Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 71

MARCH 2017 / NY, USA

New York

Performing.  New York,  14/02/2017

Ekstasis: Martha Graham's lost 1933 solo reimagined by Virginie Mécène with music by Ramon Humet

In Ekstasis, Graham discovered, for herself, the relationship between hip and shoulder as she experimented with the thrust gesture of the pelvis. Ekstasis reimagined follows the same idea and explores “a cycle of distortion” that brings us to our core where ancestral memories dwell. Ramon Humet’s haunting music, based on the poetry by Mario Lucarda, evokes the same ideas. The dance and the music, working side by side, bring us to the moment, to the core of our own being.

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Cinema.  LA,  26/02/2017

Catalan short film "Timecode" among Academy Award nominees

Short film Timecode, directed by Catalan filmmaker Juanjo Giménez, is one of the five nominees for the Best Live Action Short category at the 89th edition of the Academy Awards. The full list of nominations for the upcoming Oscars, which will be held on February 26, were announced on Tuesday January 24.

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Thought.  New York,  07/03/2017

Panel series: Victims of Franquismo: a reparation that never comes

This series weighs the effects of violent repression during forty years of Franco’s dictatorship, even as we assess the persistence of official silence and a crisis of national memory through the last forty years of Spanish democracy. This series of conversations consider how instruments of remembering and reparation have emerged beyond state sectors, and in the absence of government policies, opening important breaches of recovery and reclamation for victims and their descendants.

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Music.  Albuquerque, NM,  20/03/2017

Granados Celebration in Albuquerque

The Granados Celebration, led by Douglas Riva and Walter A. Clark, is heading to Albuquerque for an entire week of lectures and recitals, culminating in a performance of Cant de les estrelles at the Cathedral of St. John, with Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico and Riva. Cant de les estrelles was recently performed to great success in NYC by the Voices of Ascension.

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Cinema.  UMass,  21/03/2017

9th Catalan Film Festival at UMass: Aging, Memory Loss, and Sickness

The 9th edition of the Catalan Film Festival at UMass is devoted to Aging, Memory Loss, and Sickness. Directors Montse Armengou and Carla Subirana will be presenting their films.

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Visual Arts.  NY, San Francisco,  02/03/2017

Ibiza born artist Aida Miró, featured in New York and San Francisco

Ibiza born Aida Miró is a visual artist and street muralist, as well as Butoh dancer based in New York City.

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Thought.  New York,  13/02/2017

Montserrat Armengou: 2016/17 KJCC Chair of Spanish Culture and Civilization at NYU

Montserrat Armengou Martín joins NYU as the King Juan Carlos Chair in Spanish Culture and Civilization for Spring 2017. Armengou is a distinguished Spanish journalist and investigative documentary filmmaker. She has worked at Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) since 1985.

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Cinema.  New York,  14/02/2017

I’ll Get You Out of Here, Abuelo!, screening and discussion at NYU

General Francisco Franco buried thousands of people in the Valle de los Caídos (Valley of The Fallen), a monumental memorial constructed in the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial by his government. The place is a symbol of the dictatorship. The UN has suggested that the site be transformed into a museum.

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