The exhibition ‘La Cubana 40+1: a voyage from ‘nothing’ until 2021’, installed at the Miramar Centre Cultural, will be extended until Christmas. Jordi Milán announced the great news after collecting the Honorable Mention Catalonia Theatre Award for the trajectory during the XX Catalunya Aixeca el Teló Gala.
We are very grateful to the almost 10,000 people who have visited the exhibition. We are not only surprised by the reception at the level of numbers: we are very happy with the comments of the visitors who have written in the book at the end of the exhibition or through our social media channels.
Thanks to the great reception of the exhibition, the Sitges City Council has decided that the opening dates will be extended until the Christmas holidays. So everyone who has not seen it yet will still have a few more months to come and enjoy our useless junk (very well placed and illuminated, to be fair) that fills the Miramar Centre Cultural up to the top… The visitor will be able to enter to our universe and travel the 40+1 years of the company.
Tickets can be purchased through www.culturasitges.cat/entrades at the Tourist Information Office in the station square, as well as in the same building as the exhibition on Carrer de la Davallada 12. For the Covid measures not more than 20 people every 15 minutes is allowed to enter the exhibition. It is recommended to buy tickets in advance.
This recognitions is given by ADETCA during the Gala Catalunya Aixeca el Teló that was held yesterday evening at the Gran Teatre del Liceu
We feel very happy and honoured by this recognition. If La Cubana exists today it is all thanks to the people who have work in the company through the years (actresses and actors, technicians, as well as all the artistic team that has been the same since the beginning of the company) that despite having very different backgrounds and training, they have one thing in common: an unconditional love for the theatre… This love is almost bordering on madness. We claim it as an essential part of our profession.
La Cubana was born in 1980 in Sitges as a game and will die practicing this same game. The 41 years of the company have been magnificent years, which thanks to the perseverance of those who have worked here, as well as the generosity of the audience, we have been able to live 41 years of what we like the most: theatre.
During this time, La Cubana has created its own style, based on everyday theatre and always using the same tools as in the beginning, typical of artisan theatre. In our shows, it always appears the same constants: the game, the surprise, the slang vocabulary, the transgression of spaces, the participation of the audience, the colour, the music, and above all, the very characteristic characters.
Apart from different television programs and other “soirees”, in these 41 years we have created about twenty shows, which have seen more than 5,000,000 viewers spread over almost 12,000 performances (not counting the shows we performed on the streets!).
The exhibition “La Cubana 40 + 1: a journey from ‘nothing’ to 2021” was inaugurated yesterday and can be visited at the Miramar Centre Cultural in Sitges until 26 September.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of La Cubana yesterday we gathered many of the members who have work in the company through the years in a festive and very emotional day. Today it will be open to anyone who wants to visit it.
The exhibition is an immersive (and low-tech) journey through the crampons we have kept over the years. We invite you to learn about the philosophy and creative process we have used to create our shows, performances, and television programs throughout the company’s history. The route is one-way only and capacity is controlled by schedules as a security measure for the pandemic. Do not forget to buy your tickets in advance (www.culturasitges.cat/entrades)
This exhibition, which can be visited from June 17th to September 26th at the Miramar Cultural Center in Sitges, is a journey through the history of the company told through its things. In La Cubana we are “kind of garbage collectors”. We don’t throw anything. We keep everything. Things of all times and of all kinds: sets, costumes, wigs, hats, dentures, glasses, posters, press clippings, photographs, awards, fond memories… All these crampons accumulated, well placed and artistically illuminated have made this exhibition possible. Those who really know us know that it will not be a conventional exhibition. No one has to expect a minimalist design exhibition that we all are used to. It will be a great immersive exhibition in our world (without much digital technology), where the visitor, through our things, will be able to enjoy seeing, listening, also smelling and almost touching, and will be able to enter the universe of La Cubana we collected during the last 40 years. A deployment (20 trucks full of junk) that will occupy the two floors of the Miramar Cultural Center and also its terraces. It’s really like writing a book about our history and dusting off the contents from a helicopter over the Miramar.
Debido a las medidas decretadas por la pandemia del COVID-19 y atendiendo a las medidas de confinamiento decretadas por las autoridades nos vemos obligados a la cancelación definitiva de las funciones de “Adiós Arturo” en el Teatro Principal de Zaragoza que teníamos programadas del 7 al 24 de mayo.
Teníamos mucha ilusión en poder volver este mes mayo al Teatro Principal con “Adiós Arturo” y así poder celebrar nuestro 40 aniversario como compañía de teatro. Queríamos hacerlo en Zaragoza, tal y como lo hicimos en Madrid el pasado mes de febrero; y queremos hacerlo también en Barcelona próximamente, si este maldito coronavirus nos deja hacerlo. Todo el mundo sabe que Zaragoza fue “la culpable” de que La Cubana exista como compañía de teatro, pues fue la primera ciudad que nos contrató para hacer nuestras “Cubana´s Delikatessen” en el año 1984. Desde entonces el público zaragozano nos ha apoyado incondicionalmente y siempre nos hemos sentido muy queridos aquí. Por lo que… gracias, ¡mil veces gracias!
