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Àlex Rigola és nomenat director teatral de la Biennal de Venècia

Vilaweb - Dj, 13/05/2010 - 06:00

El director del Teatre Lliure, Àlex Rigola, ha estat nomenat director de la categoria de teatre de la Biennal de Venècia pel 2010-2011. El Consell d'Administració, presidit per Paolo Baratta, ha encarregat a Rigola l'elaboració d'un projecte biennal que preveu tallers, laboratori i seminaris d'acord amb la programació d'un festival que se celebrarà el 2011. Aquesta part de laboratori, recerca i espectacle es farà a la tardor i estarà oberta al públic.

Àlex Rigola combinarà la direcció de la Biennal de Venècia amb la direcció del Teatre Lliure, on al 2011 serà substituït per Lluís Pasqual. En els darrers temps, Rigola ha dirigit 'Rock'n'Roll', de Tom Stoppard, i 'Nixon-Frost', de Peter Morgan.

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Els poetes, 'Hindignats!', reclamen la reobertura de l'Horiginal

Vilaweb - Dj, 13/05/2010 - 06:00

La tercera sala del Bar Horiginal del Raval de Barcelona ha esdevingut en els últims deu anys un espai de referència a la ciutat per als recitals de poesia. Fa poc més de dos mesos, però, l'ajuntament ha precintat aquesta sala per no tenir llicència d'espectacles; una llicència que el local, que ja fa anys que ha estat adaptat per a aquesta funció, ha demanat. L'ajuntament, però, argüeix que la llei prohibeix concedir noves llicències. Arran del tancament, l'Horiginal ha començat el moviment de protesta 'Hindignats!' a la xarxa, que ahir culminà amb una assemblea de poetes i públic justament a la sala precintada (vegeu-ne el vídeo).

De Lluís Llach a Enric Casasses; de Josep Pedrals, a Gerard Altaió; d'Eduard Escoffet a la  bonica veu de Silvia Pérez, la llista dels poetes i artistes que han passat per aquest local és molt llarga. De fet, tal com explica el programador de la sala, Ferran Garcia, 'tothom que hagi estat interessat o vinculat a la poesia a Barcelona ha passat una vegada o altra per l'Horiginal'. És per això que els tant els poetes com el públic dels recitals no entenen com és possible que una de les experiències més boniques, exitoses i dinamitzadores del Raval s'hagi tancat d'aquesta manera i confien que es pugui resoldre aviat.

Cal tenir present que el local mai no ha rebut mai cap queixa veïnal, que mai no ha cobrat entrada al públic i que els poetes mai no han cobrat per a recitar. Núria Miret, encarregada del local, explica que els recitals havien esdevingut, sobretot, un punt de trobada i tertúlia entre poetes, lectors i editors.

El manifest 'Salvem l'Horiginal', que en els pròxims dies serà lliurat al nou regidor de Ciutat Vella, Carles Martí, ja ha rebut centenars d'adhesions.

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El Festival Internacional de Poesia de Barcelona obre una setmana marcada per la paraula poètica

Vilaweb - Dj, 13/05/2010 - 06:00

Avui se celebra el XXVI Festival Internacional de Poesia de Barcelona al Palau de la Música, que per primera vegada marca l'inici de Barcelona Poesia, una setmana (del 13 al 19 de maig) marcada per les activitats poètiques a la ciutat. Els poetes que protagonitzaran el festival són: Serhíi Jadan, Jaume Bosquet, Francesc Garriga Barata, Lydia Lunch, Tomaz Salamun, Chantal Maillard i Antonio Gamoneda. El músic Carles Santos havia de cloure l'espectacle amb unes peces originals de poesia fonètica i prosa 'repercutida', però al final no hi serà. Des d'avui i fins dimecres VilaWeb us ofereix en vídeo diverses propostes poètiques. La primera: 'Latung La La i la llum emergent' de David Ymbernon.

Segons que ha explicat Santos a VilaWeb, problemes de diversa índole vinculats a l'espectacle que ha d'estrenar dissabte a Gandia, li impossibiliten paticipar en el festival. L'espectacle de Gandia commemora el V centenari del naixement de Sant Francesc de Borja. 'Em van encarregar una obra i els hi he fet una proposta complexa, difícil de realitzar: són cinc-cents músics, entre bandes de música i cantants, que fan una desfilada per la ciutat, amb un acte al palau Ducal i una cantata final. És una obra complicadíssima i tenim molts problemes que he de resoldre.'

