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Dancing in the streets: Barcelona festival kicks off

The Quinzena Metropolitan Dance event will be even bigger this year with 194 activities

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13 March 2019 08:42 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Quinzena Metropolitana Dance event is back in Barcelona,growing even bigger with 194 activities spread out to new cities of the metropolitan area, bringing dancing to the streets and to the underground.

A performance called ‘Block’ inaugurated the 18-day-long festival on Wednesday night, a display of acrobatics, experimental dance, theatrics, and breakdance held in front of Barcelona’s iconic gothic cathedral.

Running from March 13 to the 31, it will offer up 73 shows, 194 dance performances, throughout nine cities, including Barcelona and surrounding Badalona, L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Viladecans, and many more.

Some of the performers you can expect to see are Mal Pelo, La Veronal, Thomas Noone Dance, Sol Picó, and Israel Galván, in shows that aim to celebrate movement and dancing in unexpected and accessible places including the metro, cinemas, the bus, the streets, squares, and more.

“Dance in all styles and for everyone” will be on display, says the event website, including “international artists and new hopefuls, shows that will surprise the public and ideas that will get everybody dancing.” 

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  • Dancer Israel Galván (by Jean Louis Duzert)

  • Dancer Israel Galván (by Jean Louis Duzert)