The Escaldes-Engordany festival programme this year offers a number of actions and activities in a wide range of styles and flavours.
Music is one of the main features of the Escaldes-Engordany’s summer cultural and leisure activities. The 37th Colours of Music festival offers a diverse range of performances, ideas and flavours, such as "Tourists and bathers", open to all audiences. The Plaça Coprínceps and El Prat del Roure are just two of the venues for the event, a little taster of which is given below:
Tourists and bathers (August and September)*
7 August, at 9.30, 9.45, 10 and 10.15 p.m. and Sunday 8 August at 11, 11.15, 11.30 and 11.45 a.m. Animal Theatre School.
18 September at 7.30, 7.45, 8 and 8.15 p.m. and Sunday 19 September at 11.30 and 11.45 am, and 12 and 12.15 p.m. Animal Theatre School.
*Ticket price: €3. Limited places for each show. Setting off from the Placeta de l'Esbart Sta. Anna. Ticket sales and bookings at the Escaldes-Engordany Tourist Office, tel: (+376) 890 881; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picnic Time (July and August)*
Susana Sheiman: La vie en confidence. 14 July at 9.30 p.m. What would Edith Piaf and Billie Holiday say to each other? The singer Susana Sheiman, one of the great jazz singers, demonstrates her enormous versatility in this performance.
Passion and Tangos. 12 August at 9.30 p.m. A bar in Buenos Aires, dancers reliving the intense tribulations of love to the passionate beat of the tango. Who has not fallen in love to the classic tango rhythms of Carlos Gardel's Río de la Plata, and out of love to the innovative tango rhythms of Astor Piazzolla? A history of love and heartbreak in dance to the sound of the ONCA accordion, guitar, violin and double-bass quartet.
*Outdoors at El Prat del Roure. Free admission. Limited capacity. Enjoy this outdoor concert by bringing your own picnic!Bookings at the Tourist Office, tel: (+376) 890 881; email@example.com.
Dance in the Parc de la Mola (August)*
2 August: Aigua font de vida. Dance performance featuring water, glass and the music of Handpan.
9 August: Work in progress by the Líquid Dansa Company, with choreography by Marc Güell and sound space by Marco Michelângelo.
16 August: Asèptic with Rosa Mº Herrador and Eolo. Los pasos perdidos, performed by Borja Fernández. Two performances full of beauty and upheaval.
23 August: Credere, a music and dance performance, by the Escena Nacional d’Andorra company.
*At 7 and 8 p.m. in the Parc de la Mola. Free admission. Limited capacity. Bookings at the Tourist Office (+376) 890 881; firstname.lastname@example.org
Art Routes (July, August and September)
13 July at 8.30 and 10 p.m. EE - a constantly evolving parish. Guided tour.
20 July at 8.30 and 10 p.m. The water route. A guided tour tracing the uses of water.
3 August at 8.30 and 10 p.m. Guided visit to the exhibition "Toulouse-Lautrec. The Irreverent Artist" at the CAFE.
10 August at 8.30 and 10 p.m. Art Route. A guided tour of the parish's public works of art.
17 August at 8.30 p.m. Absinthe tasting as part of the exhibition "Toulouse-Lautrec. The Irreverent Artist" at the CAFE.
24 August at 8.30 and 10 p.m. Engordany Route. Guided tour of Engordany.
31 August at 8.30 and 10 p.m. Guided visit to the exhibition "Toulouse-Lautrec. The Irreverent Artist" at the CAFE.
7 September at 8.30 p.m., absinthe tasting as part of the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition at the CAFE.
14 September at 8.30 and 10 p.m., absinthe tasting as part of the Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition at the CAFE.
18 September at 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m., Art Saturday: The Bohemian Night according to Toulouse-Lautrec Workshop for children ages 6 to 11. Price €3.
*Places are limited. Bookings at the CAFE, tel: (+376) 802 255; email@example.com.
Engordany Duos (August)*
4 August: Marta Urzaiz and Gerard Pastor. Femina Feminae.
11 August: And Fratelli Strada. Digue Dingue Don Dene. Songs with gold teeth.
18 August: Duo Violí and Guitar. Des Accords.
25 August: Duo Barroc Brothers. Jazz and Classical.
*Duos by the ONCA Foundation at 7 p.m. in the Placeta d’Engordany Limited capacity. Bookings at the Tourist Office, tel: (+376) 890 881; firstname.lastname@example.org.