Un festival amb ritme d'espectacle

En els darrers anys el festival havia anat perdent públic. Amb la finalitat de recuperar-lo, els nous responsables, Eduard Escoffet, Martí Sales i Ester Xargay, proposen un festival entès com un espectacle: amb menys poetes, amb la intervenció músical de Bèstia Ferida i l'escenografia audiovisual de la companyia Playmodes.

Es podrane scoltar poemes en cinc llengües: Serhíi Jadan (en ucraïnès), Jaume Bosquet (en català), Francesc Garriga Barata (en català), Lydia Lunch (en anglès), Tomaz Salamun (en eslovè), Chantal Maillard (en castellà) i Antonio Gamoneda (en castellà).

Enguany Labreu editorial publica el llibret del festival amb el recull dels poemes i les traduccions, que es podrà adquirir al marge del festival.

El primer vídeo: David Ymbernon

Al carrer Balmes de Barcelona l'artista David Ymbernon rep el públic vestit de cuiner. L'espectacle té lloc a casa seva i forma part del programa Barcelona Poesia 2010. Una casa cuidada fins al darrer detall i on hi té preponderància el taronja. La dona i lels fills d'Yverman també participen en aquest espectacle visual, de mitja hora de durada, sense paraules. 'Latung La La i la llum emergent' acaba amb el públic sopant un plat de crema de pastanaga.

Categories: Notícies generals

Quaderns Crema, trenta anys marcant estil

Vilaweb - Dj, 13/05/2010 - 06:00

La biblioteca Jaume Fuster de Barcelona acull l'exposició 'L'estil Quaderns Crema: Trenta anys d'edició independent 1979-2009'. És una exposició de petit format comissariada pel crític literari Julià Guillamon. L'estil de l'editorial Quaderns Crema, segons Guillamon, el conforma la capacitat de combinar un catàleg que va d'Eugeni d'Ors a Quim Monzó i de Martí de Riquer a Truman Capote d'una manera molt natural. L'editor i propietari, Jaume Vallcorba, ha recordat la seva obsessió perquè el segell s'assocïi a un valor de qualitat literària: 'Fins i tot, comenta, he renunciat a llibres que sabia que es vendrien molt'.

A quins llibres ha renunciat per mantenir la qualitat i la coherència del catàleg? Vallcorba en recorda dos: un recull de monòlegs que Quim Monzó va escriure pel programa Persones Humanes, i que Vallcoba no va voler publicar per considerar que distorsionava l'obra literària de Monzó. L'altre, quan va convèncer Ferran Torrent perquè no publiqués un llibre que, a criteri de Vallcorba, no funcionava. Es deia 'Valenciana de gas' primer i 'El meu germà Santi' després. 'El paper de l'editor és el d'acompanyar l'autor', diu Vallcorba.

D'esperit noucentista i avantguardista alhora

Julià Guillamon destaca de Quaderns Crema la capacitat de combinar els clàssics amb els moderns: 'En el seu moment, Jaume Vallcorba publicava per una banda Quim Monzó, que llavors era l'autor més modern, i també publicava Martí de Riquer, un autor bescantat. El de Vallcorba és un gust literari que es remunta al medievalisme, el noucentisme molt però també les avantguardes i d'aquí a la modernitat. Es barreja molt bé. I aquest estil l'embolcalla amb un disseny que també conté elements que provenen de diverses tradicions i que es combinen per crear una imatge nova. L'atzavara (logotip de l'editorial) és un element molt noucentista que segurament es pot trobar en els paisatges d'en Sunyer. Vallcorba té una preocupació per l'ambient mediterrani. Fins i tot té cobertes de fons blau que recorden el blauet de Sitges.'

Sóc un individualista

L'exposició té un pany de paret curiós on hi ha una foto de l'editor, elegant i exclusiu (tot un personatge) en un racó de l'editorial. Acompanya la foto unes vinyetes d'estil pop amb algunes frases pronunciades per Vallcorba en diverses entrevistes. Diuen:

'Jo sóc un individualista: trobo gran estímul en una personalitat determinada, mai en un grup'.

'Odio plorar i crec que s'han de guanyar diners. Una editoral es mou en un subtil equilibri entre la cultura i l'economia.'

