Cronopio the Clown and Abuelita the Granny: A very special grandmother who invites babies to play.

When: Saturday, August 17, 11AM and 5PM

Where: Rīgas Cirks, Horse Stable (Zirgu stallis), Merķeļa ielā 4

Suggested age: 0–3

Duration: approx. 45 min (25 min performance + 20 min workshop)

About the show “Abuelita”

“Abuelita” means ‘grandma’ in Spanish. This special grandmother still loves to play and cherishes children as if they were her own grandchildren, treating them almost like friends.

She unfolds a world of sound, where music, circus, clowning, and poetry bring color to the wear and tear of life. She shows that you can play at any age.

About the artist

Mariano Gedwillo, better known by his stage name Cronopio, is a clown, director, tightrope walker, and juggler from Argentina. He began his career in the art world in 1997, performing in Argentina and other South American countries, as well as in Europe.

In 2002, he founded the clown theater company Compañía de Trabajadores Kallejeros to bring clowning not only to big cities but also to small towns and villages. Mariano’s search for a true and authentic clown character is based on the realities of life, leading him to interact with diverse audiences – rich and poor, young and old, serious and funny, interested and skeptical.

“I believe in the transformative power of art, and that each of us is gifted with the ability to learn the language of art in order to share our unique vision of the world” – reveals the artist.

Since 2023, Mariano has been living and working in Latvia. He is the teacher of clowning and juggling at the Riga Circus School.

His other shows performed at Rīgas cirks and Re Riga! festival: “Pachamamo” and “Mudo – Comedia Bufa”.


Actor writer and director: Mariano Gedwillo
Costumer design: Maríano Gedwillo
Technical Assistance: Emīls Zenne, Nikola Suhareva
General Production: Cía Cronopio


Tickets are not assigned to specific seats.

The tickets may be returned or changed only in cases when the show has been canceled or the dates have been changed.

By attending this show, you agree:
– to be photographed and/or filmed,
– to give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.


-in a wheelchair,

-for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing.