Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 83

APRIL 2018 / NY, USA

New York

Music.  Washington DC,  27/04/2018

Jordi Savall Presents Llibre Vermell for Smithsonian Folklife Festival

With support from Institut Ramon Llull, on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00 PM, Classical Movements will present celebrated early music masters Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI and La Capella Reial de Catalunya in an enchanting performance at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church entitled The « Llibre Vermell » of Montserrat: Songs and Dances in Honor of the Black Virgin of the Montserrat Abbey (14th Century).

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Literature.  New York,  21/04/2018

Alícia Kopf and Maria Cabrera at PEN World Voices

With support from Institut Ramon Llull, Catalan writer Alícia Kopf will participate in Resonances and Translation and the Power(s) of Language at this year’s PEN World Voices Festival. The Festival will also include Catalan poet Maria Cabrera with the Translation Slam. Kopf and Cabrera will also celebrate Sant Jordi at McNally Jackson.

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Literature.  Montreal,  29/04/2018

Lluís-Anton Baulenas at Metropolis Bleu Literary Festival

This year, Catalan author Lluís-Anton Baulenas will be presenting his work at the Metropolis Bleu literary festival in Montreal. Baulenas will participate in multilingual, French, and Spanish discussions with numerous renowned authors from around the world.

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Sant Jordi at Georgetown University

Check our website for future information on the UCLA Catalan symposium, featuring Anna Tudela and el Ruben Manuel Oronich, and on Sant Jordi at the University of Chicago with a bookshop event and insights from professor Jaume Ayats.

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Language.  Global,  25/04/2018

Registration for First Round of Catalan Certification Tests Now Open

The preregistration period for the year’s first round of tests to obtain Catalan language certificates from the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL) will open Thursday March 1st and will end April 25. The IRL certificates demonstrate the level of knowledge of Catalan for both academic and employment purposes (public administration, companies, institutions) and are divided into five levels in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


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Cinema.  New York,  11/04/2018

LA CHANA in New York: film screening and live performance by La Chana

The New York premiere of the award-winning documentary LA CHANA will take place on April 11th, 2018 at Kaufman Music Center in the Merkin Concert Hall in Manhattan. The screening of the film will be followed by a live performance by La Chana. Known as a Diva of Rhythm, flamenco dance prodigy La Chana will be accompanied by her family members, singers/percussionists Diego Amador and his son Dieguito. This special event is a production of Angel Gil, the founder of The Thalia Hispanic Theatre in New York. 

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Performing.  Pittsburgh,  27/04/2018


Agrupación Señor Serrano, the internationally acclaimed theater company from Barcelona, presents the U.S. premiere of “Birdie” at the New Hazlett Theater.

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Archit. & design.  Boston,  04/04/2018

150 Years of "Urbanization". The Science of Making Cities

n 1867, with the Industrial Revolution well underway, the engineer Ildefons Cerdà, author of the Plan for the Reform and Extension of Barcelona, published his General Theory of Urbanization. It was the first book in history in which the process of designing and building cities was systematically analyzed and defined as a science. 

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Performing.  Virginia,  04/04/2018

Carles Batlle on Identity and Responsibility in Theater

Carles Batlle, playwright and director of cultural services at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, will give the talk "Por un teatro intempestivo: Compromiso e identidad" at the University of Richmond.

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Literature.  USA,  30/04/2018

The first English translation of Manuel de Pedrolo's Typescript of the Second Origin

This is the first English translation of a Catalan science fiction masterpiece. Manuel de Pedrolo’s widely acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel, which includes a foreword by Kim Stanley Robinson, tells the story of two children who survive the brutal destruction of Earth by alien explorers. 

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