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2018 SPANISH CULTURAL PROGRAM / U.S. Fall / Winter


COVER BY

Sonia Pulido Sonia Pulido is an illustrator, and she says she could not be anything else but an illustrator.

She feels privileged because she lives in a seaside village close to Barcelona. The sea is always present in her life. She mostly works for newspapers and magazines like: The New Yorker, AD France, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, El País Semanal, The Boston Globe, Harper’s Baazar Spain, Rockdelux, Variety, La maleta de Portbou, Jot Down, Orsai, among others. She enjoys illustrating covers and books for adults, too. Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Lumen, Blackie Books, Alfaguara and Planeta are some of her clients.

Curious by nature, she is always experimenting different formats and techniques, and she has discovered ceramics a few years ago. The relation between illustration and three-dimensional objetcs fascinates her.

Sonia Pulido


Traditionally, art history has been dominated by a masculine perspective that produces the bulk of notable artworks. However, with works like the cover design inspired by the idea of “Miradas Paralelas,” or the intersection of feminine perspectives across cultures, artists such as Sonia Pulido offer a refreshing feminine point of view that is less common in the past and present worlds of art. Spain arts & culture is proud to highlight women as well as public artworks this season. Artist Blanca Muñoz exemplifies both of these goals with her metal sculptures in “Heavy Metal,” breaking tradition in a male-dominated industry. Other notable public works include Jorge Palacios’s public sculpture displays in New York, exploring the boundaries of science with his unique creations. To further understand the historic relationship between Spain and the United States, “Recovered Memories” provides insight on the underrepresented story of Spanish aid to the United States during the American Revolutionary War. Additionally, the Heritage Artist-in-Residence Program in Las Palmas and New Orleans allows for artistic interaction between the United States and Spain with our second year of the residency exchange. Spanish design and architecture will also be featured this season. “Balenciaga in Black” will demonstrate the versatility that the designer saw in this dark color. In New York, the architectural exhibition, “Unfinished,” brings to light the booming period of construction that left incomplete structures throughout the Spanish landscape, converting an otherwise bare space into an exposition of art. Spanish literary works will be presented in festivals, book fairs, and more. “Translating Spanish Drama” will celebrate Spanish theater and theater translation within the American Literary Translators Association Conference. Alongside traditional performing arts and music productions, we will bring to the US unique pieces by Spanish artists. In “Dominio Público,” Roger Bernat transforms a crowd in a public space into a work of art. Plus, diverse Spanish music will be shared with Americans across the continent, from Spanish Brass, a performance by five musicians, to Casa Limón NY Week, a music project by a Spanish-created record label company. Teaming up with American organizations, Spain arts & culture will also present Mujeres de Cine, a film series with a focus on female Spanish directors. Finally, the Recent Spanish Cinema Series will continue to introduce current Spanish film directors to the American public.


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CITY AGENDA 46 AMHERST

52 NEW ORLEANS

ARTICLES

46 AUSTIN

53 NEW YORK

46 BLOOMINGTON

58 PHOENIX

8 PUBLIC ART: BRINGING CULTURE TO THE COMMUNITY

46 BOSTON

58 SAN ANTONIO

46 BUFFALO

59 SAN FRANCISCO

47 CHICAGO

59 SANTA CRUZ

24 R  ECOVERED MEMORIES: SPAIN’S ASSISTANCE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

48 DALLAS

59 SEATTLE

48 DENVER

60 ST. PETERSBURG

48 EL PASO

60 TAMPA

49 FORT WORTH

60 WASHINGTON

HIGHLIGHTS

49 HOUSTON 49 LANSING 50 LOS ANGELES

11 VISUAL ARTS

50 MIAMI

18 DESIGN 19 ARCHITECTURE 20 LITERATURE 27 HERITAGE 31 PERFORMING ARTS 36 MUSIC 41 FILM

64 COMING NEXT SPRING/ SUMMER


VISUAL ARTS, DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE, LITERATURE, HERITAGE, PERFORMING ARTS, MUSIC, & FILM From Spain


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PUBLIC ART: BRINGING CULTURE TO THE COMMUNITY SERGIO PARDO LÓPEZ Percent for Art Program. NYC Department of Cultural Affairs

The Crown Fountain @ Jaume Plensa

The presence of art in public spaces has accompanied us long before the term was coined. Works like the Caryatids of the Erechtheion in the Acropolis of Athens or the Statue of Liberty in New York are the result of including artists and their creative practice into the civic decision making-process. This tradition has continued to this day, enabling the access and decentralization of culture and creating collections in cities that are a form of collective community expression. Any well-planned public art project is the result of the joint work of artists, architects, city agencies, design professionals, and community residents, among others. In recent years, this has materialized in successful projects such as The Gates by Christo and Jeanne-Claude at Central Park in New York and Jaume Plensa’s permanent work in Chicago, known as Crown Fountain. Within our borders, there are different initiatives that have helped introduce and develop the discipline in the cultural landscape. The Island of Sculptures in Pontevedra, inaugurated in 1999, managed to revitalize a riverside in the city. It holds a collection of public art works by Jenny Holzer, Richard Long, and Fernando Casás, among others, which contributes

to the contemporary artistic heritage of the city. Likewise, with a temporary character and of recent creation, Supertrama, Extremadura’s public art program, seeks to promote space for artistic creation and experimentation in different municipalities with a high participation component. Public Art initiatives, regardless of their permanence in time, provide a cultural, social, and economic benefit to the cities that are committed to them. Public art is a unique part of our public history and our evolving culture. It adds meaning and humanizes the urban space and encourages reflection by becoming a break in our pedestrian life. Its linkage to the environment and its transversality allows works to be an intersection between the past, the present, and the future between disciplines and ideas.

Shakespeare Ma

chine @ Ben Ru

bin


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Although our cities are scattered with pieces in parks, plazas, schools and airports, the success of these programs and works is not accompanied by their simple placement in the public space. As the philosopher Hilde Hein once said, “The sheer presence of art in the open air, in a bus terminal, or a hotel reception area does not automatically make that art public - no more than placing a tiger in a barnyard would make it a domestic animal.� In recent decades, the presence of pieces of public art, as a result of isolated initiatives or framed in specific programs, has increased exponentially both within our borders as well as on the international level. However, the lack of transparency and rigorous selection processes or the neglection of the subsequent management in part of these initiatives has had the short-term global consequence of a devaluation of the discipline. Public art success largely lies in the adequate combination of three major components: the choice of pieces that arouse artistic

interest, a correct understanding of space, and the indispensable participation of the community before, during, and after the work is installed. These three axes are absolutely essential in order to answer the key question behind any public art process: what is the art to achieve? One of the countries with the most constant commitment to this discipline has been the United States, where there are currently more than a hundred programs on the local, state, and federal levels. Cases like the Millennium Park in Chicago, where the work of artists with the rest of the stakeholders of the urban planning has successfully rebranded the city, help attract approximately five million visitors annually around works like Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor and generate considerable revenues for the city

Alterview @ Natasha Johns-Messenger

 upertrama, Genea Logo @ Aberto Crespo, S photo by Asier Rua


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A high number of these programs are funded through a percentage of the cities’ construction budget. Among all these initiatives, the program of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs has been the benchmark since its inception in 1982 and, even today, continues to mark the roadmap, having managed to professionalize the discipline of public art. The Percent for Art Program has been adapted, either partially or totally, in other cities like Melbourne and Oslo, and will be soon adopted by Madrid’s City Council. Among its most iconic works are Alterview, by Natasha Johns-Messenger, which is located in a high school and deals with the different perceptions of reality; The Peace Clock, by Lina Viste Grønli, a kinetic work located in front of the United Nations that forms the symbol of peace twice a day (4:30 a.m. and p.m.) as a tribute to Trygve Lie, first Secretary General of the Organization; and Shakespeare Machine, a LED chandelier by Ben Rubin, who has become the icon of The Public Theater in Manhattan. This year, thanks to this favorable environment, Spanish artists Jorge Palacios, Jorge Carlos Casado, and Blanca Muñoz will temporarily show various works in New York and Washington DC. Within the framework of the temporary program of the Department of Transportation in New York, Palacios will showcase Link, a monumental public art work that will converse with the environment of the Flatiron Building, and an exhibition at The Noguchi Museum. Casado will be part of the public art initiative at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, and Muñoz, on the other hand, will be part of the Woman to Watch 2018 exhibition Heavy Metal at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in DC. This type of initiatives should make us reflect on the current situation of public art in Spain and on the importance of advocating for similar cultural programs in today’s public cultural policies. The main objective should be to promote initiatives that could correctly include contemporary art in our urban space, enabling present and future generations to question the way we see, listen, think, and behave.

The Peace Clock @ Lina Viste Gronli


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VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK & WASHINGTON DC August — January 2019

Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum

The Noguchi Museum presents an overview of the work of Spanish sculptor Jorge Palacios with Link, a monumental public work to be installed on Flatiron Plaza North, across from the Flatiron Building and adjacent to Madison Square Park, and an exhibition of nine sculptures in the Museum galleries and garden. Jorge Palacios at The Noguchi Museum is the Museum’s first exhibition of a Spanish artist’s work. Palacios’s display of sculptures will explore the laws of physics and motion on the microscopic and macroscopic levels. Gently integrated into the historic Noguchi installation, Palacios’s works will bring renewed attention to the Noguchi’s frequent experiments with the physical sciences. SPAIN arts & culture will present a talk by the artist about his work, accompanied by the American Art Museum’s curator of sculpture, Karen Lemmey, at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain.

The Noguchi Museum presents the abstract work of sculptor Jorge Palacios (Madrid, 1979), the first Spaniard to exhibit at the Museum. WHEN & WHERE

August 16 — November 6 Flatiron Plaza North New York, NY September 26 — January 20, 2019 The Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Rd, Long Island City, NY October 18 Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

The Singularity of the Curve, 2017 @ Jorge Palacios

www.spainculture.us www.noguchi.org


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VISUAL ARTS WASHINGTON DC June — September

Blanca Muñoz at Heavy Metal: Women to Watch 2018

Heavy Metal, the fifth installment in NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series, showcases contemporary artists working in metal. WHEN

June 28 — September 16 WHERE

National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC

Featured artists of the fifth installment of Women to Watch, Heavy Metal, investigate the physical properties and expressive possibilities of metalwork through a wide variety of objects including sculpture, jewelry, and conceptual forms. Works in the exhibition range from large-scale installations to small objects intended for personal adornment, and the disparate works are fashioned out of iron, steel, bronze, silver, gold, brass, tin, aluminum, copper, and pewter. This exhibition seeks to disrupt the predominantly masculine narrative that surrounds metalworking and demonstrate that contemporary women artists carry on a vibrant legacy in the field. The exhibition features works by artists from the US and abroad, including Spanish artist Blanca Muñoz.

