Manolo Alcántara Company


Maña is a direct and transparent show that reveals its intentions and objectives from the very outset: the construction of a giant arch with a number of really heavy boxes, using as little force as possible, helped only by a rather precarious and ancient yet timeless and current technology: strongly emphasising the path. The key to the show? Ingenuity.

For Manolo Alcántara, winner of the 2021 National Circus Award, choreographing an everyday action becomes the show itself, Maña, where artisanship plays an essential role, becoming in fact the leading character, fleeing from clever materials and tools so as not to limit his effectiveness as an artisan, combining poetry, balance and heritage. 

With the support of ICEC-Generalitat de Catalunya, IRL and INAEM

With the collaboration of Kaldearte, La Colònia Vidal and Can Bach



Idea, creation and direction Manolo Alcántara

Performers Manolo Alcántara and Joan Trilla

Set design Manolo Alcántara

Stage construction Joan Trilla and Manolo Alcántara

Design and costume design Rosa Solé

Musical arrangements Joan Trilla

Sound design Oriol Planas

Management and production Clàudia Saez

Production support La Destil·leria

Nacional distribution Portal71

Distribution in Catalonia and overseas AlaPista


From 16th of August to 17th of August

Duration​: 55 minutes



Centro Cultural Conde Duque - South Courtyard

Calle del Conde Duque, 11 28015 , 11

Paisaje o vista de Centro Cultural Conde Duque

Distrito Centro

Place of employment information:


Metro: Ventura Rodríguez (línea 3), San Bernardo (línea 2 y 4) y Noviciado (línea 2).

Bus: 002

Bicimad: Estación 13 (calle Conde Duque, 22)

Veranos de la Villa Festival 2022 poster

Madrid City Council's Department of Culture, Tourism and Sport makes the Veranos de la Villa 2022 posters created by Borja Bonafuente available for download.

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