Fira Tàrrega: Markeliñe and Kolektibo Konika
Euskara. Kultura. Mundura.
14May 202102Jul 2021Catalonia
Two Basque companies, Markeliñe and Colectivo Konika, will be taking part in FiraTàrrega as part of the ‘Nomadic Circuit’, a travelling programme launched by this year’s Catalonian performing arts market to compensate for the drop in artistic hiring caused by the pandemic and to stimulate the street arts market. Nomadic Circuit sets out to include Spanish programmers in a network of shows selected by FiraTàrrega to be performed in towns and cities across Spain in 2021.
FiraTàrrega is supported in part by the Etxepare Basque Institute, which aims to promote a space for Basque. Performing Arts. The street theatre company Markeliñe will present ‘Psike’ on 14 May in Tàrrega, Catalunya, and on 2 July in Viladecans in the province of Barcelona. The acrobatic theatre collective Konika, will perform ‘La punta de mi nariz’ in Tàrrega on 4 and 16 June, in Lleida on 4 June and in l ´Empordà on 16 June.
This offering represents the equivalent of the artistic programming from the 2020 edition of FiraTàrrega, which was suspended. The Nomadic Circuit project is not only a series of performances but also includes activities designed to promote the performing arts market and create new ways to connect with audiences and the regions.
FiraTàrrega was born in 1981 in Tárrega, Lleida (Catalunya) has become a showcase for creativity featuring a diverse programme centring on street arts and public spaces. It is also an essential meeting place and prolific marketplace for the theatre arts both nationally and internationally.