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Cultura, esport i solidaritat per commemorar el Dia de les Illes Balears

Foto actes Dia de les Illes El Consell de Formentera, a través de les àrees de Cultura i Festes, així com la d’Esports, han presentat avui els actes de celebració del Dia de les Illes Balears a Formentera conjuntament amb el director general de Relacions Institucionals i Acció Exterior del Govern de les Illes Balears, Josep Claverol.

La consellera de Cultura, Susana Labrador, ha destacat que el proper dijous dia 1 de març se celebrarà la Diada de les Illes, una jornada que s’iniciarà a les 11 hores amb la celebració de la IV Cursa Solidària per a la Dona. A les 13.00 hores tindrà lloc l’acte institucional a la plaça de la Constitució de Sant Francesc, que serà seguit d’una gran paella solidària a preus populars a favor de l’AECC a l’envelat de l’aparcament de sa Senieta. Ja pel vespre, i a partir de les 20.30 hores, la Casa del Poble de la Mola acollirà el Concert de les Illes Balears, amb l’actuació del Calipoe Trio i en Bep Marquès.

Tallers i torneig de bàsquet
Les activitats del dia de les illes començaran del dimecres 28, amb un taller de mural sobre el menú tradicional illenc, a la Biblioteca Marià Villangómez entre les 17.30 hores i les 19.30 hores. L’esport serà també protagonista, ja que entre el dimecres i el dissabte 3 de març se celebrarà el VI Torneig de Bàsquet Illes Balears Trasmapi al Poliesportiu Antoni Blanc. Aquesta competició comptarà amb participació d'equips de totes les illes.

Contacontes, balls tradicionals i teatre
Les activitats per celebrar el dia de les illes s’estendran al dijous 8 de març, amb el contacontes Cuentos para valientes que tindrà lloc a la biblioteca de Sant Ferran a les 17 hores. Així mateix, el dissabte 10 de març al migdia, a la plaça de la Constitució, hi haurà mostra de balls tradicionals, amb les dues colles locals i tres agrupacions de la resta de Balears, mentre que a les 20.30 hores, a la Sala de Cultura Cinema, s’escenificarà l’obra Es Mijorals de Don Mariano de la companyia Es Molí, acte que servirà per cloure les activitats dedicades al Dia de les Illes Balears d’aquest 2018.

L'Illa a Escena back this weekend with 'Evocación', a piano and dance recital

Foto evocacionFormentera's department of culture and festivities presents Evocación, a “choreographic recital” based on big-name composers like Albéñiz, Falla, Turina and Granados and dashes of contemporary poetry by way of Julio Herranz.

Taking spectators on a ride through some of the most recognised work in the Spanish classical catalogue, Evocación makes stops at Isaac Albéñiz's suite Iberia, Enrique Granados's Goyescas and Manuel Falla's La Vida Breu. On their way, Evocación's performers explore adeptly a repertoire which spans music and dance and dust off an all but forgotten mode of spectacle that brought success to an alternating cast of artists like La Argentina, Pilar López and Mariemma.

In this tribute to Spanish music and dance, ivory-tickling chops mingle with stirring dance moves, delicateness and brute force take shape, the sonic and visual come to the fore and a veritable chorus of elements converge in seamless union.

J. Jaime Hidalgo de la Torre will play piano at the event. Beyond his capabilities as a musician, Hidalgo de la Torre is a composer and currently director of Formentera's polyphonic choir. Nieves Portas will head up the dance effort. The pair, both seasoned and highly-regarded artists in their own right, are also instructors at the Formentera school of music and dance.

The evening performance, part of L'Illa a Escena, will begin Saturday, February 24 at 8.30pm in the Sant Francesc cinema. The day of the event, tickets will be available at the box office for €5 or €3 for those under 25.

Formentera cinema turns 30

Foto cinema sala de cultura The Formentera Council's Office of Culture reports that this year the island's cinema, or Sala Municipal de Cultura, will celebrate thirty years since opening.

