Institut Ramon Llull/ Newsletter # 85

JUNE 2018 / NY, USA

New York

Culture.  Washington DC,  08/07/2018

"Catalonia: Tradition and Creativity from the Mediterranean", at the 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC

Catalonia is a distinctive society in northeastern Spain, bound by the Pyrenees to the north and the Ebro River Delta to the south. Long known as a “welcoming country” (país d’acollida), Catalonia has been defined by its location and thousand-year history of social and cultural mixing.

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Music.  Washington DC,  08/07/2018

Evening Concerts at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The 2018 Smithsonian Folklife Festival will take place Wednesday, June 27 through Sunday, July 1 and July 4 through 8. Daytime performances, demonstrations, and other activities take place between 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. On June 27, the Festival will close early at 4 p.m. Evening concerts begin most nights at 6:30 p.m.

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Cinema.  Seattle,  10/06/2018

Catalan Films at Seattle International Film Festival

The 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival that will be held from May 17th to June 10th 2018 includes nine Catalan films in its line-up!

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Visual Arts.  El Paso, TX,  16/09/2018

Ester Partegàs's “Invisible Forces” at the 5th Transborder Biennial at El Paso Museum of Art, Texas

Through its structure and site-specific installations, interactive works, videos, photographs, sculptures, and more, the Transborder Biennial 2018, which is accompanied by a biennial border guide designed by artists LosDos, prompts reflection on life in the border region, including issues of crossing, immigration, and physical, linguistic, and cultural hybridity.

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LA OLA celebrates its fourth edition, including three Catalan films

LA OLA | LA will take place from May 31 to June 3 at the Egyptian Theatre, the Montalban Rooftop Cinema Club and The Echo Park Film Center, celebrating four consecutive years in the city of Los Angeles. The film showcase will continue with LA OLA | CDMX from June 8 to June 10 at the Cineteca Nacional de Mexico. The last stop of the event will be LA OLA | NYC from June 15 to June 18 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York. 

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Music.  United States,  10/06/2018

Alexis Cuadrado US West Coast tour with Chano Dominguez Quintet

Jazz musician Alexis Cuadrado has announced a new project: an original live film score of the silent film Shoes (1916), directed by the American pioneer filmmaker Lois Weber.

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Performing.  New York,  20/07/2018

La Fura dels Baus presents The Creation at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York City

Avant-garde Catalan theater collective La Fura dels Baus brings its “freewheeling blend of audiovisual wizardry, acrobatics, and puppetry” (Guardian, U.K) to Haydn’s famous oratorio. 

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