If you think clowns are for kids, that's because you haven’t yet visited the International Clowns Festival in Cornellà . The event is getting ready to reach the age of majority with its twentieth birthday, which will be celebrated from 19th of November to
This gala, considered by the European Union as one of the most important on the continent, has been celebrated biennially from 1984 onwards, bringing together an international selection of the most prestigious professionals from the world of smiles.
Born to pay homage to the Catalonian clown, Charlie Rivel, its main purpose is to demonstrate to the public the wide possibilities of a clown’s language : from the traditional circus clowns to the newest and most "experimental" shows, while also offering street performances.
The Festival has become a platform for international famous clowns, to gain exposure in our country as well. It is also a chance to show the different permutations of the art: the Eastern Clown’s own particular style, maestros of mime, the thoughtful, reflective clown, absurd humour and biting irony...
Colombaioni, the Italian Leo Bassi, the Russian Slava Polunin, the American Bello Nock, or the Argentine group Les Luthiers, are some of the 225 companies and artists which have graced the Festival.