Festival Iberica 2012

The atmosphere of a hot Spanish Summer will be enjoyed in several Czech towns – at the Ibérica 2012 festival

The cultural wealth of the Iberian Peninsula represented by the up-and-coming generation of artists will be introduced in the framework of this year's festival Ibérica. The ninth season of the event focuses on the cultural and artistic variety of Spain and it is expanding its scope even further beyond usual destinations, Prague, Brno and Boskovice, to a south Moravian town Letovice. Since the organizers managed to book several young superstars (namely the outstanding flamenco diva Belén López or excellent classical pianists Gistaín brothers) this festival season is aptly subtitled Arte Joven (Young Art).

The festival of Spanish culture Ibérica 2012 will be held between August 14 – 18 and in addition to an exceptional artistic line-up it will offer various ways of active participation in creative workshops and other accompanying events such as fiestas or flamenco fashion shows. The festival will offer tastings of Spanish delicacies, wine or genuine sangria at most of the venues. Artistic events will feature many facets of Spanish culture performed by great foreign and domestic flamenco dancers and musicians.

"The highlight, the icing on the cake of this year's festival, Belén López, is one of the most spectacular flamenco dancers of the younger generation. She will perform two shows - at the Hybernia Theatre in Prague on August 17 and at the castle courtyard in Boskovice a day later. We are very pleased that she has accepted our invitation and we believe that her charm and skill will inspire our visitors,” says Petr Vít, artistic director of the festival. Virginia Delgado, a gifted dancer from Madrid, along with guitarist Petr Vít and actor Tomáš Hanák, will deliver a partly improvised program inspired by poetry of Frederico García Lorca in Brno and Letovice. Brno will also witness the great piano duo of Gistaín Brothers. Their program 'Spanish Inspiration"consists of works by international composers (Ravel, Debussy, Glinka, Falla).

The festival is organized by the IP SPORT & ART based in Brno Brno in cooperation with media and advertising company SOVA NET Ltd. and production company 24-7 Promotions. More information about the festival and its program is available at www.iberica.cz. Tickets can be purchased in various price categories in the pre-sales network www.ticketportal.cz, at Hybernia Theatre box office, ticket offices in Prague, Brno, and the Information centre box offices of Town Castle Letovice and Boskovice.

IBÉRICA 2012

CONCERTS AND WORKSHOPS PROGRAM

August 14
Boskovice Chateau Greenhouse, 1.00 pm
Opening of the festival and workshops

Boskovice Chateau Greenhouse, 6.00 pm
Opening of the "Flamenco in Czech Style" exhibition of the photographer Roman Muchka.

Boskovice Chateau Greenhouse, from about 7.00 pm
The inaugural festival fiesta - Sangria party with the band Mediterian including genuine Sangria,
Spanish wines and specialties tasting.

admission (advance / on-site): 120 - CZK/180, - CZK

August 15
Brno, Convent of Merciful Brothers, 7.30 pm
Piano duo Jose Enrique and Juan Fernando Moreno Gistaín - 'Spanish Inspiration"- works by
international composers (Ravel, Debussy, Glinka, Falla)
admission (advance / on-site): 190 /250, - CZK

August 15
Letovice, Winter Riding School, 7.30 pm
Tomáš Hanák recites the poetry of Federico García Lorca
„Vuelve por mis alas“
(Composed poetry show with music and dancing)
Tomáš Hanák - recitation, Virginia Delgado - Dance, Petr Vít - guitar
admission (advance / on-site): 150 /200, - CZK

August 16
Brno, Bolek Polívka Theatre, 7.30 pm
Tomáš Hanák recites the poetry of Federico García Lorca
„Vuelve por mis alas“
(Composed poetry show with music and dancing)
Tomáš Hanák - recitation, Virginia Delgado - Dance, Petr Vít - guitar
admission (advance / on-site): 250 /300, - CZK

August 17
Boskovice Chateau Greenhouse, 7.30 pm
Fashion show of flamenco apparel made by Lere Lere workshop
Admission: free

August 17
Prague, Hybernia Theatre, 7.30 pm
Belén López & Flamenco Group
flamenco dance show headlining the festival, and a backing band comprised of musicians who
accompany the next Belén legend Paco de Lucía and Sara Barash.
admission (advance / on-site): 490 - 1990 / 600 – 2500 CZK

August 18
Boskovice Chateau Greenhouse, 12.00 noon
End of the festival workshops - final fiesta
Admission: free

August 18
Boskovice Castle - Courtyard, 7.30 pm
Festival Closing Gala

Dario Piga - guitar
Entre los Gallos
Morenito de Triana - guitar
Mateo el gallium - vocals, percussion

Belén López & Flamenco Group
Belén López - flamenco dance show headlining the festival, and a backing band comprised of
musicians who accompany the next Belén legend Paco de Lucía and Sara Barash.

The final concert of the festival Boskovice in a captivating atmosphere of the castle.
admission (advance / on-site): 290, - CZK standing 390, - CZK seated /350, - CZK standing 450, - CZK
seated
From about 5:30 pm: tastings of Spanish wines and specialties at the venue

Boskovice Chateau Greenhouse, after the main program
Final festival afterparty including a tastings of Spanish wines and specialties
Admission: free

Visit the Iberica website for more information.


 


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