The children´s puppet opera “El gigante de Altzo” (The Giant of Altzo) will run from August 19 to September 24 at Mexico’s Juan Ruiz de Alarcón Theater. The performance is part of the Impulso festival organized by the National Autonomous University of Mexico, UNAM, created to encourage theatre arts among young people.
The International Festival of Street Arts FEST´ARTS of Libourne will be held from 3 to 5 August and will have the presence of two Basque companies. In addition, a meeting of programmers from the Basque Country and Aquitainehas also been organized within the framework of the festival.
The University of the Basque Country will offer once again, in collaboration with the Etxepare Basque Institute, a training course aimed at readers of Basque language in universities and centers of higher education abroad.
The Basque writer Kirmen Uribe will participate in a residency program at the University of Iowa, with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute, within the International Writing Program that is organized annually at the university. This residency brings together writers from different fields from around the world from August to September, organizing an entire literary program at the university.
The International Dance Fair TANZMESSE will be held from August 29 to September 1, 2018 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Once again, the BASQUE DANCE stand will be organized by the Etxepare Basque Institute in collaboration with ADDE (Association of Dance Professionals of the Basque Country) at one of the most relevant fairs in the sector at European level.
The 11th World Symposium on Choral Music will be held in Barcelona, from 22nd to 29th July 2017, where the Basque Country will be represented by KUP taldea, under the baton of their conductor, Gabriel Baltes. This one-week event will see Barcelona become the only place to be for singers, conductors, amateur and professional musicians, publishers and for all lovers of choral music. For seven days, there will be conferences, workshops, master classes, concerts, new pieces to be presented and performed and much more, offered by conductors, professionals and internationally-renowned choirs.
The Confederation of Choirs of the Basque Country - Euskal Herriko Abesbatzen Elkartea (EAE) has edited AHAIRE, an anthology of Basque music with 50 works for mixed choir. The book was presented at a press conference at the Etxepare Basque Institute, which was attended by the Minister of Culture and Language Policy, Bingen Zupiria; the director of the Etxepare Basque Institute, Miren Arzalluz; the President of the Confederation of Choirs of the Basque Country, Enrique Azurza; and the representative of the Mikel Laboa Chair of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Pio Pérez.
The Basque street theatre company Deabru Beltzak will be in Montreal, Canada, from July 19 to 24, participating in the activities to mark the 375th anniversary of the city. Every day they will perform the street show Les Tambours de Feu, starting from Rue Saint-Denis.
From July 17 to 20, members of the readership of the Etxepare Basque Institute and the IALT department of the University of Leipzig have organized SPSPR (Sprachpolitik und Sprachplanung in der Romania), a summer course on minority languages. Focusing on Romance languages, the course will bring together experts from all over the world, including the general secretary of Kontseilua, Paul Bilbao.
President (Lehendakari) of the Basque Government, Iñigo Urkullu, presided over the meeting of the Etxepare Institute Board of Trustees, held yesterday afternoon at the office of the Basque Government. The Board was informed of the activities carried out in 2016 and the areas of work planned for the next four years.