cultural programme NOVember 2014 - Instituto Cervantes in London

cultural programme
NOVember 2014
THEATRE
DRAMATISED READING
Olvida Los Tambores
By Ana Diosdado. A Spanish Theatre Company production
SUN 2, 6:00pm
In Spanish
With the collaboration of the Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs,
Embassy of Spain in the UK, Instituto Cervantes London and El Ibérico
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tickets £10
Further information:
http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/events/olvida-los-tambores//
© Courtesy Spanish Theatre Company 2014
Olvida los Tambores tells the story of Alicia and Tony, a young couple
who live their life in a free way, without making any concessions to
routine. Tony has formed a music group with his friend Pepe , and they
are fighting to become a success.
One day in Alicia’s apartment her older sister, Pili, appears. She has just
split from her husband, because she is tired of the everyday tedium of
marriage. Lorenzo, Pili’s husband, then turns up in search of his wife
hoping to save their relationship. On the same day, Tony and Pepe have
a dinner with Nacho, an important music producer who is interested in
the group of friends and who seems to be giving them the opportunity
they are looking for.
CULTURE
AND tourism
CASTILLA Y LEON CELEBRATES THE
V CENTENARY OF Saint TERESA OF AVILA
By Alberto Bosque Coello
TUE 4, 6:30pm
In English
Organised by the Fundación Siglo para el Turismo y las Artes de
Castilla y León and Ministerio de Cultura de Castilla y León
With the collaboration of the Spanish Tourist Office and Instituto
Cervantes London
Auditorium Instituto Cervantes London
Admission free
Booking essential: reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 02072010752
Further information www.londres.cervantes.es
A celebration of Castilla y Leon as a destination for culture, gastronomy
and nature.
Discover this fascinating region in the heart of Spain: Its artistic,
historical, natural and culinary wealth. It is a must for 2015 with many
events organised to celebrate the 5th centenary of the birth of Saint
Teresa, an important figure in religion, history and literature.
Following the presentation there will be a tasting of local products,
D.O. wines (Ribera del Duero and Rueda) and the famous sweets by the
Carmelite nuns.
sociology
BOOK LAUNCH HISPANOMANIA
By Tom Burns Marañón
THU 6, 6:30pm
In English
In collaboration with the BritishSpanish Society
Auditorium Instituto Cervantes London
Tickets £7. £5 for BritishSpanish Society members.
Free for members of the Instituto Cervantes London
Booking: reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 02072010752
Further information: http://www.britishspanishsociety.org/event/
presentacion-del-libro-hispanomania-de-tom-burns-maranon/#sthash.7izN4P9n.dpuf
Anglo-Spanish journalist award winning journalist Tom Burns
Marañón will be discussing his insightful and entertaining book
Hispanomanía. In a literary tour de force Hispanomania follows in the
footsteps of some of the great British, US, and French authors who
have travelled and written on Spain, from Borrow, Ford, and Gautier to
Brennan, Orwell, and Hemingway. The author’s provocative thesis is
that these literary travellers have constructed a series of stereotypes
of what Spain is and what it is to be a Spaniard, contributing to the
myth that Spain is different. Burns (older brother of the chairman of
the BritishSpanish Society) shows how the typecasts fed off each other
and how their romantic images shaped what Spaniards thought about
themselves.
Hispanomania (new updated edition published by Galaxia Gutemberg)
questions the view that Spain was exaggeratedly “different” from other
southern European countries and asks how far the “exceptionalism”
narrative has undermined an objective understanding of España. Tom
Burns Marañón OBE, was educated at Stonyhurst College & Oxford
University where he studied under Professor Raymond Carr. He has
reported on Spain for a series of leading global publications including
Newsweek, Washington Post, and the Financial Times. He is currently
a leading Spanish media columnist. His books have covered a range of
Spanish cultural and political subjects including the Transition and the
Monarchy.
CONTEMPORARY DANCE
FESTIVAL CURRENCY:
#1. Mañana es mañana
By Cridacompany
SAT 8, 7:30pm
#2. El Pliegue
By Sonia Sánchez
WED 12, 6:30pm
The Place, 17 Duke’s Rd, London WC1H 9PY
Further information: http://www.theplace.org.uk/currency-2014
© Courtesy The Place 2014
The Place and Crying Out Loud, in partnership with the European
Commission and with the support of EUNIC, organise Currency, a
festival of fresh-thinking from the edges of European performance.
In its 2014 edition, Currency presents two shows created by Spanish
artists: ‘Mañana es mañana’ by Cridacompany, and ‘El Pliegue’ by
Sonia Sánchez. The festival also includes a series of ‘blind dates’
between UK based artists and their peers from the festival and a
pop-up interactive café, where food meets art.
The Spanish dancer Sonia Sanchez pushes the limits of the traditional
flamenco form with the aim of developing her own passionate dance
language. She explores each fold and unfold as her body bends and
stretches to sounds, silences, melodies, etc.
