The XI Temporada Alta Iberoamerica is on with a new edition that continues to support Catalan performing arts on the other side of the Atlantic, acting as a platform for creative exchange and promoting the presence of artists and companies from Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. The festival presents a programme that will last until March 5. Specifically, the dates for Lima (Peru) will be from February 7 to March 5, in Buenos Aires (Argentina) the dates are from February 7 to 12 and, in the case of Montevideo (Uruguay), the functions will be held from February 1 to 26. In this edition, we present five productions, four of which will be staged in all three countries.
The Catalan productions range from self-fiction or object theatre to new experimental formats and reflections on social awareness. They are as follows: Guillem Alba presents Ma solitud on February 7 and 8 in Buenos Aires, February 11 and 12 in Montevideo and February 14 in Lima. With this show, which premiered in the last edition of Temporada Alta, the clown and actor returns to his roots with a play that brings together his visual universe in an intimate and select collective experience.
For their part, Pablo Macho and Emma Arquillué star in Loco amoris, directed by Pau Roca and written by Pablo Macho himself. It is an exploration of the infinite forms of love following the experience of having maintained a long-distance relationship. The piece can be seen on February 9 and 10 in Buenos Aires, February 13 and 14 in Montevideo and February 17 and 18 in Lima.
In addition, Ada Vilaró will perform 360 grams on February 11 and 12 in Buenos Aires, February 15 and 16 in Montevideo and February 19 and 20 in Lima. The piece is a very personal monologue where the author and performer calls for an elevation of the body’s beauty through its differences.
The fourth Catalan production included in the programming of Temporada Alta Iberoamerica is Cuerpos celestes, an experimental creation by El Conde de Torrefiel and cabosanroque, which proposes a unique guided tour of a cemetery. The production, which has been produced by Fundació "la Caixa", is a sound experience within the Site Un-specific project. The project has nine pieces that propose different sound walks through archetypal spaces, such as a supermarket, a park, a forest or in one's own home. Cuerpos celestes can be heard for free through the CaixaForum+ platform from February 7.
Finally, the Timbre 4 theatre in Buenos Aires is once again hosting the transatlantic dramaturgy tournament, which is now in its eleventh edition and continues to pit Catalan - and Balearic - authors against Argentine authors.
Together with the Catalan programming, this year Temporada Alta Iberoamerica is programming more than 20 different shows, representing 9 European and Latin American nationalities, and around 50 performances in the 3 capitals of Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru. These are theatre, dance and contemporary creative productions mainly from Catalonia, Spain, France, Portugal, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, in addition to the three host nationalities, which hold an extensive program that circulates through the three cities during these festival weeks.