From tomorrow, Friday, April 9, and until next September 26, the Esteban Vicente Contemporary Art Museum offers its visitors the possibility of immersing themselves in the artistic universe of Gonzalo Borondo and in his vision of the inheritance acquired, both in terms of material as well as the immaterial, due to the land occupied by the current museum space, which was previously a palace, a house for nobles and even a 'hospital for the elderly'.
'Hereditas', which is the name of the new exhibition that Esteban Vicente houses, is a combination of modern art and transformation of the past that, as Miguel Ángel de Vicente, president of the The Provincial Council and the Museum Consortium, alluding to the definition of 'inheritance', has succeeded in making Borondo "cultivate the Museum space in a way that has never been seen before, both for the land and for the artist himself." And it is that, 'Hereditas', which takes the witness of 'La Montaña plana' by José María Yagüe in the 'Semillero de arte' - dedicated to the incipient talent of the province and sponsored and promoted by the Provincial Council since last year - is , as argued by its curator, José María Parreño, "a complex intervention in the Museum space whose purpose is to question the past from the presuppositions of the present and, specifically, to value the nature of the Museum as a place in which to preserve our Heritage for generations to come and show the wonderful ability of art to bring back to life objects that lost their original function. "
For his part, the artist explains the exhibition as "a kind of reconciliation of the place with the past"; a concept that started from the idea "of understanding, as in other works, the History of the place, its function, everything that encompasses the space and derives from the idea of reflecting on Heritage, heritage and the past; and that past understood as the facts and events that make up a city that ends up being what it is against what it could not be ".
Through very different languages and supports such as installations, painting, projections, animations, optical illusions, sound effects or making use of digital technology, Borondo, which for 'Hereditas' has not lost the opportunity to recover pieces from the past such as sculptures, columns, pieces of plasterwork or niches that are sometimes shown as they were conceived and on other occasions recreated in a contemporary key, pay homage to the natural heritage at the same time. Dividing the sample into the chapters Herba, Petra, Carnis and Eter, the artist alludes with his work to the vegetable kingdom, the mineral, the animal and the realm of the immaterial respectively; something that for Miguel Ángel de Vicente "brings out his creativity and his art in the middle of the nature of the Museum, in the same way that he manages to make nature sprout in the middle of his work and his original proposal, transforming the space into an unexpected place. for those who know him well and are faithful to the exhibitions that Esteban Vicente usually hosts ".
Nor is a museum a natural habitat for Borondo, who opens with 'Hereditas' in one and to whom both the Museum's director, Ana Doldán, and Miguel Ángel de Vicente appreciated having shown themselves "willing to experiment, interact and dialogue with this place , leaving your inspiration locked in a museum for the first time ". "I hope you have felt that at all times he was in full freedom", continued the president of the Provincial Council before ending by inviting the Segovians to come to Esteban Vicente "willing to experiment, to interact, to dialogue ... not only with the walls of the Museum, but with all its surroundings and its atmosphere ".
'Hereditas' will propose, until next September 26, an immersive and free trip to those who visit it from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. and from 16:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m. until June 30 and from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00 from July 1 to September 26; from 11:00 to 20:00 on Saturdays; and from 11:00 to 15:00 on Sundays and holidays.
Source: Diputación de Segovia
The Juan Bravo de la Diputación Theater begins this afternoon, starting at 19:30 p.m., a new programming calendar with music as the main protagonist, which will have The Cuban Jazz Syndicate as the first guests on its stage. The band led by drummer Michael Olivera will inaugurate, in turn, a new edition of the international cycle 'The best jazz, blues, rock and soul', which will offer the Segovian public three consecutive evenings of melodies that, with the performances of Mike Sánchez & his Doopin 'Five tomorrow Friday 9th and Red House on Saturday 10th, they will go from Cuban son to elegant and powerful blues.
To begin with, the Cuban union formed by Michael Olivera himself, Pepe Rivero, Miryam Latrece, Carlitos Sarduy, Ariel Brínguez and Yarel Hernández, will bring the most festive version of jazz from the Caribbean to Segovia; one in which saxophones, trumpets and pianos play with the rhythms proposed by the drums. The concert will serve the group to present their new album, 'And there came the light', and the Cuban drummer already warned the audience of Juan Bravo last week on his social networks that "if they want to enjoy, if they want joy, if they want enjoy "you cannot miss the Theater this afternoon.
Nor does it seem that tomorrow's concert at the same time, with Mike Sánchez at the head, will be lacking energy. The British musician with Spanish roots has been bringing swing, boogie-woogie and r & b to stages around the world for more than three decades, where he has come to accompany musicians such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Little Willie Littelfield. With a combination of explosiveness, elegance and creativity, the founder of the mythical Big Town Playboys of the eighties, will propose to the Segovian public a show in which he will try to evoke the sound of the most classic rythm and blues, accompanied on the boards of Enric Peidro on tenor sax, by Père Peiró on guitar, Andrés Lizón on double bass and Simone Zaniol on drums.
Finally, to complete this musical beginning of the quarter, on Saturday 10, also starting at 19:30 p.m., it will be the turn to go to the stage of the Juan Bravo to Red House, a group that has its origin in the dissolution of the Flying Gallardos, and that, with Jeff Spinoza and Francisco Simón in the leadership of the band, present an elegant blues that features Manuel Bagües on bass and Carlos Sánchez on drums. Tours and collaborations with The Vargas Blues Band, Blues Brothers, Duncan Dhu, Antonio Flores and Tom Jones endorse this group of musicians, who have a powerful live show, recognized among the historical figures of the Madrid blues scene.
Tickets for each of these concerts can be purchased at the price of 13 euros or 10 euros for young people up to 25 years old, while those interested in attending the three performances will be able to purchase a 30-euro pass (20 euros for young people). ).
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The second quarter of the year will begin with music at the Teatro Juan Bravo de la Diputación and practically with music the auditorium plans to say goodbye until a new season, whose director, Marco Antonio Costa, this morning accompanied the deputy for Culture, Youth and Sports, José María Bravo, in the presentation of the programming for the months of April, May and June. "It will be a quarter marked by good melodies, to have some joy in these rare days and, we hope, also to celebrate that the show can continue and that safe culture can be made," said José María Bravo, announcing that April will begin with postponed performances by The Cuban Jazz Syndicate, Mike Sánchez and Red House, who will compose a new cycle of 'The best jazz, blues, rock and soul' on April 8,9, 10 and XNUMX.
Since the theater's objectives include attracting all types of audiences, a few days later these genres, more typical of the American musical spectrum, will give way to Castilian folk and the arrival of Celtas Cortos on the Juan Bravo stage, who, like explained the vice-president of the Provincial Council "they will try to honor, in a certain way, with their music and their presence, the name of the Theater, since with their concert, scheduled for April 23, the Provincial Council intends to contribute to commemorate the half thousand years that have passed since Juan Bravo led the revolt of the Comuneros ".
The music, which as detailed by both José María Bravo and Marco Antonio Costa, will be the metronome that marks the passage of spring in the Theater, will continue its poster on May 14 with a group like M-Clan, which despite having passed the two decades on stage always seem to be current, and the next day with Nil Moliner, one of the pop composers with the greatest projection at the moment on the national music scene. The Plaerdemavida Ensemble, of zarzuela and Spanish concert song, will finish closing the purely musical proposals aimed at adult audiences on May 30.
And it is that, as regards the theatrical field, the assembly 'Horror, the show that should never be done', a tribute to 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', also promises to make the followers of this cult film of series B, as explained by the deputy, who in the specific section for family and children also made it known that the show by the Other's Band, 'Yeehaw!', which combines circus and music, and planned for months ago, it was rescheduled for May 2 when the health situation forced a restructuring of the Juan Bravo calendar.
"Looking at the programming for this quarter, many of the theater's regular spectators will realize that there are titles or performances already announced some time ago", affirmed José María Bravo, adding that "this is nothing more than a reflection of the important work carried out by the institution and the Theater Directorate to talk with the companies and readjust everything, in order not to deprive our audience of the opportunity to see some productions that had generated a lot of expectation and that had to be canceled due to the worsening of the health situation ". Among them, the long-awaited 'María's room', with Concha Velasco at the helm, which, if nothing prevents it, will finally visit the Segovian theater on May 8 or the improvised theater piece 'Jardines', which will go up to the Juan Bravo tables a day before, on May 7.
Regarding the theatrical novelties that had not been announced until today, José María Bravo highlighted Gabino Diego's visit on May 1 with 'Los mojigatos' and the trip in 'Bla bla coche' led by Pablo Carbonell on May 21 May. In addition, the works 'Headliners' on April 17, 'Gruyère' on May 9 and 'Comedians', on May 29, will complete the theatrical programming for adult audiences in a quarter in which there will also be days dedicated to the youngest, who, in addition to attending the aforementioned 'Yeehaw!', may also take their older brothers, parents, uncles or grandparents to the pieces 'Acrobat and Harlequin' on April 16, based on Picasso's circus, 'The Color Monster' on April 25 and 'The Extraordinary Story of the Cow Margarita' on May 23.
Once again, both the deputy and the director of the Theater pointed out that "they have tried to set prices for tickets affordable for all budgets" which, in the case of performances for the elderly, will range between 7 and 25 euros depending on of the show, the location in the room and the ages of the spectators, and in the case of performances aimed at children, they will vary between 5 and 10 euros. The sale, which will be segmented again in order to avoid refunds in the event that the situation forces the Theater to close again, will begin tomorrow, both at the box office and on the Tickentradas platform, for the shows scheduled in April and for those performances scheduled in May will not begin until April 21.
To all this programming, the Juan Bravo Theater will add, in principle, on April 11, the dance gala of Los Comuneros of the group La Esteva, whose proceeds will go to the AECC, and other institutional or solidarity events that will take place during the month of June.
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Choosing Sepúlveda as your destination for this Easter holiday means visiting a beautiful medieval town in the northeast of Segovia, walking and admiring its streets and corners, knowing the rich Romanesque it has, its historical buildings, its wall and its seven gates, its museums and centers of interpretation, its history and its culture. It means walking and disconnecting on one of the trails that can be carried out in the Hoces del Río Duratón Natural Park and savoring the rich cuisine and its star dish, the roast suckling lamb, according to the Sepúlveda Tourist Office.
This week can also be synonymous with tourism, but this year, these days of vacation and enjoyment will be different, although they should not be any less special. During these days, several of the Romanesque buildings and museums will remain open, with the aim that those who visit us can also get to know the rich heritage of Sepúlveda, this year with reduced capacity and special measures.
Among the visitors there are many who decide to enjoy nature and relax in it, therefore, the Hoces del Río Duratón become a perfect place for it. Of the routes that can be done, three begin or are in Sepúlveda. On the one hand, the Path of the Two Rivers, circular and chosen by many to enjoy and breathe nature, art and history at the same time; Another of the trails is known as La Senda Larga that starts from Sepúlveda and reaches the Villaseca bridge, important for those who are going to have it get a permit at the Casa del Parque, since it is the breeding season of the king of the heavens of this earth, the Griffon Vulture; and finally, the Path of the Glorieta.
But these days religious tourism also becomes the protagonist, and although this year again the processions and most of the acts cannot be carried out, as is logical, whoever wants to can enjoy a little of Holy Week of Sepúlveda thanks to the exhibition that the Board of Brotherhoods of the town has organized in the church of Our Lady of the Virgin de la Peña. The idea is to recreate, through the steps, the three most important processions held in Sepúlveda, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.
The church will be open on Thursday 1, Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 from 11am to 2pm and from 4pm to 7pm.
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Holy Week, in addition to liturgical acts and exposition of the steps that usually process through the streets of the town, comes to Cuéllar recovering the usual rhythm of cultural activity, hand in hand with exhibitions, cinema, music and escape games.
The first activity launched by Culture is the photographic exhibition 'The Yellow Horseman' by Fidel Raso, which comes from the Miguel Delibes Foundation and the E-Lea center of the Villa del Libro de Urueña. In the exhibition the written word and the image are combined, united by Delibes's book 'A dying world' and the photos that Raso has grouped under the title 'The yellow rider'.
Each of the photographs is accompanied, and vice versa, by a fragment of 'A dying world', the speech that Miguel Delibes wrote for his admission to the Royal Academy of the Language in 1975. The exhibition can be seen in the exhibition hall of the Tanneries space until April 25, from Wednesday to Sunday from 17:30 p.m. to 20:00 p.m.
Holy Week continues with cinema in the Alfonsa de la Torre room and screenings such as La Oveja Shaun (for all audiences) or While the war lasts, by Alejandro Amenábar (recommended for those over seven years old). For a little older (from 14 years) a new activity is recommended that will arrive in the town on Wednesdays and Thursdays. It is an 'Escape room' or mobile escape game, which will be installed in the walks of San Francisco.
In the activity you can participate in groups of a maximum of five people and always under the strict Covid security regulations of the space. Registrations can be made in the Alfonsa de la Torre room and in the Tenerías space until tomorrow Tuesday, while on the days of the activity registration must be made directly in the initiative's trailer, which will be located at the place where it will take place. .
The end of the holidays will come with music, an Easter concert that will be held on Sunday, April 4 in the church of San Martín at 19:00 p.m. and will be carried out by the musical group Trío A Tempo. , composed of oboe, clarinet and cello, which will bring processional music to the town in which a solemn repertoire will be performed to close this atypical Holy Week.
The cultural programming for the month of April will continue with an Israeli film series included within the program 'Other glances, a same language', which will run from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 and in which 'Las Medusas' by Etgar Keret will be screened ; 'The final victory', by Haim Hecht; 'The band that visits us', by Eran Kolirin; and 'The Flood' by Gay Nattiv Yoni.
The following weekend, specifically on Saturday 17, in the Alfonsa de la Torre room, the Pies Fríos company, directed by Juan Casado, presents 'Creo en Buda', a comedy of two characters who coincide in a train car where a hilarious conversation sparks through their lives.
In addition, to celebrate Book Day, the municipal library Cronista Herrera is preparing a program of activities that will take place around April 27. To conclude the month, on Friday 30, the Alfonsa room opens as a space of the Scenic Circuits program, and will do so with the Fresas con Nata dance company, which will present 'La Silla', a show that talks about individuals, personalities and how everything can change in a time of need.
Those interested in obtaining more information about the program or making their reservations can do so in the Alfonsa de la Torre room from Tuesday to Sunday from 12:30 to 14:00 and Tuesday to Saturday from 17:30 to 20:30 . On Sunday afternoons and holidays, the box office will only open in the event of a show and one hour before the start.
Source: North of Castilla Segovia
· THE DESIGN CONTEST FOR THE 4 YEARS OF THE SEGOVIA ACCESSIBLE BALLOON ALREADY HAS A WINNER
· WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF PROFESSIONALS AND FANS, THE FIRST PRIZE WAS GOING TO CRISTINA ACOSTA DE LA FUENTE.
Segovia, accessibility and balloons are the theme of this poster design contest has had a great participation of professional and amateur designers. The award, a weekend in style in Segovia for two people, has gone to Cristina Acosta de la Fuente.
The Accessible Globe of Segovia has completed four years. The aerostat, operated by Always in the clouds and sponsored by the Segovia Provincial Council, PRODESTUR, the City Council and the Municipal Tourism Office, has made more than 250 inclusive flights throughout Spain. In each of them, the globe has served as a showcase for the commitment of the province and city of Segovia to accessibility.
For this fourth anniversary a poster design contest was organized. This contest has a virtual exhibition and a weekend prize for two people in Segovia. During it, the winners will enjoy the entire tourist offer of the destination. Both the famous gastronomy of the region, as well as its most outstanding accommodations or activities such as the balloon flight, of which Segovia is a world reference.
DESIGN CONTEST WINNER AND FINALISTS
Not all posters presented will be displayed in the virtual exhibition. The first three selected and the most outstanding will be able to be seen, from the wide sample of styles and proposals received. The first ones created for the first anniversary will also form part of it, as well as the posters for the Segovia Accessible Balloon Festival, a direct consequence of the incorporation of the Segovia Accessible balloon into the province's tourist offer.
The votes of the Provincial Council and PRODESTUR of Segovia, the City Council and the Municipal Tourism Office, as well as Always in the Clouds, an adapted aerostat operating company, have awarded the first first prize to Cristina Acosta de la Fuente. His minimalist, clean and direct work has pleased all the jurors, perfectly representing the spirit of the proposal.
The second classified has been Óscar López, with a work that brings us a well-known and common image in the Segovian skies. Thirdly, Manuel Puertas, whose design reminds us of a stained glass window in the cathedral where all the elements for which Segovia is known worldwide appear.
Winners of the Accessible Globe Poster Contest
Winners of the Accessible Globe poster contest. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Classified
THE AWARD AN UNFORGETTABLE WEEKEND
The awards, in charge of the organizers, have the objective of showing the wide tourist offer of the province of Segovia. Among all this offer, the monuments of the capital and the famous gastronomy of the region are just a small sample of everything that Segovia can offer.
