The company

AIRE AIRE develops LURRAK based on its experience in the production of the CIRCUS KLEZMER tour. The townhalls of Bilbao and Vitoria-GASTEIZ are also involved in the coproduction of this project.

They create the production company LURRAK ANTZERKIA SL and the outcome of this is the creation of LURRAK, the show. In february 2015, the circus artists were selected during a casting in Bilbao, and the musicians in Vitoria.

In november 2015, the first creation residency began. Since then, the crew has been growing and changing according to the differtent commitments of the artists or the needs of the production.

Nowadays, the artistic team is formed by:

Adrián Schvarzstein

It is difficult to finds an artistic activity which Adrian is not interested in.

Catalan by adoption, with a diversity of nationalities and formed all over Europe, spend his life collecting experiences. He worked in publishing and television; he has been artistic consultant in festivals, designed scenography, performed and sang in opera and baroque music companies.

But if there is a field where he particularly stands out is in street theatre and circus. After having worked in circus such as the Belgian Ronaldo, he starting creating some solo performances as Green man, The Bed, Dans, street performances and circus shows (Circus Klezmer, Kamchatka, …) that seek to turn the audience into a fun protagonist. Caos, surprises and a provocative innocence are some of the weapons with which he has succeed in theatres and festivals all over the world, from Ireland to Camerun.

Beatriz Insa

Profesional del mundo del teatro y diplomada en Arte Dramático en Máscara en el Teatre Escola de València, ha ampliado sus conocimientos en el Odin Teatret (Dinamarca), Centro di Ricerca Teatrale de Milano, Anu Salonem (Song of the goat-Polonia), Teatro Ecalante, Patrick  Rabier, Julie Goell, Linda Wise y Enrique Pardo (Técnica Roy Hart), Karmele Aranburu, Roberto Romei ,… entre otros.

Ha realizado una veintena de espectáculos profesionales entre los que destaca -La cabeza del Dragón, (Mascara Teatre); con Ship of Fools- Los cuentos de Canterbury (G. Chaucer), La mujer sola (Dario Fo), Medea Material (H.Müller), Vidas Pasadas (Ángel Mirou), Mambo Blues (Bea Insa)… entre otros. Ha viajado con sus espectáculos en España, Francia, Holanda, Alemania, Polonia, Argentina, México, Italia, Grecia y Malta. Con Hipólito (o la mirada de Hipólito) -dirigida por Antonio Morcillo López- recibe el Premio a la Mejor Interpretación en CENIT 2012 (Atalaya, Sevilla). Actualmente reside en Bilbao, donde ha trabajado con Ramón Barea y Pako Revueltas, entre otros. Colabora con Maite Agirre en el Aula de Teatro de la Universidad de San Sebastian.

Gaizka Chamizo

Pedagogue and special education teacher, he started training as clown in 2009, in Donostia with Emmanuelle Thomè. He continued his theatrical training with Enriqueta Vega and Evgeny Storn mixing it with intensive courses with Walter Velásquez and Marcelo Katz.

In 2011 he trained in the clowns school “La Estupenda” in Granada, directed by Alexandre Coelho. He continues his clown and theatre training with Fanny Giraud, Christophe Thelier, Alessia Desogus, Antón Valen, José Piris, Phillipe Gaulier, Maite Guevara and Guillermo Angelelli.

In 2012 he creates the company Pompom Antzerkia where he works nowadays as a clown, theatre teacher for children and storyteller.

From 2011 he is also being trained in sports gymnastics and acrobatic porte in Zirkozaurre with Gorka Pereira. As a musician, he plays the txistu, the alboka and the irish flute.

Nowadays he is a clown teacher and he works in his street show Music Boxes. He also works with EIDABE in the children’s show “Sardina Freskue”and in the creation of a new clown show for theatres directed by Maite Guevara.

Ortzi Acosta

He has performed more than 1500 times with the Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas and Japan with Quidam and Love shows.

He has been Spanish Ring Champion in 1992, 1995, 1996 and 1998.

Nowadays he is performing his show “Ilusion” together with the musician David Madinabeitia. Two character who live a magical experience that will help them in their present and future lives.

Jade Morin

Born in Chicoutimi, Canada, Jade Morin devoted part of her youth to playing the bassoon in youth orchestras.

Later it realized its formation of circus in the National School of Circus of Montreal.

