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La Mercè 2018: MAC Festival. Circus at the Castell de Montjuïc

  • Things to do, Festivals

Time Out says

Activities for kids pepper the whole programme during La Mercè, but it's the Montjuïc castle that's really where kids want to be, and really, anyone who's a fan of circus arts, as the space changes into a Big Top for a few days. The fossat de Santa Eulàlia is where most of the family shows are on, including France's Monsieur Le Directeur's flying circus with a rock soundtrack; the amazing things Guillaume Karpowicz can do with a diabolo (or two, or three...); Catalan virtuosos of balancing acts Duo Leti&Fer; juggling, acrobatics and flying pianos from Belgians D'Irque & Fien; the mix of the purest circus elements (trampoline, juggling) and live music in the show 'Fillage' from Sur Mesure; and the multidisciplinary 'Mur', which counts among its ranks artists with a variety of talents and which combines circus with humour and very original visual elements.

In the Espai Menuts, it's all about little kids (up to five years old): they've even changed the dimensions of everything! In the 'Terra de Gegants' (Land of the Giants) area, 'Efímer' is where kids can change into ants and walk through a jungle of grass where everything is made to their size. From Andalusia comes 'Rojo Estándar', a show that's a bit surreal and combines circus and dance; and from the Basque Country, Aimar & Compañía start from the beginning using clown techniques.

You'll also find a space for little drivers (up to four years old), brought to you by the Guardia Urbana police, and food trucks where you can keep your energy going.


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