'Publico el que m'agrada. La meva és una editorial personal i no n'haig de donar compte a ningú.'

'Estic en contra de les subvencions. Els poders públics s'han de preocupar de crear lectors.'

Un altre pany de paret l'ocupen un grapat de fotografies de tres festes significatives al llarg d'aquests trenta anys. La primera festa, la que commemorava els primers cinc anys, es va fer al bar Universal i hi va assistir el poeta JV Foix, que va llaçar la proclama: 'Visca el brogit i el ball!'.

L'exposició tindrà el seu catàleg amb textos d'Òscar Tusquets, Juli Capella (que parla del disseny), Anton M. Espadaler (sobre els textos de contraportada), Jordi Llovet (sobre els clàssics i el lligam amb els moderns), Julià Guillamon (sobre l'exposició) i Jaume Vallcorba (sobre l'estil Quaderns Crema).

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Los genomas de europeos y asiáticos tienen rastros de Neandertal

Novetats AstroSETI.org (castellà) - Dll, 10/05/2010 - 00:28
La noticia que avanzábamos hace dos semanas se confirma. Los humanos modernos se aparearon con los Neandertales después de emigrar de África

Se abren las inscripciones para el XIX Congreso Estatal de Astronomía

Novetats AstroSETI.org (castellà) - Dv, 07/05/2010 - 21:59
El Congreso Estatal de Astronomía es un acto organizado por las Agrupaciones Astronómicas de España con el objetivo de poner en común las experiencias en divulgación e investigación que realizan tanto astrónomos aficionados como amateurs.

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Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dll, 05/10/2009 - 13:10
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The Same Color Illusion

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dg, 04/10/2009 - 11:10

The Same Color Illusion
Credit: Edward H. Adelson, Wikipedia

Explanation: Are square A and B the same color? They are. Are too. To verify this, click here to see them connected. The above illusion, called the same color illusion, illustrates that purely human observations in science may be ambiguous or inaccurate. Even such a seemingly direct perception as relative color. Similar illusions exist on the sky, such as the size of the Moon near the horizon, or the apparent shapes of astronomical objects. The advent of automated, reproducible, measuring devices such as CCDs have made science in general and astronomy in particular less prone to, but not free of, human-biased illusions.

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Old Faith-Full Moon

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Ds, 03/10/2009 - 09:10

Old Faith-Full Moon
Credit & Copyright: Jimmy and Linda Westlake

Explanation: Scheduled to illuminate the landscape throughout the night tomorrow, October's bright Full Moon will also be called the Harvest Moon. Traditionally, the Harvest Moon is the Full Moon closest to the autumnal equinox. But in this vacation snapshot, the Full Moon could be called the "Old Faith-Full Moon". Taken on September 4, the picture combines the regularly occurring lunar phase with Old Faithful Geyser in Yellowstone National Park, named for its dependable erruptions. Shining on the well-known geyser's towering pillar from behind, the moonlight creates an eerie halo surrounding convoluted shapes. Faithfully, the Full Moon itself is bright enough to be seen through the dense swirling steam near the top.

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Comet and Orion

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dv, 02/10/2009 - 20:10

Comet and Orion
Credit & Copyright: Rolando Ligustri (CARA Project, CAST)

Explanation: These colorful panels both feature a familiar northern hemisphere astronomical sight: the stellar nursery known as the Great Orion Nebula. They also offer an intriguing and unfamiliar detail of the nebula rich skyscape -- a passing comet. Recorded this weekend with a remotely operated telescope in New Mexico, the right hand image was taken on September 26 and the left on September 27. Comet 217P Linear sports an extended greenish tail and lies above the bluish Running Man reflection nebula near the top of both frames. Nearby and moving rapidly through the night sky, the comet's position clearly shifts against the cosmic nebulae and background stars from one night to the next. In fact, the comet was a mere 5 light-minutes away on September 27, compared to 1,500 light-years for the Orion Nebula. Much too faint to be seen with the unaided eye, Comet 217P Linear is a small periodic comet with an orbital period of about 8 years. At its most distant point from the Sun, the comet's orbit is calculated to reach beyond the orbit of Jupiter At its closest point to the Sun, the comet still lies just beyond the orbit of planet Earth.

