Festival XS presents about 20 short plays over 3 days, ranging from 5 to 25 minutes long. Theatre, dance, circus, object and puppet theatre come together in creative profusion. Offering artists space in which to experiment, XS is also an invitation to be daring and to innovate. By producing short works, companies are free to explore new territories and take risks. XS is a meeting place between the spectator and the performer, between different aesthetics and ideas, to discover what might happen.
Mirabilia International Circus and Performing Arts Festival was inaugurated in 2007 and has become a European benchmark for the creation and diffusion of contemporary live performances. In 2017 in occasion of Circostrada Network General Meeting, a 5 days international programmation will showcase to 80.000 people, to over 100 professionals and to 80 representatives from 26 nations a variety of 45 companies presenting the mostinnovative european dance and circus panorama from the world
Genoa’s Suq Festival is inspired by pre-Islamic marketplaces (“suq” means “market” in Arabic) and is a space of encounter par excellence. Founded in 1999 by Chance Eventi, it is a place of contemporary narration and hosts theatrical, music and dance events, workshops and initiatives on the environment and the global community, running for 11 days in June. There are 40 spaces dedicated to crafts and different cuisines run by migrant communities, small ethnic businesses and local charities.