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The Many Faces of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The Many Faces of Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Date
13 April (18:30) - 8 June 2017 (20:30)
Location
British Film Institute
Description
Professor Erica Carter and Dr Martin Brady are offering an eight week course to accompany the BFI's Fassbinder retrospective.

Sepharad: A Travelling Concept (Workshop)

Sepharad: A Travelling Concept (Workshop)
Date
7 June 2017 (11:15-18:30)
Location
Clarendon Institute Walton Street, OX1 2HG, Oxford, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies
Description
Language Acts and Worldmaking in partnership with the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies host a workshop examining how Jews, Muslims and Christians conceptualised Sepharad as a historical and cultural reference point following the expulsion of Jews from Iberia in the final decade of the fifteenth century. This forms part of the 'Travelling Concepts' strand of the Language Acts and Worldmaking project.

Spanish and Portuguese: Languages and Cultures in a Global Perspective Taster session

Spanish and Portuguese: Languages and Cultures in a Global Perspective Taster session
Date
7 June 2017 (14:00-17:00)
Location
King's College London, Strand Campus
Description
Discover the diversity of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and cultures and learn about the range and breadth of courses offered at King's College London, including opportunities to learn these languages from scratch at university level with a year abroad. Apart from taster classes of Spanish and Portuguese, you will also learn about career opportunities for graduates in these languages.

Inaugural Talk: Cervantes: Women and theatre in his life and work

Inaugural Talk: Cervantes: Women and theatre in his life and work
Date
8 June 2017 (16:00-18:00)
Location
K4.31 King’s Building, King's College London WC2R 2LS, Strand Campus
Description
Natalia Menéndez, director of the International Festival of Classical Theatre of Almagro since 2010, opens the Festival of Spanish Theatre of London with a lecture on "Cervantes: women and theatre in his life and work"

Play: Rosaura (Sandra Arpa & Paula Rodríguez)

Play: Rosaura (Sandra Arpa & Paula Rodríguez)
Date
12 (19:30) - 15 June 2017 (19:30)
Location
1-10 Keeley Street, City Lit, John Lyon´s Theatre, London WC2B 4BA
Description
'Rosaura' is a theatrical piece inspired by the play 'Life is a Dream'. Taking this pinnacle work by Calderón de la Barca as reference, the play will switch the attention to its heroine, Rosaura. In their story, the verses of Calderón will engage in an open dialogue with reality today through storytelling.

Workshop: Classical Theatre from a Contemporary Perspective

Workshop: Classical Theatre from a Contemporary Perspective
Date
14 June 2017 (15:00-17:00)
Location
1-10 Keeley Street, City Lit, John Lyon´s Theatre, London, WC2B 4BA
Description
In this workshop Paula Rodríguez y Sandra Arpa, from Teatro Inverso, analyse the principal underlying questions in the celebrated play La vida es sueño of Calderón de La Barca with the aim of facilitating the understanding of classical Spanish theatre plays and to discover how the universality of their contents are still relevant today.

Play: Encerrona (Pepe Viyuela)

Play: Encerrona (Pepe Viyuela)
Date
15 (19:30) - 18 June 2017 (19:30)
Location
1-10 Keeley Street, City Lit, John Lyon´s Theatre, London WC2B 4BA
Description
"Encerrona" is a reflection on the everyday from the perspective of a clown. The character experiences being trapped on stage. For just over an hour, Pepe Viyuela, one of Spain most talented actors, is forced to act for an audience that watches him intensely. He is alone and his only companions are a series of objects with which he tries to work around; a guitar, a chair, a jacket, a newspaper and a ladder. We are faced with a metaphor in which the clown is each of us and his act is nothing but our lives.

Talk: Humour as a tool for social intervention

Talk: Humour as a tool for social intervention
Date
16 June 2017 (15:00-16:30)
Location
1-10 Keeley Street, City Lit, John Lyon´s Theatre, London WC2B 4BA
Description
Pepe Viyuela will give a talk about his experience with Payasos sin Fronteras (Clowns without Borders), an NGO that he has been a part of for over twenty years and that he has travelled to places in conflict with (Kosovo, Iraq, Palestine), in order to make children who suffer from the horrors of war, laugh.

Workshop: Bodily Poetics: Living Rhyme and Living in Rhyme

Workshop: Bodily Poetics: Living Rhyme and Living in Rhyme
Date
17 June 2017 (10:00-12:00)
Location
1-10 Keeley Street, City Lit, John Lyon´s Theatre, London, WC2B 4BA
Description
In this workshop Paula Rodríguez y Sandra Arpa, from Teatro Inverso, discuss their practical research into the Classics of the Spanish Golden Age with the aim of providing useful tools to the contemporary actor to work with the Classical verse.

Play: Himmelweg - Camino del cielo (Juan Mayorga)

Date
19 (19:30) - 21 June 2017 (19:30)
Location
1-10 Keeley Street, City Lit, John Lyon´s Theatre, London WC2B 4BA
Description
A piece of historical and political theatre by Juan Mayorga, one of the most successful Spanish contemporary playwriters, about a triumvirate of characters, set in World War II. A fable of the past that serves as a tool to talk about the present and to reflect on how our minds can be moulded to the convenience of those in power.
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