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Russians bring slapstick to Tenerife as part of clown art festival 

The Russian company Aga-Boom will land in Arona with their show “Do Not Touch!” in October.

Tickets for the show, which is part of the Clownbaret International Festival 2017 schedule, are already on sale at www.tomaticket.es

This will be the eleventh edition of the FIC 2017 and it promises one of its most ambitious programmes to date between October 9th and 23rd. Companies from Russia, Israel and the United States will share the bill with the productions of the Canary Islands and the rest of Spain.

Arona will be one of the municipalities in which this extensive programme will end, with one of the strongest of the cartel: the company Aga-Boom and its show Do Not Touch! The Russians will be at the Infanta Leonor Auditorium in Los Cristianos on Friday, October 20th, with another performance on October 21st at the Teatro Guimerá in Santa Cruz. Founded by Dimitri Bogatirev, who previously worked in companies such as Cirque du Soleil, the Aga-Boom Company is an interactive, extravagant chaos and full of unbridled laughter that transports the audience to the other side of the circus mirror. More than half a million people around the world have already been able to enjoy this explosion of pure fun and high energy for families, children and adults.

“Do Not Touch!” offers slapstick comedy in which members of the audience become involved as clowns themselves. What would the public do if they found a red button labelled “Do not Touch”? Probably what the clowns of Aga-Boom eventually do which gives rise to a crazy sequence of situations that will cause the time to pass so fast that they are the 75th most fleeting minutes ever lived by spectators.

The tickets for the functions that make up the FIC programming and that take place in Santa Cruz, La Laguna and Arona are already on sale, with prices more than affordable, ranging from 12 euros for children under twelve to 20 euros for adults.

There will be more than 30 performances and various associated activities, such as workshops, visits and public meetings with artists. A com-prehensive list of actions that confirm the FIC as one of the most important events in the country with circus art.

Registration is also open for those interested in participating in the workshop of interpretive techniques for the clown offered by the American Peter Shub in the programming of the 11th International Clownbaret Festival (FIC 2017). Applications must be sent to festivalfic@gmail.com