7/6 GREC 2013
Barcelona is the world’s capital of art and culture. Because of this, once more, its streets will be full of theatre, dance and music. The festival that begins at the start of July will have as main stage the Grec Theatre in the Montjuïc Mountain.
The Grec Festival dates back to 1976 when a group of theatre enthusiasts took the Grec Theatre that had been built in 1929 in the Montjuïc mountain to the Universal Exposition to make an independent festival and self manage by the Actors and Directors Assembly. With the return of democracy in 1979 Barcelona’s city took charge of the Grec and is who until now manages its organization.
In this period of crisis, the Grec tries to give an answer supporting the culture and putting art within reach of anyone. In regards to the Catalan art, it is stimulated by producing shows that are performed in the different spaces distributed throughout the city. Also are reunited the most interesting and innovating proposals worldwide as this year will be Opus, a circus show that arrives from Australia and The Punch and Judy Show, a play stared by puppets in the hands of the best in the gender, the British Rod Burnett.
We will be able to enjoy the Grec Festival in more than twenty different spaces such as the Catalonia National Theatre, the Lliure Theatre, L’Auditori, the Romea Theatre, the Mercart de les Flors or the different libraries around Barcelona as the Sant Antoni Library, where took place the three lectures delivered by Ramon Simó, director of the festival.
The Grec Festival is a must to immerse in the Catalan and international art in a city full of culture and character as Barcelona so don’t hesitate to reserve your five star hotel in the centre of Barcelona to see it all from the front row.
You can buy your tickets for the festival from the official website Grec or at Ticket Ramblas (La Rambla, 99).