The absolute premiere of ‘La vida es sueño’ at the Lope, family concerts in Turina and Alameda and urban art mark the weekend’s cultural agenda

The educational concert ‘Growing up with the ROSS’ at the Alameda Theater, the recitals at the Seville Guitar Festival and the end of the Icónica Fest set the musical note

The weekend’s agenda is loaded with cultural proposals so that each and every citizen who stays in Seville or visits our city can enrich their leisure plans with music, theatre, urban art exhibitions, literary meetings, colloquiums or exhibitions of various disciplines, and thus enjoy the city much more.

All in all, the most notable novelty this week is the start of the season in two municipal theatres, the Lope de Vega and the Alameda. Specifically, the Lope de Vega Theater opens the new course next Friday the 14th with the absolute premiere of a work that aims to be one of the great theatrical events on the national scene: The life is dream, in a new reading by the prestigious British playwright Declan Donnellan who, for the first time throughout his successful career, directs a production in Spanish. And he does it with the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Clásico, LaZona and Cheek by Jowl.

The life is dreamCalderón de la Barca’s masterpiece premiered in 1635, consists of three acts and mixes tragedy with comedy to deal with the freedom of the

human being to shape his life, without letting himself be carried away by destiny. In this new reading, Donnellan underlines the existential uncertainty that Calderón enclosed in this baroque drama. The performances will be on the 14th and 15th at 8pm and on Sunday the 16th at 7pm.

For its part, the Alameda Theater, which has also opened a new season this week, will host the first recital of the cycle of educational concerts for family audiences ‘Grow up with the ROSS’, launched in collaboration with the Royal Symphony Orchestra of Seville and in which popular stories will be the protagonists. In this line, The Bremen Town Musicians will be the focus of the workshop and concert scheduled for Sunday 16 (12 noon).

guitar festival

The music continues with an instrument as the protagonist thanks to the XIII Seville Guitar Festival. On Friday the 14th (8:00 p.m.), Espacio Turina will host the show by the Argentine Pablo Marquez and the croats Split Guitar Quartet. Márquez will focus his recital on the folía, the famous dance of Iberian origin that inspired hundreds of works over the centuries. And Split Guitar Quartet will dedicate its recital to the music of Croatian and Serbo-Croatian composers in a program full of pieces for the guitar quartet. Also at Turina, the flamenco guitarist Jose Fernandez will interpret the program ‘La Peña neighborhood to later accompany the singer Raphael of Utrera at his recitalIntimate’ (Saturday 3pm, 8pm).

In addition, outside of said festival, the Laraña street stage will hold a new appointment in the ‘Baroque Autumn 2022′ with a concert by the Young Baroque Orchestra of Seville conducted by Valentín Sánchez Venzalá. The youth morning, as this traditional family recital of early music has been called, it will go through pieces by Arcangelo Corelli, Vivaldi, Haendel and Boccherini.

The three Turina concerts will be in the Silvio Hall, and tickets can be purchased through the website.

End of Iconic Fest and Urban Factory in Polígono Norte

The Plaza de España will host the last concerts of ICONIC Seville Festin which the City Council collaborates, and that this Thursday the 13th receives the unprejudiced and sincere show of Rigoberta Bandiniwho will sing songs that are almost an anthem, like Ow mom, Bitch either Too Many Drugs; Friday the 14th will be the turn of the Cádiz-born flamenco-underground Juanito Makande; and on Saturday the 15th the group will put the finishing touch to the festival flamingo backgroundwhich after 10 years of silence has reunited for the tour ‘The Last Date’.

And not only the city center will be a container for cultural proposals. The second will arrive on Saturday 15 jam Factoría Cultural, an initiative that will take place every Saturday in October in public spaces on the outskirts under the project Urban Factory to promote their culture with exhibitions of renowned local creators of urban art, break dance, cockfights and hip-hop music. Thus, Burla, Bizcui, Harfo and Arka in the case of graffiti; the group Sevilla City Breakers in the break dance; the Zona Cero collective in the battles of roosters; and names like Chato Menor, Cheroke or Tano in cypher rap, will propose open and free activities for all audiences. Polígono Norte (specifically Plaza del Olivo) will be the neighborhood where this event will be held this weekend, between 3 and 10 p.m.

Colloquium in Antiquarium and exhibitions

Seville archeology will be the protagonist of a colloquium this Thursday the 13th (7:00 p.m.) in the Sala Antiquarium between the professor of Archeology at the University of Seville, Fernando Amores, and the archaeologist, José Manuel Rodríguez Hidalgo. So under the name ’30 years of archeology in Seville’these two experts in the field will talk about their experience, the most relevant cases, interesting anecdotes and proposals for the future.

On the other hand, Friday the 14th will be the last day to visit the Antiquarium exhibition Roberto Quintana, more than half a century of stagesdedicated to this author, director, producer and acting teacher, with numerous pieces linked to his professional career: from photographs to posters, including costumes for some of his works.

Yes, we will have more time (until November 10) to continue enjoying Colita Archive, in the Sala Atín Aya, the exhibition inaugurated during Seville’s Bienal de Flamenco that includes more than a hundred original works by the photographer Isabel Steva Hernández ‘Colita’.

It can also still be visited in the Espacio Santa Clara Helios Gomez. the sun disappeared which, curated by the artist and researcher Pedro G. Romero, brings together more than 500 pieces of graphic art, oil painting, posters, photographs, films and musical sources linked to the figure of this Sevillian activist and artist. Likewise, it remains Manichromatic. Color transformations in the work of Luis Gordillo, dedicated to the variations of color in the work of the artist from Seville, a benchmark artist in Spanish painting in recent decades, winner of the National Prize for Plastic Arts (1981) and the Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts (2007), among other recognitions. The exhibition, which brings together twenty works produced from the 1970s to the present day, reveals the universe of chromatic drifts that can be glimpsed in the painter’s career, from traditional color to digital color, passing through printing .

Tales, magic, secrets and training in libraries

The spaces of the Municipal Network of Libraries are filled these days with activities linked to literature and focused on promoting reading aimed at different audiences. Thus, on Friday 14 the Parque Alcosa Library will address a family audience with ‘The travels of Mariquilla Globetrotter. Green I read you green (6pm), an appointment in which Jhon Ardila will tell stories of people who love the green of nature. The Las Columnas Library, for its part, will offer a concerted session on this day to teach users how to use the library itself from 9:30 a.m. (services, catalogues, collections, etc.); but in the afternoon Carloco Storyteller will address the little ones to narrate cooked stories ‘To simmer’ (6:30 p.m.). In Luis Cernuda, the weekend will be starred by the ‘bookworms’, who know the secrets hidden in stories and, on Friday afternoon (at 6:00 p.m.), they will tell some of them to the audience. The Entreparques Library, for its part, proposes the meetingOral narratives. Walks Through History and Books: The Cranky Ladybug’ (5:30 p.m.), with which Isabella Mortadella intends to reflect on fights and their alternative: trying to understand each other. Behaving well or behaving badly is also the topic that Marta Infante will discuss with the little ones in ‘Story time: there is no evil that does not come for good’, in San Jerónimo (5:30 p.m.). Self-esteem will be the central point of ‘Stepping strong’led by Inverso, in San Julián (5:30 p.m.), and Fran Nuño will takeA dream circus to the Blas Infante Library (6 pm), in which, between story and story, there will be magic.

Most of these activities require prior registration at the library itself. You can access all the information on the website of the Municipal Network of Libraries.

Inscriptions to the IV Campus Polígono Sur

The registration period is still open (until October 20) for the IV edition of the Polígono Sur Campus of Factoría Cultural, which will be held between November 9 and 26 under the title ‘The rage of the spirit, the music of the body. Scenic-musical laboratory around the gypsy body’. The educational offer, free of charge, proposes spaces for debate and experiences with gypsy teachers from different artistic disciplines, musical-theater teaching, a gypsy film library, gypsy plastic creation workshops and musical shows. Full information about the program can be found on the website

Bank of Collaborative Projects

On Thursday 13 (5:30 p.m.) at the Artillery Factory, the Bank of Collaborative Projects program will be presented that the Seville City Council, through the Institute of Culture and the Arts of Seville (ICAS), and the Tekeando association set up to support and accompany collective processes of artistic creation, research and experimentation, thus promoting the collaboration of artists, cultural agents, groups and citizen networks with projects linked to specific contexts and territories, in this case, the local.

The presentation of the program is of free assistance and in it the key lines of the program and the preliminary information of the call will be shared. It will be followed, on October 20, 24 and 25 (from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.), by three training sessions at Factoría Cultural, for which attendance will require prior registration through online form.

It will also be presented at the Artillery Factory on 15 and 16 ‘Phrenia’an artistic and documentary immersion in the mental health of women by the scenic creation collective the rare which, under the Bank of Projects program, has carried out research in relation to psychic suffering with a feminist perspective. The result of this work is exposed through a model with the recreation of the old Miraflores Psychiatric Hospital, a video that shows Miraflores today, and a performance by the dancers Julia Moyano and Rocío Hoces (guided by the choreographer Natalia Jiménez Gallardo), that will bring to their bodies a series of symptoms associated with the most common diagnoses in mental health, in three pieces that will take place at specific moments of the exhibition (in screenings at 11:30, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.).

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