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Congratulations to the Winners of the 4th Iberoamerican Circus Festival, FIRCO

Diego Salles featured on a FIRCO posterThe results are in! FIRCO 2021, the “after-pandemic” edition, took place this October. The festival is an exhibition of Iberoamerican talent at the Teatro Price, centering Madrid as a home base for the circus arts and supporting new Iberoamerican artists. This year’s festival was particularly special, as it signified to many the return of the circus industry and celebrated art for art’s sake. At the beginning of the month, each participant was judged by a specialized jury. The jury evaluated the participants for First, Second, and Third Prize, as well as a few more awards! After a thorough display of circus, strength, and artistry at the festival’s gala, the winners have been announced. CircusTalk would like to extend our congratulations to each of the following award recipients!

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The Winners

FIRST PRIZE: Cia Omkara, Straps, Colombia

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SECOND PRIZE and PUBLIC PRIZE: Duo NoAr (Denise Torres, Olavo Rocha), Russian Cradle, Brazil

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THIRD PRIZE and BEST STAGE: Andrea Ramírez,Cyr Wheel,  Mexico

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FIRST CIRCONTINENTS – Total Thirst (Marco Solis, Beatrice Duarte, Julian Blum), Chinese Pole, Costa Rica

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JURY SPECIAL MENTION – Michelle and Daniela (Michelle Andrade and Daniela del Mar), Hair Suspension,Venezuela

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CIRCUBA PRIZE – Raquel Molano

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Recognition of Guest Artist: Aleksandra Savina

Photos: Gaby Merz

Related content: FIRCO, the Fourth Edition
Lydia Nord
Performer, Writer, Associate Editor -United States
Lydia is a Sailor Circus graduate currently based in Florida who was featured in the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She is a Florida State University alumna and former member of the FSU Flying High Circus who received a degree in Media Communication Studies and Spanish. Her disciplines include trapeze, aerial silks, and Spanish web. Lydia is happily a part of the CircusTalk team as a journalism associate editor, combining her love for media and all things circus.

Lydia Nord

Lydia is a Sailor Circus graduate currently based in Florida who was featured in the 2017 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She is a Florida State University alumna and former member of the FSU Flying High Circus who received a degree in Media Communication Studies and Spanish. Her disciplines include trapeze, aerial silks, and Spanish web. Lydia is happily a part of the CircusTalk team as a journalism associate editor, combining her love for media and all things circus.