Friday, April 25, 2008

Centro Sydney

Que trata del primer Instituto Cervantes en Australia:

FROM his Sydney headquarters Isidoro Castellanos, director of Australia's first Cervantes Institute, can see his past.

Across the road is the University of Sydney, where Castellanos set off 20 years ago on a virtual tour of the bush with colonial poets such as Charles Harpur (1813-68).

Back in Madrid a couple of years ago, Castellanos felt an urge to translate his long-completed literary studies on colonial poets into a short book. It's not as if time lay heavy on his hands; he was busily occupied as head of teacher training for the worldwide institute that promotes the language of Don Quixote.

"I felt homesick, somehow, for Australia," he says, gesturing beyond the windows, where an autumn sky stretches over surging traffic, students, an aromatic coffee roaster and a clutch of cultural institutions. Castellanos had no idea he was about to return to Sydney to set up the Cervantes Institute.

Aquí está el artículo.

5 comments:

Zag said...

Es una noticia fantastica que abran un Instituto Cervantes en Sydney. Dicen que se centraran en romper estereotipos, bueno... pero, empezar con un programa de musica liturgica espanola!??? sera que quieren cambiar la imagen de pais festivo... ojo australianos, que Espana tambien puede ser soporifera!!!

Yotro said...

Gracias por comentar, Zag. Muy divertido. Pero, bueno, ¿no hay ninguna música litúrgica que es la leche? Me encanta Josquin des Prez ... y era flamenco, ¿no? Jeh, jeh

Zag said...

Si, pero esos flamencos son mas desaborios, ya lo decia Brel: "Les Flamandes dansent sans sourire / Les Flamandes ça n'est pas souriant". Nunca escuche a Josquin des Prez, pero seguro que el Cervantes nos pondra Antonio de Cabezon hasta que nos duela el idem!

Yotro said...
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Yotro said...

Al leer la palabra cabezón creía que me burlabas. Nada me he enterado de este compositor. Bueno, quizás nos pondrá también Joaquín Sabina, Jorge Drexler o Manu Chao. Vamos a ver.