaining a schedule that involves an important roster of individuals, first of all the artists who, together with the organization, worked on the creation of new and re-elaborated projects that will occur in the city, and on the creation of events and appointments such as shows, interviews, meetings, with the intent of inhabiting the city, avoid emptying the theaters and at the same time, hosting online events, fighting distance and bringing artists and their audience closer through the universal language of art.
This is why even this year, there will be circus companies in Genoa. They will stay in our city and will come to our places and to our partners, and it’s an action that Sarabanda chooses to take with the willingness to give an important sign of our presence, and to keep a mission that desires culture not only at the center of our actions, but also and especially at the center of our ideal, real city.
SO “LIVE or ON LINE”?
Fun, thoughts, discover, and amazement. Both live and on-line formulas will be used through channels that are open to everyone, thanks to a show business that will not stop, not even in this difficult moment.
A special partner will help us with this, the channel Goodmorning Genova, the Community Network created during the first lockdown with the intent not to leave anyone behind. With its one thousand platforms and its infinite ways, it will make it possible to watch every event in various ways.
Do you like Facebook? Do you prefer YouTube? Do you only have Instagram? We will be here, both on Sarabanda social media profiles and on the Goodmorning Genova ones. Come visit us!
This is a local work that, together with our partners, will make it possible to knock barriers and borders down. Follow us on our social media profiles and our website, we still need some more time, but don’t worry!
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