INFO

www.nmwa.org

Berenice @ Blanca Muñoz


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VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK September

VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK September

“I DON’T KNOW CASILDA SÁNCHEZ’S WHY THE CROSSROADS CAGED BIRD SINGS...” “I don’t know why the caged bird sings, ah me, When her wing is bruised and her bosom sore, When she beats her bars and would be free” is a public interactive sculpture in Harlem by artist José Carlos Casado in partnership with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance.

If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, does it make a sound? Brooklyn-based, Spanish artist Casilda Sanchez’s solo show at The Cluster Gallery places us right in the middle of a crossroads, before any decision has been made, and all possibilities still exist. The exhibition tests the limits of perception through an immersive set-up of video projections, sound, and drawings. It is a symbolic journey that brings us underwater, immersing us in an environment thicker than air and deeper than earth. We find ourselves trapped in a story with no beginning or end, never-ending and always changing.

WHEN

WHEN

September 21 — 30

September 8 — 26

WHERE

WHERE

Marcus Garvey Park 6316, Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY

Cluster Gallery 200 6th St, 3E, New York, NY

INFO

INFO

www.josecarloscasado.com www.mgpalliance.org

www.casildasanchez.net www.bklynartcluster.com

@ José Carlos Casado

@ Casilda Sánchez


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VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK September — December

Miradas Paralelas / Parallel Looks

Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror

First encounter of twelve female photographers from Iran and Spain.

WHEN

September 18 — December 9 WHERE

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center 53 Washington Sq S, New York, NY INFO

www.miradasparalelas.com www.kjcc.org

Miradas Paralelas (Parallel Looks). Iran-Spain: Photographers in the Mirror, provides the platform for the first encounter of twelve female photographers from Iran and Spain who, from such distant origins, unmistakably surprise us with their similar affinities. Curators Zara Fernández’s and Santiago Olmo’s sharp eyes have brought them together in six well-differentiated couples. Shadi Gadirian and Soledad Córdoba bring us to a symbolic universe. Cristina García Rodero and Hengameh Golestan show us the authentic lyrical poetry of black and white weddings. The luminous backgrounds and profound colors cross time in Rana Javadi and Amparo Garrido’s metaphorical portraits, while weightless presences move across Ghazaleh Hedayet and Mayte Vieza’s cosmos. Finally, disturbing meetings, urban visions, silent portraits, and stories of fragility and solitude can be seen in María Zarazúa and Newsha Tavakolian’s photographs. @ Soledad Cordoba and Shadi Gadirian


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VISUAL ARTS DALLAS September — December

Dali: Poetics of the Small, 1929-1936

Nearly two dozen paintings have been drawn from private collections and noted institutions worldwide, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, and Teatro-Museo Dalí in Figueres, Spain. This exhibition will examine the artist’s predilection for the small and its possible inspirations, including the influence of photography and collage, and his love for the precise works of Dutch Masters such as Johannes Vermeer. These cabinet paintings from the height of Dalí’s career have never been systematically studied or exhibited as a cohesive group, and the Meadows Museum will be the only venue for this event.

Nearly two dozen Surrealist masterpieces comprise the first focused exploration of the small-scale paintings by Salvador Dalí. WHEN

September 9 — December 9 WHERE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX INFO The Weaning of Furniture-Nutrition @ Salvador Dalí. Courtesy of Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org


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VISUAL ARTS DALLAS June — September

VISUAL ARTS ST. PETERSBURG June — November

AT THE BEACH: MARIANO FORTUNY AND WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE

CLYDE BUTCHER: VISIONS OF DALÍ’S SPAIN

The painters Mariano Fortuny (1838–1874) and William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) were separated by the Atlantic Ocean, different backgrounds, and more than ten years of age. This focused exhibition, however, highlights a modern subject, popular among international circles in the nineteenth century, that both painters treated with remarkable skill: people at the beach. Recently acquired by the Meadows Museum, Fortuny’s very last painting, Beach at Portici (1874), depicts the artist’s family enjoying leisure time at the beach while residing in Italy.

The Dalí Museum sent Clyde Butcher, Florida’s greatest nature photographer, to Spain to capture photos of Salvador Dalí’s dramatic and inspirational Mediterranean homeland. Some sights include the village of Cadaques where Dalí spent summers growing up, Dalí’s villa in Port Lligat, and the rugged area of Cap de Creus. The thoughtfully curated collection will feature 41 photos that take viewers on an immersive journey through the Catalonian region, with images ranging from an intimate 2 feet to a panoramic 8 feet in width. This show is Butcher’s first photo exhibition of Spain, as well as the first time he has been commissioned to photograph an area that influenced another artist.

WHEN

WHEN

June 24 — September 23

June 16 — November 25

WHERE

WHERE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX

The Dalí Museum 1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL

INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

 Beach at Portici, 1874 @ Mariano Fortuny

INFO

www.thedali.org

 Plaja S’Arenella with

Boat @ Clyde Butcher


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VISUAL ARTS FORT WORTH October — January

VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK September

GOYA IN BLACK MINIMALISMS AND WHITE Francisco de Goya y Lucientes is among the best-known figures in the history of Spanish art and renowned as one of the greatest painters of all time. He is also revered as one of history’s greatest draftsmen and printmakers. This exhibition will showcase more than seventy-five of his paramount works on paper from the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Goya in Black and White will explore the evolution of the artist’s graphic work in all media. The importance of black and white will be shown in the exhibition both literally and figuratively, as in the oppositions of night and day or the balance between menacing shadow and hopeful light that pervade the artist’s imagination. In the Kimbell’s exhibition, Goya’s principal series and best-known compositions including the Caprichos series, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, Disasters of War, Disparates, and Tauromaquia, will be represented in detail. Some works will be in multiple impressions to show the creative evolution of the artistic process of a genius.

The showing of Minimalisms will center around the similarities and differences of a group of artists from the past fifty to sixty years in the United States, Brazil, and Spain, including works by Jordi Teixidor, Elena Asins, and Manuel Barbadillo, among others. These artists attempt to transform the traditional styles of sensorial perception through a radical, formal investigation. The exhibition examines three creative contexts that have not previously been studied together or compared to each other in an exposition.

WHEN

September 21 — January 26, 2019

WHEN

October 7 — January 6, 2019

WHERE

WHERE

Edelman Arts 111 E 70th St, New York, NY

Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX INFO

www.kimbellart.org

INFO

 The Giant

@ Francisco de Goya

www.nyork.cervantes.es www.edelmanarts.com

 Untitled, 1990

@ Elena Asins


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DESIGN FORT WORTH October — June

Balenciaga in Black

A selection of handmade costumes and accessories by fashion genius, Cristóbal Balenciaga. WHEN

October 7 — January 6, 2019 WHERE

Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX INFO

www.kimbellart.org

Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895–1972) is often called “the couturier’s couturier”—the fashion designer revered by all other fashion designers. Since his first runway collection in 1937 until the closure of his Paris salon in 1968, Balenciaga’s clients were among the most influential trendsetters of the day. This autumn, the Kimbell Art Museum will partner with the Palais Galliera, the distinguished fashion museum in Paris, to present Balenciaga in Black, an exhibition of more than one hundred pieces from the collections of the Galliera and the archives of the Maison Balenciaga. The carefully selected costumes and accessories, all made by hand in the haute-couture ateliers of the fashion genius, share one major feature: they are all black. For Balenciaga, black was vibrant; capable of exhibiting a dazzling interplay of light through luxurious fabrics and materials. This exhibition reveals the masterful shapes created by the artist with apparently simple cuts and impeccably composed adornments of lace, embroidery, silk, fringes, beads, and sequins. These expertly executed and timeless silhouettes continue to inspire modern fashion today. Envelope Dress, 1967 @ Cristóbal Balenciaga


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ARCHITECTURE NEW YORK September — February

Unfinished

The exhibition Unfinished is a project that was originally curated by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns for the Spanish pavilion at the Venice International Architecture Biennale 2016. The exhibition´s goal is to take a look at unfinished architecture in order to discover virtues that can be turned into design strategies. During the past period of economic growth in Spain, construction became the main driving force behind the economy. Today we find the presence of the unfinished remains of the largest constructional undertaking in history, which left behind an awkward layout and large, partially built, and unconsolidated structures. Unfinished sets out to explore creative speculations on converting a past condition into positive contemporary action.

‘Unfinished’ sets out to explore creative speculations on converting a past condition into positive contemporary action. WHEN

September 21 — February 8, 2019 WHERE

The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture 141 Convent Ave, New York, NY INFO

Unfinished @ Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns

www.ccny.cuny.edu/architecture


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ARCHITECTURE MIAMI October

LITERATURE MIAMI November

THE COMPETITION AT AIA MIAMI’S ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL

SPANISH WRITERS AT MIAMI BOOK FAIR

Filmmaker Angel Borrego Cubero will present his documentary The Competition during the AIA Miami’s Architecture Film Festival. The Competition is the first film to document the tense developments that characterize architectural contests. The movie is a nearly uncomfortable yet intensely satisfying account of how some of the best architects in the world, design giants like Jean Nouvel and Frank Gehry, toil, struggle, and strategize to beat the competition. While nearly as old as the profession itself, architectural competitions became a social, political, and cultural phenomenon of the post-Guggenheim Bilbao museums and real estate bubbles of the recent past. Taking place at the dramatic moment in which the bubble became a crisis, this is the first competition to be documented in excruciatingly raw detail.

The Miami Book Fair, an eight-day literary event recognized as one of the nation’s finest book festivals, will bring readers and writers together from the United States as well as around the world. Among the Spanish writers attending the Fair, Espido Freire will present her latest novel Call Me Alexandra, and children’s book author and illustrator José Fragoso will sign his dual book My Voice / Mi Voz.

WHEN WHEN

October 13

November 11 — 18

WHERE

WHERE

Coral Gables Art Cinema 260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL

INFO

www.aiamiami.org www.thecompetitionmovie.com

 The Competition @

Angel Borrero Cubero

INFO

www.miamibookfair.com

 Espido Freire


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LITERATURE NEW YORK September

LITERATURE BLOOMINGTON October — November

NEW LITERATURE FROM EUROPE FESTIVAL

TRANSLATING SPANISH DRAMA AT ALTA

Featuring readings and discussions between leading and emerging literary voices from Europe and some of America’s foremost writers and critics, The New Literature from Europe Festival aims to celebrate important new European literature in translation.

