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2017 SPANISH CULTURAL PROGRAM Spring / Summer


Madrid 1970

Eva Vรกzquez


Out of all the arts, architecture is the one that acts the most slowly, but the most surely on the soul. Architects are passionate acrobats who imagine and create places that inspire us, where we live and realize our dreams and destiny. Architects transform chaos into order and shape profoundly our appreciation of beauty as well as our social identity and pride. At the same time, the spaces we inhabit reflect and impact our worldview and our emotions. This blooming season, our spotlight goes to Spanish contemporary architects for their outstanding achievements, contributions, and interactions in the U.S. and globally; and for their role as strategists and futurists who affect the big scheme of things. Two complementary exhibits EXPORT and ALTERNATIVAS/ES, on show in Washington DC, will showcase how Spanish architects have kept the ball moving forward in the face of economic adversities, giving form to uplifting and amazing buildings, landscapes, and cities in our country and overseas. In visual arts, once again, the Meadows Museum in Dallas will delight us with an exhibition of José de Ribera’s drawings, a joint venture with The Prado Museum. The Prado’s finest artworks will also be present in the streets of Santa Fe through large-scale reproductions. This season, there will be a literary event for every type of reader, whether selective, voracious, or genre obsessed. We will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Rubén Darío’s birth and the 25th Poetry Marathon in Spanish. Three contemporary authors will be on tour, from renowned Manuel Rivas to emerging and innovative narrators such as Andrés Barba and Alejandro Palomas. We may also travel back to Spain’s recent history through a comprehensive retrospective of our iconic filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, and learn about the remarkable history of Spanish animation that will be revealed in the series From Doodles to Pixels. Variety is the spice of life. Our offer on music and performing arts has become increasingly diverse to please the demand of the American audiences. Gifted dancer Nacho Duato, Jazz flamenco pianist Chano Dominguez, virtuoso classical piano player Javier Perianes, or thriving rock bands, such as Izal or Yung Beef are great examples of the diversity of musicians that will perform all over the U.S. this season. In Miami we will champion women’s creativity through a multidisciplinary program that will encompass prestigious architects, writers, and visual artists. And all around the country, SPAIN arts & culture will strive to provide you with fresh, worthwhile and heightened experiences, while attempting to make connections between our creative sectors. We are in it for the long haul.


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CITY AGENDA 46 ALBUQUERQUE

51 MIAMI

ARTICLES

46 ATLANTA

53 MINNEAPOLIS

47 AUSTIN

54 NEW YORK

8 SPANISH ARCHITECTS IN U.S. ACADEMIA

47 BALTIMORE

57 OAKLAND

47 BOSTON

57 PHILADELPHIA

24 PEDRO ALMODÓVAR

48 CAMBRIDGE

57 RALEIGH

48 CHARLESTON

58 SAN FRANCISCO

48 CHICAGO

59 SAN JUAN

49 DALLAS

59 SANTA BARBARA

50 DENVER

59 SANTA CLARA

50 EL PASO

60 SANTA FE

50 INDIANAPOLIS

60 SAVANNAH

50 LOS ANGELES

61 WASHINGTON

HIGHLIGHTS 12 ARCHITECTURE 15 DESIGN 16 VISUAL ARTS 20 LITERATURE 27 FILM 32 MUSIC 39 PERFORMING ARTS

51 MEMPHIS

66 COMING NEXT FALL/ WINTER


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


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SPANISH ARCHITECTS IN U.S. ACADEMIA

JUAN HERREROS Architect, Professor of the Superior Technical School of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and Director of Advanced Studies of the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation of Columbia University in New York.

The expansion of Spanish architecture beyond our borders is a relatively recent story when compared to that of other countries, although it is always appropriate to differentiate between internationalization and emigration. Among the masters of the modern movement are the first paradigmatic cases of architects, such as Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto or Louis Kahn, who internationalized their practices by developing projects in different parts of the world; and others, like Walter Gropius or Mies van der Rohe, who were forced to abandon their countries and practice full-time in other latitudes. Of the former, there are no noteworthy cases in our country, but, of the latter, there are many significant examples due to the repression in post-civil war Spain that led to the exile of many professionals - Félix Candela, Luis Lacasa, Rafael Bergamín, Martín Domínguez - who had to develop an important part of their work in other countries. The case of Josep Lluís Sert is usually considered as paradigmatic because of his unparalleled professional success in the United States and his important academic career associated with Harvard University.

Peabody Terrace @ Josep Lluís Sert, Architect


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Cultural Center La Ye, Petare, Venezuela @ Todo por la Praxis, Colective

Nonetheless, it was not until the late 1970s, when the first Spanish architects, in both the academic and professional practices, were called upon by international groups to become active members of a discipline that no longer knew borders. It was during those years when some of Spain´s nationally and internationally recognized architects - such as Rafael Moneo, who is regarded as the pioneer of this new wave of architects - began to conduct substantial work outside of Spain, while preserving and operating from their firms’ original locations through an academic and constructive international deployment. As they laid the groundwork for the next generations, the expansion has been profuse since then, mostly based on sporadic incursions while never cutting the cord from their local operating centers.

Superpier Event Space @ Churtichaga + Quadra Salcedo, Architects

The financial crisis, which unleashed in Spain after the economic bubble collapsed at the beginning of the century, resulted again in forced migration. This time, however, those that left benefited from the recognition achieved by all of those who were able to internationalize their practices without having to abandon their country.

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The American Academia has certainly been the institution that has more assertively appreciated and trusted Spanish architects who were ready to work in an environment much more different than theirs. It is so that there are few architecture schools in the U.S. today that don’t include at least one Spaniard in its faculty, in some instances in executive positions such as Directors, Chairmen or Deans. Undoubtedly, the Spanish academic tradition based on a faculty mostly comprised by working professionals who have distinctively never drawn boundaries between theory and practice, together with the notion of the project as the main instrument for thought and action in architecture, have contributed to the enthusiastic welcoming of these architects as members of leading American universities. This phenomena is particularly interesting if we consider that the centers, where these professional have developed their academic careers in the U.S., belong to a university model -private, small in scale, with substantial resources and well defined personalities- that greatly differs from the model in which they were trained as professionals and educators: enormous public schools, limited budgets, and a difficult environment for character development due to the wide range of subjects and faculty involved. Additionally, the American educational system focuses on speculative and conceptual practices, on clear and coherent discourses, and on the development of communication skills, and is much less interested in the technical aspects of the project, the functional rationality and the urban integration, aspects that are so valued by Spanish universities.

Candela, Architect Palacio de los Deportes @ Félix

Gutiérrez  aus der Tagesmütter @ TallerDE2 & Photographer H De La Fuente, Architects / Fernando Alda,


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Faced with the pointlessness of presenting a comparison based on value judgments between the European and American models, it would be worth considering the extraordinary value and benefit that may arise from the experiences of this community of Spanish professors who are teaching in some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the U.S. I am obviously referring to the reward of the already mentioned confrontation of pedagogical models and the way it relates to the different approaches of the professional practice on either side of the Atlantic. It would be good to remind ourselves that we are not presented with another example of non-reward one-way migration of talent phenomena, but with a collection of vital paths that may be destined to go back to square one, to return to their origins, and that should facilitate the redesign of our own educational institutions. The distant examination of who we are and what we do, and the conscious reflection of what we are really capable of achieving in contexts much different than our own, represent the best raw materials for reconsidering the potential of our schools of architecture. In other words, this return voyage can be the best starting point from which to aspire to an extraordinary future, as long as the experiences of these expatriate professors find a way of offering a critical, constructive, and creative interpretation of our academic and professional environment, an environment that may be consequently illuminated by the exhilarating journey of Spanish architects around the world. Herreros, Architect Munch Museum Project @ Juan


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ARCHITECTURE WASHINGTON DC April — June

EXPORT

Spanish Architecture Abroad

Thoughts on a global practice beyond national borders. WHEN

April 6 — June 4 WHERE

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

www.spainculture.us www.aiadc.com

Curated by Madrid-based architect Edgar González, Export is a visual narrative of the great talent of Spanish architects working beyond their borders over the past 15 years. Divided into two components, the exhibition discusses both traditional practices and emerging areas in architecture, while helping viewers appreciate the greater challenges that Spanish architects face today. The Terminal in Yokohama by Foreign Office Architects (2002) and the renovation of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam by Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos (2014) serve as chronological bookends for the show. This exhibition is presented as part of AIA/DC National Architecture Month together with Alternativas/Alternatives: The XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture. Public programs will include a series of lectures by renowned Spanish and American architects and film screenings. Hospital Paramétrico Puyo, Ecuador @ PMMT Arquitectura, Architects / Sebastián Crespo, Photographer


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Alternativas/ Alternatives

ARCHITECTURE WASHINGTON DC April — June

XIII Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism

The Thirteenth Spanish Architecture and Urbanism Biennial (XIII BEAU), entitled Alternativas / Alternatives, features 22 jury selected projects completed between January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2015 by contemporary Spanish architects. The exhibit, which also includes an additional 20 shortlisted works, features large-scale image displays and audiovisual commentary about the winning projects, as well as drawing reproductions and architectural models. Many of the works presented, under the categories of Heritage, Planning and Innovation, employ sustainable practices and rely on local materials. The projects – which vary from small-scale works, such as residential homes, to mid-size interventions, such as schools and public parks – showcase the ability of Spanish architects to formulate innovative solutions with both a limited budget and modest resources. This exhibit is curated by BEAU Co-Directors and jury members Begoña Díaz-Urgorri, Juan Domingo Santos and Carmen Moreno Álvarez, and overseen by Francisco Mangado, Spain’s General Coordinator of Biennales. It will be presented as part of AIA Architecture Month together with Export: Spanish Achitecture Abroad, after previously being on show at La Alhambra (Granada, Spain) and Cooper Union (New York). I razabal Matiko @ Suárez Santa, Architects / Casa 1014 @ H Arquitectes / Casa Chao @ CREUSeCARRASCO, Architects / Social Housing for Relocation, Pamplona @Pereda Pérez, Architects / Escuela de Vela de Sotogrande Héctor Fernández Elorza + Carlos García Fernández, Architects

Creative Minds in Heritage, Planning and Innovation. WHEN

April 6 — June 4 WHERE

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

www.spainculture.us www.aiadc.com


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ARCHITECTURE WASHINGTON DC April — May

Architecture Lecture + Film Series A Public Program of Export and Alternativas/Alternatives A series of lectures by renowned Spanish architects Juan Herreros and Iñaki Alday and a film screening on a project by Cruz y Ortiz, The New Rijksmuseum. RETHINKING MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE Founder and President of Dovetail Design Strategist Susanna Sirefman, Spanish architect Juan Herreros (Columbia University) and Spanish urban designer Daniel Lobo (Urban Land Institute) will discuss the challenges faced by architects in museum design while looking at some of the most ambitious projects in museum architecture. WHEN

