Àfora is the Focus agora, a hub of thought, an area for reflection and activities that, based on the scenic experience, has the aim of influencing artistic, cultural and social life, in the territory of our influence.

We will have 5 areas of action: The Romea Foundation, Àfora Editions, The 5th Wall, Platea 618 and Spectators

A dialogue between contemporary art and performing arts.

The Romea Foundation investigates artistic forms to activate terms such as fervor, passion, the sublime, beauty, or inspiration which, paradoxically, provoke discomfort. A discomfort that manifests itself when we are sensitive to the world and reveal our vulnerability. One might say that our effort seeks to summon ghosts from within, as Joan Fontcuberta did with the artist Margarita Xirgu, or Eduard Márquez when he tried, in a way, to overcome his demons to move forward his literary work.

Romea Foundation Website
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The wall of intersection between the theatre and the street, between the stage and society.

In the theater world, the virtual wall separating the audience and the stage is known as the fourth wall, and the interaction between actors and spectators has long been called the “breaking the fourth wall”.

The 5th Wall is a meeting point that will allow us to grasp concepts straight from the stage and bring them to down to the field of philosophy, allowing us to analyze them from different angles and formats.

Historical The 5th Wall

In editorial format to channel reflection needs.

An editorial stamp to protect Àfora’s will to permanence its activity, and the conceptual and aesthetic relevance of selected texts and creators.

Áfora Editions was born with the publication of three editorial initiatives:

Pre-Ocupacioness, under the title “Paraísos Perdidos”, dedicated to identifying our sensitive part in collaboration with different authors such as Emma Riverola, Fernando Prats, Pep Duran, Helena Tornero, Anna Malagrida, Andrés Lima, Arash Arjomandi, Eloi Fernández Porta, Enrique Ruíz Domènec, Sofía Rincón and Pablo Auladell.

Fer Mutis (Mutandis). 35 verbal focus in the performing arts of Màrius Serra. A commission to the writer and journalist Màrius Serra on theatrical slang and aphorisms, which will gloss over theatrical concepts and expressions beyond their etymology, searching for hidden curiosities and origins.

And the adaptation of the theatrical text “Paradís Perdut” by Helena Tornero, based on the epic poem by John Milton and illustrated by the artist Paula Bonet.

Historical Editions
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A connection between theatre professionals from Barcelona and Madrid.

618 kilometers is the distance between Barcelona and Madrid, the country’s two theatre epicenters. We want to seize this ancestry to promote a closer relationship between professionals from both cities, creating a permanent connection and personal relationship conduits, which will allow for an increased synergy geared towards collaboration, and creative and artistic exchange.

PLATEA 618 will host meetings between artists and creators, and between managers and producers, to discuss historic concerns and current challenges.

Historical Platea 618

A direct line of relationship with the public.

I International Congress of Theater Spectators. Barcelona, from October 24 to 26, 2022 at the Teatre Romea.

The first congress of, by and for theater spectators, who are art and part.

Its main objective is to summon the spectators to resume their role, to recover the collective energy that is produced when they connect with the performance of actresses and actors on stage.

More than 50 guests from 25 countries, from all continents, will meet to exchange remarkable international experiences that place theater audiences at the backbone of theater activity.

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