CIA NUC presents AIGUA

The Show

Visual poetry about solidarity, the environment and friendship.
A reflection at 10 meters high, with stilts, aerial dance and acrobatics. A metaphor of our passage through the planet.
In a dystopian universe, which could be ours, two wandering souls, irreverent and thirsty, coincide with the Water Guardian.
He, scowling and bowlegged, will have to open his huge heart to regain the dance and his smile. They, amoral and impertinent, will have to learn to behave. All three need both water and learning to live.
In this story everything moves, waves, sways sinuously like a ship. The system, the emotions, the feelings… they are like water. A subtle work to learn to take care of yourself, take care of the environment and enjoy in harmony.
Shhhh! Emotions will flow like water between the pebbles.


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“Hotel Paradiso” is a story of tragedies crossed with comedy and is the most mysterious and evil work of the company. The action takes place in a family hotel in the Alps, equipped with a thermal spring.

The protagonists: the elderly director, the shy receptionist son and his impetuous sister, who dispute the future of the company; the rough cook, the kleptomaniac cleaning lady and the customers: a newly married couple, some mountain climbers, and a prostitute.

When the first death appears, staff and guests are swept up in an avalanche of truculence.

“Hotel Paradiso” is a gestural tale, loaded with black humor, stormy feelings and a touch of melancholy.


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“EXPRESS” is a fresh show in which humor is combined with different circus disciplines and where the presence of female acrobats stands out, as well as techniques such as the Chinese pole, the scale, the balances and the clown.

In the “Express” courier agency nothing works as it should. Everything is upside down. Even its workers! Packages come and go between acrobats, balances and juggling. The work does not stop. Shipments fly as much as the employees! They are full of surprises that will amaze everyone. It is possible that, if you come, you’ll have mail!

The show won the 1st Prize Circada Off-2018 in addition to the Teatro Alameda, Cirkorama and Unía awards. In 2019 they won the FETEN Award (Feria Internacional de teatro para niños y niñas) for the Best Street Show.


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Nine artists parade, dance, and exchange knowing and furtive glances while juggling nearly a hundred apples, defying the laws of physics and gravity in an unforgettable tea party. Suddenly, the elegant choreography gives way to a time of relaxation, and the subtle English humor turns to a liberating and surprising exercise in destruction.

Smashed is an hour-long piece that recreates nostalgic cinematic scenes in which conflict, strained relationships and lost loves are explored, with a soundtrack of popular songs ranging from the great songwriter Bach to country singer Tammy Wynette to the Music Hall, among others.

Inspired by the work of the great choreographer Pina Bausch, the company borrows elements from her gestural choreography and combines them with the patterns of juggling, both solo and together, to shape a spectacular hybrid that will not leave audiences indifferent.

Critically acclaimed (it won the Herald Angel Award at the Edinburgh Festival), Smashed has become an unrivaled success.

Smashed es una pieza de una hora que recrea escenas cinematográficas nostálgicas en las que se exploran conflictos, relaciones tensas y amores perdidos, con una banda sonora de canciones populares que van desde el gran compositor Bach a la cantante de country Tammy Wynette, pasando por el Music Hall, entre otros.

Inspirada en el trabajo de la gran coreógrafa Pina Bausch, la compañía toma prestados elementos de su coreografía gestual y los combina con los patrones del malabarismo en solitario y en conjunto para dar forma a un espectacular híbrido que no dejará indiferente al público.

Aclamado por la crítica (obtuvo el Premio Herald Angle en el festival de Edimburgo), Smashed se ha convertido en un éxito sin igual.


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“When I was little I locked myself in my room and dressed in my mother’s green skirt. She adorned my hair with flowers, did my make up, and we danced together secretly. That dance was unthinkable outside those four walls ”.

From this intimate memory of childhood, Viva! is born, in circumstances where social and artistic rules impose, in some way, that the artist must manifest himself according to his gender. After the illusion, desire and need have been isolated, remaining silent for years, Viva! sees the light, recalling those moments. Leaving open the door that separates the private from the public.

A cry for the freedom of transformation, which doesn’t always imply a way of masking but rather a way of undressing.

Liñán proposes the plurality of dance, the different forms and the uniqueness of each one of them. Together with six flamenco dancers, they will explore and dive into dance and this fascinating universe of cross-dressing. Here what counts are the emotions.

As the critics have said, this show will remain in the public memory forever.


