The Group of Spanish World Heritage Cities (GCPHE) has prepared a coordinated arts and dance program for the next Saturday September 17on the occasion of the fifth edition of Heritage Night.

The President of this Group, the Mayor of Salamanca Carlos Garcia Carbayopresented this Tuesday at the Contemporary Art Center of the capital of Salamanca (DA2), an offer ofe cultural actions that try to unite historical heritage and history with the avant-garde of performances.

García Carbayo indicated that the Group wanted to maintain its “bet” on the “living heritage” of the fifteen heritage cities, to local talent and “contemporary creation” and that, in this way, the experience is renewed every year in September.

With this, in the opinion of the president of the Spanish group, the objective is set up “a space for exchange between cities declared World Heritage by UNESCOdiverse artistic and public territories”.

In this line, Carlos García Carbayo advanced that for the next edition, in 2023, it is planned to include in this Heritage Night the World Heritage Cities throughout Latin America.

“La Nuit du Patrimoine is a unique cultural program in Europe and in the world, because there is no similar collective event that allows you to enjoy so many World Heritage cities in historic districts. heritage treasures simultaneously for your free enjoyment and outside of your usual scheduleand which, in addition, serve as a privileged setting for so many cultural and artistic activities,” he added.

so next saturday Alcalá de Henares, Ávila, Baeza, Cáceres, Cordoba, Cuenca, Ibiza, Mérida, Salamanca, San Cristóbal de la Laguna, Santiago de Compostela, Segovia, Tarragona, Toledo and Úbeda they will open the doors of their “most emblematic treasures” at night and “bring life” to their historic centers by filling them with cultural and leisure activities.

The programming of the Heritage Nights are divided into three sections, like the “Heritage Scene”, with dance as the main protagonist; “Open Heritage”, with the opening of heritage spaces; and ‘Live Heritage’, with a range of cultural activities promoted by local initiatives in historic centres.

The fifteen Heritage Cities will simultaneously exhibit fifteen choreographies, seven of which will be absolute premieres with 20 performances and that “will be accompanied by parallel activities related to heritage and dance such as workshops, presentations and conferences and video-dance projections”, as the artistic director of this program, Lorenzo Pappagallo, points out.

“It’s a diverse programmingwhich navigates between classic and contemporary action, with music created for these choreographies, performed in places steeped in history and in which local and emerging young people will be incorporated”, underlined Pappagallo.

In the fifteen cities will be Arnau Pérez (Corral de Comedias de Alcalá de Henares), Jesús Rubio Gamo and Luz Prado at the San Francisco Auditorium (Ávila), Teresa Lorenzo at the Plaza de Santa María (Baeza), Janet Novas at the Plaza de San Jorge (Cáceres), María Cabeza de Vaca at the Puerta del Puente (Córdoba), Sara Cano and Vanessa Aibar at the José Luis Perales Auditorium Theater (Cuenca) and OGMIA at the Baluarte de San Pedro (Ibiza).

In addition, Estévez/Paños and Company will be at the Temple of Diana (Mérida), Daniel Abreu and Jorge da Rocha at the Patio Chico (Salamanca), Alessandro Sciarroni at the Chamber Room of the Teatro Leal (San Cristóbal de La Laguna), Led Silhouette with Marcos Morau at the Igrexa da Universidade (Santiago de Compostela), Claudia Castellucci at the Zuloaga Garden (Segovia), Eduardo Guerrero at the Seminari-Centro Tarraconense (Tarragona), Sharon Fridman and Melania Olcina at the Transit Synagogue (Toledo) and Daniel Morales with José Javier Delgado at the Santiago Hospital (Úbeda).

During the presentation, Pilar Barrero, Deputy Director General for the Management and Coordination of Cultural Assets, of the Ministry of Culture and Education, highlighted this action because “heritage must spread”, besides that “as a legacy”, it must be “preserved and allowed to be enjoyed by those who preceded it”.

During this heritage night, there will be several Paradors which also participate with guided and theatrical visits, as a way of “showing the great heritage that these buildings have”, indicated Olivia Reina, regional director of the Paradores center. ECE



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