Wednesday, May 11th
Welcome and introduction
9.50 am // Catalan
Welcome to Fira Trapezi with Daniel Recasens, Reus Cultural and Language Policy Councilor and Leandro Mendoza, artistic director of Fira Trapezi. Then begin the professional activities with Cristina Cazorla, presenter of Trapezi Pro Catalan Arts.
New ways to communicate the circus
10.00 am – 11.00 am // Spanish
We propose a debate on new ways to promote the circus beyond the traditional press and the performances. We will present some initiatives: #ressonacirc, Wikiproyecto Circo, @MissCirquera, Poetic Memories, Audiovisual Awards and the documentary produced by Fira Trapezi.
Amèlia Bautista, APCC communication
Liliana Alviárez, Wikiproyecto Circo and @MissCirquera
Gebra Serra, Fira Trapezi
Are you circus?
11.30 am – 11.50 am // Spanish
*Activity organized in collaboration with CircoRED
The circus is one of the few artistic sectors that haven’t got data that makes its situation and needs visible. Therefore, from CircoRed and with the support of INAEM, a 3-phase study has been launched that helps to know the sector entirety and that will be able to quantify the number of professionals that make it up.
Eva Luna García-Mauriño Suárez, study coordinator
Rosa Colell Benavides, CircoRED coordinator
Sustainability and culture
12.15 pm – 1.15 pm // Spanish
*Activity organized in collaboration with COFAE
Cultural activity can be produced more efficiently and with more respect for people and the planet, without neglecting economic sustainability. A talk for all those interested in sustainable development and especially for those who are part of the organizational and cultural management team.
Speaker: Ana Méndez, Mrs. Greenfilm
Thursday, May 12th
In person activities with registration broadcasted virtually
Circus and audience, the cultural imagination of the circus
10.00 am – 11.00 am // Catalan
In recent years the circus has undergone a remarkable evolution. Has the collective imagination accompanied this contemporaneity or is it still in the vision of the circus of decades ago? We will talk about what this cultural evolution has meant and the consequent new link between the circus and the audience.
Sílvia Duran, Audiences Area director of ICEC
Juan Ramon Graell, Circus director and artist
Albert López, Member of Fira de Circ al Carrer de La Bisbal d’Empordà
Moderation: Cristina Cazorla
Coffee – Pause
11.00 am – 11:30 pm
The circus in Quebec
11.30 am – 12.00 pm // Spanish
Montreal, Quebec, is considered a “global capital” of the circus. But what part of that status historically depends on the success of Cirque du Soleil? And what changes are taking place artistically as we emerge into a post-pandemic era? Ruth Wikler will introduce the “next wave” of contemporary Quebec circus.
Ruth Wikler, MICC Director and Deputy Director of TOHU Circus Programming, Montreal
Trapezi Audiovisual Pieces Awards Ceremony
12.30 pm // Catalan
The jury will present the awards of the second edition of this event, which aims to give visibility to the circus and its surroundings through audiovisual language. The awards include The Circus Art and Circus Experience categories.
Friday, May 13th
In person activities
11.00 am – 1.00 pm // Multilingual
*Activity organized in collaboration with APCC
Professional meetings between artists, companies and circus programmers. The companies and artistic directors will be selected in advance, taking in consideration the profile and needs of each participant with the aim of making the five-minute meetings as useful as possible. Activity for members of the Association of Circus Professionals of Catalonia. Limited places. Here is all the information.
At the end of the speed meeting a vermouth will be served and it will be time to start new conversations or continue them in a more relaxed way. This meeting is open to all professionals registered at Fira Trapezi.
Saturday, May 14th
In person activity
Lunch at La Palma
2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
We invite all Fira Trapezi’s professionals registered to an informal lunch. It is the meeting point that includes all layers: artists, technical teams, artistic directors, organizers, institutions, etc. We create the right space to encourage convivial conversations.
Txell Bosch / Bruno Valls
+34 690 352 615 / +34 603 33 71 53