LITERATURE
LECTURE SERIES
SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS: MARIO VARGAS LLOSA,
A NOBEL NOBLE?
By Professor Philip Swanson, University of Sheffield
Coordinated by Dr. Maria José Blanco, King’s College
TUE 11, 6:30pm
In English
Co-organized by the Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Embassy
of Spain in the UK & Instituto Cervantes Londres
With the collaboration of King’s College London
Auditorium
Free admission
Booking essential reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 0207 201 0752
Mario Vargas Llosa (1936) is a Peruvian novelist, playwright, essayist,
journalist, and literary critic born in Arequipa and who spent parts of his
youth in Cochabamba (Bolivia), Piura in northern Peru and Lima. He attended
the University of San Marcos for 2 years starting in 1955, where he studied
literature and law. He published his first novel in 1962, La ciudad y los perros
(The Time of the Hero). Other famous works include: La casa verde (1966)
(The Green House), Conversación en la Catedral (1969) (Conversation in the
Cathedral), Pantaleón y las visitadoras (1973) (Captain Pantoja and the Special
Service), La tía Julia y el escribidor (1977) (Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter),
¿Quién mató a Palomino Molero? (1986) (Who Killed Palomino Molero?) and
La fiesta del chivo (2000) (The Feast of the Goat), amongst others. His books
have been translated into more than forty languages. He has received a long
list of prestigious literary awards, including the Leopoldo Alas Prize (1959),
the Rómulo Gallegos Prize (1967), the National Critics’ Prize (1967), the
Critics’ Annual Prize for Theatre (1981), the Prince of Asturias Prize (1986),
the Miguel de Cervantes Prize (1994), the Jerusalem Prize (1995), the Peace
Prize of the German Book Trade (1996), the PEN/Nabokov Award (2002), and
many Doctor Honoris Causa degrees from the most prestigious universities. He
received the Nobel Prize in literature in 2010.
Philip Swanson is Hughes Professor of Spanish at the University of Sheffield,
UK. He has published extensively on Latin American literature, including books
on the New Novel, José Donoso, Gabriel García Márquez and other aspects of
Latin American literature and culture. He has also published on North American
representations of Latin America in film and fiction, and on the cinema of
Spain. Professor Swanson is a member of various editorial boards and specialist
professional advisory bodies, as well as former President of the Association of
Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland. He has taught in a number of universities
in Europe and the USA.
HISTORy
The Rise and fall of the Spanish Empire #3:
Recreation, Sport and the Long Demise of the
Spanish Empire in the Americas
By Dr. Matthew Brown, University of Bristol
WED 12, 6:30pm
In English
Organised by Canning House and Instituto Cervantes London
Auditorium Instituto Cervantes London
Tickets £10 | Concessions £5 for members of Canning House and
Instituto Cervantes London (code CERVANTESMEMBER)
Bookings: www.canninghouse.org
© Courtesy Canning House
The third talk in the Canning House – Instituto Cervantes joint history
series that chronicles ‘The Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire’ looks
at ‘Recreation, Sport and the Long Demise of the Spanish Empire in
the Americas‘. The talk will be given by Dr Matthew Brown, University
of Bristol.
The lecture will address the questions of how new sports, games,
recreations and pastimes came to be established in the Spanish–
speaking Americas after Independence. To what extent was football
seen as a manifestation of British informal empire, or baseball as an
extension of U.S. neo-colonialism? Drawing on a range of cases from
across the continent, based on new archival research conducted
across South America, the lecture will assess the ongoing popularity
of Spanish popular games, including bull fighting and cock fighting. It
will conclude by assessing the extent to which Independence was a
cultural as well as a political and military process. Dr Matthew Brown
has a blog about Latin American Independence, with a particular focus
on its international context, at http://bolivariantimes.blogspot.co.uk/.
He is the co-editor (with Dr Gabriel Paquette of Johns Hopkins University) of
the volume Connections after Colonialism: Europe and Latin America in
the 1820s is out in January 2013 with the University of Alabama Press.
He has published a biography of the men who fought at the Battle of
El Santuario, 17 October 1829, has just come out with Palgrave
Macmillan: The Struggle for Power in Post-Independence Colombia and
Venezuela (2012).
MuSIC
the SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC
AT Instituto Cervantes London
concert series
TUE 21 OCT, TUE 18 NOV, 7:30pm
Organised by Instituto Cervantes London
In collaboration with ILAMS
Auditorium Instituto Cervantes London
Tickets: £12 (£10 in advanced); concessions: £6 members of Instituto
Cervantes London, ILAMS, senior citizens, full-time students and
ES40 holders (£5 in advanced)
Booking: reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 0207 201 0752
Further information www.londres.cervantes.es
The Instituto Cervantes London in collaboration with ILAMS has
organised a series of concerts aimed at promoting Spanish and Latin
American classical music and also to offer an auditorium to young
musicians with very promising careers. These artists come from
Spanish and Latinamerican backgrounds and they studied music in
the UK.
