Institut Ramon Llull

Newsletter # 106

MARCH 2020 / NY, USA

Performing.  Los Angeles,  08/03/2020

Andrés Corchero dances "Padre" and "a windflower for..." in Los Angeles

Body Weather Laboratory presents Flower of the Season 2020. Continuing a 17-year tradition of minimal yet encompassing use of space and theatricality, this year’s performances will feature Andrés Corchero (Barcelona) in his solo dance PADRE(father) and a new duet a windflower for…with Oguri (Los Angeles). This project is funded by the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

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Cinema.  Miami,  15/03/2020

Three Catalan films selected for Miami Film Festival

Miami Film Festival (March 6 -15) has announced its program for this year's edition which includes thre Catalan films: 'One for All', 'The Innocence' and 'Beef'.

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Performing.  Brooklyn, NY,  21/03/2020

Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger present "Falling Sky" with Nimbus Dance at the BAM Fisher

Falling Sky is a collaboration between Nimbus Dance, Laia Cabrera and Isabelle Duverger (Video Art & Projected Scenic Design), and Qasim Naqvi (Music). This theatrically suspenseful experience conjures the lofty, spiritual realm of the skies, addressing the implications of a changing climate and natural world to our psyche and consciousness. It premiered at the New Jersey Performing Art Center - Victoria Theater on November 14, 2019 with live music from the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. 

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Cinema.  Austin, TX,  22/03/2020

'The Mystery of the Pink Flamingos' and 'La Mami' at SXSW

The SXSW Film Festival (March 13-22, Austin, Texas) has announced its lineup which includes two Catalan productions: 'The Mystery of the Pink Flamingos' and 'La Mami'. The festival features a high caliber and diverse film lineup, and its programming ranges from independent films by new filmmakers to Hollywood comedies and genre standouts.

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Knowledge.  New York,  23/03/2020

Ramon López de Mántaras Badia of the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA) on Artificial Intelligence

The unstoppable advances in technology affect the automation of processes of industrial production and the global economy in many ways. The final goal of artificial intelligence (AI)—that a machine can have a type of general intelligence similar to a human’s—is one of the most ambitious ever proposed by science. In terms of difficulty, it is comparable to other great scientific goals, such as explaining the origin of life or the Universe, or discovering the structure of matter.  


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Music.  New York, Boston,  31/03/2020

Los Aurora bring flamenco to New York and Boston as part of the Flamenco Festival New York

Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) is a city at the forefront of exciting artistic movements like Catalan rumba and nuevo flamenco. It’s also home to the band Los Aurora, a name that refers to “the rosy light that immediately precedes the sunrise”. 

“Aurora, the flamenco that makes you cry and recites Dante.” – Silvia Cruz Lapeña (Vanity Fair)

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USA,  30/04/2020

ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorships 2020 in Catalan awarded to Tiago Miller

The ALTA Emerging Translator Mentorship Program was founded by former ALTA board member Allison M. Charette and is designed to establish and facilitate a close working relationship between an experienced translator and an emerging translator on a project selected by the emerging translator. The mentorship duration is nine months. The emerging translator is expected to choose a project that can be completed in that time, and they will only be advised on that particular project. ALTA's Emerging Translator Mentorship Program in Catalan is funded by Institut Ramon Llull.

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Language.  Chicago,  13/06/2020

Medievalist Roser Salicrú i Lluch, visiting professor at the University of Chicago in Spring 2020

Prof. Roser Salicrú is Senior Researcher in Medieval Studies at the Institució Milà i Fontanals of the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) in Barcelona. She received her PhD from the University of Barcelona in 1996, and is the author of several books on the relationships between Christianity and Islam across the Mediterranean, the history of maritime communications, slavery, and travel in the Middle Ages. Prof. Salicrú will offer a course entitled “Christianity and Islam in the Late Middle Ages: Human Contacts beyond Diplomacy, Trade and Captivity in the Western Mediterranean”.

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Literature.  Texas,  27/03/2020

Translator Cyrus Cassells's distinguished with the Souerette Diehl Fraser Award for a book of poems of Francesc Parcerisas

Cyrus Cassells’ vibrant translations grow on the page as though the essence of Francesc Parcerisas’ work has also moved forward in a Janus-like fashion. These translations are not simply the same poems in a different language; Cassells has crafted new poetry. The gentle and delicate rhythms of Parcerisas have been contracted into shorter lines that explore sharper cadences whilst Cassells carefully maintains a sensitive continuity in the opening feet. This is poetry for the ear first and the page second, Cassells has stronger consonants at his disposal, a resource that he skilfully exploits. The ultimate product of his labours is a short collection of poetry that reads and feels like a work of English Literature, a sensation that is perhaps the highest compliment one may bestow upon a Literary Translation.

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Language.  USA,  30/04/2020

Back to school... and to Cafè català!

As someone said, the Catalan language may have a small global footprint with approximately 10 million speakers. But when you learn Catalan, a whole new world opens up to you! Come and join Cafè català at your university to mingle and practice your Catalan! Free and open to everyone!

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