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13/12/2018. University of Salamanca hosts Catalan Studies Day
The event will kick off with a lecture entitled “Narrative documents from the late Francoist p...
12/12/2018. Open Call for International Curatorial Residency Program at SAC
SAC International Curatorial Residency Program 2019 is the residency program at Barcelona’s Sa...
20/07/2019. Pedro Azara to curate Catalonia's project for the 2019 Venice Biennale of Art
Catalonia will participate in the 58th edition of the Venice Biennale of Art as part of the Eventi C...
26/12/2018. Naomi Kawase and Isaki Lacuesta raise curtain on Filmmakers in Correspondence exhibition and audiovisual program at Paris’ Pompidou Center
The exhibition Filmmakers in Correspondence, which accompanies retrospectives of the oeuvres of Gi...
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10/07/2014 Performing

PSIRC: ‘Our technique is based on making the movement, even though it entails a good deal of risk, seem safe, peaceful and smooth so as to convey emotions’

Since 2011, PSIRC, a trio of circus artistes, have been reinventing the language through an intimate and spectacular mix. Acrometria, the show the company is presenting at Avignon à la Catalane, is a disturbing but hopeful encounter. In  few minutes, the trio transport us to their spectacular, amusing, light yet profound universe. Acrometria studies the distance between the psyche and infinite realities. An emotional, metaphorical and abstract triangle, where they can play at creating ...
08/07/2014 Performing

Borja González: ‘Sand is, by its nature, a magical element’

Rêves de Sable, the show the illustrator Borja González and the Ytuquepintas company are presenting at Avignon à la Catalane, is different from what the audience usually expect when they go to the theatre. Borja needs only his hands and sand on a piece of glass: the illustrator brings us stories full of emotion projected onto a large screen; with just a movement of his hand the atmospheres change and scenes follow on one another. Pure invention and creation that leave no-one ...
03/07/2014 Performing

‘We’re two people who try to come to an agreement and when we do so we find it super creative’

After writing the humorous monologue Non solum, Sergi López and Jorge Picó present 30/40 Livingstone, a work they have created, directed and performed together. It will be given its first performance at the Festival de Temporada Alta and, from 4 to 27 July, it will be on at Avignon à la Catalane. The work shows us a contemporary man, talkative and contradictory, extremely dissatisfied, who decides to leave everything and set off in search of great adventures far away. There ...
06/03/2014 Music

Joan Magrané: 'Musical creation is a constant cultural dialogue with other artistic disciplines'

Joan Magrané Figuera, percussionist and composer, has just been awarded the Queen Sofia Prize for Musical Composition by the Ferrer Salat Foundation for his piece entitled ... secret desolation ... The prize-winning piece is a composition for orchestra inspired by a poem by José Ángel Valente.
26/02/2014 Music

Luis Codera Puzo: “A strong culture is a culture that looks to the future”

The Catalan composer Luis Codera Puzo has just won the composition prize awarded by the Ernst von Siemens Foundation for Music. It is one of the most prestigious in the sector, and entails the production of a monographic CD and a €35,000 cash prize. The musician began his musical training by teaching himself, and he has studied electric guitar, piano, trombone and percussion, as well as big band theory and arrangements in styles such as jazz, modern music, classical and electronic
17/06/2013 Language

Max Wheeler: "LAPAO is the product of a certain political way of thinking which insists on the situation conforming to its doctrines, and not the other way round."

The British Catalanista Max Wheeler has won the 23rd edition of the Ramon Llull International Prize. He centred his PhD studies on the generative phonology of Catalan and since then he has devoted himself to it exclusively. Until his recent retirement he was a Linguistics lecturer at various universities and he has published numerous far-reaching studies with a great academic impact. Known for his defence of the linguistic unity of Catalan, he has been vocal in defending his criticism of LAPAO.
06/06/2013 Performing

Esteve Soler, playwright: “If at the end of a play the audience feels indifferent, then I’ve failed”

Esteve Soler, the author of the “Against” trilogy (Against Progress, Against Love and Against Democracy) is one of the most internationally successful Catalan playwrights at the moment. His plays, translated into nine languages – English, French, German, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Danish, Romanian and Czech –, have been staged by some 40 directors throughout the world, including Greece, Germany, Chile, Venezuela, the USA, Austria and Switzerland. A few weeks ago he presented ...
17/04/2013 Cinema

Interview with Albert Serra

This Wednesday saw the opening of a retrospective exhibition by the Catalan artist Albert Serra at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, with the prestigious centre giving the artist carte blanche to carry out various activities. Among the events programmed is a round table discussion on 27th April on the aesthetics of bullfighting that will also feature the participation of Miquel Barceló.
16/04/2013 Literature

Interview with the director of the Paris Book Fair, Bertrand Morriset

A few days after Barcelona's participation as Guest City at the Paris Book Fair, we interview the Fair's director, Bertrand Morriset, to evaluate the city's presence.

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is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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