The "la Caixa" Foundation has published the special programme it has prepared for this year's edition of its consolidated Summer Nights at CaixaForum. From July 1 to August 26, every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m., the public will have the opportunity to attend a virtual cultural event. This is a series of varied and stimulating proposals for music and performing arts shows, adapted to the new normality after the end of the state of alarm.
In this way, due to the new situation derived from the COVID-19 pandemic and with the aim of continuing to offer a complete range of possibilities to its audience, the Summer Nights are reinvented and transformed into audiovisual content that can be followed digitally every Wednesday from eight o'clock in the evening. The proposals have been recorded or, in most cases, will be performed live in the facilities of CaixaForum Barcelona, and have been designed for the artists to dialogue with the cultural centre in various ways, using its different spaces as a stage. Viewings of the shows or concerts will include exclusive interviews with the artists or other materials that will serve to discover the artistic proposals in greater depth.
For the first time, the public will be able to access all the cultural offerings of the Summer Nights through the CaixaForum website, a new way of getting closer to the spectators. The commitment of the "la Caixa" Foundation to launch this programme of shows -which maintains the essence of the initiative- is also a reflection of the commitment acquired with society and, especially, with a very punished cultural sector.
The Summer Nights programme will include five appointments with the performing arts. The proposals have been created bearing in mind the capacity of art and the performing arts as a tool for social transformation, thus promoting one of the historical commitments of the "la Caixa" Foundation. The shows emphasise showing the difference and aim to be a window that leads the audience to discover other realities.
On July 8, the artist Ada Vilaró will make a very intimate and personal revelation in the show 360 grams, an intimate piece in rigorous direct via streaming and that starts from the creator's own experience to end up being a song to life and self-improvement. With the Patio Inglés and the modernist streets as the stage, on 15 July you can see the dance proposal by Lali Ayguadé and Joana Gomila in the show Sa mateixa, which reviews the memory in a journey from the tradition to the contemporary nature of Mallorca. On 29 July, choreographer Mariantònia Oliver will talk about inclusion, empowerment, femininity, prejudice and diversity in the experiment turned into the show Las Muchísimas, in which fifteen women over the age of 60 take the floor on stage.
The Summer Nights will close on 26 August with Finale, by the Delrevés ballet company. The show, with impressive aerial shots, will bring classical dance to the modernist façade of CaixaForum Barcelona, which has been converted into the stage for a vertical ballet recorded from all angles and in first person.
From Portugal, through Scandinavia, to one of the most brilliant talents of today's music scene and a proposal that will make you rediscover classical music: the musical offer for this year's Summer Nights includes a geographical and style variety that will seduce music lovers.
On 22 July, the public will be able to enjoy the pianist and composer Marco Mezquida, without doubt one of the most outstanding names on today's music scene. The virtual event will include a prior conversation with the artist by the hand of musicologist and music critic Xavier Chavarria, as well as a selection of performances that will review his artistic career. On the 5th of August, the trio Dreamers' Circus will bring us the sounds of Nordic folk music in an original proposal recorded for the occasion that combines different styles, including classical music and jazz, without losing its Scandinavian roots. And from discovering the sounds of Nordic music, on the 19th of August we will move on to the Desconcerto proposal, a concert with the Orquestra de Cambra de l'Empordà conducted by Jordi Purtí that will make you rediscover the classics with humour and virtuosity.