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rafael amargo POET IN NEW YORK inspired in the book of Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca


POET IN NEW YORK inspired in the book of Federico García Lorca

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THEATRE AND DANCE SPANISH MAX AWARDS, BEST MALE DANCER (Rafael Amargo) 2002 BEST DANCE SHOW OF EL PAÍS (newspaper) BEST DANCE SHOW OF THE DECADE 1993-2003 OF EL PAÍS (newspaper)

On April 2002, Rafael Amargo launches his new creation POET IN NEW YORK, with a world premiere held at the Lope de Vega Theatre in Madrid. This new show is inspired by the work of Federico Garcia Lorca that narrates the poet’s impressions during his stay in that city in 1929. POET IN NEW YORK is a flamenco show, that carefully fusions tradition and contemporary dances as well as different sounds from Jazz to Latin music. It also includes poems recited on a big screen by Marisa Paredes (“All about my mother”), Joan Crosas (Actor) and Cayetana Guillen Cuervo (Actress). Film Director Juan Estelrich is in charge of audiovisual effects and stage direction together with Rafael Amargo. Costumes have been designed by Antonio Belart (Spanish Max Award 2001- Best Costume designer “A little night music”). Music has been directed and composed by Edith Salazar (Composer-Singer-Piano). Special collaborations for choreographies by Manuel Segovia (Iberic Ballet Company Director and Choreographer) and Mario Maya. POET IN NEW YORK world tour has raised a huge success in Italy at the Dei Due Mondi Festival in Spoleto and at the Ariosto Theatre in Reggio Emilia. It has also obtained the very same success in Buenos Aires at the Gran Rex Theatre and at the Opera Theatre. The world tour will continue through the rest of Europe, America and Asia. POET IN NEW YORK has been presented in Madrid and Barcelona for three times in each city, and has been seen for more than 100.000 persons.

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Rafael Amargo is eclectic either ways; as a dancer or as a choreographer. He had from his teachers the purest flamenco style, although he has cleverly assimilated any new conception of dance through the years, like the lessons he learnt at Martha Graham’s School during his stay in New York. Rafael Amargo´s choreographies overflow with both conceptions, perfectly matched on the stage: Tradition and Modernity. His choreographies are often closer to contemporary dance, but they never move further away from the starting point, the backgrounds: Flamenco. He has always been in straight contact with the Arts and culture world; whom have helped him to open his mind to explore new horizons in his choreographies: Luis Gordillo and Esperanza D´Ors sponsored his career, Bruce Weber and Christopher Makos made outstanding photo productions for him, he choreographed “Peine en el viento” by Eduardo Chillida, for the Chillida Leku Museum in Hernani (Spain). Rafael Amargo has raised fans through his short career. Even uncountable celebrities have followed his steps from the start. Though Rafael Amargo has always claimed the theatrical concept of Flamenco and the Spanish dances, (Just like Antonio Gades has), he has never given up Tablaos because he thinks Flamenco dancers should not get apart from the origins of this art. Rafael Amargo and his shows have been awarded many times. He has received four Max Awards of the Scene Arts (The most important theatre distinction in Spain): two for the show AMARGO (Best Show and Best Male Dancer), one more for POET IN NEW YORK (Best Male Dancer) and one for EL AMOR BRUJO (Best Male Dancer). In September 2002, gets a “Positano Leonide Massine Prize” , in recognition for his work as a choreographer and a dancer. This award is the most important distinction given to Dancing in Italy. This very same award had been given before to Rudolf Nureyev, Maurice Bejart, Lindsay Kemp and other stars of Dancing and Ballet, and the APDE Award (Spanish dance and flamenco teachers association), together with Antonio Gades and Matilde Coral. However, have been people who have received Rafael’s creations more keenly. Sold out theatres around the world, and many awards including three El País de las Tentaciones People´s choice awards: for Amargo (Best dance show 2000), and for Poet in New York (Best dance show 2002 and Best show of the decade) are a reliable evidence of his success. The shows created by Rafael Amargo are:      

LA GARRA Y EL ÁNGEL (1997) AMARGO (1999) POET IN NEW YORK Inspired in the poem by Federico García Lorca (2002) EL AMOR BRUJO by Manuel de Falla (Gitanería 1915) (2003) ENRAMBLAO (2004) DQ…PASAJERO EN TRÁNSITO (2005)

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POET IN NEW YORK a show of Rafael Amargo inspired in the poem of Federico García Lorca   

THEATRE AND DANCE SPANISH MAX AWARDS, BEST MALE DANCER (Rafael Amargo) 2002 BEST DANCE SHOW OF EL PAÍS (newspaper) BEST DANCE SHOW OF THE DECADE 1993-2003 OF EL PAÍS (newspaper)

