Street art festival Per Amor a L'Hart (there's a Catalan pun in there about art in L'Hospitalet, trust us) is now in its 12th year and boasts three days full of dance, theatre and circus performances that will spread over the Rambla Marina and (for the first time this year) Plaça de Lluís Companys y Jover, where there will be a huge tent with the latest emerging dance and circus trends.
A total of 23 groups will pass through Barcelona's neighbouring town (you can get there easily by metro) between June 30 and July 2. On Thursday, June 30, highlights include circus company Manolo Alcántara with their show 'Rudo', one of the most poetic of this year's acts, and 'Molar', a show for all ages from Quim Bigas, one of the top emerging artists in Catalonia. On Friday, July 1, among others, look out for 'Ehiza', the contemporary dance performance with touches of hip hop from Héctor Plaza & Agnes Salas, who are members of urban dance company Iron Skulls; and Compagnie YZ, a French company who won the Hop 2015 competition. On Saturday, the jewel in the crown of the festival is the seventh edition of 'Cabaret', a show created by the festival itself that mixes circus and dance numbers from across disciplines with live music. Also watch out for the performance by La Intrusa Danza company, who won the National Prize for Dance in 2015 and who are presenting 'Sonora'.