The story of Formentera's “Hall of Culture” can be traced to the commemoration of Sant Jaume in 1987 and a conference which included the participation of historian Joan Marí Cardona. The stable, uninterrupted programming the Sala is known for today would begin a year later, on February 20, 1988, when, with the help of professionalised management, it was transformed into a multipurpose, 268-person capacity hall that played both as a centre for cultural programming and meeting place. What better pretext for the task than cinema, one of the most transcendent languages of artistic expression in modern society.

Thirty years after the Sala's first audiences saw La Misión, the site is a premier cultural outpost in constant renovation. The cinema's switch to digital was an expression of this, part of the Sala's passion for innovation in the service of islanders. It is this that makes the Sala a motor for up-to-date, stable film programming every Friday and Sunday of the year.

The cinema also hosts stage productions, music and dance series, conferences, book talks and theatre for kids, and serves as a backdrop for performing arts courses in theatre and dance.

Thirty-year celebration
To celebrate the event, at 9.00pm on Tuesday, February 20, the cinema will give a free screening of La Bamba, a film that originally ran the last week of March, in 1988, and generated the cinema's largest showing to date.

Tickets this weekend and next (February 16, 18, 23 and 25) are specially priced at €3. On Saturday the 24th, following Evocación, a recital by Formentera municipal school of music and dance teachers Nieves Portas and Jose Jaime Hidalgo de la Torre, light hors-d'oeuvres and cava will be served.

The Formentera Council would like to thank all the individuals whose efforts have made cinema possible on the island over the last thirty years.

As performing arts initiative keeps kicking, La Fornal dazzles Formentera audiences with 'adventures of Gepeto and Pinocchio'

foto gepeto i pinotxoThis weekend Formentera's Office of Culture and Festivities presents Les aventures de Gepeto i Pinotxo, a show for the whole family included in the Illa a Escena initiative to promote theatre.

La Fornal arrives with their take on the classic which, penned by Carlo Collodi in the late 19th century, unfolds in a tiny Italian village, where two old friends meet and decide to build a puppet. Their creation, Pinotxo, will be the son Gepeto has always wanted. But, a born troublemaker, the little wooden boy will be anything but what his father had in mind. Pinotxo's assorted adventures will leave him open to everything from disappointment and frustration to the splendour of becoming a real boy.

Tickets for the production, which hits Formentera's Sala de Cultura at 6.00pm on Saturday, February 17, are three euros.

Set in a room not much larger than a playpen, the show presents a wash of on-stage techniques which position it somewhere between storytelling and classical theatre. Props come to life, shadows are a source of light and puppets help the audience get their bearings.

The show is part of TALENT IB 2018, an initiative of the Govern's Institut d'Estudis Baleàrics.

The troupe
With over 25 years' experience under their belts and a dedicated venue to call home, La Fornal d'Espectacles offer a supportive, creative space for their member artists' independently-run projects.

The team disembark this weekend on Formentera for a performance on Saturday, February 17 at 6.00pm in the cinema. Tickets for the 50-minute show are three euros and available at the box office the day of the event.

YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=m0gQqBiYO5A

This Friday at the Sant Francesc library, Cristina Brunet tells the tale of Martina's toys

contacontes les joguines de la martina 2The Formentera Council's Office of Culture reports that this Friday, February 16 at 6.00pm, youngsters of the island are invited to attend an evening of storytelling at the Marià Villangómez library.

This week kids are treated to Les joguines de la Martina (something like “Martina's toys” for English-speaking audiences), a performance by Cristina Brunet which, through puppet-work and compositions that Brunet performs live on a host of instruments-turned-stage props, encompasses a breadth of artistic and theatrical forms of expression.

Martina, a tale-teller, prowls the world for new stories that she can spin for children. Not just any old story tale will do, though. Martina was born with a gift: she can talk with toys, and listens as they recount their roving and playful adventures whilst the tots of the world sleep.

We'll meet Toni, whose teddy bear is a bit of a scaredy-cat; a bean-bag frog whose fillings are foiled by some nibbling house-mice; a wee race-horse who, somewhat absent-mindedly, takes a tumble down a staircase and a piglet who guards religiously the coins Aineta slips into her back.

It's a music- and colour-filled show that will get school-children into the spirit and singing along to the tunes of Martina.

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