culture to break the ice

Since practically a month of activities is part of the Christmas special, the winter cultural program is usually the shortest of the year. A fact that will not prevent, in any way, that almost fifty top-level proposals are developed in the remainder of January and in the months of February and March by the Department of Culture and Education of the Almería City Council. A few weeks in which the leading role will be for theatre, classical and lyrical music, humor and also flamenco or independent cinema. “Our goal is to always be by the side of the people of Almeria, offering a large and varied menu of cultural proposals that will surely obtain an excellent response, as has been the case in all previous seasons,” the councilor predicted yesterday at the presentation. area delegate, Diego Cruz.

The Councilor for Culture pointed out that “since winter is the cold season, for this reason we reinforce the activities in the hall, in the Auditorium and in the Apolo, but also in other spaces such as workshops and presentations that are held in the Central Library, that have their own diffusion, or for example with the cycle of Sacred Music, which will be in temples and churches of the capital. The programming that remains for the next weeks of January, February and March will continue to have everything and for everyone, “he summarized.

It will be a quarter of a lot of theater. From those included in the educational programs for schoolchildren such as Educateatro or the monthly appointment with the amateur theater cycle, going through three nights with the Delicatessen program at the Apolo, with theatrical dance works ‘Mujer Descalza Frente Al Mar’, ‘Soledad ‘, by the well-known actor Selu Nieto, and ‘El Mueble’, on January 26, February 23 and March 30, respectively, or «with other works that are receiving fabulous reviews for their more current language such as ‘Para Acabar With Eddy Bellegueule’, from the company La Joven, who last year delighted us with a work dedicated to Benito Pérez Galdós, ‘Equus’, an intense work that combines psychoanalysis and detectives; or ‘Laika’, multidisciplinary and surprising”, explained Diego Cruz, who added that “the environmental performance ‘Infinity 3.0’, which will take place around the ball of light in Careaga square on March 24, will also surprise and a lot. ».

Also related to the performing arts, one of the highlights will be next week with up to seven screenings of ‘Circlássica’, the show directed by Emilio Aragón and which in its new production pays homage to his father Miliki. On Thursday 26 and Friday 27 there will be a show, three shows on Saturday 28 and two on Sunday 29 January.

The program will once again feature the best opera with another classic of the genre such as ‘Turandot’, by Puccini, on March 12, and there will also be a quarterly appointment with the City of Almería Orchestra (OCAL) with a new concert from the Beethoven cycle Plus on March 18. «We will have more classical music, supporting the Fourth International Classical Music Festival of Almería, which will take place in February and March and which we will present tomorrow in this same place. To which is added, as I pointed out at the beginning, the Sacred Music Cycle in what will be its twentieth edition from March 16 to April 1 ».

Speaking of music, flamenco cannot be missing and for this, there will be a new show by Entre Flamencos for Equality and against gender violence, like the one directed by the Almerian bailaora Azahara Herrera under the name ‘Luz de Gas’, the March 5th, or the concert to present ‘Galaxias’, the brand new album by Niño Josele, on March 10th. To complete the musical variety, there will also be punk rock by Las Legañas from Almeria on March 17 at the Apolo or an Encounter of Tunas Femeninas on March 4.

A program is not complete without a significant dose of humor and for this this winter there will be Ángel Martín and his ‘Punto para los locos’ on March 3, and ‘Calladitas Estáis Más Guapas’ with the monologists Sil De Castro, Jessika Rojano and La María Rosa, on March 25. «Carnival also knows a lot about humor, which finally returns to its traditional dates in February, from 19 to 28, with a program coordinated by the City Promotion Area, but which will again have the semifinals and final of the Contest of groups in the Auditorium».

An Auditorium, which, as announced at FITUR, will receive the Carmen Awards gala on Saturday, February 4, awarded by the Andalusian Film Academy, which will be presented by Belén Cuesta and Salva Reina, and which this same Friday will open its doors once again in solidarity with the Charity Gala Against Brain Injury for the benefit of the Brada Association. There will also be the Cineclub Almería cycle at the Teatro Apolo, with a weekly appointment from January 27 to March 31 and a total of 10 films.

As always, tickets are or will be on sale progressively on the website

Medium-term brushstrokes

The Councilor for Culture also wanted to mention what is to come in the short and medium term. «Activity in the area does not rest and we are already working on two essential spring events such as the Book Fair or the Golden Age Theater Days, and in spring we will also have a great Solazo Fest, which last week confirmed Ana Mena and that I anticipate that she still has several surprises left ».

Regarding the summer, he indicated that “the pre-sale of all the advanced musical events for the Fair is working exceptionally well, such as Cooltural Fest, the exclusive RVFV concert, the only one in the entire province of Almería in 2023 and which has almost 50% of the capacity sold, and we can also confirm that on August 26 we will have Manuel Carrasco at the Fairgrounds Concert Center”. In the same way, proper names are also being closed for summer events such as Alamar, the world music festival, or the next edition of the Flamenco and Dance Festival.

culture to break the ice