The International Street Art Festival of Puerto de la Cruz, Mueca, will once again turn the municipality of Puerto de la Cruz into a great open-air circus with performances today, Friday, by the Chilean artist El Kote and the French Les Bleus de Travail.
El Kote will be one of the first to jump onto the stage this Friday. It will do so in the Caixabank area of the Plaza de Europa (6:30 p.m.) with “Here the only animal is me”, a circus and street theater show where the former component of the company La Chalupa will try to transfer the public to another reality. To do this, he brings in his suitcase a dose of acrobatics, juggling, humor and improvisation.
At the same time, 6:30 p.m., a large giant balloon will begin to shine in the Aqualia Space in the Plaza del Charco. Inside, Jean Philippe Kikolas, a Castilian-Leon artist who visits Mueca with the show "Sin remite", inspired by the short film L'Ecole du Facteurs by the French comedian Jacques Tati. The artist will use a battery of skills at the service of the show with numbers such as the bouncing balls, the balance ladder and the giant balloon.
Meanwhile, Uncle Teo, a “true-false surfer”, dreams of reaching the big wave on the Puerto de la Cruz pier. This tender, friendly and sometimes provocative artist will perform at 6:30 pm in the Espacio Binter on the dock “Surfing the street” where gestural theater, balance, humor and manipulation of objects are mixed.
The smallest of the house will have an appointment at the Castillo de San Felipe from 6:30 p.m. There, the Alava company Teatro Paraíso will stage “In the garden”, aimed at children from one to three years old. The montage is a mixture of theater, video, shadows and drawings with which it offers children a visual, playful and active experience.
Another of the highlights of this Friday will be the representation in Mueca of the show “Les voyage de Noces” by the French company Les bleus de travail. A funny comedy with which the public will share with its protagonists, Marcel and Raymonda, the adventures of this couple of French tourists whose old Fiat 500 breaks down during their wedding trip. The performance will take place at 8:00 p.m. in the Espacio Binter del Muelle Porto.
The French company Les P'tits Bras will turn the Plaza de Europa into a large open-air circus starting at 9:30 p.m. Flyers, dancers, acrobats, jugglers, tightrope walkers and the strongman will transport the Mueca audience to the early years of the 20th century. Immersed in a period atmosphere, the troupe will perform exercises on boards and aerials that promise to leave the attendees breathless.
The Abubukaka boys could not miss the appointment with Mueca for another year. The company from Tenerife, a classic within the programming of the Puerto Rican festival, will premiere “Caribe Mix 2”, in the Espacio Binter del Muelle. Its members define the show as "a new bullshit that will paint as silly as many topics that saturate us and turn them into laughter."
If laughter is guaranteed with Abubukaka, miscegenation, music, percussion and dance will be in charge of the components of "Cambuyón", a Canarian-Catalan co-production that, after passing through New York, will be performed Friday and Saturday, from at 11:00 p.m., at the Peñón Stadium.
Added to these shows are a multitude of scenic activities programmed in the thematic streets of La Danza, de la Música, de la Lengua, del Ingenio or La Creativa. From the concerts of the Valle de La Orotava 101 Brass Band (6:00 p.m.), and Llam & Street Music from 7:00 p.m. on Calle La Música to storytelling routes with the Pied Piper of Hamelim and Little Red Riding Hood as guides along the Calle of the word.
Art will also have its place in the Festival through the exhibition of various artists in the Creative Street where the sculptor Luigi Stinga will also be making an ephemeral work of art with recycled wood.