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Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC) di Mumbai, in collaboration with Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, presents Hop-Hop, a show curated and performed by the renowned Italian circus performer Simone Romanò, to transport audiences into a whimsical world of circus arts, clown play, and interactive experiences.

Hop-Hop is a perfect blend of clownerie, nouveau cirque and comic cabaret, leaving plenty of room for improvisation and interaction with the audience. All without words, to reach everyone, anywhere in the world. The choice to not use words brings the show on a visual and gestural language, allowing the audience to get in an empathic contact with the performer and with his imaginary world.

Date and Venue:
1) 24-01-2024, Wednesday | 5 pm | CSMVS Children’s Museum (Near Baobab Tree)
2) 25-01-2024, Thursday | 8pm | Cooperage Bandstand
3) 26-01-2024, Friday | 4:30 pm | CSMVS Children’s Museum (Amphitheatre)

About the artist
Simone Romanò proves he knows how to captivate and seduce all kinds of audiences (from the youngest to the oldest), weaving acquired skills and techniques (clowning, object manipulation, verticalism) together with an innate comic talent. Simone Romanò entered the world of circus and juggling at the age of 19. His first solo show ‘Mattarello Show’ saw him take part in numerous festivals in Spain and Italy. He continued his international training in London at The Circus Space School, participating in collective and individual productions. He has collaborated with directors such as Mick Barnfather, Joice Henderson, FZ Company, The Kosh Company. Among the most significant collaborations are those with Circus Monti, one of the best Swiss circuses, and Kai Leclerc.

  • Organized by: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Mumbai
  • In collaboration with: Kala Ghoda Arts Festival