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The next edition of the Fira Mediterrània of Manresa will host more than 250 shows

This cultural trade fair of Mediterranean shores’ traditions will reach its 15th edition, organised in the Central Catalonia city of Manresa in early November. The 15th edition will be held from November 8th to 11th. It is a market for music, theatre and dance professionals, with shows for all ages and held on stage or on the street. This year, 104 groups will perform in more than 250 shows. The Israeli singer Noa will offer a concert together with the Napolitan ensemble String Quarter. The Catalan Sardana orchestra, Cobla Sant Jordi, will play with the Flamenco guitarist Niño Josele. Also, the fair will have a meeting space for professionals.

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22 August 2012 10:30 PM

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Manresa (ACN).- The 15th edition of the Fira Mediterrània of Manresa has been presented this Wednesday. This international trade fair for music, dance and theatre professionals, focusing on cultural expressions rooted in the Mediterranean shores\u2019 traditions, is held each year in early November in the city of Manresa, in central Catalonia. The next edition will be held between November 8th and 11th and will display more than 250 shows offered by 104 groups. Some of this edition\u2019s highlights are the Israeli singer Noa, who will perform together with the Napolitan ensemble String Quarter, and the Catalan Sardana orchestra, Copla Sant Jordi, who will play together with the Flamenco guitarist Niño Josele. The fair will also have a space exclusively devoted to professionals, called the \u2018Mediterrania Professional Meeting\u2019, where specialised conference, workshops or networking events will be organised.


Of the 250 shows, 31 will be premieres, at Catalan, Spanish or world level. In addition, 5 new albums will be presented. The fair will start with a show by the dancer Andrés Martín, with his Flamenco show called \u2018Tuétano\u2019. It combines Flamenco dance and music with circus. The Catalan circus professional Jordi Aspa will be performing, as well as the singer La Macanita and the dancer Concha Vargas.

In addition, the Catalan film-maker Isaki Lacuesta will be one if this edition\u2019s guests, and five shows will be inspired by his work, under the overarching title \u2018El traspàs intergeneracional\u2019 (The intergenerational transfer). Lacuesta will be in charge of the fair\u2019s closing show, fusing theatre and large format audiovisuals, based on the Catalan medieval tradition of the Death Dance of Verges (Dansa de la Mort), declared a World Heritage by UNESCO.

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  • A concert of the 14th edition of Fira Mediterrània in Manresa (by E. Escolà)

  • A concert of the 14th edition of Fira Mediterrània in Manresa (by E. Escolà)