A unique opportunity to enjoy the diversity of the colour, vitality
and exuberance that Iberian and Latin American music is famous for.
Concert 1. By Manus Noble, guitar, He will play works by Piazzola,
Brouwer, Dyens, Barrios, Yocoh, Ryan, Albéniz y Noble.
Concert 2. A duet formed by Amaia Azcona Cildoz, soprano, and Adam
Szymanski, guitar. The duo will performe works by Ponce, Rodrigo,
Falla, LLobet, Gustavino y Villa-Lobos.
Concert 3. By the Roncesvalles duet, With Francisco Javier Jaúregui
(guitar) Elena Jáuregui (violín), and special guest Gúdrun Ólafsdóttir,
mezzosoprano, They will performe Works by Jáuregui, García Lorca,
Morales, Castilla-Ávila, del Puerto and Barber.
MuSIC
the SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC
AT Instituto Cervantes London concert series #3:
The RONCESVALLES duet
Elena Jáuregui, violin, and Francisco Javier Jáuregui, guitar
Special guest Gúdrun Ólafsdóttir, mezzosoprano
TUE 18, 7:30pm
Organised by Instituto Cervantes London
In collaboration with ILAMS
Auditorium Instituto Cervantes London
Tickets: £12 (£10 in advanced); concessions: £6 members of Instituto
Cervantes London, ILAMS, senior citizens, full-time students and
ES40 holders (£5 in advanced)
Booking: reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 0207 201 0752
The Spanish violin/guitar Roncesvalles Duo (Elena and Francisco
Javier Jáuregui) launch their new CD Secretos quiero descubrir. From
the heritage of the Sephardic communities, passed down from
generation to generation since medieval times, to songs by Lorca and
the folk Basque tradition, to the UK premiere of new Spanish music,
this colourful evening will draw you into the depths of the Spanish
soul. With special guest, award-winning Icelandic mezzo-soprano,
Gúdrun Ólafsdóttir.
Programme:
Francisco Javier Jáuregui, Secretos quero descubrir, Nani, nani and Yo
m’enamorí d’un aire, from “Canciones sefardíes”.
Federico García Lorca, El Café de Chinitas, Los cuatro muleros, Nana
de Sevilla and Los reyes de la baraja, from “Canciones Españolas Antiguas”.
Eduardo Morales Caso, Homenaje a Joaquín Rodrigo, Homenaje a
Frederic Mompou and Homenaje a Manuel de Falla, from “Homenajes
para voz y guitarra”.
Agustín Castilla Ávila, Duerme Tesoro (Voice and guitar).
David del Puerto, Prólogo (Voice and guitar).
John Barber, Navarra Lullaby.
Francisco Javier Jáuregui, Aurtxo txikia and Basatxoritxo, from “Tres
canciones folclóricas vascas”.
HISTORy
The Rise and fall of the Spanish Empire #4:
Did The Empire fall in Cuba or was it Pushed?
And if so, by Whom?
By Prof. Antoni Kapcia, University of Nottingham
WED 26, 6:30pm
In English
Organised by Canning House and Instituto Cervantes London
Auditorium Instituto Cervantes London
Tickets £10 | Concessions £5 for members of Canning House and Instituto
Cervantes London (code CERVANTESMEMBER)
Bookings: www.canninghouse.org
© Courtesy Canning House
For some 80 years after the first waves of independence rebellions in Spanish
America, Cuba defied the odds – and sporadic and often half-hearted US pressure – and remained decidedly under Madrid’s colonial control. However, this
soon turned out to be much less because of any deep Cuban loyalty (although,
as the century progressed, Spanish immigration into the island did cement
cultural links and complicate the small but steadily growing constituency for
separatism) or because of Spanish power than because of persistent creole
fears of black rebellion. Slavery, therefore, remained the key to conditional
loyalty; hence, when the abolition of the slave trade made slavery a declining
asset and especially when Madrid, to head off the prospect of black support for
independence, decreed the eventual abolition of slavery, the die was cast and
all-out rebellion became only a matter of time. Nonetheless, it still took over
two decades for that rebellion to come close to succeeding.
Professor Antoni Kapcia, teaches at the University of Nottingham. He has
done research and publications have long specialised on modern Cuba,
specifically in two areas: Modern Cuban history: this has meant a special focus
on political radicalism in the 1920s-50s and the roots of the post-1959 Revolution,
and, on the Revolution’s ideology, radicalisation and cultural development and
contemporary Cuban history and politics, focussing on participation, the Party,
the political system and cultural politics. He just completed a jointly authored
book, arising from a 4-year project, financed by the Leverhulme Trust, in
collaboration with Dr Par Kumaraswami (University of Manchester), which
examines literary culture in Cuba since 1959.
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