Things to do / Agenda / Main events 2017 / Fira de la Mediterrània
  • Ester Raga

Fira de la MediterràniaMain events 2017, Theatre and shows
10/05/2017 - 10/08/2017

Located in the heart of Catalonia, the historical town of Manresa hosts this yearly festival dedicated to local culture and global music. For industry professionals, it's promoted as a 'market of performances', which for the general public means it's a great opportunity to discover visual arts, circus, dance, art, music, narration and theatre that combine tradition with contemporary creativity, and that can be difficult to find in a single event such as this. The programme is understandably packed, with acts running both during the day and at night, and with both street performances and shows in various local venues. So you might one moment see a display of hip hop and the next a concert by a Congolese band, followed by a new take on acrobatics and then a sword dance. All of which is interspersed with some of the most classic elements of Catalan culture such as 'human towers' (castells), 'fire runs' (correfocs) and 'giants' (gegants).

"You'll be hard pushed to find another festival like this one. Visual arts, circus performances, dance, art, storytelling and theatre are combined with classic elements of Catalan culture including castells, correfocs and gegants."

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