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Romances inciertos. Un autre Orlando

From November 4 to 6
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  • Rate

    25 €



  • Schedule

    20 h (dg 19 h)

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Romances inciertos. Un autre Orlando (Uncertain romances. Another Orlando) is both a show and a concert where we discover androgynous figures from Spanish popular culture to explore gender ambiguity. The piece transports us to popular stories, such as La doncella guerrera (The Warrior Maiden), a medieval woman who disguises herself as a soldier to follow her love, San Miguel de García Lorca, a voluptuous archangel, and Tarara, an Andalusian mystic and seductive gypsy, and bearer of the secret of her androgyny. The plot takes place in a beautiful baroque setting with 4 live musicians playing the bandoneon, the viol and traditional percussion, amongst others.

François Chaignaud creates performances with dances and songs that draw from different inspirations. The artist, also a historian, wrote L’Affaire Berger-Levrault: le feminisme à l’épreuve (1898-1905) (The Berger-Levrault Affair: Feminism put to the test), published by Presses Universitaires de Rennes (PUR). Since 2005 he has also been working (with great international projection) with Cecilia Bengolea, with whom he made the unforgettable piece (M)imosa, performed in 2017 at Mercat de les Flors. Nino Laisné, trained in Fine Arts, photography and video, also studied traditional South American music and combines film, music and contemporary art. From 2010 his images became sounds which evoke traditional songs. His projects have taken him to many countries and he has worked on many collaborations, such as El amor brujo by Israel Galván, which we will also see at Mercat de les Flors this season.

Original idea, staging and musical directionNino Laisné / Original idea and choreography François Chaignaud / Song and dance François Chaignaud / Bandoneon Jean-Baptiste Henry / Viola da gamba François Joubert-Caillet, Robin Pharo, Thomas Baeté / Theorba and baroque guitar Daniel Zapico, Pablo Zapico / Historical and traditional percussion Pere Olivé, David Mayoral

Production Mandorle productions. Mandorle productions está subvencionado por el Ministère de la Culture (DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). Mandorle productions rep el suport de l’Institut Français per a alguns dels seus projectes a l’estranger. François Chaignaud és artista associat a Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy. Nino Laisné és membre de l’Acadèmia de França a Madrid – Casa de Velázquez / Coproduction Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy i La Bâtie – Festival de Genève en el marc de FEDER programa INTERREG França-Suïssa 2014-2020, Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse, deSingel — Anvers, Maison de la musique de Nanterre, Arsenal / Cité musicale-Metz / With the support Régión Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, la Spedidam, PACT Zollverein Essen, Tandem Scène nationale Arras-Douai, ajuntament d’Anguiano – La Rioja, Pépinières Européennes pour Jeunes Artistes i l’ajuntament d’Osca (residència Park in Progress 12), and was invited for residencies at Teatros del Canal in Madrid, Centre National de la Danse en Pantin, la Ménagerie de verre a París (Studiolab) & El Garaje a Cadis

Introduction session to the show ‘ONE HOUR BEFORE’ the function led by Haizea Arrizabalaga with Sara Manubens (artist, coreographer and trans)

: Saturday 5 November

Post-function talk: Saturday, November 5 led by RIIKKA LAAKSO with François Chaignaud and Nino Laisné

Enjoy a 30% discount on the purchase of your ticket by purchasing the Dance & Music PACK here!