FIRCO, Iberoamerican Circus: A Photo Documentary

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FIRCO, a Taste of Iberoamerican Circus: A Photo Documentary

Nerves are on edge. The backstage fills up with the sound of advice, last minute hugs, calls to the family. Some artists go up to the dressing room to finish their make-up, while others keep warming up. The smell of popcorn starts to invade every inch of Teatro Circo Price. The stage, spotless, shows off its best lights, thanks to Cía La Luz. The circular stage with the predominant color of red everywhere moves us, creating the magic atmosphere of a circus. And just like that, after months of preparation, FIRCO, the Festival Iberoamericano de Circo, starts.
The interior of Teatro Circo Price, home to the FIRCo Festival Between October 25th and 27th, 2019 the second  FIRCO took place on the great stage of Teatro Circo Price in Madrid. The project was born in 2015 by Asociación Circontinentes with the aim to foster discussions, to integrate, to respect, to help and to motivate the circus sector with a focus on the Iberoamerican scene. The whole team put their professionalism and love for circus in to generating a meeting among the circus agents in order for them to meet, connect and help each other. And they went beyond expectations. For one week, artists and organizations lived together between rehearsals and lights and sound checks, sharing their passion f...
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Mai Ibarguen

Mai Ibargüen, descubrió la fotografía estudiando diseño gráfico, la cuál convirtió en su vocación y forma de vida. Apasionada por las Artes Escénicas, decidió especializarse y focalizar su trabajo en este campo. Buscando la esencia del movimiento, retrata emociones más allá, pero en simbiosis, de la excelencia técnica de cada disciplina. Su actividad laboral le ha llevado a cubrir festivales como el “Festival Iberoamericano de Circo” (FIRCO), “Circo, Presente Continuo (el congreso y feria estatal de CircoRed; Federación de Asociaciones de Profesionales de Circo de España) o el festival de danza “Pies para qué los quiero” en lugares como el Teatro Circo Price de Madrid o el Teatro Principal de Zaragoza. Dentro de las ferias de COFAE (Coordinadora de Ferias de Artes Escénicas del Estado Español), recientemente se incorporó a la Feria Internacional de Teatro y Danza de Huesca el pasado mes de septiembre. Mai Ibargüen discovered photography while studying graphic design. It becomes a vocation and part of her life. Passionate about performing arts, she decided to specialize and focus her work on that field. Looking for the essence of the movement, she photographs emotions beyond but in symbiosis with the technical excellence of every circus and dance discipline. Her work activity brings her to collaborate with events like FIRCO (Festival Iberoamericano de Circo), Circo, Presente Continuo (national circus congress and fair of CircoRed, the Federation of Circus Professional Associations of Spain) or dance festivals like "Feet, What Do I Need You For?" in venues such as Teatro Circo Price in Madrid or Teatro Principal in Zaragoza. Last September, she became part of International Theatre and Dance Fair of Huesca within COFAE (Coordination of Performing Arts Fairs in Spain).