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The Dancing Piano

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid Opera and Classical Music Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 23 Sep 20:00 - 22:00

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Dear opera & classical music lovers,

I am delighted to inform you about an exceptional event that will take place on the 23 of September entitled “The Dancing Piano”. The spectacle combines music, dance and narrative in which the co-consul of our group, well known by us and excellent pianist, Javier Herguera, together with dancers form the School of Victor Ullate will perform together in an exceptional performance.

Tickets and information can be found trough ticketea, at the price of 9 € (for IN member, 14€ general price).

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After the event, we will meet to take some drinks as usual at the Cibeles Bar.

General Information
Most of the times, when we assist to the performance of a ballet, unfortunately we do not know most of the text or script on which it is based. When it is interpreted, for example, "El sombrero de tres picos" the performance will differ from the one played after reading it having read the magnificent homonymous literary work of Pedro Antonio Alarcón, the performance will differ from the one played after reading it. When it is interpreted subsequent to his reading, we are aware of the scope and the relevance that has the knowledge of the text on which Falla composed his great ballet. The "Farruca" takes on a new dimension after understanding the reaction of "el Molinero" when he believes that has discovered the infidelity of his spouse with "el Corregidor" and begins to plan his revenge.

The idea of ‘The piano dancing' comes from this thought about the global knowledge of the work of art.

We have selected scenes of the best ballets of Manuel de Falla and used the transcriptions for piano made by Falla himself, after reading the texts that leaded to these master pieces of art, with the aim to publicize the text, music and dance in a unique spectacle never created before. With the participation of a narrator and a small group of dancers, we will give a complete overview and at the same time complementing these sublime works, merging all the arts that gave rise to it. All will be flavored with some of the best compositions made by Albeniz for piano throughout his vast musical production.


El amor brujo. Falla. "Pantomina y Danza del Terror"

. El sombrero de tres picos. Falla
"Danza de la molinera"
"Danza de los vecinos"
"Danza del molinero"

. Suite Iberia. Evocación. I. Albéniz
. Suite Española. Asturias. I. Albéniz

. El amor brujo. Pequeña Suite. Falla.
Pantomina, Danza del Terror, Canción del fuego fatuo, Romanza del pescador, Los sortilegios, Danza Ritual del Fuego.

Javier Herguera
Great pianist and Internations Opera & Classical music -consul, deeply involved in the promotion of classical music in Spain. We have had the opportunity of listening to Javier several times in the last year. Find more detailed information about Javier biography on the next link Protected content

I hope to see you all there!!

Pilar Regueiro