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Formentera pays tribute to the women of the countryside

cartell 2020 expo dona mon ruralThe Formentera Department of Environment reports that as part of the observance of International Day of Rural Women on Thursday 15 October, the island will play host to a display entitled Homenatge a la dona de Formentera en el món rural (Tribute to Formentera’s rural woman). Photography fans in Sant Francesc can see the exhibit between 9.00am and 2.00pm, Monday to Saturday, 15–31 October in the inner courtyard of Centre Antoni Tur “Gabrielet”.

Dated between 1950 and present day and kept at the Consell’s image and sound archive, Arxiu d’Imatge i So, the 26 prints in the selection capture rural Formentera women in an array of situations. Credited photographers include Pere Català i Roca, Helga Sittl, Melba Levick, Rafael Bataller i Giralt and individuals that have contributed prints to past editions of the Beni Trutmann photo contest.

Formentera’s environment chief said the exhibit was about saluting Formentera’s rural woman and turning a spotlight on the wide-ranging nature of the work in her charge: “We see her working the fields, tending to livestock, making bread, spinning wool and toiling in any number of other traditional tasks that the women of the island oversaw with patience and perseverance...which is why it was high time we showed them recognition”.

9 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Formentera gets ready for the all-ages clown theatre of “Italino Grand Hotel”

cartell 2020 italinoSaturday 17 October Formentera’s Sala de Cultura (Cinema) will play host to La Tal theatre troupe’s family-friendly Italino Grand Hotel. The self-proclaimed “company of clowns” cut their teeth with the classics before gravitating in recent years a varying array of characters: notably, a clown with a well-defined personality, a clown whose years hold wisdom, a clown for today’s audiences.

Set in a city hotel abuzz with guests, Italino Grand Hotel trains its focus on one character in particular—one who, apart from housekeeper, janitor, ironer and bed-perfumer, is a dreamer. His dreams take form in the dark, but it is a place that is full of feeling.

Machine speakers offer him his connection to the world: two voices—of other employees at the hotel, who save him from indifference. One offers companionship and humour, the other —tender and full of life— the promise of love. He develops a sense of the world and of life based on the two voices... and may one day see for himself.

Italino Grand Hotel starts at 6.00pm (Saturday 17 October) in the Sala de Cultura (Cinema). Tickets are priced at five euros for children and are free for adults.

Tickets must be booked in advance by sending an email before 10.00am (16 October) to reserves@conselldeformentera.cat.

8 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Fran Lucas Simón’s ‘drifting strokes’ adorn walls of Centre Gabrielet from today

cartell 2020 expo fran lucasToday until 14 October, Centre Antoni Tur ‘Gabrielet’ will serve as the backdrop for Fran Lucas Simón’s Pinceladas a la deriva, a part art exhibit part extemporaneous workshop that will find the artist sharing his vision of artistic praxis and offering guests a tour d’horizon of his work in recent years.

Islanders can visit Pinceladas a la deriva from 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.30pm to 9.00pm.

5 October 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

Street dance hits Formentera

cartell 2020 L Illa a EscenaWith the new season of L’Illa a Escena fast approaching, Formentera has begun preparing for the arrival of Let’s dance about Love, the latest offering from Lleida-based dance troupe Dancescape.

A two-performer production that discusses love using the language of movement, Let’s dance about Love treats audiences to a tour of the multiple phases of love —particularly the puppy variety— and narrates the journey through dance, musicality and language. The atmosphere that crystallises is one in which protagonism is shared between the dancers and the crowd: they find common ground in sensations, recognise one anothers’ feelings, thoughts and experiences... It is these experiences that will permit the vivacious choreography of Let’s dance about love to raze the walls between dancer and spectator.

Love is something you feel, something you talk about, something you dance...

The show starts at 7.00pm on Saturday 3 October at Sala de Cultra (Cinema). Tickets are €5.

Tickets must be reserved in advance. Bookings can be made until 10.00am, the Friday before the show, by sending an email to reserves@conselldeformentera.cat.

30 September 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

This Monday, artists join forces to present “Orígens”

cartell 2020 origensThe Formentera Department of Culture reports that from 7.00pm Monday 28 September, the Ajuntament Vell exhibition space will welcome a group show entitled Orígens. Seven local artists —Emilia Brussoni, Maribel Escandell, Robert P Hawkins, Celia Jiménez, Teresa Matilla, Enric Riera and Fran Lucas— put their heads together for an exhibition to which each participant contributed two works of his or her choosing (from acrylic to oil to canvas to mixed media) as well as a text and an object speaking to how the featured artwork came into being.

Regular opening hours for Orígens are 11.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm, 29 September to 10 October. The show’s seven contributing artists belong to the Association of Formentera Artists (ADAF).

25 September 2020
Department of Communications
Consell de Formentera

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