The 31st Barcelona Grec Festival also has a new model, proposed by new director Ricardo Szwarcer, with the aim of giving major international productions their first showing in the city while encouraging local stage productions.
According to the new director, the basic structure of the Festival is the same as before, with the classical division between theatre, dance, music and other art forms.
This year it combines bold, modern ideas with more traditional events aimed at regular audiences. It will be held between 26 June and 5 August, at the same venues as in previous years but also spreading out to new ones, for example the Sant Andreu Teatre (SAT!) and the La Caldera in Gracia.
Quality, classical and contemporary theatre, innovative dance and music mixed with film are the defining traits of the latest Grec Festival, which this year has a strong progressive and experimental element.
This year too, the Grec Teatre is the festival’s flag ship and will host the inaugural event, on 26 June, with the exceptionally talented dancer Sylvie Guillem starring in Sacred Monsters.
Another star première is Moon Water, at the Mercat de les Flors, a show that will mark the Spanish debut of one of Asia’s most prestigious dance companies, the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan.
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