The exhibition MIRROR RIM by Basque artist Alain Urrutia (Bilbao, 1981) is on display in Santiago de Compostela from December 15 to January 28 at the DIDAC Foundation - DARDO Instituto do Deseño e das Artes Contemporáneos. The exhibit is produced by the Didace Foundation with support from the Etxepare Basque Institute.
The Etxepare Basque Institute represented the Basque Government this past Thursday and Friday in Milan at the European Culture Forum. The European Culture Forum is a biennial event organised by the European Commission to raise the profile of European cultural cooperation, to bring together cultural sectors´ key players and to debate on EU culture policy and initiatives
From the earliest films made before the Spanish Civil War, to more current productions, the Bernardo Atxaga Chair of the City University of New York will take a journey through 90 years of Basque cinema as part of this year’s academic programme.
The cultures of Aquitaine and the Basque Country come together in Aquitaine.eus. One of its projects is SOKA, the exhibition on Basque traditional dance, which will be displayed in the media library in the Meriadeck quarter of Bordeaux.
Last night was the night for Basque music, the night of the “Musika Bulegoa Sariak 2017” awards. The venue chosen to celebrate the best music of the year was Musikene, the Higher School of Music of the Basque Country in San Sebastian. The event brought together some of the leading figures in Basque music today, including musicians, music creators, and industry professionals, as well as representatives from the public institutions – headed by Bingen Zupiria, the Basque Minister of Culture. Traditional, jazz, rock, folk, contemporary... the musical gala reflected the diversity of Basque music.
SUNS EUROPE is the European festival of performing arts in minority languages that celebrates its third edition at the italian city of Udine, from november 30 to december 2. With the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute, Basque musician La Basu will be at the festival this year.
"Excited and thankful for the opportunity given to me by the Minister of Culture of Uruguay and the Board of Directors of Sodre to direct their National Ballet, and honored by the great ballet dancer Julio Bocca’s strong support for my candidacy". Basque dancer Igor Yebra has accepted the appointment of artistic director of Sodre, the National Ballet of Uruguay, and will start work at the end of January.
As in every year, the celebration of Basque Language Day - December 3 - will reach different corners of Europe and America through cultural programmes organized by the network of readers of the Etxepare Basque Institute. With these events, the Institute recognizes the work of the 29 teachers of Basque language and culture and the more than 1500 students who study Euskera in 34 universities in 18 countries.
Basque literature will have a voice again this year at the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), the most important book event in Latin America, which brings together thousands of booksellers, publishers and authors. To shine a spotlight on Basque literature, the Etxepare Basque Institute took the initiative to send Kirmen Uribe (Ondarroa, 1970) to this year’s fair. The event will run from 26 November to 3 December in Guadalajara, Mexico, and will feature some of the most relevant names in literature today.
The Basque Audiovisual initiative will have its own space in the stand that the ICEX has in the European Film Market of Berlin thanks to the collaboration between Zineuskadi, the Etxepare Basque Institute and the Audiovisual Cluster Eiken. EFM is one of the most prominent film industry fairs, organized within the Berlinale. This is an important opportunity for Basque producers to find sources of funding channels, to establish collaborations and to create business ideas by strengthening their presence in the sector.