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Carina Pillar and Jets

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dj, 01/10/2009 - 18:10

Carina Pillar and Jets
Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team

Explanation: This cosmic pillar of gas and dust is nearly 2 light-years wide. The structure lies within one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions, the Carina Nebula, shining in southern skies at a distance of about 7,500 light-years. The pillar's convoluted outlines are shaped by the winds and radiation of Carina's young, hot, massive stars. But the interior of the cosmic pillar itself is home to stars in the process of formation. In fact, placing your cursor over this visible light image will reveal a penetrating near-infrared view of pillar - now dominated by two, narrow, energetic jets blasting outward from a still hidden infant star. Both visible light and near-infrared images were made using the Hubble Space Telescope's newly installed Wide Field Camera 3.

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Saturn at Equinox

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dc, 30/09/2009 - 16:10

Saturn at Equinox
Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA

Explanation: How would Saturn look if its ring plane pointed right at the Sun? Before last month, nobody knew. Every 15 years, as seen from Earth, Saturn's rings point toward the Earth and appear to disappear. The disappearing rings are no longer a mystery -- Saturn's rings are known to be so thin and the Earth is so near the Sun that when the rings point toward the Sun, they also point nearly edge-on at the Earth. Fortunately, in this third millennium, humanity is advanced enough to have a spacecraft that can see the rings during equinox from the side. Last month, that Saturn-orbiting spacecraft, Cassini, was able to snap a series of unprecedented pictures of Saturn's rings during equinox. A digital composite of 75 such images is shown above. The rings appear unusually dark, and a very thin ring shadow line can be made out on Saturn's cloud-tops. Objects sticking out of the ring plane are brightly illuminated and cast long shadows. Inspection of these images may help humanity understand the specific sizes of Saturn's ring particles and the general dynamics of orbital motion.

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Orion in Gas, Dust, and Stars

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dm, 29/09/2009 - 14:10

Orion in Gas, Dust, and Stars
Credit & Copyright: Rogelio Bernal Andreo (Deep Sky Colors)

Explanation: The constellation of Orion holds much more than three stars in a row. A deep exposure shows everything from dark nebula to star clusters, all imbedded in an extended patch of gaseous wisps in the greater Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The brightest three stars on the far left are indeed the famous three stars that make up the belt of Orion. Just below Alnitak, the lowest of the three belt stars, is the Flame Nebula, glowing with excited hydrogen gas and immersed in filaments of dark brown dust. Below the frame center and just to the right of Alnitak lies the Horsehead Nebula, a dark indentation of dense dust that has perhaps the most recognized nebular shapes on the sky. On the upper right lies M42, the Orion Nebula, an energetic caldron of tumultuous gas, visible to the unaided eye, that is giving birth to a new open cluster of stars. Immediately to the left of M42 is a prominent bluish reflection nebula sometimes called the Running Man that houses many bright blue stars. The above image, a digitally stitched composite taken over several nights, covers an area with objects that are roughly 1,500 light years away and spans about 75 light years.

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Water Discovered on the Moon

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dll, 28/09/2009 - 12:10

Water Discovered on the Moon
Credit: ISRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/USGS/Brown U.

Explanation: Water has been discovered on the surface of the Moon. No lakes have been found, but rather NASA's Moon Mineralogy Mapper aboard India's new Chandrayaan-1 lunar orbiter radios back that parts of the Moon's surface absorb a very specific color of light identified previously only with water. Currently, scientists are trying to fit this with other facts about the Moon to figure out how much water is there, and even what form this water takes. Unfortunately, even the dampest scenarios leave our moon dryer than the driest of Earth's deserts. A fascinating clue being debated is whether the water signal rises and falls during a single lunar day. If true, the signal might be explainable by hydrogen flowing out from the Sun and interacting with oxygen in the lunar soil. This could leave an extremely thin monolayer of water, perhaps only a few molecules thick. Some of the resulting water might subsequently evaporate away in bright sunlight. Pictured above, the area near a crater on the far side of the Moon shows a relatively high abundance of water-carrying minerals in false-color blue. Next week, the new LCROSS satellite will release an impactor that will strike a permanently shadowed crater near the lunar south pole to see if any hidden water or ice sprays free there.

