Mirabilia 2016

Plan B for Utopia

La storia di Mirabilia

It can be counted on two full hands!

Ten years of meetings, projects, exhibitions, conferences, presentations… but above all ten years of live performances experienced together!

It’s easy to say festival and to program shows during a very short time. Mirabilia is not and never will be this: it is a festival. A multitude of events that take place simultaneously: artists, craftsmen, professionals, focus, public, staff … a huddle of life, a huddle of emotions … and how much effort, how many hours, how many nights to try every year , to get this machine running … and what a mirabiliosa wonder every time this machine is set in motion!

For a while we thought to propose a very self commemorative edition, digging out the past. It would surely have been a more restful year. But we could not.
There will be some return which we are sure will please many, and especially us. But Mirabilia can’t replicate, or does it very little. Mirabilia is a multidisciplinary festival always looking for the most interesting and innovative proposals; not necessarily the most perfect, often it is still works in progress or premieres or previews, but the force of a new creative idea fascinates us. This does not mean to miss the party which is a very important part of this festival, but, we believe, the strength of the Mirabilia project is precisely this duality, being a party and a festival, being able to merge and blend into one big event.

A year of new and old opportunities, linked more and more to Europe.
This is the year of the Circus European Season, the Scotland dance and performing arts focus, the new French Scene focus.
Many research shows, programmed in protected and closed spaces, and open air shows to create a direct contact with the audience.
A 10th year Mirabilia edition: a large project sufficiently interesting and artistically challenging. Exhibitions and conferences, circus, dance, street theater, crafts and wines, circus camping, European projects, residencies and kaleidos… It’s Mirabilia international circus and performing arts festival!

“Plan B for Utopia”?