ICCAR stems from the need to have an impact on fundamental aspects for contemporary circus evolution and constant transformation: ongoing training and accompaniment for circus artists and authors.

ICCAR is a space where practice and reflection go hand in hand in order to make multidisciplinary, challenging, unique circus possible. Circus evolves at a slow pace, it is under constant transformation. Current circus has the capacity of bringing together different arts and artistic expressions.

We would like to create a space for a circus which is capable of evolving through connecting to an idea of transformation. We’d like to create joint efforts which are able to influence everyone who can find at our centre the possibility of reinterpreting reality and developing their own artistic identity.

(Fotografía: Massay Fotografia)

A nomadic geographical and artistic space

In this second stage 2023-2024, ICCAR is an ongoing training project for circus artists. ICCAR is not a school or an occasional workshop; it offers an artistic training programme for professionals who are willing to challenge their intuitions and artistic visions with several creators –equipped with their own understanding, practice and savoir-faire–, for whom research and creation are inseparable.
ICCAR strives to be a space-time continuum in which circus creation professionals are welcome to explore, experiment and dialogue through practice throughout several months. A space-time continuum in which to question (oneself) and explore (oneself) through several issues linked to the creation of a circus performance.

About us

Circ Bover

Circ Bover was created in Sineu (Mallorca) in 2005 with the aim of making circus known in the Balearic Islands, because up until that moment it was fairly non-existent. It began as the first nomadic circus in the Balearic Islands, with contemporary circus performances, where live music, theatre and dance came together. An unprecedented cultural phenomenon, the company became well known all around the Islands, since the company had the support of both the cultural sector and the audience in the Balearic Islands. Circ Bover has created outdoor and indoor shows which have taken the company all around the world; the company has received national and international awards for its performances and its career.

The company also runs CIRCAIRE, a circus festival in Alcúdia (Mallorca) and the yearlong circus programme CIRCART in Pollença (Mallorca).

Circ Bover has its own circus centre, LA CIRQUERA, which combines several aspects: show programming, circus school, training venue, etc. La Cirquera hosts the educational programme DISCOVER CIRCUS, an activity designed for schools in Mallorca which welcomes 4,000 students every year.

The company’s career and experience in outlining and managing several artistic projects strengthen Circ Bover’s intention to go one step further and implement this training programme, which will pave the way for a research and support centre for contemporary circus which focuses on creation.

Roberto Magro

Italian by birth, European by career, currently established in Mallorca, Roberto Magro studied in Paris, at the Académie Fratellini, at the end of the 1990s. After this training period, he toured in several countries with the company Les Oiseaux Fous and travelled from town to town with his own company, Rital Brocante.

He then settled for a couple of years in Brussels, where he worked with contemporary dance creators while being artistic director of the Flic Circus School in Torino. After a personal and creative pause in Brazil, he moved to Barcelona in 2013 to be La Central del Circ’s artistic director for two years.

He currently cooperates with circus schools and companies all over Europe, Central and South America as a teacher, dramaturge and director. Since 2013 he has been a member of the CircusNext European platform for identifying and accompanying emerging circus authors. In 2006 he set up the Brocante Festival in Frisanco, his home town in Northern Italy, where every summer artistic accomplices, former students and teachers gather with the purpose of creating ephemeral shows which are shared with the surrounding towns.

Artistic director

Roberto Magro

Technical management

Tià Jordà

Management and production

Cristina Mateu

International strategy

Juliette Beaume

Student support service and administration

Joana Peralta