Photo by Josep Aznar
Festival Grec 2012
Teatre Grec on Sala Montjuïc
There’s culture on every corner this month as the Grec festival swings into action. An annual fixture on the city’s calendar since its inauguration in 1978, the festival takes its name from its main venue, the Teatre Grec on Montjuïc.
Here's our pick of the best:
Sun Teatre Grec. July 9th & 10th. Antagonism, violence and humour from acclaimed choreographer Hofesh Shechter.
Ahnsooyoung Company Mercat de les Flors. July 15th & 16th. Contemporary dance and hip hop from Korea.
Moray Godoy: Nit de Tango Teatre Grec. July 29th. Argentina’s leading tango artist fuses gritty sensuality with contemporary language.
Tauberbach Teatre Lliure. July 11th-13th. Choreographer Alain Patel uses an actor and dancer in this piece that explores mental illness through movement material, or what Patel calls, “bastard dance”.
Wonderland Teatre Grec. July 1st-2nd. The Gallim Dance Company from New York uses its trademark joyful, imaginative style in this piece that investigates the dangerous elements of human instinct.
Bobby McFerrin Teatre Grec. July 21st. The man behind the song “Don’t Worry Be Happy” revisits North American Spirituals.
Jamboree Duets Jamboree. July 22nd-27th. The borders between genres blur over five nights of surprising musical pairings between jazz, pop, cançó and flamenco performers.
Beyond Mercat de les Flors. July 24th-26th. Australian company Circa scored a hit at last year’s Grec and they’re back for another show of finely-honed circus acts.
Ólafur Arnalds Barts. July 21st. The Icelandic multi-instrumentalist treats us to an evening of emotive music that fuses classical and modern sounds.
Hiromi Teatre Grec. July 5th. The Japanese composer and pianist defies convention fusing genres in energetic live performances.
For the full programme of theatre, dance, music and circus events see www.grec.bcn.cat.