Ballarò Buskers Festival, the Palermo’s International Arts Street Festival
Is going to start tomorrow the Ballarò Buskers Festival, the Palermo’s International Arts Street Festival, which has received the patronage of the City Hall. More than fifty artists will be exhibiting for six squares of Palermo’s historic market, a sort of widespread stage where you can watch different shows on a single day. Friday 20, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22, three days when Ballarò’s face will change and will become a sort of magic box from which will come out street acrobats, equilibrists, funambolists, artists, musicians, charlatans and poets. A small world where everything will be possible. There are so many new things this year.
For this exceptional occasion, you will be able to visit the monuments of the district, there will be three extraordinary evening openings during the whole event, to allow those who will join Ballarò to attend the shows, also access the beauties of the old quarter: Friday 20 October Night at Palazzo Conte Federico on Saturday 21 October the Night at the Medieval Tower of San Nicolò and on Sunday 22 even the evening visits to the Tower. Another novelty will be the Poetry Slam, which will allow anyone who wants to write and read a poem on a stage.
“Ballarò Buskers – says the mayor of Palermo Leoluca Orlando – is one of those initiatives that favor the rebirth of some areas of our city”.
7.00 pm, toast festival opening with Aristocrasti concert 8 pm parade for the streets of the Albergheria district with drums of Sambazita
Piazza Santa Chiara 8.30 pm presentation party with Patrizia D’Antona Gianmarco Amato Agenti Mistiki
(P)artigiani culturali di Arci Tavola Tonda
Saturday 21 Piazza Mediterrane0 4.00 pm -6.00 pm Circ’opificio Lab 6.30 pm Peppino Marabita 7.15 pm Piccolo Teatro Patafisico- Poetic and “balconate” incursions 8.00 pm Gianmarco Amato 9.00 pm Lucignolo
Piazza Santa Chiara 5.00 pm-6.15 pm Insule Lab (at Santa Chiara oratory) 10.00 pm Nani Rossi 11.00 pm Swingrowers
Sunday 22 Piazza Mediterraneo 11 am Soul dance, artists take the market 1.00 pm social lunch with Gaspare Balsamo 4.00 pm -5.30 pm Circ’opificio Lab 5.45 pm Nani Rossi 6.45 pm Gianmarco Amato 7.45 Angelo Daddelli and Alessia Spatuliatore
Piazza Brunaccini Hours 16.00-17.30 Erewhon Lab 17.45 Poetry Slam Small Theater Patafisico 20.00 Antonella Sampino and Fabio Lo Meo
Piazza Casaprofessa 5.15 pm Sambazita (departure from the parade from Massimo at 16.30) 5.30 pm Circo Ramingo 6.30 pm (P)artigiani culturali di Arci Tavola Tonda 7.00 pm Riccardo Strano 8.00 pm Nani Rossi Following is a closing parade with Sambazita