Isle of Tenerife

Street arts festival crams in a lot

The Arts FestivalMUECA 2007 kicks off tomorrow (Friday March 23), bringing another dimension to the cultural diversity of Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife.

The International Street Arts Festival, now in its third year, takes place in the central streets, squares and around the harbour of Puerto, with a staggering 73 performances lined up over the three days. Entry to most of the activities is free.

Last year the festival drew an estimated 15,000 visitors to the town.

This event is a cultural showcase for Canarian innovation in comedy, theatre, dancing, music, photography, painting.

Arts from a houseThese include shows such as a vertical dance group, who perform on the sides of buildings; a theatre company who out their audiences in boats to tell them stories about sailors and fishermen; a story kitchen where tales are told to the accompaniment of the flavours and aromas they feature; and a competition for human statues.

The first event, body painting, starts at 6pm on Friday and various other activities follow across the town until well after midnight.

On Saturday, the day’s programme starts at 11am and again continues beyond the witching hour.

Sunday’s activities start at 10am and festival draws to a close around lunchtime

This entry was posted on Thursday, March 22nd, 2007 at 4:00 am and is filed under Culture, Puerto de la Cruz.

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