What can go beyond the circus? A truly different show from Australia and France opens the 2013 Grec Festival to the sound of Shostakovich’s string quartets. A company that has triumphed around the world returns to Barcelona, a city that has taken them to its heart.
Nine years after announcing their breakup, this Minorcan band return to the stage to give a one-off mini-tour. The Grec Festival hosts a musical journey through the back catalogue of an essential name in the history of Catalan pop-rock.
The moods or emotional states that shape us as people form the thread in a lively, dynamic, eclectic dance show that explores the feelings or, what is the same thing, the “soul genes”, to hip-hop, flamenco and other rhythms.
Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Bizet... A repertoire of dances by these and other great composers will resound in a truly disconcerting concert. There will be good music, but there will also be plenty of humour and tender feeling.
The choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his company Eastman, formed by artists from a wide range of backgrounds, assemble a choreographic and musical puzzle, a great contemporary dance show that resembles nothing more than a piece of precious metalwork. The results are... beautiful.
One hundred Barcelonan women taken part in a unique theatrical experience that gives them the chance to express their opinions about today’s world and to talk about their relations with their city and their times.
One of the finest jazz ensembles and best-loved choirs in our country pay tribute to Salvador Espriu on the centenary of his birth. They remember the Catalan poet in a cantata based on a selection of his civic poetry.
Her sensual voice, performing a wide range of rhythms, has been acclaimed on stages the world around. Some say that Concha Buika does not interpret flamenco, jazz, blues or soul, but is a genre in herself.
In Fuegos, Yourcenar lays herself bare and defies the very limits of her writing in order to overcome a great disappointment in love. Carmen Machi performs the poetic prose of an author who, taking inspiration from the voice of classical heroines, brings out all her passion.
The tango is at the centre of a musical evening featuring the trio led by a master of the bandoneon, one of the world’s most outstanding ensembles in the genre. The trio is accompanied by tango dancers and a special guest, one whose repertoire ranges from copla torch songs to jazz, not forgetting Argentinian music.
The whistling on “Pa amb oli i sal”, which won the Enderrock prize for the best pop/rock song in 2012, is one of this group’s best-known melodies. Blaumut now present their debut album live, showcasing their self-penned blend of pop and folk.