Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Grec Festival 09 in Barcelona

The Grec Festival has become one of the referent cultural festivals in Barcelona. Specialized in music, dance and theatre, the Grec Festival has celebrated 33 successful editions. The year it focuses on the renovation and extension of the program, with up to 66 shows.

From June 20th to August 2nd the Grec Festival will bring the best national and international artists. It owes its name from the early editions, when the shows were held in the Grec Theatre (Greek Theatre), in Montjuic. Nowadays there are many other stages to celebrate the Grec Festival: the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea de Barcelona (CCCB), the Teatre Lliure, the Teatre Ovidi Monitor, the Mercat de les Flors or the Plaza del Rey. Italy will be the guest country. It will present a trilogy of the Divine Comedy by Romeo Castellucci. This year, theatre and dance will become important than music.

The spectacle El jardín de las estrellas will open the festival. This year the festival will focus on the co-productions, of which Edipo, una trilogía (Oedipus, a trilogy) or Don Carlos (Mr. Carlos) stand out. Another outstanding spectacle will be La guerra de los hijos de la luz contra los hijos de las tinieblas (The War of the sons of light against the sons of darkness), a co production with the d'Avignon Festival and the Athens Festival, by Amos Gitai.

The dance program will bring such spectacles such as Entity, H3, or o Eonnagata, by important dance companies. In the music program the most remarkable proposals are: the singer Vinicio Capossela, the Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, the Algerian singer Khaled with its rai music, the Argentinean composer and singer Sofía Rei Koutsovitis or the hip-hop singer la Mala Rodríguez & Refree, among others.

Come on! Discover the most amazing cultural festival of Catalonia. Rent Barcelona Apartments and enjoy your holidays!

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