Armando Rabanera Muro
Studies at the RESAD in Madrid in Gestual Theatre, begins his circus studies at the Carampa Circus School in Madrid where he specializes in Hand to Hand acrobatics and Banquine with Fabrizio Giannini. Co-Founder of the companies Cirque Vague (2002-2006), Circo de la Sombra (2006-2009),in 2009 he begins a new adventure with the creation of the Circus Company ‘’eia’’, with which he tours from 2011 onwards with the show CAPAS, Prize of the City of Barcelona in 2011.
After his career as a gymnast, in 2002, joined the professorship of Flic Scuola di Circo of Turin. Since 2004 he began his training in dance and acro-dance. He is a co-founder of the company 320 Kili, with which has obtained the Award Equilibri per Roma in 2010.
Physical Education Diploma from the ISEF in Naples, trains at the Carampa Circus School in Madrid where he specialises in Hand to Hand acrobatics and Banquine with Armando Rabanera Muro. Co- Founder of the companies Cirque Vague (2002-2006), Circo de la Sombra (2006-2009), in 2009 he begins a new adventure with the creation of the Circus Company ‘’eia’’, with whom he tours from 2011. CAPAS, the company’s first creation, is awarded the prize of the City of Barcelona in 2011.
Begins his studies at the ECRR in Barcelona. In 2010 he passes his diploma with honours at the DOCH, Stockholm’s University of Dance and Circus, where he specialises in Teeterboard and hand balancing. In 2008 he creates the Company Balagans, which is awarded a gold medal at the Festival Mondial de Cirque du Demain in 2011 for its teeterboard number .
After a career as performer and lighting designer she comes across the circus with Archaos, one of the pioneers of contemporary circus. Catcher and cloud swinger until 2002, she returns to lighting and works with many companies, including Circo de la Sombra, and is with « eia » from the beginning, creating the light design for CAPAS, and touring with the company as their technician.
Artist and circus stage director
Founder of the company Escarlata Circus with Bet Miralta, creators and directors of the Festival Trapezi in Catalunia from 1997 until 2011. He has taken part in a multitude of creations and collaborations with large scale cultural events, companies and circus schools. Escarlata Circus is awarded the National Cultural Prize by the Generalitat de Catalunia and the National Prize for Culture by the Spanish Minister of Culture for the festival Trapezi. He is the director of CAPAS, the first creation of the Circus Company « eia ».
Dancer and choreographer
Founder of the company Michelle Man and Friends. After having worked as director of choreography at the Carampa Circus School of Madrid, she returns to England where she works at Edge Hll University et Omskirk while continuing to create choreographies for circus. She was the choreographer for CAPAS, Circus « eia »’s first creation.
Cristiano Della Monica
Musician and composer
Specialist in drums, percussion and bass guitar. In 2006 he enters into the world of circus with the musical direction of Circo de la Sombra, as part of the Napolitan orchestra La Mescla. In 2010 he joins the Circus Company « eia » for the creation of CAPAS, with whom he tours throughout Europe.
Actor and circus stage director
Trained at the Fratellini Academy, founder of the company Rital Brocante and the Festival Brocante, he has been artistic director of the Flic, the Turin Circus School from 2005 until 2011. He is currently the artistic director of the Central del Circ in Barcelona.
Choreographer and dancer
Since 1991, he develops a long international career. Co-founder of VTOL Dance Company (1991-2000), has held numerous productions with Volcano Theatre Company. Highlights include artistic collaborations with the companies CandoCo, Emilyn Claid, Ersatz Dance, and Michelle Man & Friends. He has worked extensively with the British Council in dance projects, both as artist and teacher. He is currently professor at Edge Hill University, where he is also director of Student Experience in Performing Arts.