Music and dance can be made more accessible. This is the goal of the Extension Festival (FEX), which runs parallel with its older brother, which celebrates 71 years in the official nomenclature. Antonio Moral, its director, recalled this yesterday. This young, innovative effort to explore art beyond the norm is not surprising. It was established in the same year that Enrique Gamez was responsible for the most important cultural event in Granada. Between June 13th and July 10th, more than 50 shows will be on display in various locations throughout the capital, as well as 14 other locations in the province, including the port of Motril, the ski resort at Sierra Nevada, and several streets. Flamenco is a strong feature of these events, which will be celebrated with the centenary celebrations.
The FEX brings together established and new artists once again. As always, the first show will feature the Bonet-Granados quartet's fanfares, both from the Torre de la Vela, and this year, also from the Palacio de Carlos 5. This appointment will feature a strong cinematographic element, as the repertoire includes music by Ramin Djawadi, Hans Zimmer, John Williams and Henry Mancini. These fanfares will be available in the city's market on the 14th. This will open a series of dates featuring street performances and music. Thanks to the Teatro Real agreement that has been maintained over time, screenings will also be held. This occasion, Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor" will be taken to Quinta Alegre.
Calio Alonso and Alexis Morales / GINNE VENEGAS
Roberto Olivan's will bring their show 'Socarrel' from the Caixa bank hub to Soralino; D'Es Tro on the Encina circle road to Soralino; Daniel Dona will present his long-awaited show La transformacion, arqueologia de Lo jondo at the Colegio Mayor Santa Cruz la Real, Fuente Vaqueros, and the inclusive project 'Connecting Dance for All' at the Plaza de the Pasiegas. You can also find 'Anonymous roots,' 'Mana' and 'Vengo De Calle' by Sara Cano right in front of the cathedral.
Flamenco is a genre where established flamenco artists like Duquende are mixed with newer realities like Sergio Gomez El Colorao' and Rocio Montoya. This recital will feature Cristo Heredia on cante, Tomas Garcia, Marian Fernandez, and Aroa Palaomo on guitar, Alvaro Martinete on guitar, Jose Fermin Fernandez on guitar, Naike Ponce, and David de Arahal.
The very spirit of FEX is that the public approaches music and dance to help them renew their audiences. Later, or simultaneously, they may make the transition to the 'paid programming' that forms the Festival's backbone. The cycle has several educational activities. Aaron Zapico will once again manage the Festival's Baroque Academy. This Academy will present a concert at Salvador de Albunuelas called 'Grosso Barroco - Splendor 18th century'. The presence of the National Ballet of Spain, on the other hand, will be used to offer educational workshops at the Faculty of Educational Sciences. These workshops will include the use of new technology, booklets with augmented realities, and even video games. This chapter also highlights the efforts to bring people with more difficulty, due to their different abilities, closer to the artistic fabric. These are the same lines as the aforementioned "Connecting Dance for All" project, which is based in Granada and includes Vinculados (Granada) and the 'la caixa' Foundation's Inclusive Stage Workshop. The members of the workshop will be presenting their work at the Alhambra Theatre on Saturday, July 2.
Rocio Montoya. Jose Martin
The Reina Sofia Professional Conservatory students' productions are another highlight of the dance section. This is a great way to see their talent. They will present two choreographies at this edition of FEX: 'Surfeando La Heritage', based upon Roseta Plasencia's idea, and ’Gerineldo’ by Sara Calero, at Alhambra Theater in Guadix.
The FEX doesn't neglect its international dimension and features music from Occitania, Kurdistan (Vox Biguerri), Kurdistan/Gani Mirzo Ensemble
It is important to remember that the series includes musicians with extensive music experience, like the Trio Albeniz, Mariola Cantarero-Plaza de las Pasiegas on June 23, and Alexis Morales-Trombones -Hospital Real on July 1.
Representatives from collaborating institutions and companies. / PEPE MARIN
June 13-14: Fanfares in Alhambra, Granada markets and throughout the day
June 16: Quintet D'Auro. Caja Rural Foundation Auditorium. 9:00 p.m.
June 17: 'Socarrel'. The cube 'la Caixa. 9:30 p.m.
June 21: 'Inbox'. Dancing and circus. Prince's Field. 9:30 p.m.
June 22: Municipal Music Band of Granada. Pasiegas Square. 9:30 p.m.
June 26: "The transformation." The archeology of the Jondo. The Itinerant Company. Santa Cruz la Real College. 9:30 p.m. It's repeated in Fuente Valeros on July 3.
June 28: David at Arahal. Orchard de San Vicente. 10:00 p.m.
June 30: Nasrid Quartet. Los Alixares Archaeological Garden. 9:00 p.m.
June 30, Duquende Port of Motril Sea Station. 9.30 pm.
July 2: Trio Arje. Solidarity concert. Royal Hospital. 9:30 p.m.
July 5th: Anonymous raises, Premoh’s Cru Collective. Plaza de las Pasiegas. 21.00 hours.
July 6: Ismael de la Rosa 'El Bola'. Coal Corral. 9:30 p.m.
July 7, Duet Dore Royal Hospital. 9:30 p.m.
July 8: Apache. Covers and pop music. Sierra Nevada Station. 9:30 p.m.