22nd International Festival of Street Art BuskerBus took place in Krotoszyn (17-19.08.2018) and Zielona Góra (21-22.08.2018).
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Aerial Manx
Genre: Sword swallowing, juggling
Show: The Monster Manx
Aerial Manx is a juggler and a contortionist who achieved his three Guinness World Records His signature act is a sword-swallowing backflip. His show is a blend of circus and a freak show. Manx is not afraid of any challenges, and he continues to push boundaries and the limits of his body. Whatever you see, don’t try it at home.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Adriano Cangemi
Genre: Physical and Aerial Theater
Show: NAGUAL – Moved by the Wind
Adriano Cangemi is a circus artist and dancer from Argentina. As a kid, he trained gymnastic. When he was travelling in South America, he discovered juggling and trapeze. Currently, he studies physical theatre in Verscio, Switzerland. His show NAGUAL – Moved by the Wind is a combination of physical and aerial theatre. One performer on stage starts a long pilgrimage between different transformation, trying to find a meeting point of his life. A performance without words, where everything concentrates on the body of the actor.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Csilla & Anna
Show: Csilla & Anna
Anna Szlávics and Csilla Ruzic come from Budapest. Anna is a singer, songwriter and guitar player involved in several music projects including Cirkusz-KA ethno-jazz trio with which she has won many music awards, Anna Mur art-pop band, Anna & Márton S. jazzy chanson duo. Since 2006 she has been creating her songs with cultural roots in native Hungarian heritage. She is inspired by the diversity of various music influences of their region and adds a flavour of jazz. Csilla is a painter, composer, and guitarist. She studied fine art, jazz and improvisation studies. She also plays the sitar. Her teacher and music partner is famous Hungarian master sitarists Tóth Szabolcs. They play classical Indian music melted with modern and jazz pieces composed by Csilla.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Dancer Lucy
Genre: Dance (tribal fusion & chair)
Country: Czech Republic
Show: Tribal Fusion gypsy dancer (and with chair dance)
Lucie Slaninová has been dancing professionally for 10 years. She specializes in various techniques, mainly in different types of belly dance and with props. She is also a yoga teacher. This year, she will present a tribal fusion show with the use of a chair.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Diogo Alvaress
Show: Face to Face
Originally from Brazil, but he calls Europe home. Diogo Alvares mastered to perfection the art of manipulation. His show Face to Face is a mix of street magic and illusion with a structured routine and improvisation. He manipulates all ordinary objects: cards, billiard balls, cigarettes, ropes, etc. without losing control of the performance.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Estupida Compañia
Genre: clownery with freaks elements
Kraj: Argentyna, Uruguay
Two extravagant performers bring the oddities of the classic and old “Circus freak”. The fakirism techniques, knife throwing, moments of high tension, comical acts, argument, and disputes amongst them and often with the audience, their passion for risk, their tenderness and innocence. There are many reasons that Stupid Company will give you to stay until the end of the show. Momolo and Remolacha will perform at BuskerBus for the first time.
|BuskerBus 2018 prezentuje: Franklin & co.
Przedstawienie: Road to the Show
O swoim pokazie Franklin napisał jedynie “połączenie umiejętności tanecznych i występ do rytmu muzyki”. Chociaż jego lakoniczny opis niewiele Wam powie o tym, co możecie zobaczyć, to jeśli lubicie breakdance, koniecznie wpadnijcie zobaczyć tego młodego chłopaka z Madrytu. Jak to mówią, “człowieka określa towarzystwo, w którym się obraca”, a pewnie pamiętacie z poprzednich edycji festiwalu jego szalenie utalentowanych znajomych.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Gjurcinowsky
Genre: juggling/ clownery
Show: Someone here is not normal
Darko Gjurcinovski (Macedonia) has been a street theater artist since 1999. After touring the world with a variety of different companies, in 2014 he created his original one-man show “Someone here is not normal?”. Is a story about one fat person who likes to be a showman. The show is based on the Balkan folklore combined with clownery and juggling techniques. Darko juggles balls, clubs, fire and knives, even on top of a giraffe unicycle in a funny inflatable costume!
