2nd Buenos Aires International Circus Festival

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The second 2nd Buenos Aires International Circus Festival, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, Culturesfrance, and the French Embassy in Argentina, with the collaboration of  Quebec, Alliance Francaise and the Embassies of Brazil and Canada, will take place between April 29 and May 9, 2010. Several big tops will be put up at "Buenos Aires Polo Circo", Combate de los Pozos 1700, in the neighborhood of Parque Patricios, and there will be activities in three other venues: Centro Cultural Cine Teatro 25 de Mayo; Alliance Francaise, and Centro Cultural General San Martín.

The Festival will offer the public unique experiences such as outstanding artistic performances, conferences, talks, creative and fun national and international shows, including twenty companies from Canada, France,  Finland, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Brazil, focusing on contemporary circus.

The opening of the 2nd International Circus Festival will take place on Thursday April 29th, 7:30 pm, at "Buenos Aires Polo Circo", with the prestigious Canadian Circus show "LOFT" from the company “les Sept Doigts de la Main”.

The closing of the Festival will be on Sunday, May 9th, 7.00 pm, also at "Buenos Aires Polo Circo", with a Grand Gala coordinated by Gaston Elie (an Argentine member of the Cirque Du Soleil), and consisting of national and international numbers not belonging to any of the events presented during the Festival.

Some of the shows are free of charge. For the Special Events (Caidos del Cielo - Tombes du Ciel, by Les Studios Cirque de Marseille, Night of the Bicentennial - Place des anges, and Escalando Alturas - Comeback!) it is not necessary to pick up advanced tickets. These are open air shows and admission is free.

The Closing Gala is also with free admission, but space is limited. Entrance to the big top will be in order of arrival.

TICKET SALES: You can buy your advanced tickets up to one day before the selected  performance in the following points of sale. On the day of the performance, only  at the box offices of the respective venues:

Centro Cultural General San Martin: Sarmiento 1551, Centro.
Box Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 11am to 6pm

Buenos Aires Polo Circo: Av Juan de Garay and Combate de Los Pozos, Parque Patricios
Box Office Hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-6pm
From 29 April to 9 May: Monday to Sunday, 1pm-9pm

Complejo Cultural Cine Teatro 25 de Mayo: Av. Triumvirato 4444, Villa Urquiza
Box Office Hours: Monday to Sunday, 11am-6pm

Casa de la Cultura: Avenida de Mayo 575 - PB, Centro
Box Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 11am-6pm

The Alliance FrançaiseAv. Cordoba 936, has no ticket office. For the shows at this site, buy tickets one day before the  performance at any of the points of sale listed above.

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