April 26

CONSTRUCTING THE PUBLIC REALM Spanish architect Iñaki Alday (University of Virginia)and Kelly Shannon (University of Southern California) will talk about the singularity of Spanish architecture in the integration of architecture, public space, urban planning and landscape architecture. WHEN

May 9

Spanish architects Juan Herreros (Columbia University) and Iñaki Alday (University of Virginia) will participate in a series of lectures about the challenges faced by architects in museum design, and about the singularity of Spanish architecture in the integration of architecture, public space, urban planning, and landscape architecture. These talks are part of the public program of the exhibits EXPORT Spanish Architects Abroad and Alternativas/es. XIII Biennial of Spanish Architecture and Urbanism, on view from April 6 through June 4, 2017 at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain in Washington DC. In addition, SPAIN arts & culture will present the screening of the documentary The New Rijksmuseum about the ambitious renovation of the Dutch national art and history museum by Spanish architectural firm Cruz y Ortiz Arquitectos. THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM Screening of the documentary The New Rijksmuseum about the ambitious renovation of the Dutch national art & history museum by Cruz Y Ortiz Arquitectos. In collaboration with the Embassy of the Netherlands. WHEN

May 24 Rijksmuseum @ Cruz y Ortiz, Architects

WHERE

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

www.spainculture.us


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ARCHITECTURE NEW YORK May

DESIGN NEW YORK & WASHINGTON DC March

PUBLIC SPACE? LOST AND FOUND

GARDENS FOR THE SENSES

Inspired by Spanish artists and MIT professor Antoni Muntadas´s early coining of the term “media landscape”, Public Space? Lost and Found (2016, MIT School of Architecture and Planning) documents how critical spatial practices have expanded the concept far beyond the physical confines of the city square. The book considers the role of aesthetic practices within the construction, identification, and critique of shared territories, and how artists or architects can heighten our awareness of rapidly changing formulations of public space in the age of digital media, vast ecological crisis and civic uprisings.

Spanish landscape designer Javier Mariategui will present his book Gardens for the Senses, a compilation of sophisticated and harmonic garden designs in Spain. Javier incorporates elements from the distant horizon making them part of the garden, allowing the grandeur of the landscape to invade every corner of the house whilst making house and garden a single place. His style is not dogmatic, is made of order and disorder, straight lines and curved, the wild chaos of nature and strict geometrical patterns.

WHEN & WHERE

March 23

Rizzoli Book Store 1133 Broadway, New York, NY

WHEN

May 4

March 28 Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd St NW, Washington, DC

WHERE

Storefront for Art and Architecture 97 Kenmare St, New York, NY INFO

www.spainculture.us www.mitpress.mit.edu

INFO P ublic Space? Lost and Found @ John Kennard, photographer

www.rizzolibookstore.com www.doaks.org

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VISUAL ARTS DALLAS March — June

Between Heaven and Hell

The Drawings of Jusepe de Ribera

The Meadows and The Prado have joined forces to publish and promote the first catalogue raisonné of the Baroque master’s drawings. WHEN

José de Ribera (1591-1652) was both an extraordinary painter and a prolific graphic artist. It is the strength of his works on paper in addition to his paintings that sets Ribera apart from his Caravaggist contemporaries. Between Heaven and Hell celebrates the joint publication by the Museo del Prado and the Meadows Museum of the first catalogue raisonné of the artist’s drawings. On view will be a total of 47 drawings (nearly a third of the artist’s surviving output), 12 prints, 11 paintings, and one relief sculpture. The project is the first major monographic exhibition on the artist in the U.S. in the last 25 years, and the most comprehensive one ever dedicated to his drawings.

March 12 — June 11 WHERE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

Acrobats on a Loose Wire @ José de Ribera, courtesy of The Meadows Museum


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VISUAL ARTS DALLAS April — July

VISUAL ARTS DALLAS August — November

PICASSO’S PICASSO/ DREAM AND RIVERA LIE OF FRANCO This exhibition commemorates the anniversary of Picasso’s great painting by showcasing a pair of prints in the Meadows collection that was transformed by Guernica: Picasso’s Dream and Lie of Franco. The production of these prints was interrupted by the bombing of the town of Guernica on April 26, 1937, the event that inspired his painting; Picasso returned to the prints only after his painting was complete. The Dream and Lie of Franco will be displayed alongside Spanish Civil War posters from the Meadows collection that offer a thematic and visualcultural context for Picasso’s graphic works.

A focused exhibition, Picasso/Rivera: Still Life and the Precedence of Form explores the story of spirited rivalry between Picasso and Rivera through the lens of selected works, notably Picasso’s Still Life in a Landscape (1915) from the Meadows Museum’s collection, and Rivera’s Still Life with Gray Bowl (Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, Austin), painted in the same year and displayed together for the first time. Along with a key work by each artist generously loaned from the Columbus Museum of Art, this group of paintings will outline the visual dialogue taking place in 1915 between these two giants of modern art.

WHEN

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April 2 — July 2

August 6 — November 11

WHERE

WHERE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX

INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

 he Dream and Lie of T Franco @ Pablo Picasso, courtesy of The Meadows Museum

INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

 till Life in a S Landscape @ Pablo Picasso, courtesy of the Meadows Museum


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VISUAL ARTS NEW YORK March

VISUAL ARTS MINNEAPOLIS January — May

DE LO POSIBLE THE (OF BEAUTIFUL POSSIBILITIES) BRAIN Héctor Canonge and Verónica Peña present De Lo Posible (Of Possibilities), a movementbased performance-art work informed by Butoh practice and traditional dances from Spain and South America. The performance explores human (dis)connections, language barriers, non-verbal communication, and intercultural exchange between two subjects (a male and a female performer) belonging to different yet interconnected cultures. The above notions are explored through a performance that combines choreographed corporeal movement, dance theater, and multimedia elements such as dynamic projected text, live electronic sounds, lighting design, and the use of visual objects. The performance consists of three interrelated parts: Encounter, Rupture, and Harmony.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, considered the father of modern neuroscience, was also an exceptional artist. His theory that the brain is composed of individual cells rather than a tangled single web is the basis of neuroscience today. He drew the brain in a way that provided a clarity exceeding that achieved by photographs. The drawings that Cajal made are not only landmarks of science but also of the art of drawing and the exploration of human nature. This exhibition of Cajal’s eighty drawings, many appearing for the first time in the United States, is organized in collaboration with the Cajal Institute at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). After the debut, Cajal’s original drawings will visit other Institutions throughout the United States and Canada.

WHEN

March 16 — 19 WHEN

WHERE

January 28 — May 15

Triskelion Arts, Muriel Schulman Theater 106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY

WHERE

Weisman Art Museum University of Minnesota 333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN

INFO

www.triskelionarts.org www.veronicapena.com www.hectorcanonge.net

 Hector Canonge y Verónica Peña

INFO

www.weisman.umn.edu

Courtesy of Fundación Cajal


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VISUAL ARTS SANTA FE May — October

The PRADO in Santa Fe Spain’s Masterpiece Reproductions from Museo del Prado

The Prado Museum boasts one of the world’s finest collections of European art featuring artists such as Diego Velázquez, Bosch, Francisco de Zurbarán, Titian, José de Ribera, Rubens, El Greco and Francisco de Goya. The Prado in Santa Fe, featuring 93 full-scale reproductions, will be open for public viewing 7 days a week and will be free with no admission charge at the Cathedral Park, next to Santa Fe’s iconic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, in the heart of downtown where nature and architecture merge to create an ideal outdoor gallery in which to appreciate these amazing works. The exhibition is brought to Santa Fe by Jim Long, one of the few United States citizens to be an International Trustee of the Museo del Prado Foundation in Spain, and it is spearheaded in Santa Fe by The Spanish Colonial Arts Society, the New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation, The City of Santa Fe Tourism Department and Heritage Hotels and Resorts, Inc. as part of Santa Fe’s Celebration of Global Art and Culture in 2017. El Quitasol @ Francisco de Goya, courtesy of The Prado Museum

Spain’s Masterpiece Reproductions from The Prado Museum to be shown in prominent Santa Fe public park. WHEN

May 1 — October 31 WHERE

Cathedral Park 131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM INFO

www.santafe.org


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LITERATURE WASHINGTON DC March

LITERATURE WASHINGTON DC June

150 YEARS OF RUBÉN DARÍO

25TH MARATÓN DE LA POESÍA

To commemorate 150 years since the birth of Nicaraguan poet Rubén Darío, the Embassy of Spain in collaboration with the Embassy of Nicaragua and the Library of Congress, will present a discussion about Darío’s historical and literary legacy with Professors Gwen Kirkpatrick (Georgetown University), Alba Aragón (Bridgewater State University), and Nicaraguan poet Milagros Terán. Rubén Darío, pseudonym of Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (born January 18, 1867, Metapa, Nicaragua—died February 6, 1916, León), was an influential Nicaraguan poet, journalist, and diplomat. As a leader of the Spanish American literary movement known as Modernismo, he revivified and modernized poetry in Spanish on both sides of the Atlantic through his experiments with rhythm, metre, and imagery. From his artistic resourcefulness and technical perfection, Darío is considered to be one of the greatest Spanish-language poets of our time.

El Maratón De La Poesía is the only Spanishlanguage poetry marathon in the country bringing together Spanish-language poets. This event, hosted on a yearly basis by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, VA, and at the Library of Congress, is curated by poet, and literary critic Rei Berroa (Dominican Republic/United States). This year´s festival will feature Spanish poet, Elena Medel (b. 1985), one of the most talented and promising young writers in Spain today. Her poetry includes Mi primer Bikini (2002; translated into English by Lizzie Davis, My First Bikini, 2015), Tara (2006) and Chatterton (Loewe Young Poets Prize, 2014) and the chapbooks Vacaciones (2004) and Un Soplo en el Corazón (2007). Medel has reunited her poems in the volume Un día Negro en una Casa de Mentira (2015), and she has been translated into a dozen of languages. She is the editorial director of La Bella Varsovia, a publishing house devoted to poetry.

