cultural programme FEBRuary 2015

cultural programme
FEBRuary 2015
© Courtesy Flamenco Festival 2015
THEATRE
DRAMATISED READING
The Night, by José Luis Acosta
By Spanish Theatre Company
SUN 1, 6:00pm
In English
With the collaboration of the Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs,
Embassy of Spain in the UK and Instituto Cervantes London
Media partner El Ibérico
Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD
Tickets £10
Further information:
http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/events/the-night//
© Courtesy Spanish Theatre Company
Members of a bourgeois family confront each other, with an
unsettling and acid humour, as they react to their high living style
coming to an end. One evening Eduardo appears and makes the
announcement to Elena, his wife, that they are bankrupt. This comes
as quite a shock to her, as it does to their daughter Blanca. Yet there
is a greater shock to come. Nobody knows which card each of them
will play at the end of the night – nothing will be the same when the
morning comes.
José Luis Acosta is a director, and a screenwriter for cinema and
television. He was elected the President of SGAE in 2013. Amongst
the most outstanding series in which he has collaborated as a
screenwriter are Los ladrones van a la oficina, Ana y los Siete, A las
once en casa, Fuera de lugar, UCO and the television movie Barreiros,
which obtained the Platinum Prize for Best Television Movie in the
45th edition of the Word Festival Houston (2012). He has directed
two films, for which he also wrote the screenplays: Gimlet (1995),
with Viggo Mortensen and Ángela Molina, and No dejaré que no me
quieras (2002). Also, his short film Historia de un búho (2003),
was nominated as a Goya Best Short and has won 35 national and
international prizes.
HISTORY, LITERATURE
AND THOUGHT
great hispanists series #5: ian gibson
In conversation with Dr. Julio Crespo Mac Lennan
THU 5, 6:30pm
In Spanish with simultaneous translation into English
Auditorium Instituto Cervantes London
Admission free
Booking essential: reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 0207 201 0752
Further information: www.londres.cervantes.es
Ian Gibson (Dublin in 1939) holds Spanish nationality since 1984.
Graduated from Trinity College, Dublin(1960). D. Litt. (Doctor in
Litteris), honoris causa, Trinity College, Dublin (1992). From 19621965 Assistant Lecturer in the Spanish Department of The Queen’s
University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. From 1968 to 1975 teaches at
University of London. In 1975 gives up his university career in order
to write full-time. In 1978 moves permanently to Spain with the
proyect of writing Federico Garcia Lorca’s biography.
Major publications include: La represión nacionalista de Granada
en 1936 y la muerte de Federico García Lorca (Paris, Ruedo Ibérico,
1971); En busca de José Antonio (Barcelona, Planeta, 1980); Un
irlandés en España (Barcelona, Planeta, 1981); La noche que mataron
a Calvo Sotelo (Barcelona, Argos Vergara, 1982); Paracuellos, cómo
fue (Barcelona, Argos Vergara, 1983); Federico García Lorca. I. De
Fuente Vaqueros a Nueva York (Barcelona, Grijalbo, 1985); España
(Barcelona, Ediciones B, 1993); Lorca-Dalí. El amor que no pudo ser
(Barcelona, Plaza y Janés, 1999); Yo, Rubén Darío (Madrid, Aguilar,
2003); Cela, el hombre que quiso ganar (Madrid, Aguilar, 2003); Ligero
de equipaje. La vida de Antonio Machado (Madrid, Aguilar, 2006)
Cuatro poetas en guerra (Barcelona, Planeta, 2007); Lorca y el mundo
gay (Barcelona, Planeta, 2009); La berlina de Prim (Barcelona, Planeta,
2012) o Luis Buñuel, la forja de un cineasta universal, 1900-1938
(Madrid, Aguilar, 2013).
exhibition
Nature: a cultural artefact
A project by Gloria Ceballos
THU 12 FEB – FRI 13 MAR
EXHIBITION OPENING WED 11, 6:30pm
MON – FRI 10:30am – 7:00pm
SAT 10:30am – 3:30pm
Exhibition Room, Instituto Cervantes London
Admission free
Further information:
http://www.gloriaceballos.com
© Gloria Ceballos. Porcelain Plate, 2015
Nature: a cultural artefact* represents Gloria Ceballos constant
research about the human relationship with nature as the centre of
her practice.
