The 2nd edition of the Festival des arts du cirque et de la rue (Circus and Street Arts Festival), Nou Sé Yonn, took place last Saturday at Champ d’Arbaud in Basse-Terre. A large audience came to participate in the workshops and to attend the shows.
Those who knew the Champ d’Arbaud of yesteryear were delighted to see it revived with, among other things, screaming children, laughter, animated discussions, this Saturday, March 19 on the occasion of “Nou Sé Yonn”, the Circus and Street Arts Festival of Guadeloupe. This historic site of the city of Basse-Terre, which in the past hosted all cultural events, was somewhat abandoned for years and now it only receives officials and veterans for various commemorations in front of its imposing war memorial.
Last Saturday, very early in the morning, the GwadaCircus company had set up its tents, stages and stands in order to make discover throughout the day its rich and free program for children and adults. This second edition which was organized three years after the first one in the same place kept all its promises since the spectators – especially schoolchildren – as well as the artists were numerous. Two companies had made the trip : “L’Autre Bord” from Martinique and “Kiroul” from France. Shows of storytelling, magic, clowns, music, dance, capoeira, hip hop, free style, graph, among others, as well as games and circus initiation workshops were offered until 9:00 pm. The festival closed with a concert.