WHEN

June 9 Library of Congress 100 First St SE, Washington DC

WHEN & WHERE

March 1 WHERE

June 10 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

INFO

INFO

www.spainculture.us

Rubén Darío

www.spainculture.us

Elena Medel


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LITERATURE US TOUR March

Manuel Rivas on Tour The Rough Magic of Galicia

One of Spain’s most beloved contemporary writers will talk about his work and his native land at U.S. universities and cultural institutions. Manuel Rivas (La Coruña, 1957) is one of Spain´s most relevant contemporary writers. From novels and short stories, children’s books, poetry and plays to essays, Rivas covers every genre, varying his stylistic methods between the colloquial language of the man on the street in his homeland of Galicia and a lyrical tone. Rivas’ literature can be defined as transfrontier, transgressive of genres, an avant-garde of active melancholy. His novel The Carpenter’s Pencil, which was adapted for the big screen, is the most widely translated work of Galician literature. His latests works are the novel El último día de Terranova and a poetry book A boca da terra/La boca de la tierra. For his book of short stories Vermeer’s Milkmaid & Other Stories /¿Qué me quieres, amor? that includes Butterfly’s Tongue/ La lengua de las mariposas (adapted to the screen by Spanish film director Jose Luis Cuerda), Rivas won Spain’s National Prize for Literature in 1996. Manuel Rivas

WHEN & WHERE

March 13 Instituto Cervantes 31 West Ohio St, Chicago, IL March 15 — 16 University of California, LA 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA March 17 University of Memphis 3720 Alumni Ave, Memphis, TN March 20 University of Texas at Austin 110 Inner Campus Dr, Austin, TX INFO

www.chicago.cervantes.es www.ucla.edu www.memphis.edu www.utexas.edu


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LITERATURE US TOUR April

LITERATURE US TOUR May

ANDRÉS BARBA

ALEJANDRO PALOMAS

Andrés Barba first gained renown with his novel La hermana de Katia, nominated for the Premio Herralde and turned into a movie by Mijke de Jong. Other major works include Versiones de Teresa and Muerte de un caballo. Barba was included by Granta magazine in their Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists list. Such Small Hands, the English version of the Spanish writer’s original book Las manos pequeñas has been translated by Lisa Dillman and it includes an afterword by renowned author Edmund White.

Master in Poetics from New College of California, Alejandro Palomas (Barcelona, 1967) is the author of several novels which have been translated into eigth languages. In 2016, he received the National Award for Children’s and Youth Literature for his novel Un hijo (A Son). Alejandro Palomas will participate in the 2017 Children’s and Young Adult’s Symposium in New York, organized by the Instituto Cervantes and the City of New York. He will also present his works at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain in Washington DC and the Centro Cultural Español in Miami.

WHEN & WHERE

April 18 McNally Jackson Books 52 Prince St, New York, NY April 19 Community Bookstore 143 7th Ave, New York, NY

WHEN & WHERE

May 17 Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

April 20 The Alan Cheuse International Writers Center 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA

May 19 — 20 Instituto Cervantes 211-215 East 49th St, New York, NY

April 25 Green Apple Books 506 Clement St, San Francisco, CA

May 23 Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

April 26 Diesel Bookstore 1200 N. Alvarado St, Oakland, CA

INFO

INFO

www.transitbooks.org

Andrés Barba

www.spainculture.us www.nyork.cervantes.es www.ccemiami.org

 n hijo @ Editorial U La Galera


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LITERATURE NEW YORK April

II Kerouac Festival

Poets from Spain and New York come together in a vibrant festival merging video, music and performance. A return enriching trip with the Beat Generation and Jack Kerouac as leif motivs and new trends in contemporary poetry used as a bridge between continents. To prove poetic expression as a symbol of vanguardism and modernity, Vigo and New York City unite in the same parallel and also in the same verse. With the participation of several Spanish and American authors, as Sharon Olds, Bob Holman, ร“scar Curieses and Mรณnica Caldeiro, among others.

Poetry that crosses the Atlantic: Kerouac Vigo Festival arrives in New York. WHERE & WHERE

April 6 Instituto Cervantes 211 East 49th St, New York, NY April 7 High Line New York, NY April 7 East River Ferry New York, NY May 8 Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery, New York, NY INFO

Festival Kerouak Vigo

www.festivalkerouacvigo.com


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PEDRO ALMODÓVAR TODD HITCHCOCK Director of Programming, American Film Institute Silver Theatre and Cultural Center.

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Pedro Almodóvar was previously the subject of a 2005 retrospective at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, and the 2011 traveling series “Good Morning, Freedom! Spanish Cinema After Franco” also included six of the filmmaker’s earliest and famously outrageous films. Now with the 2016 release of his 20th feature film, Julieta, the prolific director’s evolution and artistic phases are more distinctly seen and savored. To commemorate this moment, career-spanning retrospectives have been mounted at MoMA in New York, Cinefamily in Los Angeles, and once again at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in the Washington, DC area. Almodóvar began making short films in the mid-1970s—low-budget, satirically campy amusements made for an underground audience of Madrid punks, dissidents and thrill-seekers. The 1975 death of Francisco Franco after 40 years of repressive rule in Spain began a period of liberalization in the country. This was the moment that birthed not only Almodóvar’s filmmaking career but those of Fernando Trueba and Iván Zulueta. Now, subjects that had long been taboo— sex outside of marriage, homosexuality, drug use, criticism of the Church and Spanish government—could be represented in films. Almodóvar’s films went the furthest, casually but purposefully including all of this material in sensationalistic fashion. He used outrageous plots and characters: nuns who deal drugs, sexobsessed people driven to criminality, world-weary pornographers, bizarre, incestual love triangles. And, notably, Almodóvar foregrounded characters outside hetero-normative sexuality—androgynous, gay or trans—characters still underrepresented in world cinema today, but a revolutionary act in 1980s Spain.

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These early films, beginning with the hedonistic Madrid nightlife exposé Pepi, Luci, Bom in 1980, scandalized and delighted audiences with their hyperbolic scenarios and sardonic comedy — full of scandalous sexual behavior, riotous color, profane passions and flamboyant fashions. Films like Matador (1986) and Law of desire (1987) mix neo-noir melodrama with subversive comedy; Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown (1988) pushes screwball comedy all the way to surreal farce; Tie me up! tie me down! (1990) is a risqué love story between a kidnapper and his victim; High heels (1991) and Kika (1993) mine the rich madness of image-obsessed media professionals.

The Skin I Live In Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Pedro Almodóvar

The ‘90s saw the beginning of a more serious-minded phase for the filmmaker, with more full-blooded characters, impressively intricate plotting and sincere emotionalism. The flower of my secret (1995), a loose adaptation of a Dorothy Parker story, finds successful but bored novelist Marisa Paredes dropping her pen name to go work as a book critic, her first task being a takedown of her novelist alter-ego. Was there possibly a subtext here indicating Almodóvar’s attitude to his own films at this moment, and desire to go in a new direction? Live flesh (1997) was an adaptation of a Ruth Rendell thriller, its story of intertwined fate and revenge transposed to the rapidly changing Spain between 1970 and the early 1990s. The film also helped break the careers of young stars Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. Almodóvar won Best Screenplay Oscars for the masterful melodramas All about my mother (1999) and Talk to her (2002). Bad education (2004), where two men abused by a school priest as boys deal with the fallout years later, cemented Almodóvar’s debt and dedication to Alfred Hitchcock in its intricate, exquisite plotting. Like Law of desire before it, Bad education centered on a filmmaker character, as did Broken embraces (2009), which pushed the meta-narrative connection even further in that its protagonist’s film-within-a-film clearly resembles Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown. wn!

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As daringly subversive as Almodóvar had been in his career to date, nothing could have prepared audiences for the horrific dark thriller The skin I live in (2011). Antonio Banderas, reuniting with the director who made him a star for the first time in over 20 year, plays a mad scientist whose depraved experiments are on par with those of Udo Kier in Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein. But the film is far from camp, much more like Hitchcock adapting Robert Louis Stevenson. By this point, fans of the frothy ‘80s films had become vocal about their nostalgia for the naughty fun of Almodóvar’s earliest films. I’m so excited!, where a flamboyant Transatlantic flight crew drugs and entertains their passengers to distract them from an impending technical disaster, gestured back to those days. While the film was a hit in Spain, it failed to find favor internationally as his other films have. Which brings us to Julieta. Adapting three short stories by Canadian writer Alice Munro, Almodóvar has crafted a masterpiece that draws upon his previous passions and obsessions—sexual desire and amour fou; mother-daughter love and rivalry; the power of the past to play havoc on one’s present—but in the service of an exquisitely rendered melodrama. It stands with Almodóvar’s very best work, and confirms the true trajectory of the director’s later phase as a more mature, literary-minded filmmaker and a true heir to his hero, Hitchcock. In this light, the outré audacity of his earliest films should not be mourned as something lost, but appreciated for what they are, the daring experiments of a young provocateur. One who has grown over his 40 years of filmmaking into the masterful storyteller that he is today.

Matador

Pepi, Luci, Bom

Women on the Verge of

Julieta

a Nervous Breakdown

Women on the Verge of

a Nervous Breakdown


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FILM WASHINGTON DC March — April

Volver

All About Almodóvar

Kika Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

High Heels

The iconoclastic Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar may have made his reputation as an enfant terrible, but his contributions to world cinema — 20 feature films; Oscars®, Golden Globes, Goyas, Donatellos and César awards; a career retrospective at MoMA — now place him in the category of grand master. As Almodóvar continues to grow as an artist, his work takes its rightful place among the greats of world cinema. Following wide acclaim for his latest masterpiece Julieta, AFI Silver presents a thorough survey of Almodóvar’s feature films. All films in the series are in Spanish with English subtitles.

WHERE

AFI Silver Theater 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD

PEPI, LUCI, BOM [PEPI, LUCI, BOM, Y OTRAS CHICAS DEL MONTÓN] WHEN

March 4 — 8

LABYRINTH OF PASSION [LABERINTO DE PASIONES] WHEN

March 7 I’m So E

xcited!

Volver

DARK HABITS [ENTRE TINIEBLAS] WHEN

March 13 — 15

WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? [¿QUÉ HE HECHO YO PARA MERECER ESTO?] WHEN

March 14 — 16


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MATADOR

THE FLOWER OF MY SECRET [LA FLOR DE MI SECRETO]

VOLVER

WHEN

March 21 — 22

WHEN

April 15 — 16

LAW OF DESIRE [LA LEY DEL DESEO]

April 1 — 3

LIVE FLESH [CARNE TRÉMULA]

WHEN

BROKEN EMBRACES [LOS ABRAZOS ROTOS]

WHEN

WHEN

WHEN

March 21 — 23

April 4 — 6

April 16 — 18

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN [MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS]

TALK TO HER [HABLE CON ELLA]

THE SKIN I LIVE IN [LA PIEL QUE HABITO]

WHEN

April 7 — 10

WHEN

March 25 — 29

HIGH HEELS [TACONES LEJANOS]

ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER [TODO SOBRE MI MADRE] WHEN

April 9 — 11

WHEN

March 26 — 30

TIE ME UP! TIE ME DOWN! [¡ÁTAME!]

