As human beings, we need to believe in something beyond ourselves; in an idea, whether it be religious, political, aesthetic, magical or collective. This idea helps us to change our attitudes to life and death, to overcome our fears and develop a spiritual world beyond the problems of our everyday lives. Our commitment to these ideals defines us as individuals and as a group.
Based on these premises, we have created the best possible festival under the circumstances. It will be a local Grec, full of little treats that you have to discover and performances that will surprise you with their new, interactive formats. In the Teatre Grec, there will be lots of music, but there will also be special productions created for this special venue, with unique collaborations between artists from a variety of disciplines. This year, there will be dance in museums and the circus, and it will reach new heights with productions from local companies that we invite you to discover. We have put together a very varied theatre programme, a genre where the closure of theatres has led to unexpected venues: the radio, telephones, the internet, television and the streets and squares we all stroll through. We are giving more support than ever to talent from here and from abroad, putting on nearly fifty co-productions and rescheduling concerts and shows that were postponed over the last few months.
Everyone has continued to work, even during the lockdown, but this July, some productions will be presented in formats that were not originally intended. For this reason, we have divided the programme into three sections: Grec Festival, De Grec a Grec, and Grec en obert. This is a popular festival, and this year the difference is that tickets have a standard price that is lower than usual.
This is a very personal Grec that reflects the passion I feel for local talent. This is a festival where we present artists and projects that we believe should be seen now, which aim to have a broader perspective and transmit energy, optimism and respect for the culture that helps us and transforms us.
Director of the Barcelona Grec Festival
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