The winner will be able to enjoy a very complete weekend in Segovia accompanied by the person of their choice. The experience will begin on a Friday with a dinner at the Claustro Restaurant, inside the Hotel San Antonio el Real, where they will also spend an unforgettable night. On Saturday morning both of you will experience a balloon flight with Always in the Clouds in Segovia, one of the 10 destinations chosen by travelers from around the world to fly in a balloon. They will be able to tour the city visiting its most outstanding monuments or explore its many corners full of history before tasting the specialties of Juan Bravo, Fonda Ilustrada, the gastronomic experience led by Rubén Arnanz.
As of Saturday, the province will enjoy three prizes. The first a delicious lunch or dinner at El Restaurante Cristóbal de Sepúlveda where you can visit the Hoces del Río Duratón Natural Park. Also a fantastic lunch or dinner at La Vereda Restaurant, in Riaza. There they will be able to know the "Route of Color" with its black, red and yellow towns. As a culmination, they will stay one night at the magnificent Posada Real Finca Fuente Techada de Sotosalbos. This location will allow you to contemplate the privileged night sky that the province of Segovia has.
Always in the clouds
Pilot and manager of Always in the Clouds
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The territorial delegate of the Board, José Mazarías, together with the mayor of Aguilafuente, María Luisa López, and the director of the Museum of Segovia, Santiago Martínez, has inaugurated the temporary exhibition 'Images of Antiquity. Return to Roman Architecture in Segovia ', an exhibition that brings together images of Roman buildings, cities and urban complexes of the capital and province, recreated with digital techniques, and which is completed with informative posters and archaeological and architectural pieces of the time.
In his speech at the inauguration, the head of the Board in Segovia has stopped in the Roman past of Aguilafuente to highlight the relevance of this exhibition precisely in this municipality, “a town where our culture and history are palpable: the Villa de Santa Lucia and the Roman past, the Aguilafuente Synodal, the sculptor Trapero… There is much of our Segovia among you ”, the territorial delegate pointed out.
'Images of Antiquity' is an opportunity to visualize a part of the history of Segovia, as a journey through the graphic documents produced thanks to the technical means available today. Images taken by computer that document the path of archaeological investigations in recent years. The presentation offers the opportunity to contemplate the influence of Rome in the province of Segovia. In addition to these images, the posters add information about the methodology used in the recreations, so that viewers can learn about the creative process of these digital images.
The exhibition also shows some archaeological pieces from the Segovia Museum's collection, as well as a mosaic fragment from the Roman town of Santa Lucía, in the town of Aguilafuente. Thus, the Aguilafuente City Council now hosts the exhibition to which it has given one of its pieces and collaborates as a borrowing entity.
For the elaboration of the graphic materials, we have had the collaboration of the archaeological teams that work in the province, as well as graphic design and drawing companies, topography, photogrammetry and planimetry.
The exhibition can be visited from March 27 to May 2 from 12.00:14.00 to 605:842. There is the possibility of visiting the exhibition at other times by appointment by calling 481 XNUMX XNUMX.
A tour of Roman cities, buildings and villas
The 65 pieces that make up the exhibition, including documents, images, planimetry, drawings, architectural elements and publications, are distributed in nine sections that begin with the one that gives the exhibition its title: 'Images of Antiquity', which, as has been explained allows the viewer to recover the image of Segovian antiquity.
The following sections are: Urbs, with infographics of the reconstructions of the cities of Segovia, Confloenta, Cauca and Termes; Acquaeductus, which presents infographics with reconstructions, plans and explanatory texts of the Aqueduct of Segovia; Forum, which shows the reconstructions, plans and images of the forums of the cities of Segovia and Termes, with their explanatory texts; Forum livestock, with infographics of reconstructions, planimetry and explanatory text of the livestock forum of Confloenta; Thermae, which presents infographics with reconstructions, plans and explanatory text of the Confloenta Baths; Domus, on the domus of the Cinco Caños de Cauca; Marmora, which brings together construction materials in limestone and marble pieces; and Villae, which presents the reconstruction, planimetry and explanatory text of the village of Santa Lucía in Aguilafuente and Matabuey in Navas de Oro. It is completed with graphic information and text on the photogrammetric documentation process of Aguilafuente.
The Scenic Circuits program that, co-financed by the Junta de Castilla y León, the Provincial Council and the town councils of the province, brings different artistic proposals to the stages of some Segovian towns every year, will incorporate in this 2021 its poster of participants, and after the removal of Cantimpalos, to the municipalities of Cuéllar and the Real Sitio de San Ildefonso.
This program, to whose collaboration agreement between the different entities gave its approval this week the Governing Board of the provincial institution, currently has the participation in the province of the towns of Carbonero el Mayor, Coca, El Espinar, Fuentepelayo, Palazuelos de Eresma, San Pedro de Gaíllos and Sepúlveda, in addition to the two new additions, and will handle a total budget of 2021 euros in 116.969,72, of which the Provincial Council contributes 40.000,02 euros. With regard to the remaining amount, 41.634,60 euros are contributed by the autonomous administration, while the other 35.335,10 euros come from the coffers of the participating municipalities.
The Scenic Circuits, which are part of the many cultural proposals that the Provincial Council offers to the towns of the province so that the residents of the entire territory can have access to culture in a simple and economical way, try to favor the at the same time to the artists of Castilla y León and to integrate the sectors of creation, production and distribution of shows in the Community. Thus, the groups and companies of the nine Castilian-Leonese provinces, which must be registered in the ARES program to be part of the programming of these Scenic Circuits, have the opportunity to publicize their artistic works throughout Castilla y León.
The System of Scenic Circuits of Castilla y León, made up of about a hundred town councils and Provincial Councils, has an annual program that is prepared from the activities preselected by a Commission made up of four representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, six of the entities integrated in the Circuits, two belonging to the Provincial Councils and four to the rest of the integrated entities, to which a rotating system is applied.
Among the Segovian artists who have participated in these Scenic Circuits in recent years are magicians such as Héctor Sansegundo, theater companies such as Mutis or Saltatium Teatro or musical groups such as Los Pérez Cabaret or Tutto Voce, while as regards the artists who who will soon visit the province within this program include the flamenco group of Lita Blanco, the group A66 Producciones, the company REA Danza, The Freak Cabaret Circus, the Iberian Dance Company, the musical group Happening, Teloncillo Teatro, Miguel de Lucas, the magician Jorge Luengo or El Patio Teatro.
Source: Diputación de Segovia
The Juan Bravo de la Diputación Theater will once again live tomorrow, Saturday, March 27, at 20:00 p.m., an afternoon of contemporary dance with the Gipuzkoan company LaSala as the protagonist. Directed by Judith Argomaniz, who is also in charge of the dramaturgy and choreography, the group will perform the show 'Luz' in Segovia, based on the contrast of the antagonistic worlds of light and darkness.
This piece, which, due to the luminous part, dances on the sacred, purity, delicacy, subtlety or fragility, delves, in its dark area, in brutality, the wild and the bestial world, giving rise to a montage of silver, red and black colors in which Carla Diego, Garazi Etxaburu, Jaiotz Osa and Miren Lizeaga present an aspect close to the galactic, while moving to the rhythm of compositions as opposed as the music of Johan Sebastian Bach, Henryk can be. Górecki, David Lang or Jean François Vrod before that of Marilyn Manson.
Since its creation in 2013, LaSala Danza, which is made up of artists from the field of dance and photography, has sought to reflect a physical language and current aesthetics in its montages, which have not only received awards and recognitions from the sector, but also by the spectators, achieving, among others, the audience award for the best dance show for 'Now' at the Huesca International Theater and Dance Fair or the audience award for 'Hooked' at the XIX Concours Chòreographique Contemporain Jeunes Compagnies - Les Synodales in the French town of Sens.
After 'Piedra', by the company Cielo Raso, 'Luz' completes the Innovative Dance Cycle of the Juan Bravo Theater, for which an entry price of 13 euros (10 euros for young people up to 25 years old) or a subscription was established , available only at the box office, for 20 euros (15 for young people).
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In April 2018, the spectators of the Juan Bravo Theater of the Diputación had the opportunity to see the Companhia do Châpito represent, in a sarcastic way and based on objects, mainly spoons, the life of Electra. Then, the Portuguese company accumulated laughter among the public with a way of doing theater that gave the public the ability to imagine a lot with very little and that conquered the Segovians with a good tragicomic dose. Tomorrow, Friday, March 26, the Companhia do Chapitô returns to Juan Bravo starting at 20:00 p.m. and does so accompanied by another character, less mythological, but more historical: Napoleon.
The republican general and his life full of ups and downs, battles, ambition and determination, serves the company to make a portrait of a character who, despite not having been a funny being, provokes laughter; sometimes out of eccentricity and sometimes out of pity. With a scenography, again, based on objects and a staging in which the gestural theater has special relevance, Companhia do Chapitô tries to understand the man who was the French military and the entire phenomenon created around his figure. "We are torn between fascination and rejection", say the members of the company, who, through the history of Napoleon, end up noting that, despite having died in 1821, is still current.
While Cláudia Nóvoa and José C. García are in charge of directing 'Napoleón or the Epic Complex', the interpretation is provided by Jorge Cruz, Susana Nunes and Tiago Viegas. The three of them, and little else, are used to recreate Napoleon's personal ambition or his audacity and his ability to work to expand the territory and appropriate the ideals of the French Revolution. At the same time, the Portuguese actors make the public participate in the other side of Bonaparte; He is capable of centralizing power in his person and coming to despise all his initial principles to proclaim himself emperor, becoming a feared tyrant throughout Europe for leading millions of people to war and seeking to be so epic that not even the passage of time arrives , really, to defeat him.
For 12 euros, people who wish can purchase their ticket both at the box office and through Tickentradas, thus earning the right to witness, from the romance between Napoleon and Josephine to their exile on the island of Saint Helena, through their famous coronation, portrayed by Jacques Luis David, or his no less well-known battle of Waterloo, where he was definitely defeated. Of course, all this seen from the creative point of view of the Companhia do Chapitô, an expert since 1996 in a visual and physical comedy, in which a good gesture is worth a thousand words.
Source: Diputación de Segovia
The Culture Area of the Provincial Council has opened the deadline for municipalities to request a performance within the framework of the '921 Musical District' program, which aims to disseminate music through concerts by various formations and groups, with proposals that can include together musical interpretation, workshops or combinations with other scenic disciplines. Requests can be made until April 16, and the performances will take place between May 14 and December 30 of this year.
'921 Musical District' is a program that is framed within what is understood as 'cultured music', that is, old and classical, but also other styles such as jazz or versions for classical formations of other popular music, and executed by interpreters whose quality is endorsed by their selection by the Don Juan de Borbón Foundation. It will be the latter, in contact with each applicant city council, who determines the specific action to be carried out in their municipality, respecting the type of grouping requested and the proposed dates.
The initiative has the initial intention of associating very careful interpretations of music not usually programmed, with equally cared and 'alternative' spaces, so it is suggested to the city council applicants for this activity that they choose, as far as possible, some singular space in your municipality.
The Provincial Council will pay directly to the contracted party a percentage of its cache that will vary depending on the number of inhabitants of the requesting entity, with the following sections: 30% for municipalities with more than 1.200 inhabitants; 40% for those with between 601 and 1.200 inhabitants; 50%, between 251 and 600 inhabitants; 60%, between 101 and 250, and 70%, up to 100 inhabitants.
All the artists that will be scheduled are active concert performers, professionals with a recognized artistic career, with the exceptions of the youth orchestra (made up of music students) and some music groups and Segovian amateur choirs dedicated to the preservation of various types of music.
Different types of shows are offered, such as family concerts, aimed at children, which are usually presented together with other performing arts in a fun and playful way. There are also concerts of varied programs that combine music of different styles and eras (classical music). The program also includes opera and / or zarzuela recitals, as well as music and poetry.
And the chapter 'Other music', offers concerts of folk, jazz and fusions between these and other genres. There are also multidisciplinary shows, with performances where other arts converge with music, such as cinema, dance or theater. And varied workshops on the performing arts of various contents: listening to music, painting, dance, music, to get closer to the performing arts.
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia
On February 20, the Junta de Castilla y León lifted the perimeter closure between provinces, maintaining that of the Community and last Monday the opening of the hotel industry was allowed inside with a 33 percent capacity. Little by little steps are being taken that allow greater mobility of people and this is beginning to be noticed in certain sectors, in addition to those directly affected, such as bars and restaurants. As soon as a ray of sun has come out, the temperatures of last February reminded that spring is yet to come and that has resulted in a greater influx of visitors who take to the countryside to enjoy nature.
The so-called nature tourism seems to be returning after overcoming the third wave of the pandemic one year after its onset. In very small groups of five people plus the guide, it gives the option that a family or at most two couples with a child can enjoy routes in the open air or natural proposals. The open air spaces have become the escape route. In some cases, you can enjoy them freely, but in others, activities are organized at a minimal cost, such as the routes through the Pradena olive tree that the Tourist Office organizes every Sunday. Its manager, Marta Cervel, comments that "people want to move no matter what, even in the province."
Route through the Acebal de Prádena.
Before the opening between provinces, it did receive some groups from Segovia capital and province but do not forget that January was a very bad month with only 12 people who passed through the office throughout the month. In the last three weekends the demand has increased with families arriving from other provinces. However, given the limitations, groups fill up quickly and there is a waiting list. There is also demand for the rental of electric bikes that they offer, and couples or families do not mind paying the two euros it costs to make a route through the holly with the accompaniment of the guide. «It is a very familiar route where you tell them curiosities and they know other things. They like it better than going alone, ”says Marta.
This small movement is not very noticeable however in the reservations of rural houses, although with diversity of opinions. Last weekend in Prádena most were full although the closure with Madrid is accused. On the contrary, Enrique García, who combines rural accommodation with activities in nature in his company 'Mas que monte', comments that in rural houses there is little movement while there is more demand for activities, routes or workshops. In his case, at the beginning of the month he offers a complete program throughout each weekend and so far this month he has filled the groups with good acceptance and with several monitors. "People are encouraging themselves to do activities, they see what there is, what you offer them and on demand things are made easier," he says. In fact, although it is located in Peñarrubias de Pirón, it already has a complete route through the Hoces del Duratón for next weekend, since the offer it makes covers different areas of the region.
Although it was not until this week when the Natural Park Houses were opened, the three protected areas of the province have also noticed an influx of visitors during the last weekends. Especially in the Hoces del Rio Riaza Natural Park, where last Saturday they filled the quota of 50 people to do one of the trails and throughout the weekend they reached about 87 permits, which are free. There has been less demand in the Hoces del Duratón, according to the technician of Natural Parks in Segovia Raúl García, who also recognizes that as the weekends go by, more visitors are arriving from provinces such as Palencia, Ávila or Salamanca, when the public more common was from Burgos or Valladolid, which now also come. The influx, especially of families, is also noticeable in the parking lot of the hermitage of San Frutos. “You can tell that people want to go out on the weekends. They come wanting to do activities. All despite the fact that Madrid residents cannot come yet, because if not, we would be overwhelmed », he says. Making a comparison of recent data, free permits to make the trails in natural parks account for 30 percent compared to before the pandemic.
With the opening of the houses of the Poarques, both in Sepúlveda, Montejo de la Vega de la Serrezuela and Pedraza, from now on they will begin to offer guided tours for groups of up to five people. They are routes with telescopes to be able to see the birds on the rocks among other activities. As the hotel business opens, they consider that more public will be able to arrive but they are aware that the majority of hoteliers in areas such as Sepúlveda live from Madrid tourism and, as long as they cannot come, it is not profitable to open. The same occurs in the case of rural houses, which also have capacity limitations for a maximum of four people who are not living together, so interested callers tend to reject the reservation because the price does not compensate them and the establishment cannot accommodate more people as it is mandatory to send the guest registration to the Civil Guard. Something similar happens in the case of active tourism companies, almost to zero.
Source: The Day of Segovia
Lovers of good music have received with joy the news published by the association Taller Cultural de Fuentepelayo in the sense of recovering their Musical Days. The health situation derived from Covid-19 took ahead the edition scheduled to have been held last year.
The gradual improvement in the data of the pandemic has led the organizers to embark on the design of the programming of the 28 Musical Days that will take place during the summer months of June and July. To date, this cultural and musical cycle will be sponsored by the Caja Cega and Cajaviva Foundation and the Taller Cultural association itself. The usual collaboration of the Town Hall of the town is also expected, as has been happening in previous editions.
The Musical Days of Fuentepelayo emerged as a platform to support the musical groups of the event's own organizing entity (Coral Polifónica and Rondalla de Pulso y Púa). In its early years it also brought together musical groups from the Segovian capital.
In the design of these concerts, the safety of the spectators and the performers themselves will prevail and therefore, all the recitals will be held outdoors and with the mandatory social distancing in the incomparable setting of the Plaza de Gracia in the town. under the shelter of the rear façade of the parish church of Santa María la Mayor.
Another of the criteria to be followed will be that of the quality of the participating groups. The desire of the Fuentepelayo Cultural Workshop to try to offer concerts of a contrasted artistic level is known and they have focused their first efforts on that task. As is customary in previous editions, the cycle will be made up of half a dozen recitals of very different styles and formats. It is still too early to make public the contacts that are being carried out, but it can be firmly affirmed that the negotiations can come to fruition.
In the last edition the program included, among others, the performances of Rumen Tsvetkov, one of the best accordion musicians in Bulgaria, the duo Raúl Olivar (flamenco guitar) and Miguel Ángel Recio (piano), the Segovian group Cover Band Ruta 66 .
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia
On March 22, World Water Day is celebrated. For this reason and in order to promote and disseminate Hydrogeology as a science, and the profession of hydrogeologist, of great importance within our society, from the Geology Association of Segovia, this year they have wanted to dedicate it to one of the geological routes within the Valseca municipal area offered by the Geomuseum and where water was a vitally important resource for the area in other times.
The day consists, in other editions, of free activities guided by specialists and open to all types of public, regardless of their knowledge in hydrogeology.
However, due to the pandemic, they have been forced to carry out an activity virtually, with the idea of trying to materialize an excursion in this area in future editions in which they can go out into the field to disseminate hydrogeology.
To do this, they have made a short video (about 10 minutes approximately), which reflects the route detailing the places to observe according to a small summary script prepared for the occasion.
As a result, the video along with the itinerary summary guide will be posted on the website of the International Association of Hydrogeologists:
Source: Geology Association of Segovia
To what extent can a story that is handed down from generation to generation be true in its entirety? That is the question that the Galician company Teatro Chévere tries to answer in 'Curva España', the montage that, combining the techniques of the documentary genre and fiction, will be offered tomorrow, Friday, March 19, at the Juan Bravo Theater of the Diputación at 20:00 p.m. as a plan for a cold afternoon.
The work starts from the story passed down from father to son for decades about the death in May 1927 of the civil engineer José Fernández-España y Vigil. He died, according to the official version, when he rushed with his car, due to poor night visibility, through a ravine near the town of Riós in Ourense while he was working on the study of the route of the southern variant by Verín of the railway between Puebla de Sanabria. and Ourense. The fatal accident would not have given rise to more questions, if after the death of Fernández-Spain, it had not finally been decided to build the railway line through the Massif Central Ourense, discarding the route that the engineer was studying and prolonging the delay and the isolation of many Galician towns. This decision was a disappointment for the inhabitants of the area, who proceeded to ask themselves some questions that, in turn, gave rise to an alternative version of the accident that gained so much force that it has ended up prevailing over time.
In this way, the legend about the death of Fernández-Spain ended up convincing Teatro Chévere to consult archives, libraries, papers and digital documents and to interview people who investigated the events years ago, in order to question the story on stage. , through a documentary cinematographic narrative constructed live. Thus, reality and fiction coexist on the stage with an actress, an actor and two video operators and force the viewer to ask "why is lying so effective in finding simple explanations for complex problems".
For Teatro Chévere, a company focused in recent years on exploring the possibilities of documentary theater and collective memory as triggers of a real fiction, the piece directed by Xron and performed by Patricia de Lorenzo, Miguel de Lira, Lucía Estévez and Leticia T. Blanco, "baby of the police genre, adopts the format of a documentary and functions as an allegory of the construction of the Spanish nation-state as if it were the promise of a train that never arrived." Segovian viewers, who have tickets available at a single price of 16 euros, will have to decide whether to keep the events narrated or what happened.
Source: Diputación de Segovia
“We hate fake mustaches and talcum powder in our hair to look like an old man. We do everything with the body, the voice and the theater. Because in the end the theater is a dialogue between the spectator and the performers who are on stage. A communication so that the public believes everything ”. This is how Segovian Esther Berzal, director of the play 'My pain is ...' sums up, in which the same actress plays women of different generations or recreates a man simply with his movement, without props. Few exercises stem so much from the soul of the actress, so convinced of the role that she does not need outside help to convince.
It is autofiction, a genre in which the author also goes on stage to tell a passage related to his life; In this case, Berzal uses the example of his maternal grandmother and the importance of names when defining who we are. “The line that divides fiction from reality is very blurred. There is the trick. The story of my grandmother is true but there are many things that I have invented ”.
There are three interpreters; Alicia Calero, Alicia de Pablo and Esther herself. The first, known among the group as Alice, plays Esther's grandmother at 7, 17, 47 and 89 years old, the age her grandmother really is, who will attend the premiere at the Juan Bravo Theater on Sunday at 20:00 p.m. hours. Meanwhile, De Pablo plays people who caused this woman pain, intentionally or not. What follows are small spoilers such as a sister who turned out to hide key elements of her identity, an untrustworthy businessman or a doctor who did not exactly follow the canons of his profession.
The atmosphere is key. "We play a lot with the stage space." There is no set design as such, since they act in a black box, but there are elements such as a ramp, a scale or painted Pringles potato jars. The coloring of the wardrobe is based on a white tableware with blue flowers from her grandmother.
The company H El Arte is characterized by action theater. It is a physical theater in which the body and actions predominate over the text; if 'Romeo and Juliet' had to be performed, they would kiss each other instead of telling each other that they love each other. In this way, actresses change character depending on the body. "Alicia Calero, to become my grandmother at the age of 89, finds a different body than the one of 7 or 17. And with that her voice, attitude and all the development of the character are modified. The same happens with Alicia de Pablo, who passes through men and women.
Self-fiction was, in part, an exercise in survival. “People started to fall from the work and I said: 'I can't do the work with just two people. I have to get in to fill the stage a bit. ' And the only way to direct the play and be part of the cast was by being me ”, underlines the Segovian, who asks never to underestimate the process of getting into a character and to respect the main role of the casting. The book 'Autoficciones', by Sergio Blanco, finished giving shape to the idea.
And the result is surprising. “Suddenly you see that your friend is your grandmother… And what is cool about the theater is that you believe it. Being inside is true. And the thing is that Alicia's eyes change; they are green and they turn brown. It is very strong ”. One of the most exciting parts of the story is that her grandmother, who never spoke to her father, asks her to write to her father. In essence, resurrecting someone who was never alive. The play is part of the New Values Cycle of the Segovian Provincial Theater, it lasts approximately one hour and 20 minutes and the price of tickets is seven euros.
They also deal with the influence of names; De Pablo plays three different women called Concepción; the two Alicia, the actresses, are very different. Esther asks questions: Do names unify us? Is the name the only thing capable of equaling us or is it what differentiates us? Despite being the same, do two people who are called differently have more in common than two different people who are called the same? “Esther with H has more personality than without her. I would not be the same person if my name was Esther. How ugly ”, he smiles. "I get excited". The work promises.
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia
The new headquarters of the Board of Brotherhoods, the Convent of San Juan de Dios, has hosted this afternoon the presentation of the poster announcing Holy Week in Segovia 2021, the work of the painter José Luis López Saura. In this painting a giant extinguished torch plays a leading role as a synonym for the absence of processions, in a design from the heights of La Piedad with the illuminated Cathedral, and the banners of the 10 brotherhoods, brotherhoods or congregations.
In addition, Javier García Nuñez has been presented as a town crier that last 2020 could not start the Passion Week, which will be 'In Memoriam', this is the title of the video made by Manu Rodrigo. Except for the liturgical acts with the restricted capacity of the temples, there will be no events organized for this Holy Week in person.
Source: The Day of Segovia
Saturday, 20 March 2021 / 18: 00h
Maureen Choi is a unique, magnetic violinist, who with an enviable technique is capable of mesmerizing the audience with the sensitivity that emanates from her violin.
Listening to it live is something difficult to forget.
From a Korean family and born in the United States, she graduated in classical violin from Michigan State University and jazz from Berklee College, where she is now also a professor.
He formed his quartet in 2012 upon his arrival in Spain and since then they have won international jazz competitions and toured stages and festivals throughout Spain and the United States. In 2016 they presented their second album Ida y Vuelta (2015) in the prestigious AIEnRuta-Jazz cycle, and in the largest music market in the world, the South by Southwest Festival in Austin (Texas).
“Not everything is invented in music. This group led by the almost mythical and very young violinist Maureen Choi, offers us a luxurious mixture of jazz, flamenco, folk, Latin song ..., with a common denominator to everything, beyond its originality: its quality. "
(Larry Harlow, Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award)
In 2017 they have played throughout Spain, and they have filled the Café Central in Madrid for the fourth consecutive year, just before embarking on their second tour of the United States: 10 concerts that took them to cities such as Chicago, Cleveland, Akron, Detroit, Baltimore , Boston and New York and that will end with the recording of his new album. In this new work, Choi delves further into Spanish music with his band, between flamenco, Spanish classical and folklore, to recreate a very personal music, full of emotion and originality.