As city inhabitants our experiences of nature are restricted to parks,
gardens and other green areas within our cities: the “cultured
nature”. We call green spaces a natural environment, when in reality
they are human-controlled places.
In our aim to control everything, nature is classified, organised, designed,
and theorized. The “three natures” concept studied for many authors
since Cicero and developed by Landscape theorist, John Dixon Hunt
is the focus of Ceballos latest series of work presented in this solo
exhibition at the Instituto Cervantes in London.
Nature: a cultural artefact* is the title of Gloria Ceballos thesis
presented at the Royal College of Art, London in 2015.
performing arts
FLAMENCO FESTIVAL LONDON 2015
MON 16 FEB – SUN 1 MAR
Organised by Flamenco Festival and Sadler’s Wells
With the collaboration of Turismo Andaluz, Consejería de Turismo y
Comercio, Junta de Andalucía; Instituto Andaluz de Flamenco,
Consejería de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. Junta de Andalucía;
Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música, Ministerio de
Educación, Cultura y Deporte, Gobierno de España
With the support of the Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs,
Embassy of Spain in the UK and Instituto Cervantes London
Sadler’s Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R
Further information:
http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2015/flamenco-festival-london/
The Sadler’s Wells Flamenco Festival is an annual two-week event
that provides UK audiences a unique opportunity to sample authentic
and contemporary Spanish Flamenco.
The 2015 edition starts in mid-February and features seven shows
from some of the biggest names of the flamenco world. The festival’s
audience will be able to enjoy the following performances:
‘Gala Flamenca’ with Antonio Canales, Carlos Rodríguez, Jesús
Carmona and Karime Amaya, 16 – 18.
‘Olor a tierra’ by Arcángel and Patricia Guerrero, 19.
‘Images: 20 years’ by Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, 20 and 21.
Concert by Gerardo Núñez and Carmen Cortés, 22.
‘¡Ay!’ by Eva Yerbabuena, 23 and 24.
‘Grito & Suite Sevilla’ by Ballet Nacional de España, 26 – 28.
‘Nómada’ by Compañía Manuel Liñán, 1 March.
© Courtesy Flamenco Festival 2015
performing arts
WORKSHOP
FLAMENCO FESTIVAL LONDON 2015:
MOVEMENT & IMAGE
By Olga Pericet and Paco Villalta
Workshop SUN 15 – THU 19, 11:00am – 2:00pm
Presentation THU 19, 6.30pm
Co-produced by the Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs,
Embassy of Spain in the UK and Instituto Cervantes London
Lilian Baylis Studio, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R
Further information:
http://www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2015/flamenco-festival-london/
© Courtesy Flamenco Festival 2015
Flamenco and Photography are the two artistic disciplines that
inspire and merge in this workshop imparted by Olga Pericet and
Paco Villalta. Pericet, whose work spans from traditional flamenco
to contemporary and classical dance, will direct the movement part,
while contemporary dancer and photographer Paco Villalta will
guide the students along the photographic aspect of the workshop.
Movement and image lead this creative approach to flamenco, where
students follow open guidelines and get inspired by pictures taken
during the workshop. On the final day, the work that has been
created along with the pictures that inspired it, will be presented to
the audience in the Lilian Baylis Studio.
