Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz), (EFE).- The Festival de Jerez presents an extensive program for this weekend, with proposals for both dance and singing on different stages, with performances by Esperanza Fernández or Gema Moneo, among others.
The Festival has started this Friday and will end on March 11 with a program that includes 13 premieres among the 46 shows scheduled and that is completed with courses, workshops and complementary activities.
The cante will come from the hand of Esperanza Fernández, who will celebrate her 40 years in music at the Bodega los Apóstoles de González Byass, with a show this Saturday in which she will take “a journey through the experiences lived” in those four decades.
Gema Moneo presents “Atrevida”, a show that the Jerez-born bailaora also premieres this Saturday at the Teatro Villamarta and with which she intends to defend “the most racial baile” and oblivious to fashions in a performance where she will add cante to her bailaora facet .
The Cante Jondo Contest of Granada
“Night. Architecture of insomnia” is the latest creation by the dancer and choreographer Rafaela Carrasco and the playwright and poet Álvaro Tato, which can be enjoyed at the Teatro Villamarta on Sunday in a performance where recorded music is combined with live flamenco singing.
With a show inspired by the 1922 Granada Cante Jondo Contest, Marco Flores will arrive at the Villamarta Theater on Monday 27 with “Knave, horse and queen”, with which the bailaor reviews the concept of jondo, which “just like our culture and society, has evolved”, as he explained.
At the Atalaya Museums, Marco Vargas & Chloé Brûlé address the celebration of life in “Origin”, where they invite the viewer to “stop to enjoy the simple things, the elegance of small things”, Chloé explained about the Festival from Jerez.
Also on this same stage at the Museos de la Atalaya Soraya Clavijo is the premiere of “Odisea”, an “emotional show, by a woman who has climbed her own peak and draws all her dance and emotions from it”, has indicated the bailaora, who will feature Angelita Montoya as a guest artist and the cante of Manuel Niño de Gines.
The dance will continue in Sala Compañía with Carmen Young (“Siempre vivo”) and Ivan Orellana (“Inherente”), both winners of the Madrid Choreographic Contest: while Young will evoke the celebration of life, Orellana seeks the introspection generated by music in the dancer
Perrate, another of the great voices of the moment, will present his “imaginary journey, the journey of a gypsy stevedore from the port of Triana in the 17th century”, in a historical journey entitled “Three blows”, which can be seen in González Byass.
As for the flamenco guitar, José Luis Montón presents his latest album, “Flamenco & Classica”, which brings together ten original songs that originate as flamenco arrangements of compositions with their own names in the history of classical music.
In Sala Compañía, Montón will be supported by Juan Diego Mateos as a guest artist, Juan Carlos Aracil on flute, Iván Mellén on percussion and Miguel Lavi and Inma La Carbonera on cante.
On the other hand, the mayoress of Jerez, Mamen Sánchez, presided over this Friday in the Cloisters of Santo Domingo the inauguration of the exhibition “Javier Fergo (1980-2022)”, a posthumous tribute to the Jerez-born photojournalist, with which the programming of complementary activities of the XXVII Festival de Jerez.
The exhibition brings together some of his most iconic images, with which he will immortalize the shows of the last ten editions of the Festival, in which he was part of it as official photographer. EFE