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Trilogia sobre la guitarra – National Theatre of Catalonia
This is a programme that requires a premium subscription to Medici. If you love classical music in all its forms, you may well want to subscribe as they have some wonderful programmes. This is a case in point – this three-part celebration of Flamenco from one of Spain’s most celebrated
exponents, Rocío Molina, with music by the great flamenco guitarist Rafael Riqueni.
The Trilogia sobre la guitarra is a study of the guitar and its relationship with the fundamental elements of flamenco. In fact, the three works (this is the first) try to deconstruct the traditional features of the instrument, in order to discover the creative momentum that animates its playing.
It is under the sign of authenticity, then, that Rocío Molina links every gesture of her body to the universality of the human experience: in Inicio (Uno), she embarks, with great aesthetic delicacy, in a celebration of the subtle ties that make us belong to a whole.
The guitar playing of Rafael Riqueni becomes the sound fabric on which takes shape this intimate connection between dance and music, between the personal and the universal, as if it marked, beating as one, the rhythm of our earth.
As the title indicates, this is the first of three programmes. There are two more which will be available soon on Medici, taking the flamenco story further.