Four companies of Catalan origin – the theatre and circus companies Alta Gama, Hotel Iocandi and PuntMoc, and the Miramundo band – are taking part in the 14th STRAMU festival, which is being held in the city of Würzburg (Germany) from 8 to 10 September.
The 14th edition of the Stramu Festival will turn the city of Würzburg into a vast stage where more than 200 artists from all over the world will perform. The shows will cover a number of genres, from theatre, acrobatics, performances using fire, circus, music and activities for children. In addition, through the Bavarian Cultural Fund, Spain has been chosen as the guest country this year, as a result of which the festival line-up features eleven Spanish companies, four of them Catalan:
The Cia Alta Gama, consisting of Alejito Gamboa, from Argentina, and Amanda Delgado, from Catalonia, has a passion for clowns and social theatre. In its show Adoro (I Adore) a pair of clowns on their acrobatics bicycle get in a tangle and argue in front of an audience that always ends up laughing.
PuntMoc, founded in 2001, consists of the three Boada brothers: Hèctor, Juli and Guillem. GAGSonTRIX, the company’s latest piece, shows the tireless movement of the performers with a generous added measure of humour and a very close connection with the audience. The work has been shown in numerous theatres and festivals in Catalonia and in 2013 was awarded the prizes for the Best Show and Best Actor and the Audience’s Award at the Mostra de Teatre de Barcelona.
Hotel Iocandi, which formed in 2012, consists of three artists from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. The company’s show Esquerdes (Cracks) was awarded the Zirkolika Prize for the Best Circus Performance of 2015 and since then they have performed throughout Europe, including their summer tour this year. The show combines aerial elements, the balance scale and live music, all performed by their three bodies in constant motion.
Lastly, the band Miramundo will bring their particular sound to the German festival. The group came into being when the composer Luiz Murá left Brazil in order to create music that would link his country of origin with other cultures around the world. He met the other band members – from Italy, Mexico and Spain – in Barcelona, and between them they have formed a group with very diverse musical roots.
Check the full programme for Friday 8 September.
Check the full programme for Saturday 9 September.
Check the full programme for Sunday 10 September.
Over 200 artists will be performing in 24 venues at the festival in Würzburg, which is expected to attract 100,000 visitors
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