Temporada Alta in Iberoamèrica
For more than a decade, we have been taking Temporada Alta to different Latin American cities. As a result of this initiative we have become a point of connection between Europe and Latin America. We travel to Buenos Aires, Montevideo and Lima to open up new channels to showcase Catalan companies and publicise the country’s performing arts. Due to our interest in the internationalisation of the Catalan scene, we have exported the Festival to stages in Argentina, Peru and Uruguay. We have put on over a hundred performances and artists such as Sergi López, Iván Morales, Xavier Bobés, Lali Ayguadé, Pere Faura, Baro d’Evel Cirk and many others have been able to present their creations.
The XI edition of Temporada Alta Iberoamerica presents more than 20 shows from up to 9 different countries from February 1st to March 5th
Co-organized by the Institut Ramon Llull, Temporada Alta Iberoamerica maintains its role as exporter by sending the three participating countries to represent themselves this year: Ma solitud by Guillem Albà, Loco amoris by Pablo Macho and Pau Roca and 360 grams by Ada Vilaró. Within the programme, there will also be a fourth proposal: Cuerpos celestes by El Conde de Torrefiel and cabosanroque. A sound experience that is part of a series of audio guides that can be heard for free on the Caixaforum+ platform. Finally, the Transatlantic Playwriting Tournament, with the support of the SGAE Foundation, will have a new edition, where Argentine authors will face off against the Catalans Xavi Buxeda and Carla Rovira. Consult the 2023 edition’s programme at this link.
Temporada Alta Iberoamérica returns to presencial shows by presenting 20 shows, after last year’s hybrid edition
Temporada Alta Iberoamérica closes a new edition in which an effort has been made to get back presencial shows attendance, after the previous hybrid edition due to the consequences of the pandemic. The festival has presented a program with 20 different shows, from 9 European and Latin American nationalities, and close to 50 performances, which could be seen between February 2 and March 6. In this edition, 3 Catalan companies have presented their shows: Livalone by Francesc Cuéllar and Alejandro Curiel, Pocahontas o la verdadera historia de una traviesa by Bàrbara Mestanza and Se respira en el jardín como en un bosque by Conde de Torrefiel. Timbre 4 in Buenos Aires has once again hosted Torneo de dramaturgia Transatlántico, in this 10th edition in which the Catalan artist Lara Díez has been proclaimed the winner with Khwam Sukh Sarmiento, the story of a couple expecting a child and sharing secrets that never been told before. Check the schedule for the 2022 edition at this link.
Temporada Alta Iberoamérica closes a new special edition due to the effects of the pandemic with more than 8.000 spectators
Temporada Alta Iberoamérica closes a special edition due to the effects of the pandemic with the incorporation of a line of remote programmation and more than 8.000 spectators. The festival has been celebrated from the 3 until the 28 of February in the cities of Buenos Aires, Lima and Montevideo. There, around twenty proposals of theater, contemporary dance, circus, audiovisual narratives, new dramaturgy and conferences from eleven European and Lationamerican nationalities have been performanced. This year, we have had Catalan productions, such as Audioguía para supermercados en tiempo de pandemia of Cabosanroque, the Zoom by Anna Alarcón with the text Psicosis de las 4.48, from Sarah Kane, or the Zoom of Ivan Benet Informe para una Academia, by Fran Kafka. The Transatlantic Dramaturgy Tournament has also been celebrated, with Lucas Ranzani as a winner. Besides the Catalan productions, other proposals from Xile, Colòmbia, France, Germany and Italy have also been chosen, apart from the ones of the host nationalities: Argentina, Perú and Uruguay. Check the schedule for the 2021 edition at this link
The eighth edition of Temporada Alta Iberoamérica presents more than twenty proposals in Buenos Aires, Lima and Montevideo from 1 until 21 of February
The eighth edition of Temporada Alta Iberoamerica presents more than 60 representations of 21 different shows. Last year was the first time that a own production took the leap to Iberoamerica. It was Tierra baja with Lluís Homar. This year the formula has been repeated with Kassandra, co-produced with TNC. In the Iberoamerican edition the spectators will also be able to see A.K.A (Also Known As) with Albert Salazar as the main character, Hasta agotar existencias (Ensayando para que la muerte de mi madre no me pille desprevenida) of Veronica Navas Ramírez and Parias, the last production of Javier Aranda. Also, a new edition of the Transatlantic Dramaturgy Tournament will be celebrated. There, the finalist and semifinalist of the Catalan Dramaturgy Tournement, Laura Gost and Concha Milla, will be confronted with two argentine playwrights. Check the schedule for the 2020 edition at this link
Temporada Alta Iberoamérica has closed the 2019 edition with around 7.400 spectators and the 78% of occupation
The seventh edition has incorporated a total of 81 functions, 33 of which correspond to catalan productions and to the Transatlantic Dramaturgy Tournament, with more than 2.000 spectators and the colaboration of the highschool Ramon Llull. Temporada Alta from Buenos Aires has gained a 100% of occupation with Terra Baixa, Cases, Calma! and Vida
The catalan playwright Cristina Clemente, who won the Catalan Dramaturgy Tournament from the Festival of Girona, has confronted Andrea Marranazi and has won the Transatlantic Tournament. The public has proclaimed as a winner the text of Clemente Las lentes para mirar cargadores, wich was confronted with the one of Marranazi Nacer y Morir. This year has been the first which the participants from Argentina have been able to access the Transatlantic Tournament thanks to the fact that they previously won a tournament between autors from Argentina celebrated on december 2018. Check the schedule for the 2019 edition at this link.
