Mueca magic for Puerto
Festival of Art in the Street
Come to Puerto de la Cruz between May 9th and 12th and enjoy a good laugh!
That’s the invitation from organisers of Mueca, the International Festival of Art in the Street.
This is the 12th edition of the “Grin” event which brings thousands of people into Puerto and helps to revitalise the centre, small businesses and the busy feel of the pretty town.
The streets will be hosting a wide range of activities, including theatre, circus, humour, music, magic, performing arts and story-telling.
This year, organisers say the acts are of “extraordinary” quality with visiting companies and local companies such as Coral Reyes Bartlet, the Music Band of Puerto de la Cruz and students of the Municipal School of Music working hand in hand. Six of the companies are national, 14 from the Canary Islands and five from Puerto. There will be a mime group from Poland, the French company Beau Geste and Chilean clown Murmuyo.
Innovations for this edition are the presence of tasters for the festivals MiradasDoc, the documentary film festival of Guia de Isora, and the Story-telling Festival of Los Silos.
Another novelty is the allocation of themed streets for the duration of the Festival – San Juan for the streets of music, La Hoya for magic and movement and image (both activities on calle Agustín de Bethencourt).
The Festival this year has a new logo which reflects the new ethos of participation by all, from local residents and tourists through to businesses, hoteliers, organisations and the various administrations.
The collaboration with the three festivals includes MiradasDoc presenting two documentaries on the evening of May 9th and Los Silos story-telling in five open spaces in calle La Hoya. It is hoped this new agreement will help spread the word about other events in Tenerife.
Everyone involved in Mueca 2013 is confident it will be a huge success. The festival was revived in 2012 after it was suspended in 2011 and 2010 and there have been tremendous efforts to give it a widespread appeal and a special identity.
The full programme for the festival is now available on www.festivalmueca.com