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16/01/2018
Catalan performing arts to be present at Santiago a Mil and Santiago Off, two of the sector’s leading international festivals in Chile
Catalan performing arts to be present at Santiago a Mil and Santiago Off, two of the sector’s leading international festivals in Chile
  • Twenty Catalan performing arts entities will be represented at two of the sector’s major international festivals in Santiago de Chile between 16 and 25 January
  • Santiago Off showcases Catalan performing arts with a programme featuring four Fira Tàrrega co-productions from Catalonia

Twenty Catalan performing arts entities will be represented at two of the sector’s major international festivals in Santiago de Chile between 16 and 25 January: Santiago Off and Santiago a Mil, with the Platea 18 conference for programme coordinators also taking place as part of the event. The Catalan presence is being coordinated by the Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC), through its internationalisation brand Catalan Arts, with the primary objective of establishing professional contacts with promoters from all over the world.

The twenty entities include six companies that will form part of the programme to perform at one of the two festivals.

Firstly, the International Santiago Off Festival will feature four co-productions from the Catalan strategic market for performing arts, FiraTàrrega: urGENTestimar, by Ada Vilaró; Harinera by the Harinera group; Pelat by Joan Català and Nàufrags by La Industrial Teatrera. This showcasing of Catalan talent is the result of a long-standing collaboration between FiraTàrrega and Santiago Off, which also benefits from the support of the Institut Ramon Llull (IRL).

The Santiago OFF International Festival acts as a platform for the dissemination and promotion of creativity and fosters the connection between cultural output and the public. Thus, in its seventh edition, which will take place from 18 to 27 January, it reviews the collective memory of 30 years of democracy. An eight-dimensional perspective courtesy of the variety of theatre, dance and performance productions.

Secondly, the International Santiago a Mil Festival provides audiences with a chance to see Set Up by Los Barlou and Beringei by Sarruga Produccions, the latter a well-established feature of the programme of this leading international festival.

The Santiago a Mil International Festival is an annual performance arts event which takes place every January, primarily in Santiago de Chile, with satellite events taking place in other cities around the country. Organised by the Teatro a Mil Foundation, since its inception in 1994, the festival has hosted 1,386 shows from 45 countries across all five continents, which have attracted a total of 10,447,830 spectators. Platea is the Santiago a Mil Festival platform designed to promote networking and forge contacts between independent professional and public and private institutions operating in the production, distribution and programming of contemporary arts shows. Based on its years of experience, Platea has become the largest showcase platform for contemporary performing arts in Chile, bringing together around 200 programme coordinators from all around the world every year with an interest in watching theatre, dance and music performances. This year, Platea 18 will be held from 16 to 21 January.

The Catalan delegation going to Chile comprises:

Management companies and agencies: Ada Vilaró, Agente129, Art Republic, Cíclicus, Eléctrico 28, Harinera, Humanhood, Joan Català, La Industrial Teatrera, Los Barlou and Sarruga Produccions

Strategic markets: FiraTàrrega, Trapezi

Festivals i espais: Festival Danseu, Festival TNT, FITT Noves Dramatúrgies, La Villarroel, Sâlmon< Festival / Graner Centre de Creació

Institutions: Catalan Arts - Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC)

Under its internationalisation brand, Catalan Arts, the ICEC has also published a booklet of companies to further promote the participation of Catalan representatives at Santiago a Mil and Santiago Off.

The internationalisation of Catalan cultural companies

The Catalan Institute for Cultural Companies (ICEC) is a public institution that looks after the development and the consolidation of the Catalan creative sectors as an uplift for its professionalisation. In the frame of the Government of Catalonia’s Ministry of Culture, ICEC advises and accompanies Catalan companies in their development process in several sectors such as: performing arts, visual arts, audiovisual, books, music and digital culture.

Catalan Arts is the brand used by ICEC for international promotion of Catalan companies. Via ICEC’s European offices network (Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, London and Paris) we work on a variety of lines of action to connect, mentor and support creative companies in their international journey. To this end, with Catalan Arts we strengthen the presence of Catalan companies and creative works at international fairs and key professional events. We also offer all kinds of useful materials and resources to professionals based in Catalonia seeking to develop their projects internationally, as well as to professionals from other countries looking for artistic productions and willing to establish contact with their creators and promoters.

For further information, check out the booklet listing the Catalan entities attending Santiago a Mil and Santiago Off

For further information, to arrange interview or request material, please contact internacional.icec@gencat.cat

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