BAD EDUCATION [LA MALA EDUCACIÓN] WHEN

April 14 — 16

WHEN

April 22 — 25

I’M SO EXCITED! [LOS AMANTES PASAJEROS] WHEN

April 23

JULIETA WHEN

April 25 — 27

WHEN

March 30

KIKA WHEN

March 31 — April 5

Bad Education

Broken Embra

ces

All About My Mother

For tickets and more information please visit www.afi.com/silver


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FILM NEW YORK March

Distant Touch

José Val del Omar: A Retrospective

Val del Omar was devoted to experimenting with the sensorial possibilities of cinema, creating a unique blend of art and science. He is part of a global history of images, sounds, utopias, and inventions. This expansive perspective may be a way to eschew recurring questions—was Val del Omar ahead of his time? Was he an anachronistic remnant of the past? Overdue for recognition in the U.S, his films are must-sees for anyone hoping to fully understand the history of avant-garde and expanded cinema in the 20th century. Three series of films will be screened: Misiones Pedagógicas de la Segunda República (Misiones Pedagógicas of the Spanish Second Republic), Tríptico Elemental de España (Elementary Triptych of Spain) & Sin fin (Never Ending). With the participation among others of Sharon Olds, Bob Holman, Steven T. Licardi, Oscar Curieses, Mónica Caldeiro, Malvares de Moscoso, Marcos de la Fuente, José Luis Landaeta, Lupita Hard y Vanesa Álvarez. Elementary Triptych @ Val del Omar

Experience the avant garde genius of experimental film maker José Val del Omar. WHEN

March 16 — 19 WHERE

Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Ave, New York NY INFO

www.anthologyfilmarchives.org www.spainculture.us


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FILM MINNEAPOLIS April

FILM SAN JUAN February — April

36TH ANNUAL MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INT’L FILM FESTIVAL

SPANISH CINEMA SHOWCASE: PREMIOS GOYA

Among the largest international film events in the country, the MSPIFF annually presents 200+ new award-winning films, drawing more than 40,000 attendees. The 36th edition will present a selection of Spanish movies, including works of well-known filmmakers like Carlos Saura and the Goya Award winner Tarde para la ira (The Fury of a Patient Man) by Raúl Arévalo. From April 13 to 29, Spain’s distinctive and wide-ranging film industry will be represented in Minneapolis.

The Consulate of Spain in San Juan in collaboration with Cinema Bar Three presents a Spanish Cinema Showcase, aiming to deliver San Juan’s audiences with the best of Spanish Cinema today. This upcoming spring cycle will feature 3 films winner of the best movie category from the annual Spanish awards for excellence in filmmaking, The Goya Awards: the 2014 winner Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados (Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed) by David Trueba, the 2015 winner La Isla Minima (Marshland) by Alberto Rodríguez, and finally, the last year winner Truman by Cesc Gay.

WHEN

WHEN

April 13 — 29

February 1 — April 3

WHERE

WHERE

St. Anthony Main Theatre 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN

Cinema Bar San Juan 1950 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, PR

INFO

www.mspfilm.org

 he Fury of a Patient T Man @ Raúl Arévalo Director

INFO

www.cinemabar1950.com

 ruman @ Cesc Gay T Director


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FILM LOS ANGELES May

L.A. OLA

Spanish Contemporary Cinema Showcase

L.A. OLA is a showcase of the best independent films from Spain in the city of Los Angeles, the worldwide capital of cinema. Three consecutive days of screenings, workshops, master classes and panels at different remarkable theaters in town. A curated selection of groundbreaking films awarded in prestigious international festivals and presented by their authors in person. L.A. OLA is a bridge between two continents, connecting film lovers from USA and Spain.

The most outstanding and innovative independent contemporary films from Spain in the city of L.A. WHEN & WHERE

May 19 — 21 Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA May 19 — 21 Echo Park Film Center 1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA INFO Courtesy of L.A. OLA

www.laolashowcase.com


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FILM WASHINGTON DC April

MUSIC CHICAGO March

FROM DOODLES CELEBRATING TO PIXELS PLÁCIDO From Doodles to Pixels is a response to the desire to showcase a little known history —that of Spanish animation cinema. Films like Chico & Rita (Javier Mariscal, Fernando Trueba y Tono Errando, 2010), Las aventuras de Tadeo Jones (Tad, the Lost Explorer) (Enrique Gato, 2012) or Pos Eso (Possessed) (Sam, 2014) have put Spanish animation on the international map, but these examples are just the tip of the iceberg of the talent and years of hard work involved in creating art and industry, in some cases against all the odds. This series is the result of a task of research, revision and recovery of historical material in dialogue with more recent works. From Doodles to Pixels is a coproduction of the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona and AC/E that brings together a selection of films animated using diverse techniques that represent turbulent times ranging from the early twentieth century to the present day.

Plácido Domingo is a legend unlike any other opera star, and Lyric Opera is celebrating his unparalleled talents with a celebration of his acclaimed artistry.

He has sold millions of albums and won a dozen Grammy Awards. His voice has soared into the hearts of music lovers in the greatest opera houses in the world, in intimate recitals, and in packed arenas.

The evening will include Act Two of Verdi’s La Traviata, with Mr. Domingo singing the role of Giorgio Germont alongside soprano Ailyn Pérez in her Lyric debut and tenor Michael Spyres. Ms. Pérez and Mr. Spyres will then join Mr. Domingo for the second half of the concert in a selection of popular opera arias and duets from the Italian and French repertoire. Maestro Eugene Kohn conducts this special event, which also features the acclaimed sound of the Lyric Opera Chorus and Orchestra.

WHEN & WHERE

April 8, 9 & 22 National Gallery of Art 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC WHEN

April 18 & 20 Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

March 9 WHERE

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

INFO

www.nga.gov www.spainculture.us

 inotauromaquia @ M Juan Pablo Etcheverry, Director

INFO

www.lyricopera.org

Plácido Domingo


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MUSIC WASHINGTON DC June

Chano Domínguez At DC Jazz Festival

Pianist Chano Domínguez’s style is rooted in an unusual integration between the rhythms and language of jazz and flamenco, placing him in the top circle of musicians practicing this art-form. His interpretive talent have led him to collaborations with stellar artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette, Paquito de Rivera, Herbie Hancock, Paco de Lucía, and Enrique Morente, among others. The Wall Street Journal had this to say about Chano upon the release of his Flamenco Sketches album: “Chano Domínguez is playing these melodies with more beauty and imagination than virtually anyone since Miles Davis & Bill Evans.” His music has also been featured by various big bands and orchestras including the Orquesta Nacional de España, the WDR Big Band, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Chano was recently nominated for his fourth Grammy for his release featuring the cantaor Blas Córdoba, called Bendito. Chano Domínguez

WHEN

June 17 WHERE

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

www.spainculture.us www.dcjazzfest.org


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MUSIC CHICAGO & WASHINGTON DC March

MUSIC NEW YORK June

MARGARITA ESCARPA

ALEXIS CUADRADO

Margarita Escarpa began her guitar studies at the Real Conservatorio de Música de Madrid with some of Spain’s most distinguished teachers, receiving the highest possible honour, the Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carrera. She later worked with David Russell, Gerardo Arriaga and Miguel Ángel Girollet and has taken part in many of Europe’s prestigious courses and festivals. At the same time she graduated at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Mathematical Sciences. She has won major prizes in several important competitions, including the 1990 Concurso Internacional Alhambra in Alcoy, the 1991 Esztergom International Competition in Hungary, the 1992 Concours International de Guitare of Radio France, the 1993 Concurso Internacional Andrés Segovia in Palma de Mallorca, and in 1994 at the Certamen Internacional Andrés Segovia in Granada and the Guitar Foundation of America International Competition in Quebec.

Noneto Ibérico is a nine-movement piece, based on the traditional song forms of flamenco and combined with contemporary jazz and new chamber music. It has a groundbreaking approach that re-imagined flamenco-jazz and propelled the current global world-jazz, so relevant in our music panorama. Cuadrado has managed to construct a bridge between his cultural legacy and American jazz.

WHEN & WHERE

March 18 Westmoreland Congregational Church 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD

June 3

March 22 Instituto Cervantes 31 West Ohio St, Chicago, IL

Ithaca College 953 Danby Rd, Ithaca, NY

WHEN

WHEN

INFO

www.marlowguitar.org

INFO Margarita Escarpa

www.spainculture.us

Alexis Cuadrado


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MUSIC US TOUR March

Josemi Carmona y Javier Colina De Cerca

Josemi Carmona and Javier Colina establish a musical conversation, with deep flamenco echoes and unique jazz swing, a natural dialogue blending different musical languages. Guitar and double bass, flamenco and jazz, meet in a repertoire conceived with refinement and love to detail. Gems of the Latin American songbook live together with the elegant compositions of Josemi Carmona, and with some astonishing discoveries in jazz and flamenco. Their live performance is delicate and powerful at equal parts: they are accomplices in this dialogue and dive into all genres with a deep knowledge and personality. They know how to respect the meaning of time in each music, they dominate improvisation and understand when it is necessary to pause for a rest in an exquisite nocturne melody. They speak elegantly about bitter truths, love stories, long nights of music, flamenco tangos and muĂąequitas lindas, and weep with a flamenco farruca with a bouquet to Piazzolla.

WHEN & WHERE

March 9 Berklee Performance Center 2803 16th St NW, Washington, DC March 10 Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY March 12 Arscht Center for Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL March 14 Instituo Cervantes 31 West Ohio St, Chicago, IL March 16 Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA INFO

Colina y Carmona

www.javiercolina.com www.spainculture.us www.chicago.cervantes.es


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MUSIC AUSTIN March

Sounds From Spain At SXSW 2017

Six bands from Spain included in the upcoming edition of South by South West, which will take place in March 2017 in Austin, Texas.

Inaugurated in 1987, the South by South West conglomerate of festivals and conferences has become the largest event for the music industry. In the 2017 edition, more than 15,000 music professionals will be present, including record labels, managers and industry press who will have the opportunity to attend almost 2,000 concerts. Among them, six Spanish bands (Izal, Joana Serrat, Novedades Carminha, Ramirez Exposure, TriĂĄngulo de Amor Bizarro and Yung Beef) will play in the concerts organized by Sounds From Spain on March 15 and 16.

WHEN

March 15 — 16 WHERE

Multiple Locations Austin, TX INFO

www.sxsw.com www.soundsfromspain.com

Courtesy of Sounds From Spain


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MUSIC US TOUR March — August

MUSIC WASHINGTON DC April

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS

JAVIER PERIANES

Charismatic Spanish-born guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas travels across the Americas presenting his latest album, Americano, which debuted on the top 15 of Billboard’s Classical Crossover chart. Villegas treats audiences to a musical journey from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, featuring sensual Brazilian beats, vivid Venezuelan rhythms, and vibrant American bluegrass, and highlighting favorite composers of the Americas, including John Williams, Hector Villa-Lobos, Agustín Lara, and Leonard Bernstein. Villegas will tour in the main cities of Florida, participate in Art of the Guitar in NYC, and play at the Grant Park Music Festival, along with The Grant Park Orchestra and will be conducted by Carlos Kalmar. At the age of 15 he won the Andrés Segovia Award, followed by other honors, including the Gold Medal at the inaugural Christopher Parkening International Guitar Competition.

In the years since he was awarded the 2012 National Music Prize by the Ministry of Culture of Spain, pianist Javier Perianes has become enormously busy, debuting with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Spanish pianist has a bright touch, breezy virtuosity, and a knack for arresting intimacy in quiet passages that earned a huge cheer from the audience, wrote the Guardian. His D.C. debut features classics of the piano repertoire, along with his countryman Manuel de Falla’s fiery El Amor Brujo.

