Debussy and Stravinsky from the Flamenco dance perspective
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01 Jan
80 min.
Music/Auditorio de Tenerife

The Contemporary Music Festival of Tenerife FMUC 2021 presents the concert Diálogos at the Auditorio de Tenerife. Debussy and Stravinsky from the Flamenco dance perspective.

This show proposes a great sense of timbre linking two pianos and two percussion instruments. Debussy, Borodin, and Stravinsky provide the music that takes shape through the choreographer and dancer Fernando Romero.

The eternal need to find new challenges when applying classical music to contemporary flamenco dance inspires this project.

In this way, the strength of dance and music converges in the same space to build new paths for contemporary artistic creation. A great awakening of dance occurred at the beginning of the 20th century; it partly happened due to these works. The challenge of this project is to dance the musical pieces in flamenco style while being aligned with their most essential part.

Debussy's 'Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune' (Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun) is one of the most emblematic works of the 20th century for music and dance. It defines musical impressionism. His whole construction is based on dissolving rhythm and harmony, thus creating moods, expressiveness, and emotional understanding. The arrangements are adapted to dance to offer the spectator a new vision of this work.

The ‘Polovetsian Dances', from Act II of Borodin's unfinished opera ‘Prince Igor', will give the dancer a break. This musical version highlights a great drama and a sense of timbre; it will be performed by an ensemble comprised of two pianos and two percussion instruments.

‘Le Sacre du printemps’ (The Rite of Spring). The work was premièred in 1912 in Paris, and, in general terms, it is considered the great revolution in dance. The current stage concept is preceded by this work. 'The Rite of Spring' challenges the audience from beginning to end with its chaotic percussive momentum.

The dramaturgy is based on a pagan rite about virginity and the arrival of spring through sacrificial dance. The script is integrated into the musical work. It literally devours any chance of another reading. This work is aimed at finding its mystery through flamenco dance style. The musical mystery lies in the rhythmic structure of the music itself, and you never know where the accents will fall. All or part of the flamenco is based on this rhythm. This score is complicated in terms of harmony, rhythm, and structure. It is a real challenge for any choreographer, especially for the proposed dance style.

CLAUDE DEBUSSY Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
ALEXANDER BORODIN Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances
IGOR STRAVINSKY Le Sacre du printemps
Artistic datasheet

Choreography and dance: Fernando Romero

Piano duo: Lechado-Kucháeva

Drums: Música viva, by Verónica Cagigao and Carolina Alcaraz

Drums arrangements: Carolina Alcaraz and Jorge Lechado

Timetable and tickets

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