GREC Festival comes back to Barcelona with the 37th Edition! The famous Festival will take place in the city from 1 to 31 July. This Festival is one of the most important cultural events in Europe. It has a worldwide reputation as one of the best displays of performing arts.
The festival, which will take place from July 1 to 31, will also include several new initiatives, including a season aimed specifically at family audiences: this MiniGrec, as it is known, will feature thirteen productions at seven Barcelona theatres, including such shows as “El petit Dalí” and “Perduts a la Viquipèdia”.
Audiences at the Teatre Grec will enjoy a choral show starring one hundred anonymous Barcelona women (“100Femmes”, July 19); whilst Marc Rosich and Josep M. Pou will take them on a journey into the intimate world of Marguerite Yourcenar in “Fuegos” (July 26-28); and the venue will also host a show created by theatre schools from three major European cities (“Utopies”, July 9).
The festival dance programme sees the return of one of the international choreographers most acclaimed by Barcelona audiences: Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, whose “Puz/zle” (Teatre Grec, July 15 and 16) speaks to us, through dance, about the beauty of fusion. In another outstanding choreography, “L’ADN de l’ànima”, the Catalan dancers Mudit Grau and Ramón Giménez will explore the world of feelings (Teatre Grec, July 6 and 7).
Turning now to music, the Municipal Band of Barcelona will team up with the Catalan actress Lloll Bertran in a truly unusual concert entitled “Bandalismes” (Teatre Grec, July 12). The festival programme also features such renowned artists as: Diego “El Cigala” (Teatre Grec, July 10); Jorge Pardo (Teatre Grec, July 22), Kiko Veneno (Teatre Grec, July 31); Buika (Teatre Grec, July 21); and Wynton Marsalis with The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, celebrating the band’s twenty-fifth anniversary at the Teatre Grec on July 17. Catalan music will be represented by Blaumut (Teatre Grec, July 30) and Ja t’ho diré (Teatre Grec, July 3), a band returning to Barcelona as part of a short one-off tour.
The Grec Festival 2013 program me will also include activities aimed at professionals in the theatre world, including the International Performing Arts Meeting, whose purpose is to boost the Catalan theatre internationally. Amongst educational events, we can highlight the Sala Beckett’s summer workshop, held at a new venue in Poblenou this year, and taking anger as its theme; as well as activities aimed directly at audiences, such as the “Spectator Workshop”, which offers fresh insight for theatre-goers; and “Explica dansa” (“Modern Dance Speaks!”), presented by the choreographer Toni Jodar.
You can already buy tickets for Grec Festival 2013 in the official website
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