Special appearances: MARISA PAREDES CAYETANA GUILLÉN CUERVO JOAN CROSAS Stage Directors: RAFAEL AMARGO Y JUAN ESTELRICH Score: EDITH SALAZAR y EDUARDO CORTÉS Choreography: RAFAEL AMARGO Choreographic collaboration: MARIO MAYA y MANUEL SEGOVIA Musical Direction: EDITH SALAZAR Film Director: JUAN ESTELRICH Costumes Designer: ANTONIO BELART Lights designer: NICOLÁS FISCHTEL (AAI) Sound Designer: JAVIER ISEQUILLA Art Direction: MANUEL GÓMEZ Y ANTONIO BELMONTE Photographer: BERNARDO DORAL Graphic Design: BARBEITO & MANRIQUE Executive Producer: DAVID LÓPEZ

RAFAEL AMARGO DANCE COMPANY DANCERS

VANESA GÁLVEZ, YOLANDA JIMÉNEZ, SUSI PARRA, ELI AYALA, CARMEN IGLESIAS, MARA MARTÍNEZ, RUBÉN PUERTAS, FABIÁN TOMÉ, FRAN VILCHEZ MUSICIANS

FLAVIO RODRÍGUES (SPANISH GUITAR), EDUARDO CORTÉS (SPANISH GUITAR), MAITE MAYA (SINGER), CARMINA CORTÉS (SINGER), DAVID MOREIRA (VIOLIN), ANTONIO MAYA (PERCUSSIO). Guest: MARÍA LA CONEJA (VOICE) and FLORENTINO GARCÍA (VOICE)

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Technical and production crew Stage Manager: Julián Alcántara Sound Operator: Ricardo Peláez Sound on stage operator: Álex González Lighting operator: Carlos Bessia Assistant Stage Manager: Juan Bailón Customer: Antoñita Hernández Video operator: Pascual Fernández Press Department: in Madrid: DYP Comunicación. Toni Costa, David Sánchez and Piti Alonso Press Department in Barcelona: Sandra Araquistain Assistant Graphic Design: Christian Tosat Assistant Production Coordinator: Raúl Camarero Production Coordinator: Noelia Muñoz

Providers Shoe Makers: Don Flamenco (Madrid) Custom Makers: Company customers, Teatro Lope de Vega tailors’ shop Make Up:

Flavio Rodrigues’ Spanish Guitar: Conde Hermanos (Madrid) Video Equipment: Zeta Audiovisuales (Pamplona-España)

with the collaboration of García Lorca Foundation Secretariado General Gitano Foundation Fundación Autor AIE- Spanish performers Society Comunidad de Madrid – Consejería de las Artes Ministerio de Educación y Cultura - INAEM

POET IN NEW YORK was originally produced by AMORES QUE MATAN and CIE ESPAÑA. POET IN NEW YORK IS an AMORES QUE MATAN production.

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PROGRAMME

POETA (OBERTURA) - THE POET (OBERTURE) Music by Edith Salazar Voice of the poet: Rafael Amargo FÁBULA Y RUEDA DE LOS TRES AMIGOS – TALE AND CIRCULE OF THE THREE FRIENDS Poems of loneliness in Columbia University Recite: Juan Estelrich, Miguel Cazorla, Carlos Fernández and Joan Vázquez LOS NEGROS - THE BLACKS Rules and paradise of the blacks Recites: Marisa Paredes Music by Eduardo Cortés LA AURORA – THE DAWN Streets and dreams Recite: Cecilia Sarli y Cristina Baeza Músic by Eduardo Cortés CIELO VIVO – LIVELY SKY Edem Mills Lake Poems Music by: Edith Salazar EN LA CABAÑA DEL FARMER – IN THE HUT OF THE FARMER Music by Berrugüeto and Carlos Núñez Choreographic collaboration: Manuel Segovia MUERTE Y RUINA – DEATH AND RUIN Music by Edith Salazar Recites: Cayetana Guillén Cuervo THE HORSE Choreographic Collaboration: Mario Maya VUELTA A LA CIUDAD – THE TURN TO THE CITY New York (Office and report) Música: Edith Salazar

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CEMENTERIO JUDÍO - JEWISH CEMENTERY (Siguirilla) Recita: Marisa Paredes Music by: Eduardo Cortés ODA A WALT WITHMAN - ODE TO WALT WHITMAN Recites: Joan Crosas Music by: Edith Salazar HUIDA DE NUEVA YORK - SCAPE FROM NEW YORK (Tanguillo) Vals on the branches Music by Eduardo Cortés EL POETA LLEGA A LA HABANA – THE POET ARRIVES IN LA HABANA The blacks from Cuba tune Música: Edith Salazar

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POET IN NEW YORK photographs

Jewish Cementery

Little Vals

The Horse

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The Blacks

The turn to the city

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Scape From New York – Vals on the branches

The Blacks

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