Month: June 2021

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Peter Brook: Stories with light and meaning | Culture

A scene from ‘Mahabharata’, a Peter Brook montage premiered in 1985.Michel Dieuzaide The last name of his ancestors is Bryk, but his father, a Russian Jewish fled to England before the German advance during World War I, had to accept that the British passport officer registered him as Brook. In its first stage, Peter Brook’s […]

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Peter Brook: “If I am ever proud of something, take the weight off my arrogance” | Culture

Peter Brook and Marie-Hélène Estienne, this Wednesday at La Pedrera in Barcelona.Alice Brazzit “The theater in Barcelona would not be the same without Peter Brook’s mark,” said the director of the Grec festival, Francesc Casadesús, at noon, when he presented one of the myths of the world scene in the noble space of La Pedrera, […]

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Pablo López: “The pandemic has been a kind of ibuprofen for the soul” | Culture

Stendhal syndrome calls the feeling of vertigo or fatigue that some people feel when they are surrounded by beauty. The musician Pablo López suffered from it a few months ago, but the origin was not a city or a specific work of art, but the intensity of his own life. The obligation to stop and […]

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Ibarrola’s ‘Guernica’ revives in Arco | Culture

Time had taken care of fulfilling the artist’s wish Agustin Ibarrola to fold his work forever Guernica to Gernika (Guernica Gernikara). The large mural of more than 10 meters with which he paid tribute to the work of Picasso and claimed the transfer of the piece to the Basque Country and not to Madrid, where […]

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Skeleton change in the Museum of Cádiz | Culture

Upper part of the Phoenician sarcophagus in the Museum of Cádiz, which contains the remains of a woman.Museum of Cádiz / Junta de Andalucía On May 31, 1887, while land was being raided in Cádiz to set up the National Maritime Exhibition, an anthropomorphic marble Phoenician sarcophagus was discovered on the lid of which a […]

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Hélène Carrère d’Encausse: “We do not practice political correctness here” | Culture

The office of Hélène Carrère d’Encausse (Paris, 91 years old) is small and humble, at least in comparison with the pomp and solemnity of the building, the majestic Institute of France with its august dome under which the thinking heads of France sit . The title held by the occupant of the office is also […]

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Rafaelillo closes the Fair through the front door | Culture

With five years well passed and also with more than 600 kilos per head, the Miura bullfight was presented in Castellón. By stamp it did not disappoint, of course. By game, the “miurada” moved away from the legend and turned out to be a bull fight. Miuras with the facade of the currency, but the […]

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Bob Sands, saxophonist and teacher of jazz musicians, dies | Culture

Bob Sands during the ‘Jazz Palacio Real’ concerts, held in Madrid on July 26, 2020.Oscar Gonzalez / Cordon Press On May 25 at the Reina Victoria Theater in Madrid a tribute concert was held to the saxophonist, director of his own Big Band, clarinetist, flutist, composer and jazz teacher Bob Sands. That meeting was full […]

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New Yorker James Gaffigan, new musical director of the Palau de les Arts Orchestra | Valencian Community

James Gaffigan, in a rehearsal at the Palau de les Arts.Miguel Lorenzo New York maestro James Gaffigan, 42, will be the new musical director of the Palace of Arts from Valencia over the next four years, thus beginning “a period of stability and growth” for the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana (OCV), one of the […]

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‘A blues for Tehran’, melodies and silences in Iran | Culture

A group of Iranian musicians meet in a house in Rasht, in northern Iran, and wonder what music is. One considers that it transcends cultural and linguistic borders, another calls it pure and transcendental force, while a young woman is reminded of the prohibition of singing that for too long fell on Iranian women. All […]

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