Plovdiv Karavana
at the Rowing Canal 2019

15 artistic companies from Belgium, France, Italy and Switzerland - 

CITI - INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR TRAVELLING THEATERS - are setting off on European roads by foot, horses, bicycles or trucks to meet in Plovdiv – European Capital of culture – in June 2019 from 1-st to 10-th.

They will set up 3 large artistic camps in Trakiya district, in Stolipinovo district and at the Rowing Canal. No less than 200 artists, technicians and art rapporteurs will come to share their art in the most ancient continually-inhabited European city.

From 1-st to 10-th of June 2019 at the Rowing Canal

When: Workshops: 14.00 – 18.00, Performance: 18.00 – 22.15

Where: Sports Complex behind the Boat Sheds

Free entrance.

Facebook event here.

With a garland of caravans surrounding 3 big tops, the barakata festival occupies a square and proposes a dreamy scenography. The amazed visitor will be captivated by this camp and welcomed by musicians and actors.
The barakata festival is like a singular world.
The Cabaret Barakata - Collective creation, a multidisciplinary cabaret
This show was created specially for the Barakata TOUR. It combines everyone's skills. Under the Circus tent, the public can follow the spectacular action of the performer. Creatures on stilts, aerial acrobatics, surealistic puppets and animal-like musicians will create a enchanting atmosphere. This original ambient is improve by a special sound and light installation.

La Famille Walili
Welcome to the Walili family’s world!
Let me take you into the amazing fairground of thoses funny and strange character.
From dawn to dusk, and from dusk to dawn, try yourselves to the car cass or the fury tourette . Make a travel on the sea on the RADE draw yourself into a slingshot fight or ride the great zero. Any kind of entertainment for each and everyone in this carnival, no matter how old you are, no matter where you come from, just matter to enjoy and discover.

Duo cie VIracocha
Two artist propose a poetical performance about the movement and vibration. They use a combination of acrobatics, juggling and physical theater to express the feeling of the ocean. They also play live music to accompany the show.

Narma & The Walili Beat brother’s- World Music with a Rock’n'roll spirit
World n’roll World Music with a Rock’n’roll spirit. The 7 musicians of the band find their inspiration from their journeys to merge many styles in a dynamic fashion.

J Mandales Brother's Valentin&Léo DJ set
Music from all over the world, to dance and have some fun !

Impromptus– Sonia Frioux/ Camille Hoinard
Musical and dancing improvisation in public places. open to every one. These Impromptus will take part every days in a different place in Plovdiv.

The whisperer Sonia FRIOUX
(for one by one) A poetic parenthesis just for you!

Entre deux Averses
Fafamali – musical sorcery Josépha Fockeu
A women, a feather, a guitar and a voice. A crossroad of worlds near the heart and on the lips. A performance mixing styles for a unique experience that you will not forget.
Le papier, le ruban et ma main - poetical and musical wonderment in caravan
poetical and musical Wonderment.

TransEuropeWall - Transartistic
Let's build together the unifying walls of our Europe.
Multimedia performance & street-art mural mixing collage, painting and ambulatory show in Binaural 3D audio

"La Machine à Rêves"
De dererum machina somnium - Installation spectacle dans l'espace public
Mise en scène / scénographie / Machinerie et jeu : Joël Bluteau.
Ecriture / Costumes et marionnettes : Suzanne Bauruel.
Musique : Guillaume Joly
Jeu / Marionnette / Acrobatie / Jonglage : Alberta et Anna Calcaterra, Tomo Pigeard
Cette installation spectacle s’articuler sous deux formes :
Une installation en journée et un spectacle en soirée

Babel Gum - Bronca – La Famille Walili - Tralala Splatch - Entre Deux Averses - Maraudeurs et Compagnie - Le Cabaret des Oiseaux Shows will launch their artistic camps in Plovdiv.

Programme for The Rowing Canal - Sports Complex behind the Boat Sheds /BARAKATA/:

1 June

15:00 - 16:00
Opening - parade of Barakata at site
16:00 - 16:15
Тheater in caravan (La Chuchoteuse)
16.00 – 16.20
Dance, theater, music (Le papier, le ruban et ma main)
16:00 - 17:30
visual and music performance DJ Valentin & Léo DJ set
17:30 - 18:00
Clown (André Agassé)
18:00 - 19:30
Show (La Fête Foraine des Glingués - Fairground)
20:30 - 22:00
Rock’n’roll band (Narma and the Walili Beat'Brothers)
22:30 - 23:30
singing and clown show (Il ne restera rien)

2 June

14:00 - 16:00
artistic performance (TRANSLINEurope)
15:00 - 17:00
Show (La Fête Foraine des Glingués - Fairground)
17:00 - 18:00
French musical sorcery (Fafa Mali)
18:30 - 19:00
Show (Circus Surprise)
20:00 - 21:30
music, dance, acrobatics (CABARET BARAKATA)

3 June

18:00 - 20:00

4 June

18:30 - 20:00

5 June 

18:30 - 19:00
circus (Making Moves!)
19:00 - 20:00
french musical sorcery (Fafa Mali)
20:30 - 22:00
visual and music performance (Night fairground + DJ Les Frères Mandales)
22:00 - 22:30
singing and clown show (Il ne restera rien)
22:30 - 23:00
fire performance (Bright Eye)

6 June

18:30 - 19:00
silk performance (The fairies of the big stinking terribly stingy nettle)
19:00 - 19:45
dance performance (No clothes)
21:00 - 21:50
dance, theater, circus, music (Chair)
22:00 - 23:00
аcoustic music (C'est Qui Paulette?)

7 June

19:00 - 19:40
acrobatic duo with two musicians (Ampoule)
20:30 - 21:30
BRONCA's journey to Plovdiv (pictures)
22:00 - 23:00
music, dance, acrobatics (CABARET BARAKATA)

8 June

14:00 - 15:30
artistic performance (TRANSLINEurope)
15:30 - 16:30
сtreet theater, dance and music (Kolelo)
16:30 - 18:00
fairground (La Fête Foraine des Glingués)
18:00 - 19:00
acrobatic duo with two musicians (Ampoule)
19:30 - 20:30
dance, theater, circus, music (Chair)
21:30 - 23:00
Rock’n’roll band (Narma and the Walili Beat'Brothers)

9 June

14:00 - 15:00
DJ Les Frères Mandales and parade of Chimeras on site
15:00 - 17:00
fairground (La Fête Foraine des Glingués)
17:00 - 17:30
clown (André Agassé)
18:00 - 19:00
сtreet theater, dance and music (Kolelo)
19:30 - 21:00
music, dance, acrobatics (CABARET BARAKATA)

10 June

17:00 - 18:00
Parade in the city center of Plovdiv

Artistic camps at the Rowing Canal - Barakata: La Famille Walili, Compagnie Entre Deux Averses, BRONCA, Maraudeurs & Compagnie, COMBINO, Студио Пантарей, Bright bites contemporary dance company, Mini Art Fest и Cirkus Tværs 

Further information for their performances and workshops -

Plovdiv Karavana - Open-air artistic camps



General partners

EU Japan Fest

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