LA LEONA

 

LA LEONA

Olga Pericet
Original idea, choreography, performer and stage and musical direction Olga Pericet
Guitars José Manuel León and Alfredo Mesa
Bass Juanfe Pérez
Percussion Roberto Jaén
Voice Israel Moro
Stage direction Carlota Ferrer
Original music and arrangements José Manuel León, Alfredo Mesa and Juanfe Pérez

1.20 h (w/out intermission) Contemporary flamenco
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photo ©Paco Villalta

“A very strange guitar in the Paris Museum of Music, which is in the inventory but not in the catalogue, as appearing in the catalogue is what gives the instrument its identity, and with a label that says: Almeria 1852”.
Olga Pericet looks for the dialogue between the animal and the instrument in the symbolism of La Leona, Antonio de Torres’ famous guitar, which could be considered to be the first prototype of the Spanish flamenco guitar. A free interpretation, inspired by a unique instrument and its unique construction process, full of subtleties, mysteries and poetics.
The international creator, flamenco dancer and choreographer shares her vibrant art with audiences at major festivals and theatres around the world. She draws inspiration from tradition and throws herself into the abyss of the unseen with flamenco shows full of opposites: dark and light, feminine and masculine, disturbing and beautiful. In 2018 she received the Spanish National Dance Award in the category of Performance for "her ability to combine different disciplines of Spanish dance, updating them with her own particular interpretative language" and for "her versatility on stage and her valuable capacity of transmission".

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