In July 2017 they presented a new show with the music of the Maureen Choi Quartet and the choreographies of two of the solo dancers of the Spanish National Ballet that premiered at the Castillo de Tiedra (Valladolid) and that combines Spanish dance with improvisation of the jazz world.
Since her arrival in Spain, the North American violinist of Korean origin Maureen Choi has been revolutionizing the improvised music scene.
Inspired by the rhythms and sounds of the Spanish diaspora, classical music, and jazz, she describes her music as "Spanish chamber jazz."
That search for his own voice, breaking gender stereotypes, became “Ida y Vuelta” (2015), the first album with his current quartet: Daniel García on Piano (Spain), Mario Carrillo on Contrabass (Spain) and Michael Olivera to the Battery (Cuba).
After 7 years of working together and more than 500 concerts throughout Spain, 3 tours in the USA and excellent reviews from the specialized press such as Downbeat or All About Jazz, the band has reached a level of maturity, interconnection, subtlety and musicality that is difficult to explain. Maureen's ability to connect emotionally with audiences through her violin is unmatched.
The new album "THEIA" is the musical consequence of the evolution of the band, both individually and collectively.
Climate change returns tomorrow, Friday, March 12, to sneak behind the scenes of the Juan Bravo Theater of the Diputación with the intention of raising awareness among the little ones about the importance of caring for the environment and the need to create customs that respect the environment and the nature that populates the planet. The Valencian company La Coja Dansa will be responsible, starting at 18:00 p.m., for capturing the attention of children and their families, which with its show 'Deshielo' will dance on the solutions that can modify the fate of this climate change .
Inuit Girl, a young woman who lives in a village of igloos, cold and flowers among the frost, as the protagonist, La Coja Dansa poses, in her third show for family audiences, a delicate, careful montage with a rhythm that dances to the beat of children's reflections. 'Thaw' begins with the girl realizing that something strange happens when she sees her holy stone break. For this reason, he soon decides to undertake a journey that will provide him with answers; a journey that La Coja Dansa turns, thanks to the presence of the white fox, the man who plants trees and the trash transformer, into a look at the strength of friendship and how joining wills and generating routines can make any little person help make a big difference.
For forty-five minutes, and supported by a system of projections and illustrations by Konkoko that give the montage a certain cinematographic aspect, the interpreters Olga Clavel and Santiago de la Fuente will move to the beat of the music of Damián Sánchez to stir the consciences of older and younger.
La Coja Dansa has been touring the stages for more than twenty years and participating in choreographic encounters, both nationally and internationally. The company, directed by Tatiana Clavel and Raúl León, has been selected for various competitions and after 'Portraits inhabited' in 2008 and 'Escondite' in 2011 they have once again bet on the family audience for this show, whose tickets can be purchased for 10 euros both at the Theater box office and on the Tickentradas platform and in which they once again bet on the harmony between dance and audiovisual resources.
Source: Diputación de Segovia
The organization of the Huercasa Country Festival of Riaza announces this Thursday the suspension of the edition for 2021 due to the pandemic generated by Covid-19. As the organization explains through a statement, they maintain the "will to prioritize, above all else, the health and safety of the public and workers, who at this time continue to be challenged by the health situation."
In addition, the uncertainty about the evolution of the pandemic and the possible restrictions in force at all times, as well as the limitations to move international artists, "are preventing us from developing our organizational tasks with a minimum normality." Therefore, as in 2020, this summer there will be no festival, but the organization trusts that by 2022 the country will return to the province.
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia
For the second consecutive year, the El Espinar Center for Tourism Initiatives (CIT) has been forced to cancel the Fiesta de los Gabarreros. As they reported a few weeks ago, all activities and events have been suspended "in an act of responsibility" due to the current health situation caused by the coronavirus.
The only face-to-face and non-public activity took place yesterday at the entrance of the town, where a huge statue of a bargeman pays tribute to all the men who for decades dedicated themselves to lowering firewood from the mountains. The traditional act of homage to the deceased bargemen was chaired by Juan Andrés Saiz, president of the CIT, and by the mayor of the town, Javier Figueredo. Nor did other members of the CIT and councilors of the City Council want to miss the appointment.
The assistants observed a minute of silence and deposited the traditional crown in memory of the deceased. Without the possibility of the public attending, those who were missed the most were the children of the Arcipreste de Hita school, who traditionally attend the tribute act to know first-hand what the barge shop was and recite some poetry. with this theme.
From the CIT they have organized a contest that consists of the recording of a short thirty-second video, the theme of which must be related to the Fiesta de Los Gabarreros. Among all those who send a video a series of prizes will be raffled. The last day to participate is Sunday 14. The videos must be posted on the CIT Facebook page. In addition, to promote the party, the CIT has created a video that explains how important this job was for many families in the town, a job inherited from parents to children, as the images show, and that tells the story of an entire family that it has always been dedicated to the barge.
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia
The church of San Miguel was the place chosen for a simple and concise presentation of Holy Week 2021. The Board of Brotherhoods of Cuéllar took advantage of the end of the Eucharist to publicize the poster that will represent Holy Week and the few acts who understand it given the global pandemic situation that prevents it from being held normally.
"The Board has decided that for Holy Week to continue alive, the images that procession are exposed in the churches"
Fernando Santana, president of the Board of Brotherhoods, explained that the restrictions of the health authorities have marked the preparation of the program of events, since the prohibition of processions and the limitations in places of worship prevent most of what was being done at local Easter. "The Board has decided that in order for Holy Week to continue alive, the images that procession are exposed in the churches of San Miguel, San Esteban and San Andrés," he said.
In the first of the temples will be exposed to Our Lady of La Soledad and Our Father Jesus Nazareno, in addition to the Reclining Christ, the Christ Tied to the Column, Christ of El Calvario, La Borriquilla and the Risen Jesus. The temple of San Esteban will be crowned by La Oración en el Huerto, the Virgen Dolorosa de Los Cuchillos and La Verónica. In San Andrés there will be the Christ of San Gil, the Encounter with Veronica, La Compassion, the Christ of La Encina and the Christ of Santa María de la Cuesta.
The rich imagery of Cuéllar can be seen in the churches, always respecting the capacity limits, ensuring that too many people do not accumulate and do not exceed 15 people; a rotation of the public will be sought in case of accumulation to avoid any type of agglomeration. The Eucharistic schedules are maintained as in previous years, but taking into account the normal security measures. These schedules will be updated through the Parish and its various information media.
A sober poster
"We wanted to express the time we are living"
Easter 2020 left in the drawer the poster and program already made before the imminent arrival of a confinement that broke any forecast. This year we wanted to have a poster to symbolize what this Passion Week in 2021 will be like. The chosen image, by Jesús Santana, shows the solitary Cross of Santo Domingo, in semi-darkness and with a sunset light; It has been wanted to symbolize the situation that is currently experienced, as explained by the president of the Board of Brotherhoods. "It is a time of darkness, of darkness, in search of a light of hope," he commented. They did not want to show any of the images that are usually processed in Cuéllar since this year they will not do so: "We wanted to express the time we are living," he added.
The Board of Brotherhoods will not organize more events, only the Lenten talk is held by the Parish, which will be in charge of one of the Cuellaran priests, and the Holy Offices, for which the time will be informed once it approaches. the date.
The restrictions have forced the Parish and Board to work together to maintain the spirit but not organize anything that involves breaking the rules. What is going to be tried is to maintain virtual contact, and that is why previous Easter videos of the town are being projected. Likewise, they hope to make it possible to broadcast the Eucharist on Holy Thursday through YouTube or Instagram, in order to reach all the faithful.
Two years without celebrations
Resignation is the sentiment that prevails among Cuellaran brothers. "Another year in which you can not leave, there is discouragement, but we have to comply, health comes first," said Fernando Santana.
"The memory of last year is much harsher and harsher than this year"
Fernando Mateo, also present at the event, explained that despite not having public events and limited capacity among all the restrictions, but “at least we are going to celebrate something, because last year, at least for me, was the Tríduo Pascual and the saddest Holy Week of my life ”, the parish priest was sincere. He recalled how the church was closed, there was only one person and the three priests who gathered for the Lord's Supper, the Offices of Good Friday and the Easter Vigil. Some videos served to connect with the faithful through the internet, but sadness and loneliness took over Easter 2020. "The memory of last year is much harsher and harsher than this year," acknowledged Mateo.
Holy Week in Cuéllar was at a high point that stopped short and could not even start a new route of processions such as the one on Holy Thursday. For the local parish priest this may be an opportunity to come out strengthened in that aspect, "a renewal in the brotherhoods and much more strength so that in successive years we celebrate with much more strength and fervor," said the parish priest before Easter is approaching. and even in the season of Lent.