WHEN & WHERE

March 4 Black Box Theater-South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 10950 SW 211 St, Miami, FL March 25 92nd Street Y -Theresa L. Kaufmann Auditorium 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, NY

August 2 Grant Park Music Festival 201 E Randolph St, Chicago IL INFO

www.smdcac.org www.92y.org www.grantparkmusicfestival.com

WHEN

April 29 WHERE

UDC Theater of the Arts 1400 K St NW, Washington, DC INFO

Pablo Sainz Villegas

www.washingtonperformingarts.org

Javier Perianes


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MUSIC CAMBRIDGE, NEW YORK, SANTA CLARA & SANTA BARBARA March — September

Cristina Pato

Cristina Pato shares her talent at Harvard University with the Silk Road Project and performs with The Cristina Pato Quartet in NY. WHEN & WHERE

March 18 — 25 Harvard University. Faculty of Arts and Science 1350 Massachussets Ave, Cambridge, MA March 31 Gardiner Theater 700 Route 22 , Pawling, NY March 31 Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA

Fresh from her 2017 win at the Grammy awards for Best World Music Album together with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Cristina Pato visits Harvard University with Shane Shanahan as a recipient of the The Blodgett Distinguished Artist in Residence, a program that for the last 22 years has invited artists from around the world to share their knowledge and perform at the University’s Department of Music. Pato will be part of the collaborative venture in the classroom with musicians of the Harvard-affiliated Silk Road Ensemble: Performing Musical Difference: Case Studies from the Silk Road Project. Inmediatly after she will perform in NY with The Cristina Pato Quartet, before resuming the second part of her Residency, this time at Santa Clara University.

August 7 — September 16 University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA INFO

www.cristinapato.com www.silkroadproject.org

The Cristina Pato Quartet


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PERFORMING ARTS VISUAL ARTS. LITERATURE FILM & OTHER MIAMI March — August

Crear en femenino

This multidisciplinary program includes the exhibitions Carta de una desconocida by Ángela Valella and the flamenco photography exhibition by Migdalia Salazar.

The Spanish playwright, Denise Depeyroux will teach a theater workshop. Novelists Elvira Navarro and Belén Gorpegui will deliver presentations.

Dance Therapy by Carmen Llerins and conferences in architecture by Beatriz Colomina will also take place during the first six months.

Crear en Femenino will close on June with the concert of La Shica, a mix of several sounds, grooves, and riffs from different music styles such as Flamenco, Hip Hop, Reggae or Bossa Nova.

“Crear en Femenino” is a program that shows the creative process of women in the arts and culture during the first six months of 2017. WHEN

March 1 — June 30 WHERE

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org Letter From The Unknown @ Angela Valella Artist


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PERFORMING ARTS CHARLESTON May

PERFORMING ARTS WASHINGTON DC June

YO, CARMEN BY MARÍA PAGÉS

AN EVENING WITH LUZ SAN MIGUEL AND CHAMBER DANCE PROJECT

The Spoleto Festival presents María Pagés whose passion embodies the legendary character of Carmen in a vibrant ode to femininity. Accompanied by some of Spain’s most talented musicians, she stands out once again as an iconic figure of flamenco. From the tale of the sultry gypsy with a fateful destiny emerges a multifaceted, sincere, and forceful woman. Pagés sketches a portrait of the eternal feminine free of prejudice and conventions, endowed with the voice of all women. The fiery bodies of the dancers undulate and prance, their feet rooted to the floor while pounding out fierce rhythms. This company’s performances at the Festival in 2003 brought people to their feet with cheers of exuberant appreciation, just as Yo, Carmen surely will.

Known for her gorgeous line, emotional rendering of roles, versatility and wit, Luz is in her fourth year with DC-based Chamber Dance Project directed by Diane Coburn Bruning. The evening will feature her in works from Chamber Dance Project’s repertoire with partner Gian Carlo Perez performed with the company’s string quartet and guest musicians. Luz will converse with the audience about her upbringing in Spain and major career throughout Europe and the US. A reception following the performance will feature Luz’ old family recipe for Sangria while discussing her love of cooking Spanish food. In addition, Luz San Miguel will present the World Premiere of Songs by Cole at Sidney Harman Center on June 22-24.

WHEN WHEN

June 14

May 27 — 28

WHERE

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

WHERE

Charleston Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC INFO

www.spoletousa.org

 o, Carmen @ María Y Pagés Company

INFO

www.chamberdancer.org

 uz San Miguel with L Davit Hovhannisyan @ Eduardo Patino Photographer


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PERFORMING ARTS CHICAGO March

Nacho Duato

At the Hubbard Street Spring Series

One of the first dance companies in the U.S. to perform work by global choreographer Nacho Duato, Hubbard Street pays tribute to its two-decade relationship with the Spanish-born artist by reviving his plaintive, pastoral Jardí Tancat, for three couples and set to Catalan music recorded by vocalist María del Mar Bonet.

Season 39 Spring Series features revival of “Jardí Tancat” and a duet from “Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness” by Nacho Duato.

The Spring Series also features the Hubbard Street debut of the duet, Violincello from Duato’s evening length work, Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness (1999), a two-act tribute to the composer Johann Sebastian Bach, performed to Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G major.

March 16 — 19

Catalonian for “Closed Garden”, Jardí Tancat is based on a collection of ancient Spanish folk songs. In this piece, originally choreographed in 1983 for the Nederlands Dans Theater, Duato reveals this appeal in the movements of sowing, planting, and threshing, of the barren Catalonian land.

WHEN

WHERE

Harris Theatre for Music and Dance 205 East Randolph St, Chicago, IL INFO

www.hubbardstreetdance.com Jardí Tancat @ Nacho Duato, Courtesy of Hubbard Street Dance


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PERFORMING ARTS MIAMI March — August

PERFORMING ARTS NEW YORK February — June

MICROTHEATER CIMIENTOS MIAMI 2017 Microtheater Miami is a unique theater experience where local artists share their best theatrical performances with the Miami community in a shipping container for no more than 15 spectators presenting plays of 15 minutes in length. This rapid-fire movement through rising action, climax, and denouement allows audience to attend several shows. Microtheater was founded in Miami in 2012.

In its 17th year, IATI Theater’s play development program continues the tradition of expanding the possibilities of playwriting. Cimientos 2017 is composed of a lineup of 10 playwrights that carry on the sacred task of pushing the envelope and exploring the boundless potential of contemporary dramaturgy. From historical fantasy to arcane magical realism, this year’s play readings will showcase how the world can be transformed and enhanced through what today’s drama can achieve. Whith the participation of Spanish authors Mar Gómez Glez and Silvia Navarro.

WHEN WHEN

March 1 — August 31

WHEN

February 19 — June 4

WHERE

WHERE

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

IATI Theater 64 E. 4th St, New York, NY

INFO

www.ccemiami.org www.microtheatermiami.com

 icrotheater @ Centro M Cultural Español Miami

INFO

www.iatitheater.org

 imientos 2017, courtesy C of IATI Theater


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PERFORMING ARTS MIAMI & NEW YORK March

Flamenco Festival

Spain’s finest dancers and musicians come to USA in March for Flamenco Festival 2017, taking place in New York and Miami.

Flamenco Festival celebrates a new edition in New York and Miami.

New York City will be celebrating Flamenco from March 9 to 18, bringing to two different venues the passion for dancing. Gala Flamenca will be held at New York City Center, while Joe´s Pub will introduce concerts including Alfonso Aroca and Sonia Olla & Ismael Fernández.

March 2 — 19 Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL

Starting on March 2 to 18, the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami will hold events like Gala Flamenca (with Juana Amaya, Olga Pericet, Jesús Carmona, Rocío Márquez and Patricia Guerrero) and will feature artists like Javier Colina & Josemi Carmona and Olga Pericet Company.

WHEN & WHERE

March 9 — 18 New York City Center 131 W 55th St, New York, NY INFO

Courtesy of Flamenco Festival

www.flamencofestival.org www.arshtcenter.org


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PERFORMING ARTS WASHINGTON DC March

An evening with the Shakespeare Theater Company

The Bashful Man at Court by Tirso de Molina

The Shakespeare Theater Company reads Tirso de Molina’s work from the Spanish Golden Age. WHEN

March 20 WHERE

The Duke of Avero has the two most beautiful daughters in Spain, and the forest outside his palace abounds with endless intrigues. When Mireno, a bashful shepherd, assumes a noble disguise and comes to seek his fortune, he finds a world of duels and disguises, doubts and desires. But this “bashful man at court” has no idea of the secret that he himself bears. In Tirso de Molina’s pastoral Golden Age masterpiece, presented with artists from The Shakespeare Theatre Company, all the world is a stage and all of us wear masks in order to discover our deepest passions.

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

www.shakespearetheatre.org www.spainculture.us

Diego de Villamayor @ Juan Pantoja de la Cruz (1605)


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


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CITY AGENDA

ALBUQUERQUE

ATLANTA

P PERFORMING ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

ALIENTO: JESÚS MUÑOZ FLAMENCO, RED NOTE

QUIJOTES DE CELULOIDE

RAÚL VALVERDE MIRROR, MIRROR

“Red Note” takes us on a journey through southern Spain, as internationally renowned artists highlight the evolution of Flamenco’s dance and music. WHEN

March 3 — 4 WHERE

National Hispanic Cultural Center 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM

A showcase of an array of Don Quixote’s film banners. WHEN

March 12 — 31 WHERE

Instituto Cervantes 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM INFO

www.albuquerque.cervantes.es

INFO

Day & Night Projects 585 Wells St SW, Atlanta, GA

V VISUAL ARTS

M MUSIC

BACK TO BARATARIA

CARLOS NÚÑEZ TOUR

A photographic project around Don Quixote and the Spanish-speaking community through places located in the south of the United States.

Carlos Núñez is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain’s northwest region, facing the Atlantic Ocean and rich in vibrant Celtic traditional music. His music goes from ancient Celtic music to Medieval and Baroque.

WHEN

WHERE

Instituto Cervantes 1701 4th St SW, Albuquerque, NM INFO

www.albuquerque.cervantes.es

WHEN

February 17 — March 12 WHERE

www.nhccnm.org

March 12 — 31

Mountain is pleased to present “Mirror, Mirror” featuring the work of Nicholas Steindorf and Raúl Valverde. For this exhibition Raúl Valverde has created a 3D rendered “virtual sculpture” that exists solely as a computer-generated simulation, but draws from source images of the physical gallery space at Day & Night Projects.

INFO

www.dayandnightprojects.com

WHEN

March 22 WHERE

KiMo Theatre 423 Central Ave SW, Albuquerque, NM INFO

www.carlos-nunez.com

Carlos Núñez


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CITY AGENDA

AUSTIN

BALTIMORE

BOSTON

M MUSIC

M MUSIC P PERFORMING ARTS

A ARCHITECTURE

SOUNDS FROM SPAIN Six bands from Spain included in the upcoming edition of South by South West, which will take place in March 2017 in Austin, Texas. WHEN

March 15 — 16 WHERE

Multiple Locations Austin, TX INFO

www.sxsw.com www.soundsfromspain.com

L LITERATURE

MANUEL RIVAS ON TOUR One of Spain’s most beloved contemporary writers will present at U.S. universities and cultural institutions to talk about his work and his native land. WHEN

March 20 WHERE

University of Texas at Austin 110 Inner Campus Dr, Austin, TX INFO

www.spainculture.us www.utexas.edu

ÓSCAR PEÑAS Óscar Peñas brings his NY based jazz trio that possesses a very special chemistry forged through dozens of gigs in the East Coast for almost a decade, blending influences that makes him an ideal musical chronicler of a vibrant jazz-classical work culture, into its own traditions.

