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Bilbao cultural agenda

Mairenis Gomez

February 9, 2024 | 8:35 p.m.

Bilbao dresses up in art

Bilbao is preparing to live an intense week with a cultural agenda which promises emotions, discoveries and an immersion in local creativity. From the heart of Bizkaia, The City Council has displayed a range of events that cover everything from performing arts to music, through exhibitions that reflect both tradition and the avant-garde. This diversity of proposals underlines the city's commitment to cultural promotion and support for local artists, creating a vibrant scene for residents and visitors.

Performing arts: a mirror of local creativity

The program Bilboko Zirkuitua emerges as a platform for new talents and theater groups to showcase their art. The initiative stands out for offering a space to emerging voices, allowing their works to come to life before an audience eager for new experiences. In this framework, the Altamira Municipal Center will host "What comes out of my shell" by Heyoka Clown. A work that promises a humorous reflection on our human imperfection. While the "Deustualdeko Klown Jaialdia" invites us to rediscover the art of clowning in Deusto. And with “Synchronized Swimming” by Niumpaloal'arte, a piece that takes us from laughter to reflection through a unique Olympic preparation.

Exhibitions: windows to diverse worlds

The proposal “Expodistrito” continues to enrich Bilbao's cultural panorama, offering a look at the diversity of the world through the lenses of different artists. From the intimate look at women in India, through the energy of Paralympic sport in Tokyo, to Bilbao's daily life captured in two reliefs. These exhibitions are a testament to art's ability to connect, move and reflect. Iñaki Ortiz's work “Orviot” in the Rekalde Municipal Center, for example, invites us to appreciate the light and color of everyday life, reminding us of the beauty of our environment.

Music: chords that connect

For its part, Bilbao Jazz District is a clear example of the effort to bring music to every corner of the city, democratizing access to quality proposals. The performance of Ainara Ortega & Joaquín Chacón at the Begoña Municipal Center is just a sample of the talent that will come together in Bilbao. Offering an intimate and profound experience through a musical dialogue that honors the jazz tradition.

Literature and folklore: the essence of a community

Literature has a prominent place with events at Bidebarrieta Kulturgunea, where not only knowledge is celebrated, but also the ability of words to inspire and transform. The presentation of the book “Under dry land” by César Pérez Gellida, for example, promises to be a meeting point for lovers of contemporary narrative. On the other hand, "Dantza Plazetan" highlights the richness of Basque folklore. Offering a dance show that is a reflection of the identity and tradition of a community that is renewed without losing its roots.

Bilbao cultural agenda
Bilbao is preparing to experience an explosion of culture with an agenda full of events

A promising future for culture in Bilbao

Undoubtedly, This cultural week in Bilbao is a reflection of the city's vibrant arts scene, a demonstration of how culture can be an engine of change, connection and reflection. The City Council's proposals not only seek to entertain. But also to invite reflection, discovery and dialogue between the various artistic expressions and the public. With each event, Bilbao reaffirms itself as a cultural epicenter, not only in the Basque Country or Spain, but in the European and global context.

Ultimately, Bilbao's cultural agenda for next week is an open invitation to explore, feel and experience art in all its forms. It is an opportunity for both Bilbao residents and visitors to immerse themselves in a unique cultural experience. Marked by diversity, quality and passion for art. With this spirit, the city projects itself into the future, reaffirming its commitment to culture as a pillar of development and encounter.

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