The Mueca International Street Art Festival celebrates its seventeenth edition from May 9 to 12 with the presence of fifty companies and artists who will bring their most innovative and committed stage proposals to Puerto de la Cruz for the enjoyment of thousands of people of all ages and conditions who will gather at the festival as every year.
The programming, which begins on Thursday May 9 with a classic such as Abubukaka's performance and, as a novelty this year, with a concert by various choral and instrumental groups in the Botanical Garden. Mueca will maintain an effervescent weekend to conclude on Sunday May 12 with the multidisciplinary show Mur de (Cia)3. This year's edition will feature over a hundred artists from Austria, the United Kingdom, France and Spain, who will stage shows that range from the circus to the theater, including clown pieces, dance, music and performances. All this will unfold in 15 spaces of the tourist city.
In this sense, this year's edition stands out for the schedule reinforcement of the thematic streets, where street theater performances are planned that complement the already consolidated offer in the spaces equipped with stands such as Muelle, Europa and Nicko.
Mueca maintains its international vocation with proposals from companies such as Irrwisch, Collectif Primavez or NoFit State Circus & Motionhouse, which will coexist with the national creations of Yllana, Circ Vermut, Cía Sincronacidas, Cía Zero en Conducta or Le Guignol Orthopédique, in an edition at the Canary companies and artists such as Abubukaka, Burka Teatro, Bloko del Valle or Yiyolo Strato have a prominent place.
Representations or performances that extol the essence of street arts They will take part together with works that invite reflection on current social issues, more poetic pieces and others that seek laughter and entertainment in a program characterized by aesthetic, scenic and thematic variety.
As in previous editions, the festival's program will be enriched with More Grimace, parallel activities in entertainment venues, bars, restaurants and cafes that extend the spirit of Mueca throughout the city at night. This local diffusion, with the integration and participation of groups from Puerto de la Cruz, also has an outstanding presence this year with La Pandilla, the La Vera Violin Orchestra, the School of Music, the Puerto de la Cruz Music Band, or the David Goldsmith Youth Choir (Reyes Bartlet), among others.
The Mueca International Street Art Festival thus consolidating its collaborative nature with a model of cultural management and citizen participation shared between the public administration and the Cómplices Mueca platform, a structure that defines its essence and for which it has received numerous international awards.
The website www.festivalmueca.com will offer updated information with the details of this program and other festival services.