Here is the video that highlights the visit of Basque creators to the summer festivals in Edinburgh. Don’t miss what the people in charge of these world famous cultural events have to say about the window of Basque culture that the #ScotlandGoesBasque initiative has opened this summer.
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FiraTàrrega, the international performing arts fair held annually in Tàrrega, Catalunya, will celebrate its 39th edition from September 5th to 8th. The fair will include Basque talent once again: the companies Hortzmuga and LaRutan, and the performing duo Itsaso Iribarren and Germán de la Riva, will premiere their shows at the fair; and four other companies will take part in the pitching section.
Another year, Basque performing arts will be represented at leading international festivals thanks to dFERIA Abroad, the window created by dFERIA to publicize Basque performing arts abroad, and the Etxepare Basque Institute. Several Basque artists are participating in international festivals in spring and summer this year.
After performing Interbeing: Stories from a Current War every day from August 1st to 25th in Edinburgh, the Basque theater company 2Theatre was awarded The Mervyn Stutter ‘Spirit of the Fringe’ at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the popular performing arts festival. The company received the prize on August 25th at an award ceremony.
Basque arts have left their mark on the Scottish cultural landscape: in the winter it was music, in the spring it was film, and in the summer it was Basque performing arts and literature. The #ScotlandGoesBasque programme brought Basque performing arts and literature to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Edinburgh International Book Festival From August 7th to 18th.
Once again, the street art festival Fest’Arts of Libourne will host two Basque shows. On August 8, 9 and 10, the streets of Libourne in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region will be filled with dance, theatre, music, circus acts and more at the festival’s 28th edition.
#ScotlandGoesBasque is a cultural programme sponsored by the Etxepare Basque Institute showcasing first-rate Basque creative talent in Scotland. It seeks to forge bonds between Scotland and the Basque Country through culture, art and language. Several Basque artists will participate in two of the most important Scottish festivals on the summer season: the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the Edinburgh International Book festival.
In August, Basque performers and companies will showcase theatre and traditional and contemporary dance at the Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world. In parallel to the Fringe, several Basque writers will present their work from August 10 to 18 and take part in literary events at the Edinburgh International Book festival. These two initiatives are part of the summer season of the #ScotlandGoesBasque project being developed this year in Scotland.
The international Bilbao-based company 2Theatre, directed by Svetlana Biba and Txema Perez, will premiere their latest work, Interbeing, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The show that delves into the bowels of human conflict will be staged in the Ballroom of The Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh from August 1 to 25. Along with 2theatre, a series of Basque artists and companies will exhibit their work at the Festival Fringe as part of the #ScotlandGoesBasque programme.
The Scottish choreographer Janice Parker will rehearse from 17 to 21 June with HQPC, a dance and theatre collective slated to take part in the Scotland Goes Basque project. HQPC wants to put a new twist to its show “Habrá Que Ponerse Cachas” and this week Janice Parker is here them to help with the project. Parker has extensive experience in creating artistic dance performances and her objective is to extend the essence of the work to new contexts.