This year, Festival Trengo will give way to a cycle devoted to circus arts
This year, Porto will welcome Festival Trengo in a different format than usual, which will hit town in August and September.
Following the current pandemic and the cancellation of the 5th edition of Trengo - Circus Festival of Porto, which would take place in the city, from 1st to 5th July, the company Erva Daninha and the municipal company Ágora - Cultura e Desporto joined efforts to find and alternative format to still bring circus to town.
Thus, the Trengolas will take Festival Trengo's place in Porto, this year, and will feature circa 20 performances devoted to circus arts, which will also be included in Porto Book Fair and the programming of Porto's Municipal Theatre.
Performances will rely on the participation of over 40 artists and technicians, who live in Portugal, which will enable these professionals to "restart" their professional activity after a forced lockdown.
The Trengolas initiative kicks off on 28th August and runs till 19th September in three iconic venues in Porto, namely the Park of São Roque, the Gardens of Palácio de Cristal and Praça de D. João I.
The Festival Trengo is presented in Porto since 2016 and every year it offers numerous contemporary circus performances both in outdoor and indoor public space.
Its entire programming is focused on the new circus approaches, keeping a close link to national artists.
The purpose is to bring to Porto new proposals in the circus art, while engaging audiences in a fun and family environment.
Throughout these 4 editions, the festival featured over two hundred artists from several countries, more than 50 shows, of which 19 were national premieres.
Trengo is a project by company Erva Daninha, jointly produced with the City Hall, through Ágora and Porto Municipal Theatre, and supported by the Directorate-General for Arts.