Street Arts Festivals: the outdoors is a stage
A wide network of theatres offer general public high-quality scene arts programmes. Festivals, fairs, scenes are well-known for their permanent proposals of a high cultural importance. You can find information about those programmes on Redescena (Red Española de Teatros, Auditorios, Circuitos y Festivales de Titularidad Pública ) and INAEM websites (Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música).
Nevertheless, we consider interesting to focus on stage performances developed in the streets of our towns and cities. The climate enables many stage arts to be performed out of city buildings, especially those created to be shown outdoors, in front of a very wide range of spectators.
Street Arts include a wide variety of stage disciplines: theatre, dance, music, circus, etc. These artistic expressions are not limited to their own techniques, they are combined with proposals related to plastic arts and visual creation.
Therefore, we propose you to visit and enjoy the following fairs and festivals. This is but a selection of those with a long tradition, as well as those with a high level of acceptance in every yearly edition.
Location: Tàrrega, Lleida, Catalunya.
Location: Valladolid, Castilla-León.
Location: Vila-Real, Castelló, Comunidad Valenciana.
Location: Reus, Tarragona, Catalunya.
Location: Leioa, Bizkaia, Basque Country.
Location: Elche, Alicante.
Participation in these festivals is not only about watching and enjoying. If you belong to a theatre group, a music band or if you write plays or create performances, you can also send your proposals, so you can be selected and have the chance to exhibit them in these spaces.
If you want more information about this subject, you can check the Theatre Documentation Centre.
Whether you are a professional, a researcher or a student, in this public centre you will find helpful information about all aspects of stage arts. Its funds can be used by everyone.
If you want to borrow material from its funds, you will have to certify that you are related to stage arts (a professional, a student or a member of a theatre group). In order to do so, apply for your card at its website. It's free and it is valid for three years.
Written by Judith Durana, Eurodesk Multiplier Euskadi.