Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 77


New York

Literature.  New York,  06/10/2017

Mònica Batet, writer in residence at Ledig House

Mònica Batet will be Ledig House’s second Catalan writer in residence this season, following Marta Carnicero.

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Literature.  Minneapolis,  16/08/2017

Second Emerging Translator Mentorship by IRL and the American Literary Translators Association

Mara Faye Lethem will be mentoring Marlena Gittleman for the Institut Ramon Llull and the American Literary Translators Association's second mentorship project (2017-2018) after an initial pilot in 2015-2016. The program aims to enable an experienced translator and an emerging one to work on a literary translation project from Catalan to English over one academic year.

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Music.  USA,  10/10/2017

Barcelona based flamenco quartet Las Migas, on tour in the US

Las Migas is unique among Spanish music groups, a fascinating blend of Flamenco and Mediterranean styles that combines classic and contemporary rhythms, and melodies that range from powerful to passionate to playful.

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Cinema.  Boston,  29/09/2017

Documentary La Chana at the Boston Latino International Film Festival

She was one of the greatest stars in the flamenco world, captivating audiences worldwide with her innovative style and breathtaking use of rhythm in the 1960s and 1970s. LA CHANA brings us close to the heart and mind of La Chana, the self-taught Gypsy dancer, Antonia Santiago Amador, as she returns to the stage to give a final seated performance after a break of two decades.

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Cinema.  New York,  30/09/2017

Laura Ferrés and Xavier Marrades at the New York Film Festival

The New York Film Festival will screen two non-fiction shorts by the Catalan directors Laura Ferrés and Xavier Marrades, who will present Los desheredados  and Cucli, respectively.  

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Visual Arts.  Chicago,  06/10/2017

The Invisible Street Photographer of Barcelona Comes to Chicago

The Catalan photographer Lluís Ripoll has captured the streets of Barcelona in Chicago's Rangefinder Gallery at Tamarkin Camera.

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Language.  New York,  13/10/2017

CUNY Graduate Center: The Successes and Challenges of Exporting Culture

This fall, the CUNY Graduate Center will host two public seminars on exporting culture. In the first, on October 13th, Professor Llorenç Comajoan of the University of Vic will speak on Catalan sociolinguistics. In the second, on October 20th, the Gradaute Center will invite top cultural organizers from Argentina, Chile, Galicia, the Basque Country, and Catalonia’s Institut Ramon Llull.


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Visual Arts.  Boston,  19/10/2017

Culture, Technology, and Society Collide: Big Bang Data at MIT Museum

The data we generate on our phones, sensors, social networks, photographs, and purchases can be stored and processed to reveal patterns. But what are they for? And who uses them? Big Bang Data explores social and technological innovation in the face of today's political, economic, and cultural challenges. 

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Literature.  Toronto,  21/10/2017

Mireia Calafell and Eduard Márquez at Toronto’s 38th International Festival of Authors

This year, the Catalan poet Mireia Calafell will join Toronto's International Festival of Authors (IFOA), showcasing her work at two events with the support of Institut Ramon Llull. The Catalan author Eduard Márquez will also participate at IFOA, joining Calafell for the reading Around the World.

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