The 41st conference of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), entitled Performance, Props, and Platforms, is intended to serve as a bridge to several closely linked domains that often remain unacknowledged or underexplored in translation practice. While performance has sometimes been used as a metaphor for the act of translation, discussion of performance itself, particularly theatrical performance, has tended to remain on the margins.

This year, Spanish poet Luna Miguel will share her words with other European authors. Miguel (Alcalá de Henares, 1990) has published 6 poetry books: Estar enfermo (2010), Poetry is not dead (2010), Pensamientos estériles (2011), La tumba del marinero (2013), Los estómagos (2015) and El arrecife de las sirenas (2017).

This year conference, held in Bloomington, IN, will host several readings and discussions on Spanish literature, including a panel with translators, authors, and scholars, to explore the challenges of translating Spanish drama.

WHEN

WHEN

November 26 — 29

October 31 — November 3

WHERE

WHERE

Various venues New York, NY

The Indiana Memorial Union 900 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN

INFO

www.newlitfromeurope.org

 Luna Miguel

@ Lalo Venenoso

INFO

www.literarytranslators.org

 Sample Gates,

Bloomington @ courtesy of ALTA


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LITERATURE, PERFORMING ARTS BLOOMINGTON & CHICAGO November

Guillem Clua

Clua’s work draws on his personal experiences to tackle timeless themes such as identity as well as contemporary issues like the Iraq War. WHEN & WHERE

November 2 Waldron Arts Center 122 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN November 5 Instituto Cervantes 31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL INFO

www.cardinalstage.org www.chicago.cervantes.es

Guillem Clua (Barcelona, 1973) is a playwright, screenwriter and theatre director who graduated from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, spending a year at the London Guildhall University with an Erasmus scholarship. The critics have described his work as multidisciplinary and eclectic, and as having a special preoccupation for the narrative structure. His work has had an international trajectory, having been translated into English, German and French. Likewise, it has received various awards such as the 2011 Butaca Award, the 2013 Time Out Award, and the 2017 Max Award. Guillem Clua will travel to the United States to present a staged reading of is work La Golondrina, translated to English by Tim Gutterridge as The Swallow, as part of the 41st Conference of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), wich will focus on translating theatrical literature. In addition, Clua will take part in a discussion about Spanish Theater with Chicago-based author Emilio Williams at the Chicago Cervantes Institute. Guillem Clua @ Fernando SĂĄnchez


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LITERATURE WASHINGTON DC September

Emma Rios at SPX

Emma Ríos is a cartoonist based in Spain who is known for her focus on mixing architecture with her work with small press publishers. However, in 2007, she shifted her focus and began to work on comics full-time. Having worked for Boom! Studios and Marvel Entertainment (Doctor Strange, Amazing Spiderman), she returned to creator-owned comics in 2013, thanks to Image Comics. There, she recently published I.D., a solo graphic novel, and co-edited the ISLAND magazine with Brandon Graham. She currently co-creates Pretty Deadly with Kelly Sue DeConnick and MIRROR with Hwei Lim. Emma has beeen nominated three times for the Eisner Awards for best interior artist and cover artist for Pretty Deadly in 2015, and as co-editor and collaborator of the Island Anthology in 2017.

Pretty Deadly @ Emma Ríos

Spanish cartoonist Emma Rios travels to DC to present her work. WHEN

September 15 — 16 WHERE

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD INFO

www.smallpressexpo.com


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RECOVERED MEMORIES: SPAIN’S ASSISTANCE IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION JOSÉ MANUEL GUERRERO ACOSTA Curator Recov er

ed Mem

Little is known about Spanish role in the United States’ War for Independence. In American history textbooks, French support and French characters are emphasized, such as Lafayette and Rochambeau, the celebrated French generals of the era. However, we often do not find mention of Gálvez or Gardoqui, the two Spaniards who contributed most to the success of the American Revolution. Why? There are several reasons: the border issues that arose after securing American independence, the evident political and cultural Hispanophobia in the United States during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the secretive nature of the military and economic alliance, and also the chronic Spanish disinterest in disclosing the details of their own history.

ories

Even before the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4th, 1776, the Spanish Crown had already supplied the thirteen colonies with money, armaments, and provisions. Diego Gardoqui, owner of the shipping company Gardoqui e hijos, was a merchant from Bilbao who traded fish, tobacco, and other materials at English and North American ports as early as November of 1774. Gardoqui sent three hundred rifles from the Reales Fábricas de Placencia in June of 1775, which appear in documents from the continental army of Massachusetts as “new Spanish arms” in January of 1776.


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Soon after, representatives from Virginia addressed Luis de Unzaga (and later Bernardo de Gálvez), the Spanish governor of New Orleans, requesting economic support, provisions, weapons, and free travel in the waters above the Mississippi. In 1777, a letter from Benjamin Franklin to the Count of Aranda, the Spanish Ambassador in Paris, noted that Spain had already lent 187,500 pounds in cash “as naval provisions from its ports.”

Recovered Memories

Relations between the American envoys to Spain and Spanish authorities were complicated. Arthur Lee, the first representative in Spain, was only authorized to meet with Grimaldi, the ex-Secretary of State, and Diego de Gardoqui in Vitoria to hide his presence from British spies. At this time, Spain attempted to capitalize on its supposed neutrality in order to negotiate the return of Gibraltar. During various meetings in March and April of 1777, Spain decided to ship provisions and loans to the United States. Between January and July of 1777, Gardoqui shipped blue and white fabric and metal buttons for uniforms, two boxes of quinine measuring six arrobas, thousands of blankets made in Palencia and Burgos, and 24,000 rifles from the Reales Fábricas de Placencia (Vizcaya). These supplies allowed Washington’s 2,000 troops to endure the difficult winter that the Continental Army withstood in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. In November of 1777, the Continental Congress requested additional blankets and fabrics from their European representatives. Again, Arthur Lee sought supplies from Diego de Gardoqui. Between July and December of 1778, 30,000 blankets, “sturdy shoes,” fabrics, and uniforms were transported by boat from Bilbao to various ports in New England, especially to Boston and Portsmouth. The next American representative, John Jay, did not receive a secure agreement or official recognition during his stay in Spain. However, the secret Treaty of Aranjuez, signed with France on April 12, 1779, stated that “neither nation would cease fighting until American Independence was recognized by the King of Great Britain,” which was an implicit recognition of the new nation. Official Spanish recognition of the United States came in 1785, when Diego de Gardoqui was sent to New York as the Spanish Ambassador and as the official of military finances. Nevertheless, both Jay and William Carmichael, his assistant and successor, arranged and received important Spanish loans to acquire provisions. Oddly enough, Jay’s written record never recognizes the importance of the assistance received from Spain. For his part, Bernardo de Gálvez also managed and received other shipments of money and supplies from Louisiana, Havana, and New Spain, México. For this, the strategic position of New Orleans at the entrance of the Mississippi River was fundamental. Aid was provided to the rebels through Oliver Pollack, a New Orleans trader and partner of Philadelphia banker, Robert Morris, who was considered the “Revolution’s banker.”


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DECISIVE STRATEGIC AID After declaring war against England in 1779, Spain, along with France, began a series of important military operations over both land and sea in Europe, the Gulf of México, and in the Atlantic. These operations initiated a second front against Great Britain within the framework of an international conflict. One of the most important military actions was the capture of an enormous British convoy transporting money, provisions, and reinforcement troops to America by the combined Franco-Spanish squadron of the admiral of Córdoba in August of 1780. Another was the conquest of Pensacola and the complete expulsion of the British from East Florida between 1779 and 1781 by Spanish troops under the command of Bernardo de Gálvez. Finally, the third most important military action was the capture of the Island Menorca from the British in January of 1782. Admiral De Grasse’s fleet arrived to the Chesapeake Bay on August 30, 1781, transporting more than 3,000 reinforcement troops for the allies. However, more important were the 1,200,000 pesos needed to pay the Franco-American soldiers and crews that had not received compensation in months. This extraordinary economic assistance, retrieved in Havana and provided by Francisco de Saavedra, allowed for the continued siege on British positions. This ultimately lead to the final surrender of Cornwallis’s 7,000 troops and the decisive victory of the war. In the winter of 2014, the Joint Resolution 38/214 of the North American Congress and Senate awarded the title of Honorary Citizen of the United States to Bernardo de Gálvez (a distinction held by only seven other dignitaries, including Marquis de Lafayette). This indicated official recognition of the Spanish contribution to American independence. The task of disseminating history and ensuring that it occupies its appropriate place in history books on both sides of the Atlantic remains to be undertaken. This exhibit is the result of a joint effort of many people and institutions in hopes of achieving this goal.

Recovered Memories


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HERITAGE WASHINGTON DC September — November

Recovered Memories Spain and the Support for the American Revolution

Recovered Memories: Spain and the Support for the American Revolution showcases Spain’s support for the American colonies prior to and during the Revolutionary War, and also highlights notable Spanish figures whose lives impacted the emerging new country. The exhibit takes the visitor on a chronological journey of Spanish-American relations beginning with Spain’s own Age of Enlightenment during the reign of Charles III, through the times of European and American revolutions, and ending with the technological advancements at the turn of the 20th century. Organized by Iberdrola and SPAIN arts & culture, the exhibition will feature historical documents and works of art. Also on display will be clothing of the period, musical instruments, maps of colonial America, and many other historical pieces. El Columpio, 1779 @ Francisco de Goya

An engaging and carefully documented survey of Spain’s contribution to the founding of the United States. WHEN

September 27 — November 18 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.spainculture.us


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HERITAGE WASHINGTON DC October — November

Recovered Memories: Spain and the Support of the American Revolution SPAIN’S INVOLMENT IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. A JOINT PROGRAM OF THE SPANISH EMBASSY AND THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN HISTORY

“GET TO KNOW BERNARDO DE GÁLVEZ” BY GUILLERMO FESSER

“If we are [to be] saved, France and Spain must save us.” – Alexander Hamilton (1780).

Spanish journalist and writer Guillermo Fesser will present his children’s book “Get to know Bernardo de Gálvez,” an illustrated book that tells the story of the Spanish military leader and his role to the American Revolution.