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Jack Flash
Show: Sophisticated Stupidity,
Gavin has been performing for over 20 years. He returns to BuskerBus after a 15-year break. If you were there, you might remember him as the Leopardman. This year as Jack Flash he will present a one-man circus show combining comedy, acrobatics, magic, and juggling with five knives (but don’t worry; he still has all his fingers). You will laugh, you will cheer, and you might even scream when you see him perform a handstand 3.5 meters above the ground.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Jess Brien
Kraj: New Zealand
Show: Jess the Mess
Jess Brien is a performer and yoga instructor from New Zealand. They call her Jess The Mess and 5 minutes into her show you’ll understand why! Armed with a sparkly personality, fire, eggs, and some seriously sweet dance moves, she brings you an interactive comedy street show entertaining both little and big kids alike.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Kacper Wydmański
Show: Wydmański – Show
Kacper is a 21-year-old juggler from Wroclaw. His show is a combination of dangerous circus tricks with a large dose of wit and humor. Despite his young age, Kacper has over 8 years experience in juggling, and he will present its different variations.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents Kubuś Wędzina
Show: A rough draft
Kubuś has been playing guitar and singing for eight years and has been performing on the street for three years. Without the sound system, he feels like he is playing at home. He will present his songs in dirty, blues style, in which he talks about the most important things in his life.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Light Chili
Genre: Music (Blues)
Show: The Canales Show
Duo Light Chili returns to BuskerBus! Domenico and Fabrizio Canale are a father and a son. They have been playing together since they can remember, however from time to time they separate to explore new inspirations. After a break, they meet again to purchase their mission of bringing rock’n’roll to the streets. The result is explosive. The BuskerBus audience knows it well as Light Chili performed for them twice (in 2015 and 2016). The Canale’s Show is an energetic show that consists of Blues classics and the original songs from Light Chili’s albums “Someday It Happens” and “The Canales Show.”
|BuskerBus 2018 presents Maciek Kulhawik
only in Zielona Góra
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: Mantega
Genre: Clownery/ Juggling
Country: Brazil/ Germany
Show: Wonder Drink
In 2016 Mantega started traveling with his short act “Whisky” and the show “Wonder Drink” that he will present at BuskerBus.
Mantega invites the audience to a wordless journey where tons of laughs and gasps of amazement are guaranteed. Ever wanted to be stronger, faster and smarter? Well, your answer is WONDER DRINK! Highly original and innovative, In a show that makes the perfect blend of theater and high-level circus skills, you will see Mantega juggle and manipulate unusual objects such as glasses, ice cubes, and liquids.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents Mr Qwirk
Show: Mr Qwirk Show
Skillful object manipulation, precarious acrobatics and a dash of magic. Ping pong balls, rubber gloves, 4 meters of PVC tubing and a bicycle pump! Add audience volunteers and 3 machetes into the mix. what could possibly go wrong…
|BuskerBus 2018 presents: NUBE
Genre: juggling and dance
Show: Todo Fantasy
It is a thirty-minute show of contemporary circus where modern juggling techniques are combined with different dance styles and acrobatics. An Argentinian duo NUBE uses handling, balance and choreography with plastic cubes, plastic boxes, blind eyes and chairs.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents Philip Fairweather
Country: Great Britain
Show: A Tenor. An Hour.
Philip Fairweather is an actor and singer from Exeter in England, who has been based in Wroclaw since 2003, where he has become a well-known figure on the local music scene, appearing at many cultural events. A regular street performer for over 30 years, he first began busking aged 14 in 1986 as a “Saturday job”. In 1995, he took it up full time and toured over 20 countries in Europe. Philip first became involved with BuskerBus in 1999. From 2009, he has been the main host and coordinator of the BuskerBus Cabaret.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents Plucie ogniem – Marcin Ex Styczyński
Genre: Fire breathing
Show: Plucie ogniem | Fire breathing- Marcin Ex Styczyński
He has been a street performer for 10 years. He has come a long way – from juggling somewhere in the corner, blowing soap bubbles, and twisting balloons to a spectacular fire breathing show that became his signature performance.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents po3
Only in Krotoszyn
Po3 consists of three students of the music academy in Poznań: Anna Kamińska – vocal, ukulele, Kinga Skrzypińska – guitar, Stanisław Aleksandrowicz – percussion instruments. Each of them would like to add a piece of themselves to the music they create. Something intimate, remarkable, intriguing. Lightly and seriously, cheerfully and sadly, quickly and slowly. “Przebłyski” is a collection of thoughts, feelings, and experiences. “Przebłyski” are words written somewhere on the run, later turned into a song. “Przebłyski” is music that flashed through your ears and later found its shelter in the lyrics. “Przebłyski” are bittersweet moments that accompany us every day.
|BuskerBus 2018 presents Roc Roc-It
Genre: Clownery/ Freak show
Show: Roc Roc IT- the Man from the Future
Witnesses say that nothing is impossible for him. A real madman who continually proves that he still has a lot to say on the circus scene.