SOCIAL DEMOCRACY AND REGIONALISM AT THE ROMAN THEATRE OF SAGUNT With the advent of democracy and the quasi-federalization of Spain during the 1980s, regions assumed unprecedented powers over heritage policy.

WHEN

WHEN

June 10

March 15

WHERE

WHERE

An Die Musik 409 North Charles St, Baltimore, MD

Real Colegio Complutense 26 Trowbridge St, Cambridge MA

INFO

INFO

www.oscarpenas.com www.andiemusiklive.com

www.aceinboston.com

M MUSIC

JOSEMI CARMONA & JAVIER COLINA Josemi Carmona and Javier Colina establish a musical conversation, with deep flamenco echoes and their unique jazz swing, a natural dialogue blending different musical languages. WHEN

March 16 WHERE

Berklee Performance Center 136 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA INFO

www.berklee.edu


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CITY AGENDA

CAMBRIDGE

CHICAGO

M MUSIC

V VISUAL ARTS

P PERFORMING ARTS

CRISTINA PATO

THE GLAM BUGS: PHOTOGRAPHS BY XAVIER NUEZ

CHICAGO FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2017

Cristina Pato shares her talent at Harvard University with the Silk Road Project and performs with The Cristina Pato Quartet in NY. WHEN

March 18 — 25 WHERE

Harvard University. Faculty of Arts and Science 1350 Massachussets Ave, Cambridge, MA INFO

WHEN

Direct from Spain, experience breathtaking performances by an array of international stars at the 15th Annual Chicago Flamenco Festival by the Instituto Cervantes of Chicago.

WHERE

February 24 — March 25

INFO

Instituto Cervantes 31 West Ohio St, Chicago, IL

A photographic series of glorified, theatrical bugs. January 25 — March 28 Instituto Cervantes 31 W. Ohio, Chicago, IL www.chicago-cervantes.es

www.cristinapato.com www.silkroadproject.org

CHARLESTON YO, CARMEN The passionate María Pagés embodies the legendary character of Carmen accompanied by some of Spain’s most talented musicians. WHEN

May 27 — 28 WHERE

Charleston Gaillard Center 95 Calhoun St, Charleston, SC INFO

www.spoletousa.org

WHERE

INFO

www.chicago.cervantes.es

M MUSIC

L LITERATURE

CELEBRATING PLÁCIDO

MANUEL RIVAS ON TOUR

Plácido Domingo at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

One of Spain’s most beloved contemporary writers will present at U.S. universities and cultural institutions his work about his native land.

WHEN

March 9

P PERFORMING ARTS

WHEN

WHERE

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

www.lyricopera.com

WHEN

March 13 WHERE

Instituto Cervantes 31 West Ohio St, Chicago, IL INFO

www.spainculture.us www.chicago.cervantes.es


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CITY AGENDA

DALLAS M MUSIC

P PERFORMING ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

JOSEMI CARMONA & JAVIER COLINA

NACHO DUATO

BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL

Josemi Carmona and Javier Colina establish a musical conversation, with deep flamenco echoes and their unique jazz swing, a natural dialogue blending different musical languages. WHEN

March 14 WHERE

Instituto Cervantes 31 West Ohio St, Chicago, IL

Hubbard Street pays tribute to its twodecade relationship with the Spanishborn artist. March 16 — 19

The Meadows and The Prado have joined forces to publish and promote the first catalogue raisonné of the Baroque master’s drawings.

WHEN

WHERE

WHEN

Harris Theatre for Music and Dance 205 E. Randolph, Chicago, IL

March 12 — June 11

INFO

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX

www.hubbardstreetdance.com

WHERE

INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

INFO

www.chicago.cervantes.es

M MUSIC

M MUSIC

V VISUAL ARTS

MARGARITA ESCARPA

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS

Spanish guitarist Margarita Escarpa, a Marlow audience favorite, celebrates her Marlow return with a special program of Spanish and Mexican repertoire.

Villegas treats audiences to a musical journey from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, from his latest album, Americano.

PICASSO´S DREAM AND LIE OF FRANCO

WHEN

August 2

WHERE

Grant Park Music Festival 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL

March 22

WHEN

WHERE

Instituto Cervantes 31 West Ohio St, Chicago, IL

INFO

www.grantparkmusicfestival.com

INFO

www.chicago.cervantes.es

June of 2017 will mark 80 years since the production of Guernica by Pablo Picasso (1881-1973), made in response to the horrific Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). WHEN

April 2 — July 2 WHERE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

Jardí Tancat @ Nacho Duato, Courtesy of Hubbard Street Dance


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CITY AGENDA

DALLAS

DENVER

EL PASO

V VISUAL ARTS

M MUSIC

P PERFORMING ARTS

PICASSO/ RIVERA

CARLOS NÚÑEZ TOUR

Four paintings from 1915 explore the intense rivalry between the two artists.

Carlos Núñez is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain’s northwest region, facing the Atlantic Ocean and rich in vibrant Celtic traditional music. His music goes from ancient Celtic music to Medieval and Baroque.

2017 SIGLO DE ORO DRAMA FEST

WHEN

August 6 — November 11 WHERE

Meadows Museum 5900 Bishop Blvd, Dallas, TX INFO

www.meadowsmuseumdallas.org

WHEN & WHERE

March 19 Soiled Dove Underground 7401 E 1st Ave, Denver, CO March 23 Community Concert Hall at Ft. Lewis College 1000 Rim Dr, Durango, CO INFO

Since its beginning at Chamizal National Memorial in the Spring of 1976, the Siglo de Oro Drama Festival has attained an international reputation for presenting quality presentations from Spain’s Golden Age, in both English and Spanish, by theatrical groups from all over the world. WHEN

April 19 — 22 WHERE

Chamizal National Memorial Park 800 South San Marcial St, El Paso, TX INFO

www.nps.gov

www.carlos-nunez.com

INDIANAPOLIS

LOS ANGELES

V VISUAL ARTS

H HERITAGE

L LITERATURE

PERFORMANCE ART

MOVING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

MANUEL RIVAS ON TOUR

Performance Art Workshop by visual artist Verónica Peña. WHEN

March 8 WHERE

Purdue University 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN INFO

www.veronicapena.com

Documentary project looking for the traces of intangible heritage that evokes Spanish culture in the Southwest. WHEN

February 1 — June 25 WHERE

Chapman University One University Dr, Orange, CA INFO

www.movingforwardlookingback.us www.janirenajera.com www.chapman.edu/arts

One of Spain’s most beloved contemporary writers will present at U.S. universities and cultural institutions to talk about his work and his native land. WHEN

March 15 WHERE

University of California, LA 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA INFO

www.spainculture.us www.ucla.edu


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CITY AGENDA

MEMPHIS MIAMI L LITERATURE

MANUEL RIVAS ON TOUR Moving Forward, Looking Back @ Janire Nájera

One of Spain’s most beloved contemporary writers will present at U.S. universities and cultural institutions to talk about his work and his native land. WHEN & WHERE

March 13 Instituto Cervantes 31 West Ohio St, Chicago, IL March 15 — 16 University of California, LA 405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA March 17 University of Memphis 3720 Alumni Ave, Memphis, TN March 20 University of Texas at Austin 110 Inner Campus Dr, Austin, TX INFO

www.chicago.cervantes.es www.ucla.edu www.memphis.edu www.utexas.edu

P PERFORMING ARTS V VISUAL ARTS L LITERATURE F FILM AND OTHER

CREAR EN FEMENINO “Crear en femenino” is a program that shows the creative process of women in the arts and culture during the first six months of 2017. WHEN

January 1 — June 30 WHERE

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org

P PERFORMING ARTS

MICROTHEATER MIAMI CCEMiami’s multidisciplinary programs includes Microtheater Miami, a unique theater experience. WHEN

January 1 — August 31 WHERE

F FILM

L.A. OLA L.A. OLA is a showcase of the most outstanding and innovative independent contemporary films from Spain in the city of Los Angeles. WHEN & WHERE

May 19 — 25 Egyptian Theater 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA May 19 — 25 Echo Park Film Center 1200 N. Alvarado St, Los Angeles, CA INFO

www.laolashowcase.com

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org www.microtheatermiami.com


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CITY AGENDA

MIAMI P PERFORMING ARTS

M MUSIC

V VISUAL ARTS

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

PABLO SÁINZ VILLEGAS

Flamenco Festival celebrates one new edition in New York and Miami.

Villegas treats audiences to a musical journey from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, from his latest album, Americano.

LETTER FROM THE UNKNOWN

WHEN

March 2 — 19 WHERE

Adrienne Arsht Center 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.flamencofestival.org www.arshtcenter.org

WHEN

The exhibition Letter from the Unknown by artist Angela Valella is part of the program “Crear en femenino”.

WHERE

March 9 — April 27

March 4 Black Box Theater-South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center 10950 SW 211 St, Miami, FL INFO

WHEN

WHERE

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.smdcac.org www.pablosainzvillegas.com

www.ccemiami.org

M MUSIC

L LITERATURE

L LITERATURE

JOSEMI CARMONA & JAVIER COLINA

A CONVERSATION WITH ELVIRA NAVARRO

A CONVERSATION WITH BELÉN GORPEGUI

Josemi Carmona and Javier Colina establish a musical conversation, with deep flamenco echoes and their unique jazz swing, a natural dialogue blending different musical languages.

“La Trabajadora” tells the story of Elisa, a freelance proofreader and onetime novelist, and of the mysterious and eccentric Susana. Part of the program “Crear en Femenino”.

This activity is part of the program “Crear en femenino”.

WHEN

March 12 WHERE

Arscht Center for Performing Arts 1300 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.arshtcenter.org

WHEN

March 16 WHERE

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org

WHEN

May 2 WHERE

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org


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CITY AGENDA

MINNEAPOLIS P PERFORMING ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

F FILM

FLAMENGO

THE BEAUTIFUL BRAIN

Centro Cultural Español presents FlamenGO 2017 during the month of May. A program that pays homage to flamenco in all its disciplines.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, considered the father of modern neuroscience, combined scientific and artistic skills to produce extraordinary drawings.

36TH ANNUAL MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INT’L FILM FESTIVAL

WHEN

WHEN

May 4— 30

January 28 — May 15

WHERE

WHERE

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org

Weisman Art Museum University of Minnesota 333 E River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN INFO

www.weisman.umn.edu

The 36th edition will present Spanish movies, including works of well-known filmmakers like Carlos Saura and Raúl Arévalo. WHEN

April 13 — 29 WHERE

St. Anthony Main Theatre 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN INFO

www.mspfilm.org

L LITERATURE

P PERFORMING ARTS

ALEJANDRO PALOMAS

AND THE BEAT GOES ON!

Award-winning author will talk about his books and discuss the current panorama of children’s literature in Spain

Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre together with Flying Foot Forum present an evening of rhythm, passion, and contemporary percussive dance.

WHEN

May 23 WHERE

Centro Cultural Español 1490 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL INFO

www.ccemiami.org

WHEN

April 21 — 24 WHERE

The Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN INFO

www.thecowlescenter.org www.zorongo.org

Chano Domínguez


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CITY AGENDA

NEW YORK P PERFORMING ARTS

F FILM

P PERFORMING ARTS

CIMIENTOS 2017

ZIPI Y ZAPE AT NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL 2017

FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

“Cimientos 2017” is composed of a lineup of 10 playwrights that carry on the sacred task of pushing the envelope and exploring the boundless potential of contemporary dramaturgy. WHEN

February 19 — June 4 WHERE

NYICFF supports the dissemination of thoughtful films addressed to them and to help define a more compelling films for kids. WHEN

IATI Theater 64 E. 4th St, New York, NY

February 24 — March 19

INFO

Multiple locations New York, NY

www.iatitheater.org

WHERE

“Flamenco Festival” celebrates one new edition in New York and Miami. WHEN

March 9 — 18 WHERE

New York City Center 131 W 55th St, New York, NY INFO

www.flamencofestival.com www.nycitycenter.org www.publictheater.org

INFO

www.nyicff.org

M MUSIC

F FILM

JOSEMI CARMONA & JAVIER COLINA

DISTANT TOUCH. JOSÉ VAL DE OMAR: A RETROSPECTIVE

Josemi Carmona and Javier Colina establish a musical conversation, with deep flamenco echoes and their unique jazz swing, a natural dialogue blending different musical languages. WHEN

March 10 WHERE

Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater 425 Lafayette St, New York, NY INFO

www.flamencofestival.org

V VISUAL ARTS P PERFORMING ARTS

DE LO POSIBLE (OF POSSIBILITIES)

WHEN

De Lo Posible is a movement-based performance-art work exploring human (dis)connections and language barriers between subjects of different cultures.

WHERE

March 16 — 19

Experience the avant garde genius of experimental film maker José Val de Omar. March 16 — 19 Anthology Film Archives 32 2nd Ave, New York, NY INFO

www.anthologyfilmarchives.org www.spainculture.us

WHEN

WHERE

Triskelion Arts, Muriel Schulman Theater 106 Calyer St, Brooklyn, NY INFO

www.triskelionarts.org www.veronicapena.com www.hectorcanonge.net


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CITY AGENDA

V VISUAL ARTS

M MUSIC

L LITERATURE

BUBI CANAL AT FOAM TALENT

CRISTINA PATO

II KEROUAC FESTIVAL

Cristina Pato shares her talent at Harvard University with the Silk Road Project and performs with The Cristina Pato Quartet in NY.

Poetry that crosses the Atlantic: Kerouac Vigo Festival arrives in New York.

Foam proudly presents “Foam Talent” at Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York. A group exhibition bringing together 24 innovative image makers under the age of 35. WHEN

March 30 — April 16 WHERE

Red Hook Labs 133 Imlay St, Brooklyn, NY INFO

WHEN

March 31 WHERE

Gardiner Theater 700 Route 22 , Pawling, NY INFO

www.cristinapato.com www.silkroadproject.org

www.foam.org www.bubicanal.com

M MUSIC

ANDRÉS BARBA

ARMONÍA CONCERTADA

“Las manos pequeñas” has been translated by Lisa Dillman and it includes an afterword by renowned author Edmund White.

Lutenist/vihuelist Ariel Abramovich and soprano María Cristina Kiehr perform Renaissance music by Vásquez, Willaert, Arcadelt, and Flecha.

WHEN & WHERE

April 19 Community Bookstore 143 7th Ave, New York, NY

April 7 High Line New York, NY April 7 East River Ferry New York, NY May 8 Bowery Poetry Club 308 Bowery, New York, NY

L LITERATURE

April 18 McNally Jackson Books 52 Prince St, New York, NY

WHEN & WHERE

April 6 Instituto Cervantes 211 East 49th St, New York, NY

INFO

www.festivalkerouacvigo.com

WHEN

April 20 WHERE

Americas Society 680 Park Ave, New York, NY INFO

www.as-coa.org

INFO

www.mcnallyjackson.com www.transitbooks.org

Pablo Sáinz Villegas


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CITY AGENDA

NEW YORK A ARCHITECTURE

PUBLIC SPACE? LOST AND FOUND A debate over a contentious topic among artists, architects and cultural producers that engages contemporary critical discourses and practices on public space. WHEN

May 4 WHERE

M MUSIC P PERFORMING ARTS

FLAMENCO VIVO CARLOTA SANTANA NYC SEASON 2017

LA OREJA DE VAN GOGH Spanish pop band from Donostia-San Sebastián plays in NYC. WHEN

“Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana” returns to BAM with two world primers. May 15th through the 21st. Choreographed by Ángel Muñoz and Antonio Hidalgo.

May 18

WHEN

www.bbkingblues.com

Storefront for Art and Architecture 97 Kenmare St, New York, NY

May 15 — 21

INFO

WHERE

www.spainculture.us www.mitpress.mit.edu

M MUSIC

WHERE

B.B. King Blues Club & Grill 237 W 42nd St, New York, NY INFO

Bam Fisher 321 Ashland Pl, Brooklyn, NY INFO

www.flamenco-vivo.org

L LITERATURE

V VISUAL ARTS

M MUSIC

ALEJANDRO PALOMAS

ISIDRO BLASCO

ALEXIS CUADRADO

Award-winning author will talk about his books and discuss the current panorama of children’s literature in Spain.

A show about the subway in New York City.

WHEN

May 27 — June 18

The International Society of Bassists presents Alexis Cuadrado and his group to perform their piece “Noneto Ibérico” at its 50th anniversary convention.

May 19 — 20 WHERE

Instituto Cervantes 211-215 East 49th St, New York, NY INFO

www.nyork.cervantes.es

WHEN

WHERE

John Davis Gallery 362 Warren St, Hudson, NY INFO

www.johndavisgallery.com

WHEN

June 3 WHERE

Ithaca College 953 Danby Rd, Ithaca, NY INFO

www.spainculture.us


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CITY AGENDA

OAKLAND PHILADELPHIA

RALEIGH

L LITERATURE

M ARCHITECTURE

ANDRÉS BARBA “Las manos pequeñas” has been translated by Lisa Dillman and it includes an afterword by renowned author Edmund White. WHEN

April 26 WHERE

Diesel Bookstore 5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA INFO

www.dieselbookstore.com www.transitbooks.org

M MUSIC P PERFORMING ARTS

OSCAR PEÑAS Oscar Peñas brings his NY based jazz trio that possesses a very special chemistry forged through dozens of gigs in the East Coast for almost a decade, blending influences that makes him an ideal musical chronicler of a vibrant jazz-classical work culture, into its own traditions. WHEN

June 9 WHERE

World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA INFO

SPANIARDS IN USA. North Carolina State University School of Architecture Lecture Series featuring: Antón García Abril, Iñaki Avalos, Cristina García Moreno, Efrén García Grinda, and José María Churtichaga among others. WHEN

March 17, 22 & 29 and April 3 WHERE

North Carolina. College of Design, Kamphoefner Hall 2221 Katharine Stinson Dr, Raleigh, NC INFO

www.design.ncsu.edu

www.oscarpenas.com

Alejandro Palomas


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CITY AGENDA

SAN FRANCISCO V VISUAL ARTS

V VISUAL ARTS

L LITERATURE

2 SIDES

ENSEMBLE FOR THESE TIMES’ GUERNICA PROJECT

ANDRÉS BARBA

Roll Up Gallery is proud to announce a duo Art Exhibition by the Spanish artists Patricia Rubio and Ferran Torras curated by Betty Bigas. WHEN

March 24 WHERE

Roll Up Gallery 161 Erie St, San Francisco, CA INFO

www.publicsf.com www.patriciarubio.net

E4TT “The Guernica Project” new commission by composer Jeffrey Hoover-a call-and-response to the Picasso and the bombing in four movements --entitled “Guernica.” Also featured are works by ‘16 Call for Scores winners Mario Carro, Mercedes Zavala and Hoover., “Death with Interruptions,” by Grammynominated composer Derek Bermel and “Guernica,” by composer Frederic Sharaf, with images provided by the Museo de la Paz de Guernica.

“Las manos pequeñas” has been translated by Lisa Dillman and it includes an afterword by renowned author Edmund White. WHEN

April 25 WHERE

Green Apple Books 506 Clement St, San Francisco, CA INFO

www.greenapplebooks.com www.transitbooks.org

WHEN & WHERE

April 2 Maybeck Studio for the Performing Arts 1537 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA April 8 Noe Valley Ministry 1021 Sanchez St, San Francisco, CA INFO

www.e4tt.org

F FILM

BIGAS LUNA TRIBUTE LA Organized by Betty Bigas and Dr Santiago Fouz Hernández the event will provide audiences with the unique opportunity of seeing some of Bigas Luna’s most critically acclaimed. The event will include the screenings of the entire ‘Iberian Portraits‘ trilogy: “Jamón, jamón”, which launched the career of Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Jordi Mollà. “Huevos de Oro” and “La Teta i la Lluna”. WHEN

May

WHERE

TBC

INFO

www.bigaslunatribute.wordpress.com

The Dream and Lie of Franco @ Pablo Picasso, courtesy of The Meadows Museum


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CITY AGENDA

SAN JUAN F FILM

SPANISH CINEMA SHOWCASE: PREMIOS GOYA Every first Wednesday of the month there will be a projection of a Spanish movie in Cinema Bar.

P PERFORMING ARTS U URBAN CULTURE

CIRCO FEST “Circo Fest 2017”, 4th edition of the international festival of Circus and Street Arts of Puerto Rico. WHEN

M MUSIC

MAD 4 CLARINETS “MAD 4 Clarinets” is a concert in which four prestigious musicinas perform their clarinet oferring the public popular music roots. WHEN

February 25 — 26

June 3

February 1 — April 3

WHERE

WHERE

WHERE

Old San Juan San Juan, PR

INFO

www.circofest.com

WHEN

Cinema Bar San Juan 1950 Calle Norzagaray, San Juan, PR

INFO

Centro de Bellas Artes Luis A. Ferré 22 Av. Ponce de León, San Juan, PR INFO

www.cba.gobierno.pr

www.cinemabar1950.com

SANTA SANTA BARBARA CLARA M MUSIC

M MUSIC

CRISTINA PATO

CRISTINA PATO

Cristina Pato shares her talent at Harvard University with the Silk Road Project and performs with The Cristina Pato Quartet in NY.

Cristina Pato shares her talent at Harvard University with the Silk Road Project and performs with The Cristina Pato Quartet in NY.

WHEN

WHEN

August 7 — September 16

March 31

WHERE

WHERE

University of California Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA INFO

www.cristinapato.com www.silkroadproject.org

Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA INFO

www.cristinapato.com www.silkroadproject.org

MAD 4 Clarinets


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CITY AGENDA

SANTA FE

SAVANNAH

M MUSIC

V VISUAL ARTS

M MUSIC

CARLOS NUÑEZ TOUR

THE PRADO IN SANTA FE

GERMÁN LÓPEZ

Carlos Núñez is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain’s northwest region, facing the Atlantic Ocean and rich in vibrant Celtic traditional music. His music goes from ancient Celtic music to Medieval and Baroque.

Spain’s Masterpiece reproductions from Museo del Prado to be shown in prominent Santa Fe public park.

Germán López is a world-renowned timple player from the Canary Islands, and is joined by Spanish guitarist Antonio Toledo.

WHEN

Cathedral Park 131 Cathedral Pl, Santa Fe, NM

March 21

WHEN

May 1 — October 31 WHERE

INFO

WHERE

Lensic PAC Theater 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM INFO

www.carlos-nunez.com

Andrés Barba

www.santafe.org

WHEN

March 25 WHERE

Charles H. Morris Center 10 E Broad St, Savannah, GA INFO

www.savannahmusicfestival.org


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CITY AGENDA

WASHINGTON L LITERATURE

F FILM

150 YEARS OF RUBÉN DARÍO

ALL ABOUT ALMODÓVAR

Professors Gwen Kirkpatrick (Georgetown University) and Alba Aragón (Bridgewater State University) together with Nicaraguan poet Milagros Terán discuss the legacy of one of the most influential Spanish-language poets of our time. WHEN

Pepi, Luci, Bom [Pepi, Luci, Bom, y otras chicas del montón]. WHEN

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

www.spainculture.us

WHEN

Labyrinth of passion [Laberinto de pasiones].

Talk to her [Hable con ella].

WHEN

Apri 7 — 10

WHEN

WHEN

All about my mother [Todo sobre mi madre). WHEN

March 13 — 15

Apri 9 — 11

What have I done to deserve this? [¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto?].

Bad education [La mala educación].

WHEN

Apri 14 — 16

March 14 — 16

WHEN

Volver.

Matador.

WHEN

WHEN

Apri 15 — 16

March 21 — 22

Broken embraces [Los abrazos rotos].

Law of desire [La ley del deseo].

WHEN

WHEN

Apri 16 — 18

March 21 — 23

Women on the verge of a nervous breakdown [Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios]. WHEN

March 25 — 29

High heels [Tacones lejanos]. WHEN

March 26 — 30

Tie me up! Tie me down! [¡Átame!]

The skin I live in [La piel que habito]. WHEN

April 22 — 25

I’m so excited! [Los amantes pasajeros]. WHEN

April 23

Julieta. WHEN

April 25 — 27

WHEN

WHERE

March 30

AFI Silver Theatre 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MDç

KIKA. WHEN Rubén Darío

Live flesh [Carne trémula]. Apri 4 — 6

Dark habits [Entre tinieblas].

WHERE

WHEN

Apri 1 — 3

March 4 — 8

March 7

March 1

The flower of my secret [La flor de mi secreto].

March 30 — April 5

INFO

www.afi.com/silver


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CITY AGENDA

WASHINGTON M MUSIC

M MUSIC

M MUSIC

JOSEMI CARMONA & JAVIER COLINA

CARLOS NUÑEZ TOUR

MARGARITA ESCARPA

Carlos Núñez is the world’s most famous player of the gaita, the bagpipes of Galicia, Spain’s northwest region, facing the Atlantic Ocean and rich in vibrant Celtic traditional music. His music goes from ancient Celtic music to Medieval and Baroque.

Spanish guitarist Margarita Escarpa, a Marlow audience favorite, celebrates her Marlow return with a special program of Spanish and Mexican repertoire.

Josemi Carmona and Javier Colina establish a musical conversation, with deep flamenco echoes and their unique jazz swing, a natural dialogue blending different musical languages. WHEN

March 9 WHERE

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

WHEN

March 14 WHERE

Strathmore Theatre 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD

WHEN

March 18 WHERE

Westmoreland Congregational Church 1 Westmoreland Circle, Bethesda, MD INFO

www.marlowguitar.org

INFO

www.spainculture.us

www.carlos-nunez.com

P PERFORMING ARTS

L LITERATURE

A ARCHITECTURE

AN EVENING WITH THE SHAKESPEARE THEATER COMPANY

GARDENS FOR THE SENSES

EXPORT

The Shakespeare Theater Company reads Tirso de Molina’s work from the Spanish Golden Age. WHEN

March 20 WHERE

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

www.shakespearetheatre.org www.spainculture.us

Spanish garden and landscape designer Javier Mariategui presents his book Gardens for the Senses, a selection of his best works on spanish gardens. WHEN

March 28 WHERE

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.doaks.or

Thoughts on a global practice beyond national borders. WHEN

April 6 — June 4 WHERE

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

www.spainculture.us www.aiadc.com


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CITY AGENDA

A ARCHITECTURE

F FILM

L LITERATURE

ALTERNATIVAS/ ALTERNATIVES

FROM DOODLES TO PIXELS

Creative Minds in Heritage, Planning and Innovation.

A selection of the landmark works of Spanish animation of all times, curated by Carolina López.

BROTHERS AT ARMS: AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE AND THE MEN OF FRANCE AND SPAIN WHO SAVED IT

WHEN

April 6 — June 4 WHERE

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

www.spainculture.us www.aiadc.com

WHEN & WHERE

April 8, 9 & 22 National Gallery of Art 6th & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC April 18 & 20 Former Residence of the Ambasadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.nga.gov

L LITERATURE

F FILM

ANDRÉS BARBA

LIFE IS A DREAM

“Las manos pequeñas” has been translated by Lisa Dillman and it includes an afterword by renowned author Edmund White.

A performance of one of Spain’s most beloved plays, often called “the Spanish Hamlet.” Directed by Barbara Mujica. Performed by El Retablo.

WHEN

April 20 WHERE

T he Alan Cheuse International Writers Center 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA INFO

www.cheusecenter.gmu.edu

Dr. Larrie D. Ferreiro presents his book, winner of the Journal of the American Revolution 2016 Book of the Year Award. The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution’s success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain. WHEN

April 11 WHERE

Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC INFO

www.penguinrandomhouse.com

WHEN

April 21 — 22 WHERE

Gonda Theater, Georgetown University 37th and O, Washington, DC INFO

www.performingarts.georgetown.edu

Luz San Miguel with Davit Hovhannisyan  @ Eduardo Patino, Photographer


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CITY AGENDA

WASHINGTON A ARCHITECTURE

M MUSIC

A ARCHITECTURE

RETHINKING MUSEUM ARCHITECTURE

JAVIER PERIANES

TRANSFORMING SPACES

His D.C. debut features classics of the piano repertoire, along with his countryman Manuel de Falla’s fiery L’Amour sorcier.

Spanish architect Iñaki Alday (University of Virginia)and Kelly Shannon (University of Southern California) will talk about the singularity of Spanish architecture in the integration of architecture, public space, urban planning and landscape architecture.

Founder and President of Dovetail Design Strategist Susanna Sirefman, Spanish architect Juan Herreros (Columbia University) and urban designer Daniel Lobo (Urban Land Institute) will discuss the challenges faced by institutions and architects in new museum design while looking at some of the most ambitious projects in museum architecture. WHEN

April 26

WHEN

April 29 WHERE

UDC Theater of the Arts 1400 K St NW, Washington, DC INFO

www.washingtonperformingarts.org

WHERE

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

WHEN

May 9 WHERE

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

www.spainculture.us

INFO

www.spainculture.us

M MUSIC

L LITERATURE

M MUSIC

GUSTAVO GIMENO AT THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS

ALEJANDRO PALOMAS

LA OREJA DE VAN GOGH

Cheuse Center Director Matthew Davis in conversation with award-winning author Alejandro Palomas.

Spanish pop band from Donostia-San Sebastián plays in WDC.

WHEN

May 19

Gustavo Gimeno leads the last fantasyinspired program of the season, pairing Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite with Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade. Organist Paul Jacobs returns in the D.C. premiere of Christopher Rouse’s Organ Concerto. WHEN

May 11 — 13 WHERE

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

www.m.kennedy-center.org

May 17 WHERE

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

www.spainculture.us

WHEN

WHERE

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

www.thehowardtheatre.com


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L LITERATURE

M MUSIC

THE NEW RIJKSMUSEUM

25TH MARATÓN DE LA POESÍA

ROSANA

Screening of the documentary The New Rijksmuseum about the ambitious renovation of the Dutch national art & history museum by Cruz Y Ortiz Arquitectos. In collaboration with the Embassy of The Netherlands. WHEN

May 24 WHERE

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

www.spainculture.us

Spanish poet Elena Medel will join other Spanish-language poets at this year´s edition of the poetry festival. WHEN & WHERE

June 9 Library of Congress 100 First St SE, Washington, DC June 10 Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain 2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC

AN EVENING WITH LUZ SAN MIGUEL AND CHAMBER DANCE PROJECT

CHANO DOMÍNGUEZ AT DC JAZZ FESTIVAL

WHEN

WHERE

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

WHERE

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

www.thehowardtheatre.com

INFO

M MUSIC

June 14

WHEN

June 9 — 10

www.loc.gov www.spainculture.us

P PERFORMING ARTS

The evening with Madrid-born ballet dancer Luz San Miguel will feature her in works from Chamber Dance Project’s repertoire with partner Gian Carlo Perez performed with the company’s string quartet and guest musicians.

Born in Lanzarote, the Spanish singer and composer performs at the Howard Theater.

Outstanding pianist Chano Domínguez performs at DC Jazz Festival. WHEN

June 17 WHERE

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

www.spainculture.us www.dcjazzfest.org

INFO

www.chamberdance.org

Margarita Escarpa


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MADEINSPAIN_USA 6th edition of MadeinSpain at the University of Miami, organized by the Spanish Foundation for Contemporary Architecture.

V VISUAL ARTS

MURILLO: THE SELFPORTRAITS

FALL/ WINTER

New York’s Frick Collection and London’s National Gallery are presenting a show that will mark the 400th anniversary of the birth of one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo.

F FILM

ISABEL COIXET AT THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL Spanish acclaimed film director, Isabel Coixet will be part of the jury of the longest running international film festival in North America in its 52nd year.

L LITERATURE

MIAMI BOOK FAIR During eight days each November hundreds of authors and thousands of readers converge on Downtown Miami for the nation’s finest literary festival. Don´t miss the opportunity to meet our Spanish writers this November!


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The 2017 spring / summer season of SPAIN arts & culture offers a wide range of cultural activities around the United States.

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