Most Americans are unaware that the American Revolution, which led to their nation’s freedom, was far more than a rebellion of British colonies against their king. It became a global war in which the American rebels gained support from other major nations, most notably, Spain and France. This unique program will offer attendees the opportunity to explore various aspects of the global nature of the American Revolution, focusing particularly on the involvement of Spain in the war. In the morning, participants will be able to join a curator’s tour of an exhibition entitled “The American Revolution: A World War at the National Museum of American History.” The main program will begin in the late afternoon with a curator’s tour of an exhibition at the Spanish Cultural Center, “Recovered Memories: Spain, New Orleans, and the support for the American Revolution.” This will be followed by a panel discussion among distinguished historians of Spain’s involvement in the American Revolution and its significance in the later histories of both Spain and the United States. WHEN

October 25 WHERE

National Museum of American History 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

WHEN

October & November WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

“INVISIBLE IMMIGRANTS” BY JAMES FERNÁNDEZ

Professor James D. Fernández (NYU) will explore the history of Spanish immigration to the US through the presentation of his book “Invisible Immigrants - Spaniards In The Us, 1868-1945.” WHEN

November 8 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Recovered Memories


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HERITAGE NEW ORLEANS October

HERITAGE NEW YORK October

THE SPANISH MONARCHY IN NORTH AMERICA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

THE BODY QUESTIONS: CELEBRATING THE TANGLED ROOTS OF FLAMENCO

The New Orleans Collection’s Francisco Bouligny lecture for this year. The lecturer unfolds an under-explored paradox: how Spaniards defied their own weakness and an increasingly adverse global context by acquiring vast territories and subject populations and out-performing all imperial rivals, indigenous and European alike. Along the way, he broaches an even broader problem: what made pre-industrial empires work against the odds and against reasonable expectations?

A two-day international conference and flamenco performance festival that explores flamenco as an embodiment of narratives of “otherness.” The conference will foster dialogue between scholars, flamenco artists, and audiences about flamenco as a diasporic and migratory art. Performances will include a screening of Miguel Ángel Rosales’s powerful documentary film, Gurumbé: Canciones de tu memoria negra (2016), which tells the littleknown story of slavery in Spain, along with a performance by Yinka Esi Graves, whose emergence onto the international stage is disrupting the “color barrier” in flamenco.

WHEN

WHEN

October 11

October 16 — 17

WHERE

WHERE

Historic New Orleans Collection 533 Royal St, New Orleans, LA

The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 5th Ave, New York, NY

INFO

www.hnoc.org

 Felipe Fernández @ Armesto

INFO

www.brookcenter.gc.cuny.edu

 inka Esi Graves @ Y Nina Sologubenko


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HERITAGE NEW ORLEANS October — November

Heritage Artist-in-Residence Program

An artist-in-residence program that explores themes related to artistic and cultural heritage from a creative and multidiciplinary perspective. WHEN

October — November

This program seeks to facilitate the exchange of ideas and experiences between creators from Spain and the United States through artist residencies. The main theme addressed is that of heritage and conservation, focusing on the interrelationships between art and culture, the evolving use of heritage sites, and public participation in the actual context of the city and our society. The residences will take place in the “Centro de Arte la Regenta” in Las Palmas, Canary Islands and A Studio in the Woods in New Orleans, a program of Tulane University, with the participation of artists Monique Verdin and Julio Blancas.

WHERE

A Studio in the Woods, New Orleans Centro de Arte La Regenta, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria INFO

www.astudiointhewoods.org www.laregenta.org www.spainculture.us

 rom left to right: F - A Studio in the Woods @ Neil Alexander - La Regenta


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PERFORMING ARTS, MUSIC WASHINGTON DC January

PERFORMING ARTS WASHINGTON DC November

NIGHTS IN THE GARDEN OF SPAIN

REDITUM

With a world-renowned Spanish flamenco dancer, the Pan American Symphony Orchestra pays tribute to the great Maestros of Spain: De Falla, Albeniz, Turina, and Granados.

The GALA Theatre, in collaboration with Fundación Casa Patas, presents the US premiere of Reditum, a show by José Barrios & Co, as part of the 14th Fuego Flamenco Festival. Barrios’s versatility, the passion that he emanates from the stage, and his respect and knowledge of flamenco traditions, transforms him into a gift to even the most sophisticated patrons of flamenco.

WHEN

WHEN

January 20, 2019

November 8 — 11

WHEN

WHERE

J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC

GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th St Northwest, Washington, DC

INFO

www.kennedy-center.org www.panamsymphony.org

 ights in the Gardens N of Spain @ Shalev Weinstein

INFO

www.galatheatre.org

J osé Barrios at Reditum @ Javier Fergó


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PERFORMING ARTS WASHINGTON DC September

Dominio Público By Roger Bernat

US premiere of Dominio Público (Public Space), a unique participatory theater spectacle by award-winning Spanish artist Roger Bernat. WHEN

September 17 WHERE

Red Square, Georgetown University Washington, DC

Roger Bernat retakes documents, testimonies, and historical stagings to elaborate projects in which the community becomes the protagonist. There are no longer individual actors who embody the characters but an audience that, not without irony, represents the collective. In Dominio Público (Public Domain), Bernat assembles a group of people – the audience – on a square. Who are they, where do they come from, and what is their relationship to each other? They walk across the square while listening to a series of questions and instructions on their headphones. Some are more innocent than others. The same can’t be said for the result, as through the participants’ simple movements, small groups start to form in the audience. These micro communities expose underlying social patterns and tell a tale that Bernat carefully orchestrates.

INFO

www.spainculture.us www.globallab.georgetown.edu

Dominio Público @ Blenda


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PERFORMING ARTS AMHERST September

PERFORMING ARTS LOS ANGELES September

THEATERS OF MARGINALITY

LA ESCENA: FESTIVAL OF HISPANIC CLASSICAL THEATER

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Amherst College will host Theaters of Marginality, the Second Biennial Conference of the Iberian Theater and Performance Network (ITPN), on September 21 and 22. It will include panels, a keynote talk, and performances that will address issues such as exile, gender, sexuality, religion, disability, translation, adaptation, and performance traditions from early modern to contemporary Spanish culture. Two Spanish-language performances, Desde lo invisible and De un tiempo a esta parte, will close each night.

LA Escena will include creations from Playwrights’ Arena, including Madhuri Shekar’s School for Witches and Friendship Betrayed, which is based on María de Zayas’s La traición en la amistad. Also included will be Janine Salinas Schoenberg’s Like/Share, a riff on Calderón’s Los cabellos de Absalón, and Michael Premsrirat’s La locura de los ángeles, adapted from Lope’s Los locos de Valencia. Another group that will be highlighted is UCLA’s Latinx Theater Group, which will put on a production of Lope’s Women and Servants, an exploration of class, loyalty, and desire in a very modern Madrid. It will also feature two productions by Mexican theater company EFE Tres: El Merolico, a reworking of Cervantes’ comic interludes, and Lope’s El príncipe inocente, a meditation on political power and culpability reimagined as a dialogue in a prison cell.

WHEN & WHERE

September 21 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA

September 21 — 23

September 22 Amherst College 100 Boltwood Ave, Amherst, MA

Greenway Court Theater 544 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA

WHEN

WHERE

INFO

www.blogs.umass.edu/marginality www.itpn.mla.hcommons.org

INFO  heaters of Marginality T @ Marcos Gpunto

www.laescena2018.brownpapertickets.com www.diversifytheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu

 l Principe E Inocente @ EFE Tres


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PERFORMING ARTS MIAMI September — December

PERFORMING ARTS MIAMI September

MICROTHEATER MIAMI

PENAL DE OCAÑA BY NAO D’AMORES

This rapid-fire movement through rising action, climax, and denouement allows audience members to see several shows during a short period of time. Every five weeks there is a new season. Upcoming seasons are Catch me on Social Media and The Best of Micro and Micromusicals, among others. Microtheater was founded in Miami in 2012 as a project presented by CCEMiami and has created a meeting place where people can enjoy theater in a different and relaxed way. Microtheater is intended to support local creativity and engage the community of Miami and surrounding neighborhoods in various artistic disciplines from different cultures and periods.

CCEMiami and Miami Dade County Auditorium present the theater play Penal de Ocaña by the Spanish company Nao D´amores. Nao d’amores is a theater company that focuses on developing Medieval and Renaissance theater. The company is directed by Ana Zamora and was formed by a troupe of professional actors and musicians with backgrounds in classical theater, puppetry, and early music.

WHEN WHEN

September 13 — December 23

September 14 — 15

WHEN

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

WHEN

Miami Dade County Auditorium 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL

INFO

www.microtheatermiami.com www.ccemiami.org

INFO Microtheater Miami

www.ccemiami.org

P enal de Ocaña @ Nao d’amores


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PERFORMING ARTS MIAMI October

Cabeza by Daniel Abreu

The Daniel Abreu Company has presented more than 50 choreographic works since its creation in 2004. The company’s pieces are similar to journeys, as some of his productions are paintings, images, and dances that relate to action. Cabeza was premiered in November 2012 in the Festival Sâlmon in the Mercat de Les Flors (Barcelona) after being featured in residencies in the Graner in Barcelona and the Centro de Danza Canal in Madrid in 2012.

The work contemplates the fantasies and realities of a torrent of strong energy where logic makes no sense. WHEN

October 19 WHERE

Miami Dade County Auditorium 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org Cabeza @ Daniel Abreu


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PERFORMING ARTS, MUSIC CHICAGO October — January

MUSIC NEW YORK September

LA BOHÈME AT LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO

JESÚS REINA AT OLD WESTBURY GARDENS Old Westbury Gardens presents a concert entitled Nights in a Spanish Garden, featuring Poetica Musica, a musical group made up of the artists-in-residence at Old Westbury Gardens, including pianist, Hayk Arsenyan and guest Spanish violinist, Jesus Reina. The concert will take place in the Red Ballroom of Westbury House. The group will perform the Violin Sonata No 1 in A Minor, Opus 105 by Robert Schumann, two of Franz Schubert’s Impromptus, Zigeunerweisen by Pablo Sarasate, and selected works for solo piano by Enrique Granados.

This presentation of La Bohéme, the opera that inspired the popular musical, RENT, is a beautiful new co-production by Teatro Real of Madrid, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Royal Opera House Covent Garden of London. This beloved Italian opera, set in Paris, will be conducted by Domingo Hindoyan. WHEN

WHEN

October 6 — January 25, 2019

September 22

WHERE

WHEN

Lyric Opera House 20 N. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL INFO

www.lyricopera.org

Old Westbury Gardens 71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY  a Bohème L @ Catherine Ashmore

INFO

www.oldwestburygardens.org

Jesús Reina


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PERFORMING ARTS, MUSIC U.S. TOUR December

Spanish Brass

Created in 1989 by five Spanish musicians, Spanish Brass is an innovative project that quickly gained global recognition for its performances, educational activities, and creative collaborations. Spanish Brass has released 22 recordings, including a retrospective double CD and two CD-DVD, and its members have founded two international brass festivals: The Spanish Brass Alzira Festival and Brassurround. Currently, Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene.

Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene. WHEN & WHERE

December 11 Hart Public School Auditorium 308 W. Johnson St, Hart, MI December 12 Mount Baker Theatre 104 N. Commercial St, Bellingham, WA December 21 Vilar Performing Arts Center 68 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO INFO

Spanish Brass @ Manolo PĂŠrez

www.spanishbrass.com www.hartauditorium.org www.mountbakertheatre.com www.vilarpac.org


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MUSIC MIAMI September

Antonio Lizana: Flamenco Jazz on Voice and Saxophone

Saxophonist Lizana travels through jazz, inspired by his passion for flamenco music. WHEN

September 8 WHERE

His last record, Quimeras de mar, includes nine songs written by himself. Since the release of his work De viento in 2012, Lizana has performed at countless jazz festivals, always offering a vibrant and intense show. Lizana began playing the saxophone when he was ten, and has been awarded with the Cádiz Joven Award in recognition for his impact as an artist. As a saxophone player and vocalist, he collaborated with Arturo O’Farrill’s Big Band (based in New York) on their latest album, which won a Grammy for Best Instrumental Latin Jazz Album.

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org

Antonio Lizana


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MUSIC U.S. TOUR November

MUSIC NEW YORK October

ROSANA ON TOUR

CASA LIMÓN NY WEEK

The Latin Grammy nominee for Best SingerSongwriter returns to the U.S. to present her album En la memoria de la piel. Born in Lanzarote, Rosana is a well-known Spanish singer-songwriter who has sold more than ten million albums. She became famous in 1996 with her album Lunas Rotas (Broken Moons) that broke sales records in more than thirty countries.

Casa Limón celebrates the second edition of CASA LIMÓN NY WEEK, an initiative that aims to renew New York City’s current international music scene with innovative and high-quality projects. During the span of a week, a diverse pool of over thirty wellestablished talents will present new artistic concepts in different locations in New York City. Theaters, underground music halls, and prestigious classical music venues will be the cosmopolitan sites that will host the second edition of this week. Casa Limón is a record label and production company owned and directed by Spanish producer and composer, Javier Limón.

WHEN & WHERE

November 3 Flamingo Theater 905 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami, FL November 7 Instituto Cervantes Chicago 31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL November 9 The Howard Theatre 620 T St NW, Washington, DC

October 15 — 20

November 10 SOBs 204 Varick St, New York, NY

Multiple Venues New York, NY

WHEN

WHERE

INFO

www.rosana.net

INFO Rosana

www.casalimonmusic.com

Casa Limón Week


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MUSIC MIAMI January

MUSIC, FILM WASHINGTON DC September

ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH JAVIER PERIANES

SHOES (1916) WITH LIVE MUSIC BY ALEXIS CUADRADO

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra creates extraordinary musical experiences that enrich lives and empower individuals through collaboration, innovation, education, and a passion for artistic excellence. Orpheus strives to be the world’s premier chamber orchestra by performing music at the highest level without a conductor, challenging artistic boundaries, inspiring the public to think and work with new perspectives, and building a broad and active audience in New York City and around the world. Described as “a pianist of impeccable and refined tastes, blessed with a warmth of touch” (The Telegraph), Javier Perianes’s flourishing international career spans five continents, taking him to some of the world’s most prestigious venues. He has also performed with many of the world’s leading conductors.

The Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and SPAIN arts & culture will present the world premiere and live performance of a new original film score composed by Alexis Cuadrado for the 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 workers’ rights, and how these issues continue to plague our world today. This piece is a statement that helps us reflect on how we do or don’t evolve as a society.

WHEN

September 18

WHEN

WHEN

January 5, 2019

Copley Formal Lounge Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

WHERE

Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

INFO

INFO

www.arshtcenter.org

Javier Perianes

www.college.georgetown.edu www.spainculture.us

Alexis Cuadrado


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FILM SAN ANTONIO & WASHINGTON DC September — November

Mujeres de Cine Film Series

Mujeres de Cine is an initiative created in order to promote Spanish films and short films made by women. SPAIN arts & culture, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the American Film Institute, and the San Antonio Museum of Art will celebrate the best cinema created by Spanish women with screenings of Dancing Beethowen by Arantxa Aguirre, Most Beautiful Island by Ana Asensio, Julia Ist by Elena Martin, and Summer 1993 by Carla Simón.

Traveling Spanish film showcase made by women. WHEN & WHERE

September San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX October 9 — November 6 Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain National Museum of Women in the Arts American Film Institute INFO

The Most Beautiful Island @ Ana Asensio

www.spainculture.us www.nmwa.org www.samuseum.org


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FILM NEW YORK October

FILM NEW YORK December

JORGE SEMPRÚN FILM SERIES

SPANISH CINEMA WEEK

A refugee in Paris after fleeing the Spanish Civil War, Jorge Semprún (1923- 2011) would eventually join the French Resistance, only to be arrested by the Gestapo and deported to Buchenwald. After liberation, he worked as a clandestine communist operative between Spain and France. Kicked out of the party in 1964, he wrote novels, memoirs, plays, and scripts for Costa-Gavras, Joseph Losey, and Alain Resnais, beginning with his own story, La Guerre est Finie. Soledad Fox Maura’s Exile, Writer, Soldier, Spy (Arcade), will be on sale at our concession.

Five outstanding films have been carefully selected to showcase recent Spanish film productions. The lineup strikes a delicate balance between emerging talent and established filmmakers, as well as between commercial and independent productions. By featuring a variety of genres, languages, and geographical origins, this showcase offers North American audiences a glimpse into contemporary filmmaking from Spain. The showcase will include in-person appearances by filmmakers and actors. The program will be announced in the fall and will be curated and produced by the PRAGDA’s director, Marta Sánchez, and the KJCC’s Associate Director, Laura Turégano.

WHEN

December 5 — 8

WHEN

WHEN

October 3 — 11

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center 53 Washington Sq South, New York, NY

WHERE

Film Forum 209 West Houston St, New York, NY INFO

www.filmforum.org

INFO Z il est Vivant @ Costa-Gavras and script by Jorge Semprún.

www.kjcc.org www.pragda.com

 he Motive @ Manuel T Martín Cuenca


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FILM WASHINGTON DC September — October

AFI Latin American Film Festival

In its 29th year, the AFI Latin American Film Festival showcases the best filmmaking from Latin America, and with the inclusion of films from Spain and Portugal, celebrates Ibero-American cultural connections. This year’s selection of films will once again include numerous international film festival favorites, award winners, local box office hits, and debut works by promising new talents.

The AFI Latin American Film Festival celebrates its 29th year showcasing films from Latin America, Portugal, and Spain. WHEN

September 13 — October 3 WHERE

AFI Silver 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD INFO The Bookshop @ Isabel Coixet

www.arshtcenter.org www.afi.com/silver


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FILM LOS ANGELES & MIAMI October — November

Recent Spanish Film Festival

WHEN & WHERE

October 11 — 14 Egyptian Theater 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA November 8 — 11 Olympia Theater 174 E Flager St, Miami, FL INFO

www.larecentspanishcinema.com www.recentcinemafromspain.com

This Seventh Art showcase will feature appearances by leading figures in the Spanish film industry that have contributed to bring Spanish productions to the vanguard of worldwide filmmaking. Since 1994, the Recent Spanish Cinema Series has been introducing outstanding Spanish films to US audiences. Get an early glimpse of Spain’s rich, vibrant, and vital films on the big screen at the emblematic Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles and the historic Olympia Theater in Miami. This seventh art showcase will feature appearances by leading figures in the Spanish film industry that have contributed to bring Spanish productions to the vanguard of worldwide filmmaking.

Delicate Balance @ Guillermo García López


CITY AGENDA: CITIES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES FILLED WITH CULTURE From Spain


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CITY AGENDA

AMHERST AUSTIN

BOSTON

P PERFORMING ARTS

M MUSIC

V VISUAL ARTS

THEATERS OF MARGINALITY

VICENTE AMIGO

THE BEAUTIFUL BRAIN

Vicente Amigo is widely acclaimed as one of the most innovative flamenco guitarists of his generation.

“The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal” include approximately 80 of Cajal’s inspiring drawings of the human brain.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Amherst College will host Theaters of Marginality, the second biennial conference of the Iberian Theater and Performance Network (ITPN). WHEN & WHERE

September 21 University of Massachusetts Amherst 1 Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA September 22 Amherst College 100 Boltwood Ave, Amherst, MA

WHEN

October 20 WHERE

Long Center for the Performing Arts 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX INFO

www.vicenteamigo.com www.thelongcenter.org

WHEN

May 3 — December 31 WHERE

MIT Museum 265 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA INFO

www.mitmuseum.mit.edu

INFO

www.blogs.umass.edu/marginality www.itpn.mla.hcommons.org

BLOOMINGTON

BUFFALO

L LITERATURE

L LITERATURE

V VISUAL ARTS

TRANSLATING SPANISH THEATER AT ALTA

THE SWALLOW BY GUILLEM CLUA

The 41st conference of the American Literary Translators Association will include a panel focused on translating Spanish theater.

Guillem Clua will travel to the United States to present a staged reading of his work La Golondrina, translated to English by Tim Gutterridge as The Swallow, as part of the 41st Conference of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).

