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Temporada Alta Theatre Festival to open new venue in Lima

The renowned performing arts festival which takes place in Girona has set a new record in its 24th edition: 78,922 spectators and an occupancy rate of 91.8% in the paying shows. Temporada Alta presented this year its most ambitious, international and diverse programme yet. A total of 110 productions, 36 premieres and 25 international performances took place either on the street or on one of the festival’s 30 stages. "The festival has been a great success" assured its director Salvador Sunyer, who proudly announced that a new venue will be opened in Lima, to be added to those in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. This announcement confirms Temporada Alta's internationalisation strategy and the will to build bridges with other companies around the world. 

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14 December 2015 03:41 PM

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ACN / Sara Prim

Girona (CNA).- A record nearly 80,000 people attended the 24th edition of the Temporada Alta Theatre Festival, which takes place in Girona (and from 2016 on also in Lima). This new venue will be added to the already-existing venues in Buenos Aires and Montevideo and confirms the festival's internationalisation strategy. "The festival has been a great success" assured its director Salvador Sunyer, who announced that the paying shows registered an occupancy rate of 91.8% this year. This edition of the Temporada Alta Theatre Festival was the most ambitious yet, presenting a total of 110 productions, 36 premieres and 25 international performances which took place either on the street or on one of the festival’s 30 stages. Next year, the festival will celebrate its 25th edition and to celebrate this the event will be "even more attached to the city".  


A record edition

The Temporada Alta Theatre Festival registered a record edition this year in terms of both the number of spectators and the number of shows programmed. A total of 78,922 people attended the festival, an impressive figure in comparison to the 53,962 registered last year. 39,126 of them attended paying spectacles, which translates into an occupancy rate of 91.8%. According to the festival’s director, Salvador Sunyer, this is the "affordable" percentage to keep the economic balance. The aim is that, in the following years, a third of the budget will come from the box office, another third from private contributions and another from public funds.

A total of 110 productions, 36 premieres and 25 international performances took placeeither on the street or on one of the festival’s 30 stages, in Girona and other villages in the region. "The festival has been a great success" assured Sunyer.

Temporada Alta's internationalisation strategy

Sunyer announced that a new venue, to be added to the already-existing venues in Buenos Aires and Montevideo, will be opened in Lima. This confirms the festival's internationalisation strategy, which this year included a record figure of 85 producers from 14 different countries. The director emphasised the festival's will to build bridges "and complicities" with companies from Latin America and from all over the world. "We are working to offer more co-productions in the following editions".

Greater participation of the region

Sunyer announced that this year more than 30 associations have collaborated with the festival but assured that this relationship has to become even stronger in the following years. The 25th edition of Temporada Alta will be "even more attached to the city" in order to "keep radiating theatre in the territory". Sunyer named the performance 'Political mother' as an example. This initiative combined the international expertise of choreographer Hofesh Shechter with the participation of 64 amateur dancers from the Girona region. 

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  • A live music performance at Temporada Alta Theatre Festival (by ACN)

  • A live music performance at Temporada Alta Theatre Festival (by ACN)