Temporada Alta Theatre Festival presents its most ambitious programme yet
A total of 110 productions, 36 premieres and 25 international performances make up the numbers of this year’s Temporada Alta Theatre Festival in Girona. The performing arts festival will celebrate its 24th edition between the 2nd of October and the 8th of December by presenting one of the most ambitious, international and diverse programme ever. The opening performance will offer audience the opportunity to experience life in the Middle Ages. The Barri Vell of Girona, its old Quarter, will be transformed in a performance in which fire, but not firecrackers, will be prevalent. The idea is to experience Girona as it was before it had electricity, using totally freestyle itineraries.
Girona (CNA).- The Temporada Alta Theatre Festival in Girona presents this year its most ambitious, international and diverse programme yet. A total of 110 productions, 36 premieres and 25 international performances will be staged during the festival, that this year marks its 24th edition. The opening performance will offer audiences the opportunity to experience life in the Middle Ages. The Barri Vell of Girona, its old quarter, will be transformed in a performance in which fire, but not firecrackers, will be prevalent. The idea is to help the public to discover Girona as it was before it had electricity through totally improvised itineraries.
Performances will be presented either on the street or on one of the festival’s 30 stages. Audiences will not only have the opportunity to go to the theatre in Girona, but also in 10 other cities, including Barcelona, Perpignan, Palafrugell and Torroella de Montgrí, in an effort by the organisers to expand the festival beyond this medieval city in the north of Catalonia. A total of 43,000 tickets for the plays will be on sale to the public.
This year’s edition has a strengthened international programme, with 25 international performances by groups from some 21 countries. Amongst them, visitors will be able to enjoy productions by Declan Donnellan, Fabrice Murgia, Guy Cassiers, Oskaras Korsunovas, Peter Brook, William Kentridge and Claudio Tolcachir. The opening show, ‘Cerimònia de foc’ (Fire Ceremony) is also an international co-production between the Temporada Alta Festival and French company Carabosse.
‘Hamlet’ will also be played in the old judicial building of Girona, with real lawyers and judges, and ‘Made in Girona: political mother’, from Hofesh Chechter, will also be on the programme. The Temporada Alta Festival will also stage four performances by Argentinian and Mexican authors, and will open a special window to Flanders, with shows from this stateless nation with numerous links to Catalonia.