WHEN

October 31 — November 3 WHERE

WHEN

The Indiana Memorial Union 900 E 7th St, Bloomington, IN

November 2

INFO

Waldron Arts Center 122 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN

www.literarytranslators.org

WHERE

INFO

www.cardinalstage.org

CROWDS Spanish artist Carlos Blanco Artero presents his new project focusing on the concept of “crowds.” WHEN

September 7 — 30 WHERE

1045 Gallery 1045 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY INFO

www.carlosblancoartero.com www.photographics2.com


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CITY AGENDA

F FILM

F FILM

F FILM

11TH CATALAN FILM FESTIVAL AT UMASS AMHERST

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FILM FESTIVAL

SANTIAGO RAMÓN Y CAJAL: THE BUTTERFLIES OF THE SOUL

The 11th edition of the Catalan Film Festival at UMass features five films and plenary sessions. WHEN

October 1 — 5 WHERE

Integrative Learning Center 650 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA

A festival to promote the Camino de Santiago through film. WHEN

October 12 — 14 WHERE

Emerson College’s Paramount Center 559 Washington St, Boston, MA INFO

www.csff.us

INFO

www.umass.edu

Screening of the documentary film about Santiago Ramón y Cajal and a Q&A session with Spanish neuroscientist Javier DeFelipe. WHEN

October 22 WHERE

McGovern Institute for Brain Research 43 Vassar St, Cambridge, MA INFO

www.mcgoverninstitutes.mit.edu

CHICAGO P PERFORMING ARTS M MUSIC

LA BOHÈME AT LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO New co-production by Teatro Real Madrid, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and Royal Opera House Covent Garden, London. WHEN

October 6 — January 25, 2019 WHERE

Lyric Opera House 20 N. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL

M MUSIC

ROSANA ON TOUR The Latin Grammy nominee for Best Singer-Songwriter returns to the U.S. to present her album “En la memoria de la piel.” WHEN

November 7 WHERE

P PERFORMING ARTS M MUSIC

IL TROVATORE AT LYRIC OPERA OF CHICAGO This Verdi’s blood-and-thunder tragedy takes place in 15th-century Spain, with sets and costumes inspired by the paintings and prints of Francisco Goya. WHEN

Instituto Cervantes Chicago 31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL

November 17 — December 9

INFO

Lyric Opera House 20 N. Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL

www.rosana.net

WHERE

INFO

INFO

www.lyricopera.org

www.lyricopera.org


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CITY AGENDA

DALLAS

DENVER

EL PASO

V VISUAL ARTS

M MUSIC

V VISUAL ARTS

AT THE BEACH: MARIANO FORTUNY Y MARSAL AND WILLIAM MERRITT CHASE

SPANISH BRASS

POWER AND PIETY: SPANISH COLONIAL ART

The painters Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838–1874) and William Merritt Chase (1849–1916) were separated by more than ten years of age, the Atlantic Ocean, and different backgrounds, but are united through this exhibit at the Meadows Museum. WHEN

June 24 — September 23 WHERE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX

Created in 1989 by five Spanish musicians, Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene. WHEN

December 21 WHERE

Vilar Performing Arts Center 68 Avondale Ln, Beaver Creek, CO INFO

www.spanishbrass.com www.vilarpac.org

“Power and Piety” presents fifty-seven works from the extensive Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection. WHEN

February 8 — May 5, 2019 WHERE

El Paso Museum of Art 1 Arts Festival Plaza, El Paso, TX INFO

www.epma.art

INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

V VISUAL ARTS

DALÍ: POETICS OF THE SMALL, 1929-1936 “Dalí: Poetics of the Small, 1929–1936” is the first exhibition on the artist to focus solely on his small-format works. WHEN

September 9 — December 9 WHERE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

Idle Hours @ William Merritt Chase


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CITY AGENDA

FORT WORTH

HOUSTON LANSING

D DESIGN

V VISUAL ARTS

BALENCIAGA IN BLACK

M MUSIC

SPANISH COLONIAL PAINTINGS FROM THE THOMA COLLECTION

SPANISH BRASS

A selection of handmade costumes and accessories by fashion genius, Cristóbal Balenciaga. WHEN

October 7 — January 6, 2019 WHERE

Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX

The Museum of Fine Arts presents a selection of Spanish colonial paintings from the celebrated collection of Carl and Marilynn Thoma. WHEN

WHERE

Hart Public School Auditorium 308 W. Johnson St., Hart, MI

INFO

WHERE

Museum of Fine Arts, The Beck Building 5601 Main St, Houston, TX

GOYA IN BLACK AND WHITE

WHEN

December 11

June 28 — December 30

www.kimbellart.org

V VISUAL ARTS

Created in 1989 by five Spanish musicians, Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene.

INFO

www.spanishbrass.com www.hartauditorium.org

INFO

www.mfah.org

This exhibition will showcase more than seventy-five of Francisco de Goya’s paramount works on paper from the unparalleled collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. WHEN

October 7 — January 6, 2019 WHERE

Kimbell Art Museum 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth, TX INFO

www.kimbellart.org

Envelope Dress @ Cristóbal Balenciaga


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LOS ANGELES P PERFORMING ARTS

F FILM

M MUSIC

LA ESCENA: FESTIVAL OF HISPANIC CLASSICAL THEATER

RECENT SPANISH CINEMA

VICENTE AMIGO

California’s first festival of Hispanic classical theater, honoring authors such as María de Zayas, Lope de Vega, and Calderón de La Barca, among others. WHEN

September 21 — 23 WHERE

Greenway Court Theater 544 N. Fairfax, Los Angeles, CA INFO

www.diversifyingtheclassics.humanities.ucla.edu www.laescena2018.brownpapertickets.com

This cinema showcase will feature appearances by leading figures in the Spanish film industry that have contributed to bring Spanish productions to the vanguard of worldwide filmmaking. WHEN

October 11 — 14 WHERE

Egyptian Theater 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

Vicente Amigo is widely acclaimed as one of the most innovative flamenco guitarists of his generation. WHEN

October 17 WHERE

Valley Performing Arts Center 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA INFO

www.vicenteamigo.com www.thesoraya.org

INFO

www.larecentspanishcinema.com

MIAMI M MUSIC

M MUSIC

L LITERATURE

SIEMPRE FLAMENCO’S 13TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL DE CANTE FLAMENCO 2018

ANTONIO LIZANA

BARCELONA. LIBRO DE LOS PASAJES BY JORGE CARRIÓN

Siempre Flamenco returns to Miami for another year of this spectacular festival featuring acclaimed Spanish singers, dancers, and guitarists.

WHEN

Saxophonist Lizana travels through jazz, inspired by his passion for flamenco music. September 8

Spanish writer Jorge Carrión presents his book “Barcelona. Libro de los pasajes” and chats about his literary work.

WHERE

WHEN

September 11

WHEN

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

August 31 — September 2

INFO

WHERE

www.ccemiami.org

Books & Books 265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.arshtcenter.org

WHERE

INFO

www.booksandbooks.com


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MIAMI P PERFORMING ARTS

P PERFORMING ARTS

A ARCHITECTURE

MICROTHEATER MIAMI

PENAL DE OCAÑA BY NAO D’AMORES

THE COMPETITION AT AIA MIAMI’S ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL

Every Thursday through Sunday, local artists perform original fifteen-minute plays inside shipping containers to a maximum of fifteen spectators. WHEN

CCEMiami presents the play “Penal de Ocaña” by the Spanish theater company Nao d’amores at Miami Dade County Auditorium.

WHERE

September 14 — 15

WHEN

WHERE

October 13

September 13 — December 23 Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.microtheatermiami.com/en/ www.ccemiami.org

WHEN

Miami Dade County Auditorium 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org www.miamidadecountyauditorium.org

Filmmaker Angel Borrego Cubero will present his documentary, “The Competition,” during AIA Miami’s Architecture Film Festival.

WHERE

Coral Gables Art Cinema 260 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL INFO

www.aiamiami.org www.thecompetitionmovie.com

P PERFORMING ARTS

M MUSIC

F FILM

CABEZA BY DANIEL ABREU

ROSANA ON TOUR

RECENT SPANISH CINEMA

This contemporary dance piece contemplates the fantasies and realities of a torrent of strong energy where logic makes no sense. WHEN

The Latin Grammy nominee for Best Singer-Songwriter returns to the U.S. to present her album “En la memoria de la piel.” WHEN

November 3

October 19

WHERE

WHERE

Flamingo Theater 905 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami, FL

Miami Dade County Auditorium 2901 W Flagler St, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org

INFO

www.rosana.net

This cinema showcase will feature appearances by leading figures in the Spanish film industry that have contributed to bring Spanish productions to the vanguard of worldwide filmmaking. WHEN

November 8 — 11 WHERE

Olympia Theater 174 E Flager St, Miami, FL INFO

www.miami.recentcinemafromspain.com


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CITY AGENDA

MIAMI

NEW ORLEANS

L LITERATURE

H HERITAGE

H HERITAGE

SPANISH WRITERS AT MIAMI BOOK FAIR

THE SPANISH MONARCHY IN NORTH AMERICA IN THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY

HERITAGE ARTIST-INRESIDENCE PROGRAM SPAIN - UNITED STATES

The Miami Book Fair, an eight-day literary event recognized as one of the nation’s finest book festivals, will bring readers and writers together from the United States and around the world. WHEN

November 11 — 18 WHERE

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL INFO

www.miamibookfair.com

M MUSIC

Felipe Fernández Armesto will lead this conference at the Historic New Orleans Collection. WHEN

July 11 — October 11 WHERE

Historic New Orleans Collection 533 Royal St, New Orleans, LA INFO

www.hnoc.org

An artist-in-residence program that explores themes related to artistic and cultural heritage from a creative and multidiciplinary perspective. WHEN

October — November WHERE

A Studio in the Woods 13401 Patterson Rd, New Orleans, LA INFO

www.astudiointhewoods.org www.spainculture.us www.laregenta.org

ORPHEUS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA WITH JAVIER PERIANES A night of incredible musical collaboration between Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Spanish pianist, Javier Perianes. WHEN

January 5, 2019 WHERE

Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.arshtcenter.org

The Motive @ Manuel Martín Cuenca


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CITY AGENDA

NEW YORK V VISUAL ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

JORGE PALACIOS AT THE NOGUCHI MUSEUM

CASILDA SÁNCHEZ’S CROSSROADS

The Noguchi Museum presents the abstract work of the sculptor Jorge Palacios (Madrid, 1979), the first Spaniard to exhibit at the Museum.

Stop. Wait. Wait. Observe. Absorb. Partake. This is the simple yet attentiondemanding process that underlies Sanchez’ practice, exploring video as a way of expanding space through time.

WHEN & WHERE

August 16 — November 6 Flatiron Plaza North Broadway, Fifth Ave, and 23rd St, New York, NY

WHEN

September 8 — 26

P PERFORMING ARTS

PROLOGUE This mixed-media performance directed by Maria Litvan explores moments of the life and thoughts of French philosopher, Simone Weil, with works by Laia Cabrera among others. WHEN

September 14 — 30 WHERE

WHERE

Jersey City Theater Center 339 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ

INFO

INFO

www.casildasanchez.net www.bklynartcluster.com

www.marialitvan.com www.jctcenter.org

V VISUAL ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

F FILM

MIRADAS PARALELAS (PARALLEL LOOKS). IRANSPAIN: PHOTOGRAPHERS IN THE MIRROR

MINIMALISMS

IMPUGNING IMPUNITY HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

September 26 — January 20, 2019 Noguchi Museum 9-01 33rd Rd, Queens, NY

Cluster Gallery 200 6th St, 3E, New York, NY

INFO

www.noguchi.org www.jorgepalacios.us www.spainculture.us

An encounter of twelve female photographers from Iran and Spain who, from such distant origins, unmistakably surprise us with their affinities

Minimalisms will center around the similarities and differences of a group of artists from the past fifty to sixty years in the United States, Brazil, and Spain, including works by Jordi Teixidor, Elena Asins, and Manuel Barbadillo, among others. WHEN

WHEN

September 21 — January 26, 2019

WHERE

Edelman Arts 111 E 70th St, New York, NY

INFO

nyork.cervantes.es www.edelmanarts.com

September 18 — December 9 King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center 53 Washington Sq S, New York, NY www.kjcc.org

WHERE

INFO

The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives presents three days of groundbreaking documentaries from around the world. WHEN

September 21 — 23 WHERE

DCTV 87 Lafayette St, New York, NY INFO

www.iiff-docs.com


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CITY AGENDA

NEW YORK V VISUAL ARTS

A ARCHITECTURE

M MUSIC

“I DON’T KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS…”


UNFINISHED

JESÚS REINA AT OLD WESTBURY GARDENS 


“I don’t know why the caged bird sings…” is a public art interactive sculpture by artist José Carlos Casado. WHEN

September 21 — 30 WHERE

Marcus Garvey Park 6316, Mt Morris Park W, New York, NY INFO

www.josecarloscasado.com www.mgpalliance.org

“Unfinished” sets out to explore creative speculations on converting a past condition into positive contemporary action. WHEN

Spanish violinist Jesus Reina will join the group Poetica Musica to perform works by Granados, Schumann, Schubert and Waxman.