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To Fly Free in Space

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dg, 27/09/2009 - 10:10

To Fly Free in Space
Credit: STS-41B, NASA

Explanation: At about 100 meters from the cargo bay of the space shuttle Challenger, Bruce McCandless II was further out than anyone had ever been before. Guided by a Manned Maneuvering Unit (MMU), astronaut McCandless, pictured above, was floating free in space. McCandless and fellow NASA astronaut Robert Stewart were the first to experience such an "untethered space walk" during Space Shuttle mission 41-B in 1984. The MMU works by shooting jets of nitrogen and has since been used to help deploy and retrieve satellites. With a mass over 140 kilograms, an MMU is heavy on Earth, but, like everything, is weightless when drifting in orbit. The MMU was replaced with the SAFER backpack propulsion unit.

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Gigagalaxy Zoom: Milky Way

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Ds, 26/09/2009 - 21:10

Gigagalaxy Zoom: Milky Way
Credit: ESO / Serge Brunier, Frederic Tapissier - Copyright: Serge Brunier (TWAN)

Explanation: Our magnificent Milky Way Galaxy sprawls across this ambitious all-sky panorama. In fact, at 800 million pixels the full resolution mosaic strives to show all the stars the eye can see in planet Earth's night sky. Part of ESO's Gigagalaxy Zoom Project, the mosaicked images were recorded over several months of 2008 and 2009 at exceptional astronomical sites; the Atacama Desert in the southern hemisphere and the Canary Islands in the northern hemisphere. Also capturing bright planets and even a comet, the individual frames were stitched together and mapped into a single, flat, apparently seamless 360 by 180 degree view. The final result is oriented so the plane of our galaxy runs horizontally through the middle with the bulging Galactic Center at image center. Below and left of center are the Milky Way's satellite galaxies, the Magellanic Clouds.

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Gigagalaxy Zoom: Galactic Center

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dv, 25/09/2009 - 19:10

Gigagalaxy Zoom: Galactic Center
Credit: ESO / Stéphane Guisard - Copyright: Stéphane Guisard

Explanation: From Sagittarius to Scorpius, the central Milky Way is a truly beautiful part of planet Earth's night sky. The gorgeous region is captured here, an expansive gigapixel mosaic of 52 fields spanning 34 by 20 degrees in 1200 individual images and 200 hours of exposure time. Part of ESO's Gigagalaxy Zoom Project, the images were collected over 29 nights with a small telescope under the exceptionally clear, dark skies of the ESO Paranal Observatory in Chile. The breathtaking cosmic vista shows off intricate dust lanes, bright nebulae, and star clusters scattered through our galaxy's rich central starfields. Starting on the left, look for the Lagoon and Trifid nebulae, the Cat's Paw, the Pipe dark nebula, and the colorful clouds of Rho Ophiuchi and Antares (right).

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Equinox Sunset

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dj, 24/09/2009 - 17:10

Equinox Sunset
Credit & Copyright: Tamas Ladanyi (TWAN)

Explanation: Often inspiring, or offering a moment for contemplation, a sunset is probably the most commonly photographed celestial event. But this uncommonly beautiful sunset picture was taken on a special day, the Equinox on September 22. Marking the astronomical change of seasons, on that day Earth dwellers experienced nearly 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness (an equal night). Reflected in the calm waters of Lake Balaton with a motionless sailboat in silhouette, the Sun is setting due west and heading south across the celestial equator. In the background lies the Benedictine Archabbey of Tihany, Hungary.

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CoRoT Satellite Discovers Rocky Planet

Astronomy Picture of the Day - Dj, 24/09/2009 - 04:10

CoRoT Satellite Discovers Rocky Planet
Illustration Credit: ESO/L. Calcada

Explanation: How similar is exoplanet CoRoT-7b to Earth? The newly discovered extra-solar planet is the closest physical match yet, with a mass about five Earths and a radius of about 1.7 Earths. Also, the home star to CoRoT-7b, although 500 light years distant, is very similar to our Sun. Unfortunately, the similarities likely end there, as CoRoT-7b orbits its home star well inside the orbit of Mercury, making its year last only 20 hours, and making its peak temperature much hotter than humans might find comfortable. CoRoT-7b was discovered in February by noting a predictable slight decrease in the brightness of its parent star. Pictured above, an artist's depiction shows how CoRoT-7b might appear in front of its parent star. The composition of CoRoT-7b remains unknown, but given its size and mass, it cannot be a gas giant like Jupiter, and is very likely composed predominantly of rock. Future observations will likely narrow the composition of one of the first known rocky planets discovered outside of our Solar System.

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