Discover the world created by buskers
Juggling balls and clubs seem to float in the air, acrobats glance down from the Chinese poles, magicians test our perceptiveness and you can hear original songs coming from every corner. Someone is riding a unicycle; someone else prefers to go by Cyr wheel, or maybe even balance on a free-standing ladder or a rola bola. Some people cross the street with a dance step, while others prefer to walk on their hands and somebody is doing a flip into the air right next to them.
This is not a description of a scene from some fantasy movie. On the contrary, this is what the BuskerBus Festival looks like! Discover a world created by buskers – street acrobats, musicians, and other performers, boldly combining various techniques and genres – in Wrocław, Zielona Góra and Krotoszyn.
21-22 Aug, 2021 Wrocław (Market Square)
24-25 Aug 2021 Zielona Góra (promenade and also: in the park by the Palace in Stary Kisielin – 5.00 p.m. on the 24th Aug and in the park in Zatonie – 5.00 p.m. on the 25th Aug)
27-29 Aug 2021 Krotoszyn (Market Square)
Every year, for 25 years, artists from all over the world have been meeting at the BuskerBus Festival to present their circus, dance, music, magic and acting skills in several Polish towns. They tell their stories using their bodies and many different props.
You don’t need a passport to meet artists from over a dozen countries and feel like you’re travelling around the world. Although thousands of kilometres separate them on a normal basis, they all share the same goals: to gain the attention of passers-by, to provide artistic impressions and entertainment, to move you and to delight you. It is buskers who make strangers exchange smiles and applause.
Descriptions of the performances are available at www.buskerbus.com. This year the main street programme includes only shows that have not been previously presented at the BuskerBus Festival.
BuskerBus is not a festival you can observe quickly and then move on. To make the most of it, there’s time to talk to the artists, exchange experiences, juggle together and make contacts. Spontaneous ideas can be showcased in the festival club, where the action moves in the evening. The stage is open to everyone. You can watch an alternative program of invited artists or take over the stage yourself.
All events are free, but if you like the show, in keeping with the street theatre tradition, you can put something in the artists’ hat.
Artistic Director: Małgorzata Węglarz (Contact for Media: firstname.lastname@example.org)
BuskerBus in Wrocław: Association for the Promotion of Street Artists “Dundun”. The BuskerBus Festival event in Wrocław is co-financed by the Wrocław Municipality www.wroclaw.pl.
BuskerBus in Zielona Góra: Zielona Góra Cultural Center, Festival club: Piekarnia Cichej Kobiety
BuskerBus in Krotoszyn: Krotoszyn Cultural Center