31st Dec 2023 @ 6:00 am

Lanzarote’s international circus festival is back for another edition in January 2024. It’s a fantastic event with stunning performances from some of the best in the business. Here is the full MalabHaría programme.

(Photo: Antonio Vargas – XII MalabHaría, www.malabharia.com)

We visited the main event in last edition of MalabHaría which was an entertaining night, with a hilariously suspenseful plate-spinning routine by Guy Warenburgh; a breathtaking quick-change performance on the straps by Diego and Elena and Mikail Karahan on the cyr wheel among the highlights. The whole evening was hosted with humour and wit by the likeable magician Maximiliano Stia.

Guillaume Martinet of DeFracto won the jury prize for the best performer of the festival; the people’s award went to mime Thelmo Parole, and organisers of the event smashed one of the awards with a hammer in order to give fragments to several people who made the event possible.


Tuesday 2nd January, 5pm (Plaza de Haría)

NANDO CANECA – Wooow (1hr)

A comedic show aimed at children by the fantastic Nando Caneca. Caneca studied theatre in Barcelona as well as mime and magic in Madrid.

Since 2004 he has worked on various large productions and in 2007 he formed the clown duo “Los Caneco” and the “Caneca Show” which they performed at festivals around the world.

Tuesday 2nd January, 8pm (CSC La Tegala)

OKIDOK – Slips Inside (1hr 15m)

Comedic duo Xavier Bouvier and Benoît Devos spent two years training at the Lassaad Saidi International School of Movement Theatre in Brussels, and two more at the Montreal Circus School, where they left in 1997 to found the OKidOK2 Company, which later became OKIDOK.

In 2009, “SLIPS INSIDE” is presented in Avignon, confirming the public’s interest and establishing the trust of theatre professionals in the OKIDOK company.

After more than 350 performances, “SLIPS INSIDE” was repeated at the Avignon Festival in July 2012 at the Royal Palace.

Wednesday, 3rd January, 5pm (Plaza de Haría)

MICA PAPRIKA – The Gentlemad (45m)

Mica Paprika, stage name of Michael Rosa. His career as a juggler began in 2006, shortly after he joined the EPAOE-Chapitô in 2007 and finished in 2010.

Since then, he has been on tour, traveling the world and visiting some 20 countries where he performed at countless cabarets, circuses and juggling conventions. In 2013 he was elected coordinator of the Circus Course at the Universidad Austral de Chile in the city of Valdivia, Chile.

Wednesday 3rd January, 8pm (Pabellón Deportivo de Haría)

CHRIS & IRIS – Gap of 42 (1hr)

Christopher Schlunk and Iris Pelz met at the Tilburg Academy of Circus and Performing Arts in the Netherlands, where they graduated in 2011. They perform around the world with well-known circus companies. Circus Éloize (Canada), Cirkus Monti (Switzerland), Cirkus Cirkör (Sweden), La Soirée (Australia), and Palace (Germany).

Thursday 4th January, 5pm (Plaza de Haría)

CUROLLES – Tot Be! (1hr)

Curolles is a young company created by two Mallorcans, Xisco Vals and Skye Cerdá, who have coincided in different projects for seven years, long before the creation of Curolles.

At 33 years old, Xisco Valls has just been proclaimed world champion of traditional spinning top in the freestyle category. The spinning top had to be made of wood and solid. His teammate Skye Cerdá came in fourth place.

Thursday 4th January, 8pm (Pabellón Deportivo de Haría)


This is the main event that will take place in the Pabellón Deportivo in Haría with 9 performances in total. It’s a fantastic night and sure to wow both adults and children. For more information and booking visit: https://malabharia.com/

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