Class is limited to 25 students (professional or advanced students on
contemporary or flamenco dance and actors with knowledge on the
movement).
literature and
translation
THE TRANSLATION PRIZES 2014. SPANISH
TRANSLATION AWARD PREMIO VALLE INCLÁN
WED 25, 6:30pm
In English
Organised by The Society of Authors
With the collaboration of Arts Council England & The Times Literary
Supplement
With the support of the Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs,
Embassy of Spain in the UK and Instituto Cervantes London
Europe House, 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU
Further information and booking:
www.societyofauthors.org/events/translation-prizes
This year the Translation awards will celebrate, in addition to the
Premio Valle Inclán, the award of the Scott Moncrieff Prize, the
Ghobash Banipal Prize, the Schlegel-Tieck Prize and the John Florio
Prize. After the Translation Prizes presentations and readings, there
will be a discussion on the art and pleasures of reading in translation
by the novelist, critic and academic, Philip Hensher.
music
the SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC
AT Instituto Cervantes London
concert series
THU 26 FEB, THU 30 APR, THU 18 JUN
Organised by Instituto Cervantes London
In collaboration with ILAMS
Auditorium Instituto Cervantes London
Tickets: £12, concessions £6 members of Instituto Cervantes London,
ILAMS, senior citizens, full-time students and ES40 holders
Booking: reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 0207 201 0752
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.
music
the SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN MUSIC
AT Instituto Cervantes London
concert series #4: OATRIDGE-BROWN DUO
With Stephanie Oatridge, oboe and Adam Brown, guitar
THU 26, 7:00pm
Organised by Instituto Cervantes London
In collaboration with ILAMS
Auditorium Instituto Cervantes London
Tickets: £12, concessions £6 members of Instituto Cervantes London,
ILAMS, senior citizens, full-time students and ES40 holders
Booking: reservas.londres@cervantes.es | 0207 201 0752
Guitarist Adam Brown has performed throughout Europe, the United
States and South America. Training at the Royal College of Music in
London was followed by post-graduate studies at the Juilliard School in
New York City at the invitation of celebrated guitarist Sharon Isbin. His
three solo albums, The Rebels Within, Gladios and Without Limits-An
American Century of Music for Guitar, have received critical acclaim and
international broadcast.
Stephanie received a distinction for her Postgraduate Diploma from
the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded the RAM Friends’
Development Award. She enjoys a varied freelance career, in both modern
and period instrument performance, working with distinguished
conductors, including Sir Colin Davis and Sir John Eliot Gardiner. She is
equally in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, and has performed
at celebrated concert venues throughout Europe.
Programme:
Astor Piazzolla Histoire du tango | Five Pieces
David Leisner Tango Solitaire
Maurice Ravel Pièce en forme de habanera
Alfonso Montes Preludio de adiós
Antonio Lauro Virgilio
Celso Machado Musiques populaires brésiliennes
THEATRE
DRAMATISED READING
Eloisa is Under an Almond Tree
By Spanish Theatre Company
FRI 27, 7:30pm
In Spanish
With the collaboration of the Office of Cultural and Scientific Affairs,
Embassy of Spain in the UK and Instituto Cervantes London
Media partner El Ibérico
Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Road, London, SE16 7AR
Tickets £8
Further information:
http://canadawaterculturespace.org.uk/events/eloisa-under-almond-tree-performed-spanish
© Courtesy Spanish Theatre Company
This play narrates a number of unforeseen incidents in the lives of
Fernando, his fiancé Mariana and their respective families. They
become caught in the mystery of a disappearance, from years ago, of
Eloisa, a woman with a suspicious physical resemblance to Mariana.
The secrets and misunderstandings that occur in the play lead to
other misunderstandings and to hilarious situations.
Enrique Jardiel Poncela (1901-1952) was a Spanish writer and
playwright. His works, related to the Theatre of the Absurd, moved
away from traditional humour to a more intellectual, improbable
and illogical one. This was a break with the naturalism that was
dominant in the Spanish theatre of his time. Indeed, he was attacked
by the majority of the critics then, since his humour wounded
delicate sensibilities and opened up a range of comic possibilities
that were not always well understood. Besides, he ran into problems
with censorship under the Franco regime.
Nevertheless, the passing years have led to an increasing recognition
of his works and they continue to be performed, many having had
films based upon them.
In collaboration with