Since then, he has traveled the world, always in search of new circus adventures: from street theater to CIRQUE DU SOLEI, passing from a theater-sailboat in the Mediterranean to a circus caravan in the African desert. Lately he is part of CACOPHONIC PICTURES ORKESTAR, CIRCUS EL GRITO in Italy and FUN FAIR directed by Joan Gracia.

Jade is dedicated to the exploration of the character in motion in the air, and in sharing his experience with the public, with humor.

Nuria Puig y Marc Muñoz

Acrobatic duo specialized in scale with hand-to-hand balances.

They also have musical skills (clarinet, saxophone, concertina and saw) and clown skills.

They graduated from the Rogelio Rivel Circus School in Barcelona and specialized in balancing scales hand in hand with Remy Balague in Auch (France).

In 2011 they created the company BALUSKA, duo with which they have acted in numerous festivales and realized seasons of cruises.

Musicians

Anai Gambra

Mikel Hernández

He is dedicated exclusively to the txalaparta since 2011, giving courses, tutorials, concerts and exhibitions.

He was part of “TXALA-2”, with whom he won the musical contest Directe de Lleida.

They also recorded collaboration with the Catalan group Dekrepits and another with Juantxo Skalari for their first album “The Kluba”.

In 2004 he took part of the tour that the cultural group Jottakun made in Ireland.

He has given many courses and workshops of Txalaparta.

From 2011 he is a professional txalaparta player. He has been working giving courses, tutorials, concerts and exhibitions.

Between 2003 and 2005 he was part of the company “ALKORA” taking part in a lot of concerts all over Navarra.

Between 2002 and 2010 he participated in several shows with the band Cultural Jottakun.

From 2011 he has been in more than 90 concerts with Hutsun Txalaparta Taldea.

He has also worked beyond our borders in 2003-2004 with Jottakun around Ireland, more than 15 concerts in the Island; in 2008 the trip “Música y Solidaridad” (Music and Solidarity) to Near East, giving several concerts, the most relevant one in the Hotel Jerusalem, in the city with the same name.

Josu Aurrekoetxea

Iñaki Etxarri

Self-taught multi-instrumentalist (Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Charango, Mandolin, Ukelele, Harmonica, Whistle, Irish flute, Txirula, Alboka …).

He has been involved in numerous projects working different styles of music, and since 2010 he has been a member of the GIBELURDINEK music group, with whom he has performed throughout the Euskal Herria, Scotland, London … They perform street-based street shows, didactic concerts in schools and exhibitions of instruments Traditional.

He has been part of the GURE MUSIKARI HANDIAK street show produced by Txalapart as albokari, which premiered at the Lekeitio International Street Festival in 2014.

A trikitixa in hand since childhood.

Other instruments: flute, bagpipes, piano, alboka, tambourine / percussion, and try to tangle with everything you can, harmonica, guitar, saxo …

Although avoiding the scenes, his music has been mostly street folklore.

Since 2009 he is a teacher of trikitixa and tambourine for youth and adults.

He studied translation and interpretation. Today he combines the work of translator and interpreter with music.

Gotzon Batikon

He began his musical studies at age 6, with 13, he decided to learn to play the native instrument Trikitixa, which has become his traveling companion since he first picked it up.

Founder of AUSKALO-NON (2008-2012), CLOVERWIND (2012) and active component of the projects TRIKIZIO and THE MIDDLE FINGERS in which he is lead singer and trikitilari. Teacher of Trikitixa and Pandero since 2013 in Sopelana Culture Classroom, Lauro Ikastola School (Ioiu) and Jado School (Erandio).

Unai Laso

From 1999 to 2010 he studied sol-fa, Trikitixa and music IT in the music school “Escuela de Música Hala Dzipo” (Barakaldo).

Between 2010 and 2013 he was a part-time teacher in Trikitixa in the same school.

Roberto Castro

He is a self-taught multi-instrumentalist musician and graduated luthier by the music school Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga in Bilbao.

He plays the Alboka, the “bizkaina” and Galician bagpipes, several types of flutes (txirula, quena, whistle “iris flute”, travers, metal, kaval, nay…), the mouth-organ, the didgeridoo, ukulele, guitar and mandolin, melódica, muxukitarra, mouth harp, tambourine, canabera, tarrañuelas and cucharas “spoons”. He also has basic knowledge in violin and accordion.