FUNAMBOLIKA 2008 (Italy July 5-8)
Funambolika 2008 is the 2nd edition of the summer circus arts festival particularly focused on clowns, and conceived by Italian clown and director Raffaele De Ritis.
It takes places in Pescara, in the Abruzzo region of Italy, in the open-air Teatro Dâ€™Annunzio on the Adriatic beach. This is the same 2000-seats arena where Pescara Jazz, one of the oldest and most prestigious jazz festivals in the world takes place (www.pescarajazz.com). Funambolika is organized by the same company
Last year’s festival featured Jango Edwards and David Larible. This year’s festival will have three evenings of entertainment:
(Paul Staicu, piano â€“ Laurent Cirade, cello)
The comedy musical revelation of last yearâ€™s Edimburgh and Avignon Festival
The legendary clown with his solo theatre show â€œNice Night for an Eveningâ€
GRAN GALA DU CIRQUE
Guest star: Andrei Jigalov
An evening of international circus acts (from Monte Carlo Festival, Kiev School, Moscow Circus, Cirque du Soleil appearances) including among others juggler Boul, acrobat Maxim Popazov, contorsionist-swimmer Aqua and others, around a special guest star: clown ANDREI JIGALOV, the king of contemporary russian laughmakers.
Pescara is a ten minute drive from Aereoporto dâ€™Abruzzo (www.abruzzo-airport.it ), and is easily connected to via many major cities. For all other destinations, the Rome Fiumicino airport is 2 hours drive.
For more information visit the following websites:
Funambolika blog: www.funambolika.blogspot.com
General program: www.entemanifestazionipescaresi
Tickets: (39) 085-6920057 â€“ (39) 085-4221463
Organization: (39) 085-693093 â€¢ (39) 085-4503036
Email: [email protected]
Artistic direction: [email protected]