8th Buenos Aires International Circus Festival

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The 8th Buenos Aires International Circus Festival, organized by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires, will take place between May 12 and May 22, 2016, at Buenos Aires Polo Circo, Centro Cultural Kirchner, and Tecnopolis.

The Festival will offer the public unique experiences, outstanding artistic performances, and fun national and international shows and performances by Circus companies from France, Australia, Sweden, UK, and Argentina, focusing on contemporary circus.

This year the Festival will feature the French company Théatre Le Monfort with three exceptional works. Nube (Cloud): premiered at the Nuit Blanche in París, an open air performance that will be installed in the front of Centro Cultural Kirchner, a giant cloud floating in the air. An acrobat climbs on it, jumps and plays. Finally the cloud turns into snow that falls on the spectators, making them an active part of this fascinating spectacle. 
This free show will be presented on Saturday and Sunday, every half hour from 5.30 pm, and Monday to Friday at 6 pm, 6.30 pm, and 7 pm.
The other two shows by this company are Tu and Noos, at Buenos Aires Polo Circo.

The British company Upswing presents Bedtime Stories. From Sweden, David Eriksson, one of the most talented members of Cirkus Cirkör, presents the show for adults Pink on the inside; and from France, Florent Bergal, presents his magical show Oktobre.

Tickets for International shows have a cost between AR$140 and AR$80. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the following points of sale:
* Centro Cultural General San Martin: Sarmiento 1554, Centro. Tuesday to Sunday 11 am to 7 pm
* Buenos Aires Polo Circo: Av Juan de Garay 2051 & Combate de Los Pozos, Parque Patricios, Monday to Sunday 2 pm to 9 pm

The shows presented at Tecnopolis and Buenos Aires Polo Circo with free entrance to the public include: Tigrou by the Swiss-Argentine group InnovaCirco;  Pasen y vean, by Shamblá; Desconectate, by Big Circus; Cuento con vos, by La Arena; Doblemantra y Cuerpusión, by Unsanm; among others, all free of charge. See the complete list here

Free tickets must be picked up at Polo Circo in advance, or at Tecnopolis on the same day of the show.

Several big tops will be put up at "Buenos Aires Polo Circo", Av Juan de Garay 2051, in the neighborhood of Parque Patricios, and there will be activities in these other venues: 
Centro Cultural Kirchner, Sarmiento 151
Tecnopolis, Av. de los Constituyentes & Av. General Paz

More information on each show and day by day schedules on this link.

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