En esta ocasión no vamos a poder celebrarlo como es debido, pero no cerramos la posibilidad de reprogramar nuestra estancia en fechas futuras, cuando este embate haya pasado y tengamos la posibilidad de acercarnos de nuevo a vuestra maravillosa ciudad. Los aniversarios y las celebraciones no tienen nunca caducidad.
NOTA IMPORTANTE: Nos gustaría informar que el público que ya tenía compradas las entradas por la web, se va a proceder a la devolución del importe automáticamente en la tarjeta con la que se hizo la compra. En el caso de las localidades compradas en la taquilla la devolución se hará en las mismas taquillas del teatro una vez las circunstancias lo permitan y se reanude el servicio.
This year 2020 we celebrate our 40th anniversary as a theatre company. That is why on February 20 we celebrated with a special show of “Adiós Arturo” at the Teatro Calderón in Madrid. But before returning to Barcelona, where we have not yet released the show… we have decided to return to Zaragoza.
This was the first city that hired us as a professional company and that is why we did not want to miss the opportunity to celebrate our anniversary with the Zaragoza audience and return with “Adiós Arturo”, since on our last visit we could only do 14 performances that were they sold out before we arrived. On this occasion we will offer another 20 performances. “Adiós Arturo” arrives renewed and improved for all those people who were left out and for all those who want to repeat. In addition, we are preparing a special show on Thursday, 14th of May, where we will open the trunk of memories and cheer about these four decades on stage.
This year we have left has been, without any doubts, a very special one. When 2019 began, we had been on tour with “Adiós Arturo” for eight months and we were touring the Spanish geography from end to end…. We started the year performing in Zaragoza, in the Teatro Principal, which was an amazing sold out during the two weeks we were there… A joy for anyone who is dedicated to our profession… Afterwards the tour has taken us to 19 more cities. Many of them very well-known to us, because we know that they will receive us with open arms as soon as we decide to go on tour. Other cities that we had not visited for many years… and some of them we visited for the first time during this tour … We spent the winter through Andalusia, avoiding the cold temperatures. We started spring in the Canary Islands… We spent Easter Holidays performing there. Summer began in Mallorca and then we visited Gijón, Valladolid and Galicia… And we finally arrived in Madrid, at the Teatro Calderón, which is sheltering us since then during this magnificent season! We couldn’t find a better place to farewell this 2019! So we decided to celebrate New Year’s Eve with a big party with Madrid’s audience. We gathered 800 spectators who wanted to accompany us at the Teatro Calderón. Apart from the “Adiós Arturo” show, we prepared some special cotillions made with love by the company, and we eat the traditional grapes and the cava with the countdown… Then, the whole company prepared a party in with musical numbers that they encouraged the audience to dance and celebrate the entrance to the new year until late in the morning!
This 2020 we are turning 40 as a theatre company and we feel very fortunate for that; since we have been able to live from it thanks to the support and affection from the audience that we receive every year… ¡Thank you very much
Seizing the opportunity of our stay at Teatro Calderón in Madrid with “Adiós Arturo”, we are organizing a special show to say goodbye to this year and celebrate the entrance to 2020.
“Adiós Arturo” will begin at 9:30 pm and it will end a little before midnight. The big special party we are preparing will include: the countdown (las campanadas), with the grapes and cava with a special “cotillion”; and a great party until 1:00 a.m., which will include all kinds of performances and surprises by the company actors.
For La Cubana this year 2020 is a special year,
as we will celebrate our 40th anniversary as a theater company and we
want to start the year celebrating it with the Madrid audience.
So far, more than 380,000 spectators have seen the show in the more than 400 performances of “Adiós Arturo” we have made since it was premiered in Valencia in May 2018.
Arturo” has arrived at the Calderón Theatre in Madrid after a tour that brought
the company through 30 cities and with a more 205,000 spectators balance. This
past October 9th, friends of Arturo and La Cubana came to join us at
the premiere of the show.
Benavente Square (in front of the theatre) was dressed up for the occasion, and
familiar faces (and not so well known) went through the red carpet and the
“forced” photo call before heading to see the show accompanied by the rhythm of
a music band.
At the end, a “chocolate con churros” was given
to goodbye the audience that came to the theatre that night.
that began in May 2018 at the Teatro Olympia in Valencia has taken us to many
corners of the peninsular geography and there are already 27 cities we have
visited with the show. Right now we are performing on Teatro Jovellanos in Gijón,
and with more than 185,000 spectators, in our second performance in the city we
have reached 300 performances of the show… We feel very fortunate to have
such a faithful audience and that the theater artistic directors continue to
believe in the theater we do!
Valladolid, A Coruña, Vigo and Madrid. We are waiting for you!