El Viento en un Violín. Teatre Romea, July 24th-27th. Photo by Magali Him
The Grec programme includes 79 theatre, dance, music and circus projects, as well as an extensive programme of activities designed for members of the performing arts community. As always, the festival brings local and international performers to Barcelona, with both classic and more experimental projects.
This year’s highlights include the award-winning Australian circus-theatre company Circa, returning to Barcelona with its newest production, Opus; the vanguard Japanese theatre company Ozira Hirata, which takes to the stage with its adaptation of Chekov’s The Three Sisters (complete with robots, for the 21st century); and Winton Marsalis, who comes with the Lincoln Center Orchestra to blow cool under the stars at the Teatre Grec on Montjuïc. There’s something for every taste and age, with the Petit Grec programme specially created for young culture buffs, including a twist on a Trojan horse story and a musical adaptation of a Shakespeare classic.
This year’s organisers are emphasising the importance of culture in a crisis economy, and to help meet that end, there are special discounts for the unemployed, over 65s, under 16s and families. For the full line-up, to purchase tickets and find discounts, visit the festival webpage.