Basque writer and Musician Xabier Montoia has taken part at the Wroclaw Short Story Festival. On October 2 he offered a reading with the help of the translator Sonia Kolavzec, in an event that gathered about 40 people.
The festival is accompanied by meetings, workshops for children, exhibitions, concerts, film roundup, best short story and literary translation competitions, creative writing workshops… and Montoia didn’t miss them. He was accompanied at the recital by poest from Poland, Iceland, Liechtenstein and South Korea.
International Short Story Festival is a multidimensional celebration of short prose, aiming at the promotion of ambitious books. It concentrates on the unsual presentation of narrative forms, researches the influence of literature on other arts, provokes interactions between authors and audience, at the same time allowing the experience exchange between Polish and foreign artists.
Basque companies of the field of audiovisual production are in Cannes these days, participating in the renowned audiovisual fair MIPCOM, thanks to the project Basque Audiovisual , created by the Etxepare Basque Institute and the cluster EIKEN. In the last few days, Cannes has lived the hardest inundations of the last 25 years; but finally, the fair, essential for Basque producers to reach foreign markets, will be open on October 5-8.
This time 8 Basque companies will join the fair: Basque Stream, EiTB, Euskaltel, Expressive Media Projects, JOK Films, Pausoka Entertainment, Prime Time Media and Sugar Factory. Besides, Basque audiovisual production travelled to the city with good news: JOK Films was selected among the 5 finalists to take part at the pitching of MIPJunior, a meeting point for professionals of children-aimed TV contents, thanks to the project “Mike’s Mysteries”.
Basque Audiovisual is the brand that represents Basque audiovisual companies, and has a stand at the fair, where Basque companies can show their works and meet other professionals annually.Read more
Four Basque groups are included among the music bands that will take part at the first semester of 2016 of the program "Artistas en Ruta". Thanks to the agreement between AIE and the Etxepare Basque Institute ON –the last project of Pello Ramirez and Xabier Zeberio-, Niña Coyote eta Chico Tornado and the rock group Rubia will be performing in several venues.
This program selects some music proposals and gives them the chance to perform in live music venues during a semester. The list, designed by a jury, is renewed twice a year.
In addition to "Artistas en Ruta," AIE also opens other lines of collaboration that allow some of the groups that have taken part at the program to perform in new circuits. Thanks to the collaboration between AIE and D’Orfeu, Basque musician Xabier Aburruzaga will perform within the circuit OuTonalidades 2015, in Portugal: Tondela (October 13), Penedono (Octobre 14) and Famalicão da Serra (October 15).
The Etxepare Basque Institute is working these days in the fair of reference of the performing arts, presenting the works of Basque dance a theatre copanies, to create new partnerships for the dissemination of Basque performing arts.
The Performing Arts Market in Seoul (PAMS) is the main event of contemporary performing arts of Korea and its influence and importance extends throughout Asia. It is a fair of international reference which brings together programmers, managers, promoters, producers, artists and opinion makers interested in establishing partnerships with Korean and, in general, Asian markets.
It is held every October under the organization of Korea Arts Management Services, with the support of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Korea.
Like many other Dance Markets, it covers three main aspects: a market share, talks and networking and show cases. All of them provide an environment for exchange of information among professionals in the performing arts and a great opportunity for communication and cooperation in the world of dance.
intercambio de información entre los profesionales de las artes escénicas y una gran oportunidad para la comunicación y la cooperación en el mundo de la danza.Read more
The Athens World Poetry Festival was held in in the Greek capital from 21 to 26 September, and Basque writer Rikardo Arregi attended the event with the support of Etxepare Basque Institute. Arregi participated in two recitals at the Acropolis Museum and the Megaron Athens Hall.
This was the first edition for the festival, which for 5 days has becomed Athens a meeting point for the world of poetry. Readings and recitals accompanied by music halls have been held throughout the city as part of the festival. Sixty-nine internationally renowned poets from 22 countries have participated in a festival that maintains that poetry is needed in lean times; one of the was the Basque writer Rikardo Arregi.
The event was driven by the Poets Circle, in collaboration with the City of Athens, the Athens Concert Hall, the Benaki Museum, and other leading cultural institutions and municipalities of the Attica region.Read more
The campaign #markatupuntueus has been launched these days with the aim of strengthening the domain that represents the Basque community in the Internet: .EUS.Read more
“What brand would you like to become .EUS?”, asks the campaign. The PuntuEus Foundation wants to encourage those who have the answer to participate. Participants only need to photograph any support which the mark and publish it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #markatupuntueus.
The campaign has created the web http://www.markatu.eus, where they are publishing all participating photos, and users can vote for the ones they like. The most voted ones will win a Samsung Galaxy tablet every week. In addition, the Foundation PuntuEus will raffle a stay in a cottage for two people among all participants of the campaign. The campaign will end on October 15 and you can find all the information here.
The main objective of the campaign is to secure the domain .EUS in society and to expand its presence in the network. There are already more than 4000 domains registered and the campaign aims to go a step further and encourage those who have not yet done so: shops, businesses, institutions ...
.EUS is directed not only to web sites with content in Basque language but also to those who include content on Basque language and culture, giving them their own identity on the Internet.
2015-06-28 / 2015-11-26 - Concert schedule of Basque group Kalakan
Here you are the concert schedule of Basque group Kalakan:
June 28: Senpere
July 4: Gooik(be) – Gooikoorts Festival
July 8: Montreal - Chapelle de Notre dame de bon secours
July 9: Montreal - Festival intern. de perc
July 11: Montreal- Festival intern. de perc (KALAKAN + MELISSA LEVERGNE)
July 16: Herritmo – Festival Cultura Inquieta. Madrid.
July 18: Ortigueira- Festival de Ortigueira (KALAKAN + OREKA TX)
July 24: Eskoriatza
July 28: Ezpeleta (KALAKAN + OREKA TX)
August 5: Gasteiz (KALAKAN + OREKA TX)
August 8: Donostia (KALAKAN + OREKA TX)
September 8: Chalabre
October 10: Urepele- Xalbador eguna
October 15: Cholet
October 16: Surgeres
November 25: Dortmund
November 26: DortmundRead more