WHERE

September 22

September 21 — February 8, 2019 The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture 141 Convent Ave, New York, NY INFO

WHEN

WHERE

Old Westbury Gardens 71 Old Westbury Rd, Old Westbury, NY INFO

www.ccny.cuny.edu www.unfinished.es

www.oldwestburygardens.org

P PERFORMING ARTS

F FILM

F FILM

OLGA PERICET AT REPERTORIO ESPAÑOL


JORGE SEMPRÚN FILM SERIES


This Flamenco show by Olga Pericet features guitarist Antonia Jiménez and singers Inma “La Carbonera” and Miguel Lavi.

A nine-day film series honoring the work of Jorge Semprún. Featuring “Stavisky,” “Z,” “La guerre est finie,” “Les deux mémoires,” and “The Confession.”

FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: LA GRIETA (THE DIVIDE)

WHEN

October 3 — 10 WHERE

Repertorio Español 138 E 27th St, New York, NY INFO

www.repertorio.nyc.com

WHEN

October 3 — 11 WHERE

Film Forum 209 West Houston St, New York, NY INFO

www.filmforum.org

Screening and panel discussion with filmmakers Irene Yagüe and Alberto García Ortiz. WHEN

October 4 WHERE

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY INFO

www.kjcc.org


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CITY AGENDA

L LITERATURE

KJCC POETRY SERIES CURATED BY LILA ZEMBORAIN The series includes the readings of “Juana, the Mad Queen of Spain” by Ana Arzoumanian, translated by Gabriel Amor, and works by poet Esther Ramón and Chilean narrator Lina Meruane. WHEN

September 26 — November 7 WHERE

King Juan Carlos Center 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY

M MUSIC P PERFORMING ARTS

M MUSIC

ALANDALUS FESTIVAL


ALMADRABA BY OSCAR PEÑAS

A festival that focuses on the interaction of different cultures and art disciplines in the city of New York, creating a modern Al-andalus. 


“Almadraba” by Oscar Peñas is a musical narration of the arduous process of a lush melding of sonic styles and a celebration of ancient wisdom.

WHEN

October 1 — 7 WHERE

St. John’s Lutheran Church 81 Christopher St, New York, NY INFO

www.festivalandalus.com

WHEN

October 3 WHERE

Brooklyn Academy of Music Fisher Theater 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY INFO

www.bam.org www.oscarpenas.com

INFO

www.kjcc.org

M MUSIC

M MUSIC

L LITERATURE

ANDRÉS MÁRQUEZ

ATLÁNTICA

As part of the Alandalus Festival, Flamenco-jazz pianist Andrés Márquez presents his concert “Ecos Flamencos” for the first time in New York.

As part of the Alandalus Festival, this performance will introduce children to the music from across the ocean.

IV PALABRAS DESDE LAS DOS ORILLAS

WHEN

October 6

WHERE

St. John’s Lutheran Church 81 Christopher St, New York, NY

October 4 St John’s Lutheran Church 81 Christopher St, New York, NY INFO

www.festivalandalus.com www.stjohnsnyc.org

WHEN

WHERE

INFO

www.festivalandalus.com www.stjohnsnyc.org

For the fourth consecutive year, La Ovejita Ebooks, La Nacional, and the Spanish Benevolent Society of New York invite you to this celebration of literature. WHEN

October 9 WHERE

La Nacional 239 West, 14th St, New York, NY INFO

www.laovejitaebooks.com www.lanacional.org


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CITY AGENDA

NEW YORK F FILM

P PERFORMING ARTS

L LITERATURE

FILM SCREENING: EL VERDUGO (THE EXECUTIONER)

EL BURLADOR DE SEVILLA

BILINGUAL POETRY READING AT TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY

Berlanga’s masterpiece: a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner’s daughter and reluctantly takes over her father’s job. WHEN

October 9 WHERE

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY

Teatro Círculo presents a new version of Tirso de Molina’s masterpiece about the legendary and unrepentant Don Juan Tenorio: “El Burlador de Sevilla.” WHEN

Juan Castro, Alan Felsenthal, Jeannette Lozano, and Mercedes Roffé will be presenting readings form Spain, the United States, Mexico, and Argentina.

WHERE

October 13

INFO

Tompkins Square Library 331 East 10st St, New York, NY

October 12 — 28 Teatro Círculo 64 East 4th St, New York, NY www.teatrocirculo.org

WHEN

WHERE

INFO

www.nypl.com

INFO

www.kjcc.org

L LITERATURE

V VISUAL ARTS

L LITERATURE

HELENE CARDONA AT WHY THERE ARE WORDS NYC

TALKING ABOUT PUBLIC SCULPTURE IN NEW YORK

Hélène Cardona reads from Birnam Wood (2018), her translation of “El Bosque de Birnam” by her father José Manuel Cardona, at this edition of Why There Are Words NYC.

Consul for Cultural Affairs, Juan José Herrera de la Muela, will join Sergio Pardo and Jorge Palacios to discuss the singularities of public sculpture in the United States and, specifically, the commitment of New York City to public art.

BITTER LAUGHTER: THE BOOM OF GRAPHIC NOVEL IN LATIN AMERICA & SPAIN

WHEN

November 4 WHERE

The Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery, New York, NY INFO

www.whytherearewords.com www.helenecardona.com

WHEN

November 6 WHERE

Porcelanosa New York Flagship Store 202 5th Ave, New York, NY INFO

www.spainculture.us

Bitter Laughter is an annual conference organized by Viceversa Magazine that analyzes important issues affecting Latin America and Spain, through the lens of art and satire. WHEN

November 9 WHERE

Frederick P. Rose Auditorium at Cooper Union 41 Cooper Sq, New York, NY INFO

www.viceversa-mag.com


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M MUSIC

CASA LIMÓN NY WEEK This initiative by Spanish producer and composer, Javier Limón, aims to renew the current international music scene with innovative, high-quality projects. WHEN

October 15 — 20 WHERE

Multiple Venues New York, NY INFO

www.casalimonmusic.com

H HERITAGE P PERFORMING ARTS

THE BODY QUESTIONS: CELEBRATING THE TANGLED ROOTS OF FLAMENCO Two-day international conference and flamenco performance festival that explores flamenco as an embodiment of narratives of “otherness.” WHEN

October 16 — 17 WHERE

The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 5th Ave, New York, NY

P PERFORMING ARTS

FLAMENCO CERTAMEN USA 2018 The only competition of its kind in the United States, the Flamenco Certamen provides a spotlight for emerging talent within the flamenco art form. WHEN

October 19 WHERE

Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center 111 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY INFO

www.flamenco-vivo.org

INFO

www.brookcenter.gc.cuny.edu

M MUSIC

L LITERATURE

F FILM

ROSANA ON TOUR

NEW LITERATURE FROM EUROPE FESTIVAL

SPANISH CINEMA WEEK

The Latin Grammy nominee for Best Singer-Songwriter returns to the U.S. to present her album “En la memoria de la piel.” WHEN

November 10 WHERE

SOBs 204 Varick St, New York, NY INFO

www.rosana.net

This annual celebration of writing from across the European continent will include Spanish poet Luna de Miguel. WHEN

November 26 — 29

Five outstanding films have been carefully selected to showcase recent film production from Spain. WHEN

December 5 — 8 WHERE

WHERE

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center 53 Washington Sq South, New York, NY

INFO

www.kjcc.org www.pragda.com

Multiple venues New York, NY www.newlitfromeurope.org www.nyork.cervantes.es

INFO

Yinka Esi Graves @ Nina Sologubenko


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CITY AGENDA

NEW YORK

PHOENIX

P PERFORMING ARTS

P PERFORMING ARTS

M MUSIC

NAVIDAD FLAMENCA

FLAMENCO ÍNTIMO

EXPERIENCE SPAIN

Navidad Flamenca is a program that highlights the rich holiday customs of the Spanish-speaking world, from Argentina to Puerto Rico.

Julia Chacón Flamenco Theatre brings the power of internationally-experienced flamenco dancers and musicians to Arizona.

Enjoy live musical performances and hands-on activities, shop for Spanish merchandise, and indulge in a Spaininspired menu.

WHEN

WHEN

WHEN

December 6 — 12

October 6 — November 28

January 19 — 20, 2019

WHERE

WHERE

WHERE

INFO

www.mim.org

Queens Theater in the Park 14 United Nations Ave S, Corona, NY INFO

www.flamenco-vivo.org

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Stage 2 7380 East Second St, Scottsdale, AZ www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Musical Instrument Museum 4725 E. Mayo Blvd, Phoenix, AZ INFO

M MUSIC

ALMADRABA BY OSCAR PEÑAS “Almadraba” by Oscar Peñas is a musical narration of the arduous process of a lush melding of sonic styles and a celebration of ancient wisdom. WHEN

February 7 — 8 WHERE

City College Center for the Arts Aaron Davis Hall 115 Convent Ave, New York, NY INFO

www.ccny.cuny.edu www.oscarpenas.com

SAN ANTONIO V VISUAL ARTS

F FILM

SPAIN: 500 YEARS OF SPANISH PAINTING FROM THE MUSEUMS OF MADRID

MUJERES DE CINE

This tricentennial exhibition will feature more than forty masterpieces of Spanish painting drawn from major collections in Madrid. WHEN

June 23 — September 16 WHERE

San Antonio Museum of Art, Cowden Gallery 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX INFO

www.samuseum.org

This traveling Spanish film showcase will bring four titles made by female, Spanish filmmakers to the SAMA. WHEN

September WHERE

San Antonio Museum of Art 200 West Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX INFO

www.samuseum.org


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SAN FRANCISCO H HERITAGE

F FILM

M MUSIC

BORREGUEROS

MILL VALLEY FILM FESTIVAL

VICENTE AMIGO

Presentation of a book showing the history of the shepherds that came from Aragon to the west coast during the 20th century. WHEN

September 10 WHERE

Unión Española de California San Francisco, CA INFO

www.esmemoriaus.blogspot.com

International Film Festival established over forty years ago in the heart of Martin Country, California. WHEN

October 4—14 WHERE

Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center 1118 4th St, San Rafael, CA INFO

Vicente Amigo is widely acclaimed as one of the most innovative flamenco guitarists of his generation. WHEN

October 11 — 14 WHERE

SF Jazz Center, Miner Auditorium 201 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA INFO

www.vicenteamigo.com www.sfjazz.org

www.mvff.com

SANTA CRUZ

SEATTLE

M MUSIC

M MUSIC

M MUSIC

VICENTE AMIGO

VICENTE AMIGO

SPANISH BRASS

Vicente Amigo is widely acclaimed as one of the most innovative flamenco guitarists of his generation.

