Fest’Arts: Haatik + Orain Bi
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
03Aug 202305Aug 2023Libourne
Fest’Arts is an international street art festival held in August that has been captivating audiences of all ages since 1991. Each edition of Fest´Arts enlivens the streets of Libourne with a tapestry of dance, circus, theatre, and music performances. While initially conceived to highlight local cultural projects, Fest´Arts has expanded its horizons to include European and international companies.
Two Basque companies will take part in the official programme of the 2023 edition of Fest´Arts.
Place Abel Surchamp / 4:30pm & 8:30pm
‘Ur’ is an allegory for a sustainable economy.
Since 2011, Haatik Dantza Konpainia, a company from Gipuzkoa, has been dedicated to creating its own shows and collaborating with various artists to present a diverse range of artistic offerings. Basque language and culture are the core of the company´s identity.
In 2014, Haatik started creating street performances and since then has taken part in major international theatre festivals.
3 & 4 August
Esplanade François Mitterrand / 5:00pm
ORAIN BI: ‘MUTE’
The artists behind the show ´Mute´ aim to convey a simple message: mutation is an ongoing process. ´it’s not only bugs that mutate but also structures and ourselves. People mutate to keep moving forward, to go further, higher; the greatest show on Earth!!!´. ´Mute´ premiered in 2022 at the Umore Azoka in Leioa, where it won the award for best show in the Basque Country.
Orain-Bi (circus-theatre) is Sara Álvarez and Rodrigo Lacasa. In 2019 they started their professional career together in Bilbao. They specialise in various acrobatic disciplines, such as hand-to-hand and pole acrobatics.
Etxepare Basque Institute and the festival
Since 2012, the Etxepare Basque Institute has been actively supporting the involvement of Basque performing arts companies in Fest´Arts.