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia
After a cultural break motivated by the third wave of the pandemic, culture returns to Cuéllar from this month and with a very interesting annual projection. The delegate councilor of the area, Maite Sánchez, explained what are the benefits of having become part of the network of scenic circuits, so desired by the cultural sector of the town. "Cuéllar wants culture, it is culture," said the mayor, who hopes that this adherence to the network will last a long time.
The program includes about seven performances that will run from April to the end of the year, but will focus on the months of October and November. "We want to know how the pandemic evolves due to the issue of capacity and when carrying out the programming we have gone more towards those months, but it also has to do with the need to brighten up 'sad' months, such as November," said Sánchez. These are months known as “non-seasonal” tourism, and in this way we intend to fill the end of the year with activity.
The most striking feature of the program will be the variety of performances and genres: from dance and theater to the most traditional or modern music. In addition, it is designed for all audiences; "We are going to try to ensure that, in addition to adults, a child audience and a young audience, that is our goal, that the younger kids approach culture in a different way," said the councilor. For this reason, a great variety of styles have been sought: traditional theater, innovative theater, sound stories, digital puppets and all kinds of shows that aim to surprise the public of Cuéllar and the region.
The councilor explained that another important part of this powerful cultural program will be the affordable price of most shows. "We want to encourage everyone to have access to culture," he commented, and therefore the general price will be 5 euros, and 8 for slightly more relevant performances. The reduced visibility minimizes the price to 3 and 4 euros respectively.
Likewise, it has wanted to encourage the public even more and has created a subscription of 35 euros with which they save 6, a little more than one performance. The problem that arises is in the gauges; we have worked with the current restrictions so as not to “bring us surprises”. This implies that the season tickets may run out shortly, although there will always be ticket sales at ticket offices; however, the mayor encourages to get the fertilizers as soon as possible. Likewise, for all those who do not manage to get a subscription, a list will be drawn up in case the capacity opens.
Current restrictions only allow the Alfonsa de la Torre cultural hall to be filled to 40 percent of its capacity. This means that the possibility of filling is significantly reduced, but it is expected that little by little this capacity can even be doubled.
This month the cultural offer returns to the room with the micro-drama contest that occupies the stage this weekend, but for the next few days a cycle of Brazilian cinema in its original version has already been programmed that had to be suspended due to sanitary measures. Another Israeli cycle is already prepared, and the intention of the councilor is to bring all kinds of films, from the commercial to the most distant. For Saturday 20 a classic is planned. the play 'Ay, Carmela!', which was suspended due to the storm Filomena last January.
A very successful schedule
FRIDAY, APRIL 30: Company Strawberries with cream; 'The chair'. Dance show for young / adult audiences.
SATURDAY JUNE 12: Arawake Company; 'The man and the fire'. Digital puppets for family audiences.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9: Tahona-Traditional Music Company; '8 songs, 8 stories'. Music for adult audiences.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23: The Cross Border Project Company; 'The girl who dreamed'. Forum theater for young / adult audiences.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31: Induo Producciones Company; 'The shadow of the Tenorio'. Comedy for adult audiences.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13: Poniente Theater Company; 'Secondary, life of a provincial actor'. Tragicomedy for adult audiences.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27: The Freak Cabaret Circus Company; 'Sound stories'. Theater for family audiences.
The price varies from 5 to 8 euros.
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia
After a month closed again, due to the restrictive measures established to stop the spread of Covid19, the Juan Bravo de la Diputación Theater will reopen its doors tomorrow, Friday, March 5, at 20:00 p.m., to receive Juan Diego Botto and the play 'Una noche sin luna', which will repeat the show the next day at the same time.
The montage, which takes as a reference the life and texts of Federico García Lorca, is written by the Argentine actor himself and directed by Sergio Peris-Mencheta, who already impressed the Segovian public with the show 'Lehman trilogy' exactly two years ago, for what the expectations around 'A night without the moon' are so high that, once the tickets for the two functions were put on sale, on February 24, they did not take many days to sell out. Thus, Juan Bravo will present two consecutive full -within the allowed capacity- on his return from this small 'quarantine'.
In 'Una noche sin luna', Juan Diego Botto plays a Federico García Lorca who recounts his own life in the first person; from his passage through the student residence to the tension of his last years, through the criticism received for some of his works, his relationship with the press or, of course, his love life and his love for literature. For this, the author and interpreter has resorted to the texts that the Granada poet wrote, but also to his answers in interviews, his talks or his lectures; and he has done it in a way that Lorca presents himself on stage as present and not as past. Alive and current.
And it is that, for both Botto and Peris-Mencheta, who met again in this work after the success of the winner of four Max Awards 'An invisible piece of this world', the fact of presenting a current Lorca responds to the reasons that led Lorca himself to get involved in the La Barraca theater group to bring classics like Lope de Vega or Calderón de la Barca to those who had never seen them performed. At that time, Federico García Lorca pointed out that it made no sense to show the works of the classics if it were not to extract from them what he was talking about today. "We do not intend to bring Lorca to do an archeology exercise, but to, from its essence, rescue what we find pertinent today", indicate Juan Diego Botto and Sergio Peris-Mencheta.
'A night without the moon', which premiered in November 2020 at the Principal Theater of Vitoria, will discover Segovians twice, in a dynamic and daring way and through the most unknown Federico García Lorca, as in a moment of crossroads human, social and cultural it is necessary to look back at the roots to understand who we are.
Source: Diputación de Segovia
Friday, 05 March 2021/18: 00h
THE SOLDIER'S STORY (Music by Igor Stravinsky)
The interpretation will be in charge of the septet of string, wind and percussion of the Symphonic Orchestra of Castilla y León and the actress / narrator Belén Otxotorena.
In 1917, in the middle of the First World War, the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky decided to join the Swiss writer Charles Ferdinand Ramuz and the conductor Ernest Ansermet and create a different work, a work conceived for a very short staff: 1 actor and 7 instrumentalist. (violin, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, cornet, trombone and percussion)
The story is based on a Russian folk tale taken from Afanásiev's anthology that tells the legend between a deserter soldier who makes a pact with the devil: in exchange for the latter giving him a magical book that has the power to predict the future. , the soldier will give you his violin.
A pact that does not come out as the soldier expects and ends up snatching his soul.
A work in the words of Stravinsky to be read, played and danced with a direct text and without great concessions that shows us how in this life you cannot have everything, you have to choose and it is not always correct and in which Stravinsky reached an agreement so that his music was independent of the text, with the clear intention that it could be interpreted as a concert suite.
A music in which we see a break with the previous orchestration pointing out new sound paths in which his interest in the new discovery that had fascinated him is already heard: jazz.
Thirty minutes of music structured in eleven numbers of the most varied in which we find ourselves from polyphonies, polymetries and motivic constructions typical of Russian music, more traditional forms such as fanfare or march and stylizations of rhythms such as waltz, ragtime, the tango and even, in La March Real, a Spanish paso doble.
The website specialized in taking 360-degree photographs, 'Panoramum', has created a virtual tour, in this format, of the exhibition 'Images of Antiquity'.
In it, you can see recreations of the Roman cities of Segovia, Confloenta, Termes and Cauca. It is a great opportunity to visualize a part of the history of our province, a journey through graphic documents produced thanks to current technical means. In addition to touring the exhibition, in the same way as in person, visitors can stop and read in detail each of the explanatory panels that make it up.
This exhibition, organized by the Junta de Castilla y León and the Coca City Council, was present in the town last January, located in the premises attached to the retirement center.
In addition, from the 'Panoramum' website (www.panoramum.es) a multitude of virtual tours can be carried out in the town of Coca, visiting both the interior and exterior of the main monuments, as well as some shops and tourist accommodation. You can also enjoy photos and videos in 360 degrees of different events of the municipal festivities.
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia
A month has passed since the Teatro Juan Bravo de la Diputación closed its doors due to the intensification of restrictions by the Junta de Castilla y León and, taking into account the latest news, which point to an improvement in the health situation of the province and also taking into account the fact that the Autonomous Administration has agreed to alleviate some of these measures, from the Provincial Council and the Theater Directorate it has been decided to resume the activity as of next March 5, as it had been scheduled on January 26.
For this reason, the Theater box office will open again from tomorrow, Wednesday -at its usual hours from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00 from Wednesday to Friday and from 11:00 to 14:00: 18 and from 00:20 to 00:XNUMX hours Saturdays and Sundays- for the purchase of tickets and, in the same way, the Tickentradas platform will enable the sale of tickets for all the functions programmed in the month of March.
