After doubts, anticipation, and COVID-19 cancellation, the 2021 edition of FIRCO, Festival Iberoamericano de Circo, is set to take place at Teatro Circo Price de Madrid from October 1-3. Showcasing Ibero-American talent, this year’s festival is a celebration of art, expertise, and the return of the circus industry. On the rebuilding of the festival, artistic director Carlos Such said, “We tried to reformulate our lives without fear but with caution, being aware of the fragility that defines us as a human species.” The festival is one of many setting up the industry’s “new normal” as the circus community figures out what shows might look like in the coming years.
Diego Salles, FIRCO 2019 – Shot by Gaby Merz FIRCO is founded on the need to unify the different worlds of circus that exist in each Ibero-American country. The festival completes this mission throughout a weekend of intercultural exchange and a gathering of all ages. They aim to situate circus in a position to receive creative acclaim, cement the circus arts as a critical part of Ibero-American culture, and foster young talents. The festival is comprised of eight primary parti...
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