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“El Gran Final” pretends to be a tragicomedy that is set around the reunion of two clowns who had to separate many years ago as a result of the outbreak of a civil war.

This war interrupts the last show just before the final big act. The conflict forces them to go their separate ways and never have contact with each other again.

Now, after more than 30 years, infinite steps, a daily and constant struggle for survival and an aging body, they meet again and decide to finish their grand finale.

A tribute to one of the most beautiful and generous jobs in the world: the job of a clown. Feel to create a dialogue with the viewer, from the emotions. Where words are unnecessary. A collective imagination that clowns of all times have left in our memory.


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The clock is ticking and all the gears are starting to move. The characters, who imitate clockwork dolls, appear to the rhythm of a bell. The watchmaker acts as a guide to tell the different stories that, always in a humorous tone, we will see appear: stories of clowns, of love and jealousy, of baroque fights, of passion, ending with a recreation of the opera Carmen.

With its originality, it makes people old and young stop in their step in the street or square, and draw a big smile upon seeing the big clock, in a movement that attempts to take the time of the audience.


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When dance goes straight to the emotions.

Mulïer is a dance performance performed by five women on stilts. With this montage they intend to investigate the physical limits with dance and balance, movement and poetry or strength and emotions.

Women are the starting point. The show arises from the need to explore female identity through bodily play, emphasizing image, visual poetics and narration to reach the viewer’s sensitivity.

Every woman harbours within her a wild and free being, an instinctive nature that different civilisations have endeavored to domesticate throughout history. Her natural cycles have been forced to adapt to artificial rhythms to please others, thus extinguishing her innate creative, instinctual and visionary gifts.

This show is a tribute to all women, who for centuries and centuries of oppression have fought and continue to fight to keep their wild selves alive, and who claim their right to dance and run freely through the streets and squares of our society.

Mulïer has won 4 Artes Escénicas Valencianas awards, 2 MAX awards, an UMORE AZOKA award, a Deventer Award for Contribution to Street Arts and the Moritz Award from the Fira Tàrrega, amongst others.


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Déjà vu is a personal, theatrical, very visual, suggestive, risky, different and full of life circus show, that the company has worked slowly over three years.The teaching of Charles Chaplin, Charlie Rivel or Marcel Marceau come to mind when contemplating the performance of Manolo Alcántara, a virtuoso acrobat, a spirit of tenderness, a humorous poet.

It all starts when Alcántara gets out of bed. We do not know what it means: we do not know if it is a dream or if it is an awakening. That’s the game. The viewer must discern between reality and fiction. Because Déjà vu is a world of illusions, full of music, with a scenery of improbable proportions, with miniatures and giants, where everything is bigger or smaller than it should be, with fun moments and great physical dexterity. A show without a script, with live music where the presence of Laia Rius should be highlighted, due to her powerful and beautiful voice and her wealth of records.


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Sonoma is a word that doesn’t exist in the dictionary of the Spanish language. However, by combining the Greek word soma (“body”) with the latin sonum (“sound”): Body of sound and sound of the body.

Marcos Morau takes up the essential ideas of the piece he created in 2016 for the Ballet de Lorraine, “Le Surréalisme au service de la Révolution”, which is based on the figure of Buñuel, around medieval Calanda and cosmopolitan Paris, between the Jesuit discipline and surreal freedom. Buñuel has never been so current: he could see perfectly what the future held for us when he found, in the noise of the drums of Calanda and all of Bajo Aragón, that scream directed bluntly to the viscera.

And the women. Our big and small struggles.

We are the pollen that feeds the world.
The first bee.
The perfect storm.
We who see the world from a bird’s eye view.
That we are the eclipse and its shadow.
Those who deviate from the path.
Those who picked up the basket from the river.
Those who watch your nights and get up with the sun.
We who keep the relics.
We who have just arrived and we are fresh…

Violeta Gil and Carmina S. Belda.

Sonoma begins with a scream and ends with a loud bang. In the middle, in a landscape between reality and fiction, a group of women try to free themselves from the ties of the known, to cross their borders using their intuition and instinct. When they come together, that inner cry that they share is amplified, it grows until it overflows and they celebrate it with rituals and offerings, with hypnotic songs and dances. They enter an unknown and dizzying state, a state that frees their minds but at the same time reminds them of their human condition. Sonoma is that place where the storm originates, where the drums continue to beat with a force that shakes the earth and opens a deep crack in the ground under our feet.