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A marplatense who revolutionized street art in Puerto Rico

Actor and animator Maximiliano Rivas organizes Circo Fest, a successful street art festival in Puerto Rico.
Argentines around the world
| 13 September, 2019 |

Like so many who passed through the Municipal School of Dramatic Art of Mar del Plata, the Maxi Rivas was dazzled by the wonderful world of circus and began to devote himself to street art. He first emigrated to Madrid, but was always attracted to Isla del Encanto, Puerto Rico.

In Puerto Rico he found the possibility to grow artistically. But it also turned out to be the birthplace of his wife today, filmmaker Maite Rivera Carbonell. Together they walk the path of art with the illusion of entertaining as many people as possible.

The international festival of circus and street arts organized by Maxi Rivas, together with his Chilean counterpart José Carreño, offers a wide and varied programme composed of 30 local companies and eight companies , including representation from Spain, Italy, Guatemala, Brazil, Argentina and Peru.

It is a great meeting that offers different artistic proposals in public spaces free of charge. For the enjoyment of Puerto Ricans, visitors and tourists with the “a la cap” system. In this way, people value the shows financially once they have seen them.

Source: A Place in the World

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