Vicente Amigo is widely acclaimed as one of the most innovative flamenco guitarists of his generation.

Created in 1989 by five Spanish musicians, Spanish Brass is one of the most dynamic and admired brass groups on the international music scene.

WHEN

WHEN

October 16

October 19

WHERE

WHERE

Rio Th eatre 1205 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA INFO

www.vicenteamigo.com www.kuumbwajazz.org

Meany Hall For The Performing Arts 4040 George Washington Ln NE, Seattle, WA INFO

www.meanycenter.org

WHEN

December 12 WHERE

Mount Baker Theatre 104 N. Commercial St, Bellingham, WA INFO

www.spanishbrass.com www.mountbakertheatre.com


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CITY AGENDA

ST. PETERSBURG

TAMPA

V VISUAL ARTS

P PERFORMING ARTS

CLYDE BUTCHER: VISIONS OF DALÍ’S SPAIN

FARRUQUITO Hailed as the greatest flamenco dancer of the century by The New York Times, this powerhouse is heir to the most renowned Gypsy-flamenco dynasty.

“Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dali’s Spain” provides a technically brilliant and immersive photographic view of Salvador Dali’s Mediterranean homeland.

WHEN

February 13, 2019

WHEN

WHERE

June 16 — November 25

Straz Center for the Performing Arts 1010 N Macinnes Plaza, Tampa, FL

WHERE

The Dalí Museum 1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL

INFO

www.strazcenter.org

INFO

www.thedali.org

Plaja S’Arenella with Boat @ Clyde Butcher

WASHINGTON V VISUAL ARTS

F FILM

BLANCA MUÑOZ AT HEAVY METAL: WOMEN TO WATCH 2018

AFI LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL

“Heavy Metal,” the fifth installment in NMWA’s Women to Watch exhibition series, showcases contemporary artists working in metal. WHEN

June 28 — September 16 WHERE

National Museum of Women in the Arts 1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC INFO

The AFI Latin American Film Festival celebrates its 29th year showcasing films from Latin America, Portugal, and Spain. WHEN

September 13 — October 3 WHERE

AFI Silver 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring , MD INFO

www.afi.com/silver

www.nmwa.org

Unfinished @ Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintáns


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CITY AGENDA

WASHINGTON L LITERATURE

P PERFORMING ARTS

EMMA RIOS AT SPX

DOMINIO PÚBLICO BY ROGER BERNAT

Spanish cartoonist Emma Rios will take part in the 2018 edition of Small Press Expo. WHEN

September 15 — 16 WHERE

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Rd, Rockville, MD INFO

www.smallpressexpo.com

A public performance by Roger Bernat in which actors no longer embody the characters and the audience ironically represents the collective. WHEN

September 17 WHERE

M MUSIC F FILM

SHOES (1916) WITH LIVE MUSIC BY ALEXIS CUADRADO Barcelona-born Alexis Cuadrado, an award-winning composer, producer, bandleader, bassist, and educator, performs this original, live film score. WHEN

Georgetown University Red Square, Washington, DC

September 18

INFO

Copley Formal Lounge Georgetown University, Washington, DC

www.spainculture.us www.globallab.georgetown.edu

WHERE

INFO

www.college.georgetown.edu

V VISUAL ARTS H HERIATGE

RECOVERED MEMORIES An engaging and carefully documented survey of Spain’s contribution to the founding of the United States. WHEN

September 27 — October 18 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.spainculture.us

F FILM

A ARCHITECTURE

MUJERES DE CINE

MARCO ANELLI: BUILDING MAGAZZINO

This traveling Spanish film showcase will bring four titles made by female, spanish filmmakers to different venues in DC. WHEN

October 9 — November 6 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.spainculture.us

Presentation of the photography book by Marco Anelli that documents the construction of Magazzino, an art warehouse in Cold Spring, NY, conceived by Spanish architect, Miguel Quismondo. WHEN

October 11 WHERE

Embassy of Italy 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.iicwashington.esteri.it


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WASHINGTON V VISUAL ARTS

H HERITAGE

JORGE PALACIOS

SPAIN’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

As part of Jorge Palacio’s exhibit at the Noguchi Museum (NY), the Spanish sculptor will offer a presentation in the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain about his work. WHEN

October 18

A Joint Program of the Spanish Embassy and the National Museum of American History as part of the exhibition, “Recovered Memories.” WHEN

WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.noguchi.org www.jorgepalacios.us www.spainculture.us

October 25 WHERE

K KIDS L LITERATURE

MY VOICE / MI VOZ BY JOSÉ FRAGOSO As part of 2018 Kids Euro Festival, children’s book author and illustrator José Fragoso will present his dual book “My Voice / Mi Voz.” WHEN

November 3 WHERE

National Museum of American History 1300 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

www.spainculture.us www.events.euintheus.org

INFO

INFO

www.spainculture.us www.americanhistory.si.edu

P PERFORMING ARTS

M MUSIC

LA SOBREMESA

SUSAN GAETA & GINA SOBEL

A flamenco performance by Omayra Amaya Flamenco Dance Co with Edwin Aparicio in a DC premiere. WHEN

Susan Gaeta and Gina Sobel collaborate for an evening of poignant Sefardic music.

WHERE

December 6

November 16 — 18 GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th St Northwest, Washington, DC INFO

www.galatheatre.org

Pretty Deadly @ Emma Rios

WHEN

WHERE

Gudelsky Gazebo, Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD INFO

www.strathmore.org


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CITY AGENDA

P HERITAGE

P PERFORMING ARTS

M MUSIC

“INVISIBLE IMMIGRANTS” BY JAMES FERNÁNDEZ

REDITUM

ROSANA ON TOUR

The US premiere of a flamenco show by José Barrios & Co in collaboration with Fundación Casa Patas.

The Latin Grammy nominee for Best Singer-Songwriter returns to the U.S. to present her album “En la memoria de la piel.”

Professor James D. Fernández (NYU) will explore the history of Spanish immigration to the US through the presentation of his book “Invisible Immigrants - Spaniards In The US, 1868-1945.” WHEN

November 8 WHERE

Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

WHEN

November 8 — 11 WHERE

GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th St Northwest, Washington, DC INFO

WHEN

November 9 WHERE

The Howard Theatre 620 T St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.galatheatre.org

www.rosana.net

M MUSIC

P PERFORMING ARTS

P PERFORMING ARTS

NIGHTS IN THE GARDENS OF SPAIN

EL VIEJO, EL JOVEN Y EL MAR

FARRUQUITO

Concert featuring works by Spanish composers de Falla, Albeniz, and others, accompanied by flamenco dancing.

The world premiere of a performance about the great Spanish writer, Miguel de Unamuno, written by Irma Correa and directed by award-winner José Luis Arellano.

INFO

www.spainculture.us

WHEN

January 20, 2019 WHERE

J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Terrace Theater, Washington, DC INFO

www.kennedy-center.org www.panamsymphony.org

WHEN

February 7 — March 3, 2019 WHERE

GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th St Northwest, Washington, DC INFO

www.galatheatre.org

Hailed as the greatest flamenco dancer of the century by The New York Times, this powerhouse is heir to the most renowned Gypsy-flamenco dynasty. WHEN

February 21, 2019 WHERE

Strathmore 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD INFO

www.strathmore.org


M MUSIC

SOUNDS FROM SPAIN AT SXSW Inaugurated in 1987, the South by Southwest conglomerate of festivals and conferences has become the largest event for the music industry. Bands from Spain will participate in the 2019 edition of SXSW, taking place next March in Austin, TX, in a program organized by Sounds From Spain.

SPRING/ SUMMER

V VISUAL ARTS

SPAIN: ART AND EMPIRE IN THE GOLDEN AGE Presented by the San Diego Museum of Art and curated by Michael Brown, the exhibition will feature approximately 100 works of outstanding quality from the Hispanic world, including the Iberian Peninsula, the Spanish Netherlands, North and South America, and the Philippines.

P PERFORMING ARTS

SARA BARAS AT FLAMENCO FESTIVAL MIAMI Celebrated for her brilliant footwork and captivating stage presence, Sara Baras has become internationally famous for her accomplishments during a career that has spanned more than 20 years. She has won dozens of prestigious dance awards such as Spain’s highest dance honor, the National Dance Award. Baras will bring the rich tradition of flamenco to Miami along with modern twists that herald the new world of flamenco dance growing in Spain.

F FILM

SPANISH CINEMA NOW This festival of outstanding new films, held every year at AFI Silver Theatre, reflects the breadth of styles and talents at work in Spain today.


Spanish Artists-in Residence ACROSS THE USA

Julio Blancas

Julio Blancas — A Studio in the Woods (New Orleans, LA) Charo Garaigorta — Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago, IL)

Gabriel Amargant — New Orleans Jazz Museum (New Orleans, LA) Open Calls: Spain-USA Foundation Composer Residency at MacDowell Colony (Peterborough, NH) Deadline: September 15, 2018.

Charo Garaigorta

Visit www.spainculture.us/professional-opportunities for more information about our professional opportunities for Spanish artists in the USA.

Gabriel Amargant

MacDowell Colony


Website

www.spainculture.us

@spainculture.us @spainculture.us @spaincultureus

Times and venues can change, please make sure before any event to check details at www.spainculture.us

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SPAIN arts & culture's Fall / Winter 2018 Program  

The 2018 fall / winter season of SPAIN arts & culture offers a wide range of cultural activities around the United States.

SPAIN arts & culture's Fall / Winter 2018 Program  

The 2018 fall / winter season of SPAIN arts & culture offers a wide range of cultural activities around the United States.

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