Israel Galvan: Lo Real—Le Réel —The Real
Onassis Cultural Centre |
A celebrated dancer and award-winning choreographer, Israel Galvan creates a personal idiolect out of the Flamenco idiom and uses it as the expressive means to tackle a difficult subject: the persecution of the Roma in fascist Spain during the nineteen thirties and forties. “He dances the reality”, achieving the near-impossible and conveying the pain and the suffering—but also the pride, free spirit and love of life—of an ethnic group that remains persecuted to this day.Lo Real is a performance full of tragic memories that instil strength and a passion for life and justice.
Choreography, Musical script & Dramaturgy: Israel Galván
Artistic Director, Musical script & Dramaturgy: Pedro G. Romero
Stage Director & Dramaturgy: Txiki Berraondo
Musical direction: Juan Jiménez Alba
Original music: Juan Gómez “Chicuelo”
Stage director assistant and stage manager: Balbi Parra
Lights Design: Rubén Camacho
Props design and construction: Pablo Pujol and Pepe Barea
Sound: Pedro León and Eloy Sansón
Wardrobe: Soledad Molina
Technical coordination: Pablo Pujol
Dance assistant: Marco de Ana
Producer: Amapola López (A Negro Producciones)Executive production and booking: A Negro Producciones / Chema Blanco and Cisco CasadoFilm: Canta Gitano (1982), Tony Gatlif

Dance: Israel GalvánBelén Maya and Isabel Bayón
Singers: Tomás de Perrate and David Lagos
Guitar: Juan Gómez “Chicuelo”
Saxophone: Juan Jiménez Alba
Piano: Alejandro Rojas Marcos
Percussions: Antonio Moreno
Violin and Dance: Eloisa Cantón
Dancing, singing and “jaleos”: CaracaféBobote and Uchi
Banda of Jewish and Gypsies: Sistema Tango
Actors: Pablo Pujol and Pepe Barea

World premiere: 12 December 2012, Teatro Real, Madrid
A Production of the Teatro Real (Madrid) with the co-production of Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam + Flamenco Biënnale Nederland

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