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After four years of international tour, the Basque theatre play André and Dorine, that has travelled around 20 countries and 3 continents, comes back to Madrid for its second season.
Arts and culture are important to any group in terms of identity, policy and visibility. For linguistic minorities, arts linked to language are essential – but often challenging due to a relatively small immediate audience. However, this art could be of interest to any audience. World-class literature can be written in minority languages, and world-class theatre productions can premiere in any language. What possibilities can the EU offer for the smaller literature and theatre fields throughout Europe? And what are the challenges?
The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland annually organizes an international seminar on language minority issues. The purpose is to provide an arena for constructive and inspiring discussion between European policy makers and people working with language minority issues in a wide range of ways throughout Europe.
This year the event, titled Minority Arts. No Minor Issue. Support for Culture in Minority Languages, will be held on March 4 at the European Parliament –Alitero Spinelli Building, Brussels-. And the Basque culture will have it own place in the program: the writer Kirmen Uribe and Mari Jose Olaziregi, Director for the Promotion and Dissemination of the Basque Language of the Etxepare Basque Institute, will lecture about Basque literature translation and dissemination in a round table with writers and representatives from Switzerland and Finland that will be guided by Alexandra Büchler, Director of Literature Accross Frontiers.
Follow the event streamed live on http://www.kulturfonden.fi/sv/start/ !
With an agreement between AlhóndigaBilbao and the Etxepare Basque Institute, the annual program Amphitryon has been launched, which promotes a regular program of live arts, facilitates the mobility of artists and the internationalization of local proposals. Amphitrion will start on January 17 with the show In between.
Through this program, some Basque companies will present their work in AlhóndigaBilbao and will invite international companies to act at the center; in the same way back, international companies will invite Basque ones to act abroad.
The dancer Olatz de Andrés will take part in the NO BALLET International Choreograohy Competition, in Ludwigshafen, Germany. She will travel with the support of the Etxepare Basque Institute on November 22-23.
On the other hand, on December 2-4 she will take part in the Festival Salmon Barcelona.