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New York 
11/02/2019 Music

Call for Scores Mata Festival 2020

MATA seeks submissions from composers in the early stages of their careers for their 2020 Festival of New Music in New York City and additional concerts during their 2019-2020 season.  MATA has no aesthetic bias: they welcome all types of music from fully notated to improvised, sound art, video, electronic, found instruments, toys, installations, and everything in between.  Composers are selected on the strength of their overall portfolio, and will receive ...
Utah 
31/01/2019 Cinema

Sundance Film Festival features Knockstrike, directed by Marc Torices, Pau Anglada and Genís Rigol

Two men accidentally exchange briefcases. One contains a videotape that will lead the new owner to embark on an unexpected journey to figure out what is in it.
New York 
22/01/2019 Cinema

LA CHANA, screening at the National Arts Club in New York

With depth, humor and pathos, LA CHANA celebrates the charisma of a self-taught Gypsy flamenco dancer who in the 1960s-80s rose to international stardom and then suddenly vanished from the public eye at the height of her career.  Peter Sellers saw her dance as a young woman and asked her to perform in the film ‘THE BOBO in 1967. Hollywood beckoned, but that was not to be.  In her baroque boudoir in Barcelona, La Chana continues to practice her art and reveals the reason ...
New York 
21/01/2019 Language

Learn Catalan this winter!

Courses will start the week of January 21st, 2019. Classes will meet once a week for 10 weeks (2 hrs. per session), groups will be organized according to students’ availability. Location and times will be announced thereafter. 
New York 
17/01/2019 Cinema

CUCLI by filmmaker Xavier Marrades nominated for Best Documentary of the Year on Vimeo

Ramon lives with his parents, although he is away most of the week working as a truck driver. These are long and lonely trips until he meets a very special companion that changes everything. Cucli tells a story about love and companionship after death and its transformative effect. How through memories, the supernatural can find its way into our mundane lives.   
New York 
13/01/2019 Music

Lluís Capdevila and Lau Noah at the 3rd Mediterranean JazzFest in New York

After two sold-out editions in the past years at Planeta NYC, the Mediterranean Jazz Fest will be hosted for the first time by Drom.  
New York 
11/01/2019 Music

SHOES at the 2019 Winter Jazzfest

Alexis Cuadrado composed a 53 minute live score for the silent film SHOES, directed in 1916 by Lois Weber, a pioneer American female director, 
New York 
06/01/2019 Visual Arts

Invisible Forces by Ester Partegàs take New York City

Ester Partegàs's sculptures, images and installations recreate mass-produced objects and generic public spaces – spaces characterized by the flow of commercial transactions, consumption, disposal and loss. Employing processes that entail direct contact with an original – casting, printing, copying and tracing – the works examine the most unassuming details of everyday life as a record of shared affective, social, political and metaphysical connections between ...
USA 
31/12/2018 Literature

Pere Calders, C.A. Jordana and Najat El Hachmi featured in The Massachusetts Review

The Massachusetts Review, a literary magazine, promotes social justice and equality, along with great art. Committed to aesthetic excellence as well as public engagement, MR publishes literature and art that provokes debate, inspires action, and expands our understanding of the world around us. 
Quebec 
18/12/2018 Visual Arts

Exhibiting Cinema Collage, by filmmaker Anna Mitjà

Anna Mitjà (Girona, 1990) started her career in filmmaking by taking part in projects directed by film director Isaki Lacuesta, such as El moviment perpetu (2013), a documentary about the history of dance in Catalonia, or the documentary short film Dismantle for Constructing (2012) about ballet pedagogy. 
Portland, Seattle 
09/12/2018 Gastronomy

Meetthechef with Albert Adrià

There are plastic artists, literary artists and Chefs who are artists. Chefs who has a gift that makes them contribute something different, new, innovative. That distinguishes them and make them leaders. Meethechef wants to recreate the most special side of this Chef who sets trends, submerging the Chef in an artistic environment surrounded by other geniuses, other masters, other artists.
Miami Beach 
09/12/2018 Visual Arts

UNTITLED Art Fair in Miami Beach features Catalan artist Pep Duran

Pep Duran's Backlot Constructions is a site-specific installation comprised of an eclectic array of objects that compiled together create personal maps and landscapes.
Dallas 
09/12/2018 Visual Arts

Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936

Research undertaken upon the Meadows’ 2014 acquisition of Salvador Dalí’s painting The Fish Man (L’homme poisson, 1930) opened doors to areas within Dalí’s 1930s oeuvre worthy of further study; foremost among them, Dalí’s propensity for painting on a small scale. Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936, is the first exhibition on the artist to focus solely on his small-format works. 
USA 
08/12/2018 Language

Back to school... and to Cafè català!

Come and join Cafè català at your university to mingle and practice your Catalan! Free and open to everyone!
New York 
05/12/2018 Music

Bassist Alexis Cuadrado's live score on the silent film SHOES, New York premiere

The score will accompany a screening of the iconic 1916 silent film Shoes directed by the American pioneer female filmmaker Lois Weber. Shoes follows the story of a young woman who struggles to replace her only pair of shoes, which are falling to pieces, while supporting a family of six with a deadbeat father. According to the composer, “the score is in conversation with the film across a century’s divide on the fight for women’s rights, poverty and ...
Stanford University 
05/12/2018 Literature

Dr Montserrat Lunati to teach a course on Contemporary Women’s Voices at Stanford University

Dr. Montserrat Lunati retired in October 2016 from the School of Modern Languages, Cardiff University (Wales, UK) as a Reader in Catalan and Spanish Studies. She had been a member of the Department of Hispanic Studies since 1987. Since then, Lunati has been made an Honorary Senior Research Fellow by Cardiff University (Wales, UK), and an Honorary Reader by the University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK). Her research, and her research-orientated teaching, have focused on literature and visual media ...
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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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