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Culture to celebrate 8 March: Las Migas, Martirio and a stage play

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Once again, the University of Alicante will be marking International Women’s Day on 8 March. UA’s Culture Service will collaborate with a programme of cultural activities that will be taking place on several days.

On 2 March, Spanish music band Las Migas will be giving a concert at the University Auditorium at 8 p.m. Tickets are currently available for €10. You can buy them on campus at Compás bookshop, or just an hour before the beginning of the concert at the Auditorium. Tickets are also available online at Instant Ticket.

The band is formed by four women, all coming from different parts of Spain (two from Andalusia and two from Catalonia). They all have different backgrounds and visions on music, but they all share the same passion: flamenco.

Las Migas are entering a new phase in their music career with a brand new show and a refreshing repertoire. The Andalusian girls will be playing the guitar while the Catalans will be playing the violin. Despite their differences, they all have the pursuit of beauty in common. They define their show as “an explosion of distinctive, unique and pure sounds”.

Martirio ©Moi FernándezOn Monday 7 March at 8 p.m., the Auditorium will host “a music and lyrics recital” by Spanish singer Martirio. She will be giving a sung conference about copla, also known as copla andaluza (a form of Spanish popular song), entitled “Women and the ‘Andalusian copla’ in our emotional education”. Entrance is free by invitation, which can be retrieved from 15 February at the cultural information point of the University of Alicante Museum (MUA).

This recital is “a gender-perspective-based glance through a whole world of symbols and emotions, a journey through a sound archive that had a great influence on several generations”, especially on their emotional education. Martirio has chosen a repertoire that is “rich in music, poetry, drama, comedy, criticism and traditions that are without a doubt inherent to ourselves and a part of our own culture”.

On Wednesday 9 March, theatre company Catarsis Teatro will be performing the play Sarah y Nora toman el té de las cinco, which was written and directed by Juan Luis Mira. The play tells the story of Sarah Bernhardt, a prostitute’s daughter that came to be one of the most important actresses in history. There is also another protagonist, Eleonora Duse, who was born in a family of comedians and married into another. She was born in a train car and was considered as the greatest diva in Italian theatre. In the words of a representative of the theatre company, “she was a bit younger than Sarah and had a very fierce rivalry with her, in a personal and professional way. If we close our eyes, we can picture them in Paris in 1897, when they met up to see who could best seduce the audience or just your average butler. The challenge is on”.

 

Sarah y Nora toman el té de las cinco

 

 

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