We maintain the sustained growth figures (1 to 25 February)
We hold the sixth event with 64 performances, 22 of which correspond to the 3 Catalan productions we present at Temporada Alta Latin America: Psicosis de les 4.48 by Sarah Kane, a hard-hitting text about suicide performed by Anna Alarcón, the winner of the 2016 BBVA Theatre Award. Indomador by the contemporary circus company Animal Religion, a dialogue between Quim Girón and human animality. And Pluja, the musical and poetic spectacle by Guillem Albà and Clara Peya.
The sixth Transatlantic Dramaturgy Tournament brings together the winner and runner-up of the Catalan competition (Laia Alsina and Xisco Rosselló) and two Argentine authors chosen by the Chair of Dramaturgy at the University in the Argentine capital. With the participation of proposals from Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Israel, France, Argentina and Brazil, we achieve the figure of 7,711 spectators (1,300 more than the previous year) and we maintain the positive evolution in terms of the number of spectators and their loyalty.
We establish ourselves as a summer festival in Latin America (5 to 22 February)
17 shows (including three Catalan and Balearic productions of text theatre and contemporary creation), 74 performances, a fifth Transatlantic Dramaturgy Tournament and a comprehensive programme of talks and parallel activities. We establish Temporada Alta Latin America as a summer festival in Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.
In this, the fifth year, we visit the other side of the Atlantic with three monologues that are outstanding in terms of their literary quality and the themes they cover: La História del Sr. Sommer by Pep Tosar, Acorar by Toni Gomila and La noche justo antes de los bosques by Òscar Muñoz. The Catalan and Balearic programming is complemented by proposals from 6 countries: Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, France and Argentina. After three weeks of performances we are visited by more than 6,300 spectators. Over the last 5 years, 28 Catalan and Balearic shows have been seen in different Latin American settings, attracting around 19,000 spectators.
Our expansion continues (29 January to 18 February)
For the fourth Temporada Alta Latin America we incorporate the theatre of the Alliance Francaise in Lima as the third sub-venue. Ivan Benet, Baro d’Evel and David Espinosa are the Catalan artists invited to an event which, for the first time, complements the Catalan programming with proposals from other countries: Mexico, Chile, Uruguay, Peru and Argentina. The other new feature is The One Project, the project unifying cinema and drama premièred at the Arts Santa Mònica and Temporada Alta. The Transatlantic Dramaturgy Tournament is held for the fourth time and Temporada Alta Latin America puts on 51 performances accompanied by talks, workshops and other parallel activities.
We continue to break records this year. We are visited by around 4,500 spectators, the parallel activities attract more than 800 participants and we establish ourselves as a meeting point for Catalan and Latin American drama. This is made possible by the Ramon Llull Institute, Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), the AECID and the Network of Spanish Cultural Centres (Cooperación Española), as well as the different theatres which host us in Argentina, Peru and Uruguay.
We increase the number of Latin American venues (27 January to 11 February)
In 2015 we increase the offer, due to the large audiences and favourable reviews in previous years. We schedule almost twice the number of performances and extend the length of the cycle. The other new feature is the scheduling of shows in Montevideo, with performances at two of the main venues in the city, the Solis Theatre and the Verdi Hall. The Temporada Alta Buenos Aires programme retains the Timbre 4 Hall location. The goal is to turn the Autumn Festival of Catalonia into a platform for the internationalisation of Catalan dramaturgy. An initiative which receives the support of the Ramon Llull Institute and the Acción Cultural Española programme.
Apart from another Transatlantic Dramaturgy Tournament, bringing together Catalan, Argentine and Peruvian playwrights, four shows can be seen over almost three weeks: Non Solum by Sergi López, Con la claridad aumenta el frío by Pep Tosar, La cabeza en las nubes by Xavier Bobés and Constructivo by Ernesto Collado and Piero Steiner.
The second Temporada Alta in Buenos Aires (2 to 9 February)
We hold the second Temporada Alta Buenos Aires, with an excellent response from the critics and general public. We maintain the Timbre 4 Hall venue and schedule 14 performances. Practically 100% of the tickets are sold. 30/40 Livingstone by Sergi López and Jordi Picó and Sé de un lugar by Iván Morales – Prisamata have to put on extra performances as the tickets sell out rapidly. In addition, the dual dance programme by Lali Ayguadé (Portland and Incógnito) also registers excellent ticket sales (80%). A further Dramaturgy Tournament is held and the classic Vinilo café in Buenos Aires is the venue for a concert by singer and pianist Maria Coma.
The success of the second Temporada Alta Buenos Aires consolidates our wish to introduce Catalan theatre productions to the Argentine public and our desire to become a platform for the internationalisation of Catalan dramaturgy and theatrical productions.
We visit Buenos Aires for the first time (11 to 17 February)
We begin our relationship with Buenos Aires at the Timbre 4 Hall, under the direction of Claudio Tolcachir, with three Catalan productions, a version of the Dramaturgy Tournament and a workshop conducted by Xavier Bobés. With this initiative we endorse our aim to work together on the internationalisation of the Catalan scene.
Temporada Alta Buenos Aires enjoys the support of the Ramon Llull Institute and puts on three shows: Insomni by Xavier Bobés, Non Solum by Sergi López and Jorge Picó and Striptease by Pere Faura. The Catalan week is completed with a version of the Dramaturgy Tournament organised during the Festival which, in this case, brings together David Plana and Jordi Galceran, the winning authors of the two Catalan tournaments, and two Argentine playwrights, Diego Faturos and Francisco Lumerman