Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 62



Performing Arts.  Birmingham,  21/06/2016

Xavi Bobés and Cris Blanco perform at Be Festival

Be Festival, Birmingham’s festival of European theatre, returns with two Catalan companies in its 7th edition: Xavi Bobés and Cris Blanco. From 21 to 25 June, Be Festival brings together 20 performances from nine countries along with workshops, feedback cafes and discussions. Five days of exchange, inspiration and the best of European non-conventional performing arts.

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Culture.  London,  28/06/2016

Conference 'Acting Funny on the Catalan Stage: El teatre còmic en català (1900-2016)' at QMUL

Comic theatre is performed everywhere in Catalan-speaking regions. Indeed, it is the basis of modern Catalan drama. Is it thus possible to talk of a tradition of specifically Catalan humour on stage? Apart from a few famous touring names – such as Els Joglars – who have been the unrecognized actors and authors working to entertain? Is the laughter provoked escapist or critical? And can comedy be translated? An international group of scholars and practitioners will come to Queen Mary University of London to discuss these issues on 28 and 29 June. Free Registration.

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Music.  London,  27/06/2016

Homage to Catalonia - Tribute to Enric Granados at Trinity Laban

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Drama presents 'Homage to Catalonia' in collaboration with Instituto Cervantes and the Institut Ramon Llull on 27 and 28 June. Two days of music and events around the figure of Enric Granados to commemorate the Centenary of the death of this magnificent composer with the participation of Professor Walter Aaron Clark, Granados's biographer, and pianist Marta Zabaleta, Director of the Academia Marshall in Barcelona and direct successor of Granados and Alicia de Larrocha.The programme also showcases music by Isaac Albéniz and Frederic Mompou among other contemporary Catalan composers.

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Performing Arts.  London,  25/06/2016

Tombs Creatius return to Greenwich + Docklands International Festival

Using recycled wood, Catalan company Tombs Creatius brings fun for the whole family through a series of nine games inspired on the story of Mr Tonet's travels and his adventures. Children and adults can enjoy the interactive installation at Greenwich + Docklands International Festival on 25 and 26 June at the London's leading festival of free outdoor performing arts.

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Music.  Gregynog, Wales,  19/06/2016

Jordi Savall performs at Gregynog Festival

Internationally-renowned musician Jordi Savall and Hesperion XXI return to the Gregynog Festival, Wales' oldest classical music festival on Sunday 19 June.  On this occasion, Savall's Celtic Viol project features Martin Hayes, the dazzling fiddler who is among the major Irish musicians of our time. 

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Performing Arts.  London,  08/06/2016

La Fura dels Baus' 'Oedipe' at Royal Opera House

Directed by Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco of the acclaimed Catalan company La Fura dels Baus, 'Oedipe'  is the Royal Opera’s first production of Enescu’s operatic masterpiece. The performance features Danish star Johan Reuter in the title role and an excellent cast including Sir John Tomlinson, Sarah Connolly and Sophie Bevan and is conducted by Leo Hussain. Premiered on 23 May, the performance is part of the Spring 2016 Season at the Royal Opera House and runs until 8 June.

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Culture.  Birmingham,  30/07/2016

Call for papers: 'Line, Word and Gesture. Visualising Thinking in the Hispanic World'

Call for papers for the conference 'Line, Word and Gesture. Visualising Thinking in the Hispanic World', which will take place on 15 and 16 September 2016 at the University of Birmingham. Applications open for proposals for 20-minute papers in English, Spanish and Catalan; the deadline is 30 July. 


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Performing Arts.  London,  06/06/2015

Insectotròpics and at Bell Square

Street theatre companies Insectotròpics and will perform at the outdoor live art space in Hounslow Bell Square this month. Insectotròpics will present, ‘La Caputxeta Galàctica', a unique interactive multi-media production inspired in the story of Little Red Riding Hood on 20 June. Expect surprises, accidents and catastrophes with company as you wait for your table to be ready as part of their show 'Mesa para 2' on 6 June. 

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