Gibraltar’s first ever fringe festival opens this Thursday and will see four days of performances and workshops by local and visiting performers, like never before brought together on the Rock, coinciding with the festive mood of the Calentita weekend.
Performances open at the Alameda Open Air Theatre on Thursday, and run through till Sunday. There are performances for all tastes, by local and visiting artistes. They will include classical guitar, piano, music and projected experiences, clowns (including the popular “Bombero”), dance (including Gibraltar’s own Danza Academy and Japanese Butoh Dance), dance drama as well as a performance by Metro Hotel and the release of a folk rock album by Gareth Owen.
There will also be opportunities to join in workshops in Japanese Butoh Dance and paper magic.
For the young there will be fairy tales and puppets.
Visiting artists include Eidolon from Australia, Flavia Ghisalberti from Switzerland and clowns Camilo and Adrian Schvartstein.
The events provide entertainment of types rarely seen in Gibraltar in the unique and fabulous setting of the popular Alameda Open Air Theatre. Dance, music, comedy and drama will come alive between Thursday and Sunday live never before.
Full details are available on the Gibraltar Fringe Festival website: www.gibfringe.com
The Gibraltar Fringe Festival is supported by the Ministries for Culture and the Environment and by the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens.