Perfoming Arts in Majorca: 5 Circus & Theatre Festivals You Don't Want to Miss
We are far away from the times when Majorca was considered an exclusive tourist destination for sun and beach, and today there are many reasons why it is worth visiting the island avoiding the months of summer massification. One of these reasons is the interesting creative panorama in the performing arts that is being developed in recent years.
This boom of creativity in theater, circus, dance and new scenic languages has good results: the emergence of several events focusing different performing arts. These festivals or events are the perfect excuse to visit the island and know first hand what is on in the Mallorcan and international scene.
Our webpage Mallorca Markets and Festivals wants to recommend the 5 events and festivals of scenic arts in Mallorca that you can not miss:
Circaire, Circus Festival in Alcúdia (www.circaire.com): at the beginning of May, Circaire is celebrated in the middle of Alcúdia and the Port of Alcudia. It is a festival that has the seal of the local circus company Circ Bover and the Town Council of Alcúdia, and counts on the artistic advice of Biel Jordà (of the former producer company Res de Res & En Blanc).
During three days different activities, clown, music and contemporary circus shows go on the streets of Alcúdia and the Port of Alcudia. In this festival, there is also a good representation of the circus companies of the Balearic Islands, as well as consolidated proposals with prizewinning shows from the Peninsula.
Mostra d'Arts Escèniques de Santa Eugènia: Circus, theater, clown, dance ... shows of all kinds can be enjoyed in Santa Eugènia during the three days of the Mostra d'Arts Escèniques. It takes place in July, and it's a well-consolidated event in the Mallorcan theatrical calendar, with the participation of several companies from both Mallorca and the rest of the territory, which present their shows on these summer afternoons.
The Festival also includes the Quarterada Teatral de Santa Eugènia, a classic event.
Festival Ciclop de Sineu (www.ciclopfestival.com): this young festival (the first edition was in 2016) is characterized by the involvement of the local population and the territory, as well as the careful selection of the international artists. There is usually a guest country, but there are also other Mallorcan talents and other companies around the world.
It is an ideal festival not only for Mallorcans, but also for visitors, since the essentials of the proposals are that they do not have the spoken word as the main ingredient. You can find shows that mix disciplines such as theater, circus, music, dance or video art.
S'apuntador in Alaró: are you in October in Mallorca and you want a good alternative theater proposal? Do not hesitate: go to S'apuntador, a short festival that gives its point of start to the theatrical season in Mallorca and wants to erect the Theater of Alaró in a cultural alternative in the Part Forana.
By programming works of all styles and formats, S'apuntador wants to be a gateway to companies of the Balearic Island that want to show their creations.
Fira del Teatre Infantil i Juvenil de les Illes Balears in Vilafranca de Bonany. If you are in October in Mallorca with the children, we have another perfect proposal for you (besides s'Apuntador). Attend the Fira de Teatre Infantil i Juvenil, the Children's and Youth Theater Festival in Vilafranca de Bonany. An event that Sa Xerxa Teatre has organized since 2003 every October.
This fair wants to promote the work of the companies of the islands and also includes performances of national and international companies from different places.
Fotos: Manel Salas