Extraordinary and award

The Magic Crossroads Festival, now in its 9th edition, scheduled for Friday 5 and Saturday 6 August in the splendid setting of Piazza Basilica, is back in its classic version on the street and with a lot of joy.

Two evenings of theater, humor, acrobatics and lightness promoted and organized by the Department of Culture and Tourism Development of the Municipality of Tirano with the collaboration of the Media Valtellina tourist consortium and with the artistic direction of Lorenzo Baronchelli.

Guests 4 Italian and international companies that they will present 4 different shows to entertain and fascinate the public of adults and children by offering residents and tourists two evenings of amazement and wonder in the Basilica Square closed to traffic give her 20.30 and 23.30.

Friday, in the name of lightness, but also with the awareness of what is happening in the world, the award-winning Ukrainian mimes of the incredible Quartett Dekru spiritual heirs of the great Marcel Marceau and winners at the Moscow World Circus Festival and the Odessa Clown and Mimi Festival. A quartet in black and white that with his show Light souls will overwhelm the public thanks to the art of movement and the reproduction of many different realities, drawing inspiration from everyday life. The unique method, developed by 4 young and excellent artists, leaves the audience speechless with an extraordinary exhibition of physical theater.

The two young and talented artists of the ensemble open and close the Friday evening Italian-German Pigreco company with their show of juggling and acrobatics My Heart is on the Table in which the technique explores the world of temptations and becomes poetry. On stage a table and two chairs and on the table the “red candies”, the temptations in the form of juggling balls wrapped in flaming red and bottles of sparkling wine.

On Saturday the drum roll of theurban drummer Dom will call the public at 20.30 with Rhythm! a very special concert with recycled objects: armed with tap shoes and his inseparable drumsticks, the eccentric percussionist-dancer Dom gives life to an unstoppable crescendo of rhythms and gags that interact with the public and which will be difficult to resist. For those who have missed them on Friday, the acrobatic jugglers of Pigreco company will perform again to make room for the Eccentrics Dadaròalready several times guests of the Festival who will present Operational! winner of the 2014 Cantieri di Strada National Competition and awarded Best Street Show at the Babel Festival 2019. A German, an American and an Italian … three clown-soldiers arrive to erect a monument to the fallen of every war in memory of how much stupidity there has been in history. Among amusing and surprising gags, misunderstandings and betrayals, we look at the ingenuity of clowns and the weakness of man, to laugh at both in the show but also to think about it returning home, perhaps in front of the TV and the usual TG.

After the replica of the talented artists of the Pigreco company, the greeting to the public is entrusted to the sounds of plastic buckets, kitchen pans, bicycle bells of the eclectic drummer-dancer Dom.

Amidst laughter and amazement, in the splendid setting of Piazza Basilica, the public can enjoy refreshments and tastings in the restaurants and cafes of the area.

As always, participation in MAGICO CROCEVIA is free.

In case of bad weather the shows will be presented at the Trombini Auditorium.

For information: Infopoint Tel. (+39) 0342 706066 www.valtellinaturismo.com


FRIDAY 5th August

8.45pm and 10.30pm in the back churchyard

My Heart is on the Table – Pigreco Company (Italy)

21:30 in the front churchyard

Anime Reading – Quartett Dekru (Ukraine)


8.30 pm and 11.00 pm South side and north side square

Rhythm! – Dom Urban Drummer (Italy)

9.00 pm and 10.30 pm in the back churchyard

My Heart is on the Table – Pigreco Company (Italy)

21:30 in the front churchyard

Operational! – Eccentrici Dadarò (Italy)

Extraordinary and award-winning artists animate Madonna di Tirano – AROUND TIRANO