Ertza and Deabru Beltzak at Fest’Arts festival in Libourne

Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.


Once again, the street art festival Fest’Arts of Libourne will host two Basque shows. On August 8, 9 and 10, the streets of Libourne in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region will be filled with dance, theatre, music, circus acts and more at the festival’s 28th edition.

The dance company Ertza and the theatre group Deabru Beltzak will take part in the festival. The first will present ‘Meeting Point’, the story of two young people who, despite being from the same country, meet up 8,000 kilometers from their homes. They realize the similarities that unite them and the paths their lives have taken before they meet. The work is about the twists and turns in life and how people change depending on the people they meet. The name ‘Meeting Point’ refers to the place where the two young men meet, and to the places and the time it takes to get there. The 15-minute show will be performed on August 8, 9 and 10 at 9:30 p.m.

Deabru Beltzak will present Symfeuny, a show featuring theatre, music ­­– and their signature element, fire. A key component of the show is interaction with the audience. After a spectacular appearance on stage, the percussionists approach the audience and play their drums to spark their emotions. The 45-minute show will be performed through the streets of Libourne on August 9 and 10 at 9:30 p.m.

Every year since 2012, Basque artists have taken part in this festival after an agreement was signed between the Etxepare Basque Institute and Fest’Arts. The agreement was brought about by the Euskadi á Libourne (Euskadi in Libourne) initiative which aims to create ties between artists from the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region and the Basque Country.

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