Palma. 22.09.2017.- The third edition of Fira B! will end on Sunday with the premiére of the commemorative piece entitled Calbó o el viatge d’Orfeu in honour the Year of Año Pasqual Calbó i Caldés. It will take place at 20h at the Xesc Forteza Municipal Theatre within the programmed activities of Fira B!
The theatre play, which commemorates de 200th anniversary of this enlighted painter and writer, is directed by Menorcan Pitus Fernández and performed by Marc Joy, Enka Alonso, Joan Manel Vadell and Josep Orfila. With this show, jointly promoted by the Menorcan Island Government and the Balearic Ministry of Culture, Participation and Sports, one of the main aims of the celebration is achieved: to bring to the audiences one of the most relevant Menorcan artistic personalities of the 18th century: Pasqual Calbó y Caldés (Maó, 1752-1817).
The piece has relied on the collaboration and advice of Miquel Pons Povedano, an expert on the painter's biography and autonomic commissioner of the Calbó Year. The play spans Calbo's lifetime and experiences: his birth in Maó, his training in Venice and Rome, his adventures at the palaces of Viena, his discovery of American exotism, his return to Menorca and his later years, when he focused on his educational side through his scientific writings.
Today, Saturday 23rd, the last day of the Professional Sessions of this edition of Fira B! has taken place, starting with a series of speed meetings, in parallel to the informative session entitled Public financing for Balearic music and the performing arts, in which experts have listed and described the existing grants that Balearic institutions have to offer for theatre, dance and music. This session has included the presence of Natàlia Rabassa, coordinator of the cultural programme Art Jove; Pere Muñoz, director of the Balearic Tourism Agency; Rafel M. Creus, director of Culture of the Consell de Mallorca; Mònica Pérez, deputy director of the Teatre Principal; Eva Frade, councilor for Citizen Participation and Territorial Coordination for the Council of Palma; Marta Ferré, general director of the Cultural Department of Palma Council; and Francesc M. Rotger, director of the Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics.
After that, the informative session entitled Public financing for music and the performing arts, at national and European levels will take place, with Eduardo Fernández Palomares, General Subdirector of Music and Dance for the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music; Rubén Gutiérrez de Castillo, from the SGAE Foundation; Ana Gómez, from the Cervantes Institute in Madrid; Miguel Sánchez Calle, from Europa Creativa Cultura; Miquel Àngel Lladó, responsible for the Cultural Service of the General Culture Directorate of the Balearic Goverment's Ministry of Culture, Participation and Sports, in charge of the programme Euro región Pirineo-Mediterráneo; Maria Lladó, from the Institut Ramon Llull; and Elena Díaz, from AC/E Spanish Cultural Action.
The musical side of the programme will begin at 12.30h at Ses Voltes with the Worldmusic Showcase featuring BOC and Rumba Katxai. From 20h, the Electronic and Rap Music Showcase will begin, with the concerts of Jerry Blunt, Novembre Elèctric, El Dia Eléctrico and Bearoid. The two latter groups will also play hours before, at 19h, at the CCC Pelaires within the framework of the collaboration between Fira B! and the Nit de l’Art.
As for the theatrical side of the programme, Argentinians Grupo Caníbal will present Una furia patria, at 17h at the Catalina Valls Municipal Theatre; En blanc will offer Abans que arribi l’alemany, at 18h at the Mar i Terra Municipal Theatre; La Impaciència will show He vist balenes, at 20h at the Teatre Principal; Cia. Indòmita will be performed by Pares Nostres, at 21.30h at Mallorca's Arxiu del Regne; and Replay by Trampa Teatre, at 23h in Sala Trampa. There will also be room for dance, with the show BaRockBallet, by Pasodos Dance Company, at 19h at the Xesc Forteza Municipal Theatre.
The programme for tomorrow Sunday, as well as the closing of the fair with Calbó o el viatge d’Orfeu, will include the performances of Carinyo, by Perez&Disla, at 12h at the Teatre Principal; Smiley, by El Somni Produccions, at 16h at the Mar i Terra Municipal Theatre; and Melosa fel, by AMC Produccions, at 18h at the Catalina Valls Theatre.
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