In addition, due to the delay in the curfew at 22:00 p.m., the Provincial Council and the Theater Directorate, which during these months have been working tirelessly - modifying schedules and rescheduling shows - in order to guarantee spectators a culture that brings together variety and quality and, at the same time, be safe, they have once again changed schedules for the greater convenience of the public and companies. "As the advance of the curfew forced us to schedule the shows at unusual and more complicated hours for those who work or have occupations in the middle of the afternoon, we have wanted to adapt to the situation again, being aware that our public is used to seeing them Adult performances do not begin before eight o'clock in the afternoon, "says Marco Antonio Costa, director of the venue, who points out that this also benefits companies, which have more time to set up their shows.
In this way, the Theater will reopen its doors on March 5 at 20:00 p.m. with 'Una noche sin luna', directed by Sergio Peris Mencheta and starring Juan Diego Botto, and will repeat the next day with the same show, that, set in the life and work of Federico García Lorca, has received great praise from the public and critics. That same weekend, the family audience will be able to enjoy on Sunday 'Semente, the man who planted trees' and then on the 12th 'Thaw', on the 13th 'Piedra', the 14th 'Don Quixote we are all', the 19 'Curva España', 21 'My pain is ...', 26 'Napoleón or the epic complex' and, finally, on March 27 the company La Sala Danza will close the program of the month with 'Luz' .
All the shows for adults will start at 20:00 p.m., while the performances of 'Semente, the man who planted trees' and 'Deshielo', aimed at the little ones, will begin at 18:00 p.m.
In any case, both the Provincial Council and the Theater Directorate want to remind viewers that, due to the health situation, the programming is subject to possible changes at any time, which, in all cases, would be governed by the regulations and restrictions established by other Administrations. Both are grateful once again for the understanding shown by the spectators throughout this year and hope that normality can soon reach the room, which until then will continue to take extreme precautions and disinfection measures and keep its capacity reduced.
Source: Diputación de Segovia
The network of cultural centers dependent on the Junta de Castilla y León developed 2.181 activities during the past year, of which 538 were rescheduled on other dates as they were affected by the COVID-19 health pandemic and another 76 will be held this year. to support the continuity of cultural activity in the Community.
The Ministry adapted and redesigned all the activity, both of its cultural programs and that programmed in its cultural centers: archives, libraries, provincial and regional museums, as well as the programming of the Network of Theaters and Scenic Circuits, or of the Film Library and the Symphony Orchestra of Castilla y León.
The objective was since then that the activity reaches the citizens by any 'online' means, not in person possible and, with this, that the activity of the cultural industries of the Community is affected the least that the circumstances of the global health crisis allow .
The wide range of activities that take place in them - from congresses, conferences, stage and musical activities, workshops, presentations, exhibitions of all kinds, reading clubs, or audiovisual projections of any kind, among many others - were affected and this has made it necessary to reprogram some or all of them.
A total of 169 of these activities were rescheduled with local entities. “The 'online' formats allowed to a large extent that it has been possible to continue and redesign the cultural activity, in these moments in which,
The Ministry intends for none of the committed activities to be stopped, the commitments acquired in the 'Pact for Economic Recovery, Employment and Social Cohesion in Castilla y León' are fulfilled, where two agreements were reached to formalize the total of the execution of the programmed expenditure for 2020 in cultural activities of all kinds, as set out in point 40 of the agreement.
"This guarantees access to the functioning of stable and regular cultural activity in places such as museums, libraries or archives, among other cultural and artistic centers of the Community," they specified from the Board.
As long as this health crisis situation continues, the Ministry will offer a large part of its cultural activity 'online' and, specifically, in this month of February, with the face-to-face closure of its centers, telematic and audiovisual formats of all kinds are covering largely the access of citizens to culture and safeguarding as much as possible the activity of the cultural and creative industries of Castilla y León.
Mayor Clara Luquero and the Councilor for Culture and Tourism, Gina Aguiar, have presented the training campaign + Maj @ s, framed in the Tourist Reactivation Plan of the City Council to promote the speed of the recovery of tourism as a local economic engine. The mayor explained that the pandemic forces to improve the tourism model of Segovia and with this initiative, taking advantage of the forced stoppage in the activity of the sector, businessmen and professionals of the same are invited to train in three areas that are already relevant: sustainability, new trends and online reputation.
One of the commitments of the aforementioned plan, presented last year, is to develop training programs that increase the competitiveness of professionals in the tourism sector. + Maj @ s includes workshops and free guided tours.
The conference will open on Thursday, March 11 with the conference 'Sustainability, the only possible future', by Patricio Azcárate and Iñaki Gaztelumendi. The tourism model that was known until now has come to an end. Sustainable tourism is considered worldwide the only possible way, an opportunity to build better cities and destinations. It is a proposal to reflect on what sustainability is, what its benefits are and how to implement it in companies and services. Azcárate is responsible for the management of the Responsible Tourism Institute and Gaztelumendi is a consultant specialized in tourism strategies.
On March 18, the second day will be in charge of Ángel García Butragueño and David Mora, who under the title 'New post-Covid-19 tourism trends', will address the evidence of the change in the way of traveling: new visitor profiles, their demands and interests and tourist reactivation strategies for companies. The former is director of the Tourism area of the multinational consulting firm BRAINTRUS y Mora, coordinator of the Master of Gastronomic Tourism at the Basque Culinary Center.
On the third and last day, on March 25, the expert Rafael González will offer a talk on 'Management of online tourism reputation in difficult times'.
The guided tours will take place between February 22 and March 26 distributed in three degrees on knowledge of the city: 'Essential Segovia', 'Segovia one step further' and 'Unknown Segovia'.
In addition, a training program is being developed for official tourist guides that addresses aspects such as cinema, gastronomy, sculpture, literature, industrial heritage, sustainability, etc.
On the other hand, the councilor has informed El Adelantado that this municipal area is working intensively to finalize the project that the City Council will present to the call for the Tourism Sustainability Plans in Destinations that the Ministry of Industry is expected to open next March , Commerce and Tourism through the Secretary of State for Tourism.
Aguiar explains that, through a contract of less than 12.100 euros (VAT included), the consultancy Tourism Experts was hired in November to prepare the city's proposal, in collaboration with the municipal tourism company and, without wanting to enter In details, he adds that it is "an exciting project that I believe is one of the few ways in which tourism can grow in Segovia, with a vision of the future, beyond the concept of a heritage city."
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to prevent the normal course of events around the world. The town will live, like the whole country, its second consecutive year without Easter as such, so this 2021 the Board of Brotherhoods has wanted to reinvent itself by adapting to current regulations. It does not leave many possibilities and it is unfeasible for there to be processions and events that involve overcrowding of the public, so a concise and simplified program of events carefully studied for their celebration has been chosen.
Yesterday, Ash Wednesday, would have been the day of the presentation of the program and poster of the Cuellarana Holy Week 2021, but even the liturgical act had to be reduced. The convent of Santa Clara, that of La Concepción and the church of San Miguel hosted the event but reduced to a capacity of 25 people. The Sanctuary of El Henar broadcast the celebration through its YouTube channel, and thus shared the beginning of Lent with all the faithful.
This was the starting gun for this unusual Easter, but it will have a poster and will be presented later. There will only be one Lenten talk this year. Normally, there are two or three that dominate the beginning of Holy Week, but only one will be held on Saturday, March 20 at 18.00:XNUMX p.m. Eight days later and as the beginning of Holy Week, a brief Palm Sunday will be celebrated: the Eucharist will be normal, with its reduced capacity in the temple, without distribution of bouquets or procession; the faithful who want will be able to come with their house bouquet.
The central act that will denote that they are designated dates is the exhibition of the steps of the different brotherhoods in their headquarters: San Miguel, San Esteban and San Andrés will host the steps as in previous years they have done before their respective outputs in procession.
This year they will not, but the public will be able to enjoy them. The temples can only accommodate 25 people for a maximum of 15 minutes. The images will have explanatory posters and the history of each brotherhood. The images, object of devotion of the faithful, will be placed as a symbol of the celebration.
The Stations of the Cross will take place on Good Friday at 10.00:19.00 am in the temple of San Miguel; Holy Thursday and Good Friday will have the usual Holy Offices. On Saturday the Easter Vigil would be held at night, but it is brought forward at 10.00:11.00 p.m. in the two convents and in the church of San Miguel. To conclude with Easter Sunday, Eucharists have been arranged at 11.30, XNUMX and XNUMX hours, as they announced at the last meeting of the Board of Brotherhoods.
The Parish of Cuéllar wants to bring the events to the entire public and for this it adapts to new technologies. As in the Sanctuary of El Henar, they want to broadcast live, but they need at least 1.000 subscribers on YouTube, so they invite everyone to subscribe and spread their messages without direct contact.
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia