La Mercè 2017: MAC Festival. The Ciutadella by day and by night

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The Mercè Arts de Carrer (Mercè Street Arts; MAC) Festival in the Ciutadella park this year spreads to include the stretch of pedestrian street above the park, Lluís Companys, where you can see a selection of performances of dance, street theatre and music during the day and at night. Among the highlights is Focus Corea, presented by the Korean cultural centre in Madrid, which focuses on Korean culture in Spain, and brings in the group Noni to perform; as well as introducing to the world the Korean percussion group, Tago; dance performances by companies such as I.O.F. Crew; and the mix of fine arts and street art from the Croquiky Brothers. Also appearing in the park are the Dancing Partners with Thomas Noone, where his comapny works with three collectives from various countries: James Wilton Dance from the UK, Norrdans from Switzerland, and Italy's Spellbound Contemporary Ballet – guest companies who offer their own shows in the park and where at the end of each day they all get up onstage for a dance jam session. Tap dance also has a place in the festival with performances from Big Drums, from Catalan group Camut Band, 'Slap' from Martin's Tap Dance, and 'Spring', which is tap combined with classical music, from Sharon Levi.

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