Next week sees the start of the first shows in the 39th festival. This year, the Grec has over a hundred events including theatre, dance, music, circus, hybrid shows and multi-format shows, and includes an extensive programme of parallel activities.
The Barcelona Grec Festival, which runs from 1 to 31 July, is about to get under way for another year.
The Grec will kick off on Tuesday 30 June with an opening party at Plaça de Margarida Xirgu, one of the new festival venues. The starting pistol for the Grec will be fired by the new musical show by Obeses, with the collaboration of the Banda Municipal de Barcelona, and the energetic rhythms of Oques Grasses.
The opening performance will be held on Wednesday 1 July at the Teatre Grec with Vorònia, by the La Veronal dance company, an international co-production of the Festival by the company led by Marcos Morau.
Also on 1 July, at the Mercat de les Flors, Belgian conductor Ivo van Hove returns to the Grec for a third time. Van Hove will be presenting the adaptation of La voix humaine by Jean Cocteau, featuring the solo performance of actress Halina Reijn. Next Wednesday also sees the première of the VIP show by Els Joglars at the Barts hall.
On 2 July, audiences can see La tortuga de Califòrnia at La Seca Espai Brossa, where Daniela Feixas writes of a girl trapped in her family history and in the anguish of her genetic heritage.
Early July is also the date for dance with Este lugar entre: Prethink and Free Action, a production by Bea Fernández at the Antic Teatre.
The Jamboree joins the Barcelona Grec Festival again this year with a special programme, over four weeks, exploring different facets of jazz. From 1 to 5 July, the programme begins with La masia del jazz, a season devoted to the cradle of Catalan jazz where audiences will be able to listen to the Motis-Chamorro Sextet & Young Jazz Band, the saxophone of Lluc Casares and the Jove Big Band from Blanes.
This is just a small taste of the opening shows at the Barcelona Grec Festival, which this year boasts over a hundred events including theatre, dance, music, circus, hybrid shows and multi-format shows, and also includes an extensive programme of parallel activities aimed both at professionals and audiences.
Date: 1 to 31 July
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