Day: March 8, 2021

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Dimitri Bashkirov, reference pianist of the Russian school | Culture

Dimitri Bashkirov, in Madrid, in 2012.Youtube Daniel Barenboim, his son-in-law, remembered him in a recent conversation. One fine day in Paris he went to visit Arthur Rubinstein, one of his mentors. The young Barenboim was 12 years old and his teacher suggested that he accompany him to the Champs Elysees theater to attend the final […]

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Patrick Dupond, star dancer and former director of the Paris Opera Ballet | Culture

Patrick Dupond in January 2003, during the rehearsal for ‘L’Air de Paris’.JEAN AYISSI / AFP The star dancer and former director of the Paris Opera Ballet, Patrick Dupond, died on Friday, March 5, of a serious illness that had separated him from all professional and social activities for several months. He was 61 years old, […]

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The life force of a nonagenarian accused of witchcraft in present-day Kenya | Blog Doc & Roll

As in so many other African countries, the division of gender roles in many parts of Kenya reserves leadership decisions to men and physical labor, both in the field and in the family home, to women. In the documentary The Letter by Maia Lekow and Christopher King, which DocsBarcelona projects this Tuesday at the Cineteca […]

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Marinus van Reymerswale: The Prado discovers the portrait painter of greed | Culture

There are exhibitions that work as a decoy or as the chirping of birds. The starting point is individual, but the route is choral. Occurs with the sample of Marinus: Pintor de Reymerswale in the Prado Museum, the first monograph dedicated to this artist, which will be open until June 13, and of which the […]

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The wage gap between men and women reaches 19.6% in the cultural industry | 8M: Women’s Day

A woman in front of the stalls of the María Guerrero theater in Madrid.CRISTÓBAL PRADO The wage gap between men and women in the cultural industry reaches 19.6%. It is one of the main conclusions of an extensive report carried out by the SGAE after collecting data among its associates, both men and women, related […]

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Only one in four shows is directed by a woman | Culture

The actress Carmen Elías playing Prometheus in the body of a woman directed by Carme Portacelli in 2019 The theatrical reality is still tragic: out of every four stage directors, only one is a woman. The investigation presented this Wednesday by the association Classic and Modern in collaboration with the SGAE Foundation, it shows slightly […]

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The Matsumae itinerary towards the new paradigm | Valencian Community

Matsumae is a more plausible than fictional character created by the Valencian Pascual Olmos (Catarroja, 1952) as the common thread of his latest book, Matsumae, walking through many lives (Vinatea Editorial, 2020), in which the author uses the fable to try to illuminate the moral and material darkness of the human being. It is also […]

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Vox Luminis Concert: Let there be light | Culture

One of the most painful (spiritual) victims of this last pandemic year was the cancellation of the Passion according to Saint Matthew by Bach that the Vox Luminis group and the Friborg Baroque Orchestra were to have performed on April 5, 2020 at the National Auditorium. From such a twinning, and with that work on […]

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Gunfighting, social violence and the murder of Dato, 100 years later | Culture

The car in which Eduardo Dato, president of the Council of Ministers, was traveling when he was shot. March 8, 1921. Eduardo Dato Iradier, president of the Council of Ministers, was shot in the Plaza de la Independencia in Madrid, when he was traveling in the back of a Marmon 34 limousine. He had left […]

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A walk with Helga de Alvear through her museum | Culture

In the spring of 2008 Helga de Alvear asked Luis Moreno Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón, then professors at Princeton, to come to New York to see an exhibition at the Mary Boone Gallery. The reason? The German gallerist and collector based in Madrid had just bought a work by a Chinese artist and wanted the […]

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