El Trape-Xic

Saturday 12 and sunday 13, 11 h.
Estació Enològica

Four years after the launch of Trape-Xic (“xic” means small or little), this space is fully consolidated within the festival’s programme. Trape-Xic is a proposal dedicated exclusively to children from 0 to 5 years and the adults accompanying them. Due to the success of the past editions, this year we will find three shows at Trape-Xix: Vides de circ (Circus lives) by Teatro Sobre Ruedas, Nothing de nothing by Slow Olou and Circ a les Golfes (Circus at the attic), a workshop given by Los Herrerita.

This year, Trape-xic changes its location in Reus, you will find it at Estació Enològica. The set of buildings that form this oenological station in Reus, designed by the architect Pere Caselles, are an outstanding example of Industrial Art Noveau architecture.

The Estació Enològica was a part of the different initiatives promoted after the phylloxera’s crisis. Despite having been built in 1905 it did not open until 1910, time in which Reus’s oenological station became the largest and with the newest technology and most modern facilities in Spain.

El Covador

Saturday 12 and sunday 13, 16.30 h.
Parc de Sant Jordi

El Covador is a unique gathering of all professional Circus schools in Catalonia. This initiative brings together students of different schools aiming to create a new show and, by doing so, boosting the knowledge exchange between them. Students from Carampa Circus of Madrid and Rogelio Rivel Circus School of Barcelona will participate in a show of 70 min addressed to family audiences. They will perform at Plaça Anton Borrell.

Exhibition El Color del circ, cartells polonesos de circ (1960-1988)

Cal Massó

Throughout the fair, Cal Massó will host the exhibition El Color del Circ, cartells polonesos de circ (1960-1988) (The colour of Circus, Polish Circus posters), a Javier Jiménez’ collection. This collection is part of the Documentation Centre of the Jugglers Association – Carampa Circus School and is composed by a total of 98 posters, 47 of which will be displayed at Tapezi.

The contemporary circus posters start in 1962 when the Polish spectacles state agency United Entertainment Enterprises (ZPR) commissioned work to young artists in order to approach circus in a new way. ZPR aimed to renew the circus’ image as the circus professionals struggled to dignify their art. The posters did not announce any specific thing; instead they were used as souvenirs of a circus troupe after visiting a town. The collection displayed at Trapezi includes pieces of some well-known artists of the movement such as Waldemar Swierzy, Tadeusz Jodlowsky or Hubert Hilscher.

Trapezi a les escoles

Once more Trapezi approaches the schools and offers two sessions for primary school students in the city. They will be the first to see the show Trait pour Trait by the company Circ au Carré, on Thursday 10th of May.