Guerrero

Guerrero

AUDIENCE'S AWARD FESTIVAL DE JEREZ 2017

SYNOPSIS

During the fourth century BC, General Sun Tzu wrote a book on military strategies that, in our present times, has become a great success amongst yuppies and entrepreneurs. It was titled “The Art of War” and some of its teachings can be applied to the mother of all battles, the battle of Life itself, the everyday sphere of our emotions: “If you know others and know yourself, not even a hundred battles will endanger you” – one reads – “if you do not know others, but do know yourself, you will lose one battle and win another; if you do not know others, nor even know yourself, you run the risk of danger in every battle”.

“The best victory is to vanquish without a fight”, says the old Chinese general and that is what usually happens in this theatre of operations called Love. This is the stage chosen by Edu Guerrero – Cadiz, 1983 – to bring his new show to life, titled with his own polysemic surname (‘Guerrero’ means ‘warrior’ in Spanish). The show is the next step in a trajectory that began with “De Dolores”, or “El Callejón de los Pecados”, steps taken in a long artistic career – that started when he was just a child when he became a member of La Yerbabuena’s company – and which has been distinguished with the ‘Desplante del Festival de La Unión’ Award.

On this occasion, the dancer focuses on his relationship with women; his mother, his lovers, his friends, in that border territory where sentimentality coexists with sensuality but surpasses both vital temperatures, to find a bridge between genders and sexes that we usually call a person. It is a tension without traumas, an inner combat, without excessive collateral damage, beyond the passion and commitment with his own masculine instinct.

That is, in the end, his pretext, that of creating art from war. However, his greatest army is himself, escorted by the cante of Anabel Rivera, Samara Montáñez or May Fernández, but with a first class musical ammunition, which brings along the guitars of Javier Ibáñez and Juan José Alba, authors also of new falsetas for a set of popular harmonies that offer a wide range of styles: from an initial saeta to the farewell cuplés, going across a wide gorge of malagueñas, fandangos, rondeñas, granaínas, verdiales, bulerías por soleá, polos, nanas, seguiriyas, serranas, tangos, zambras and alegrías. A whole anthology interpreted with his own touch by a Guerrero dressed by Tere Torres. This new proposal will undoubtedly set a turning point in his career and, at the same time, it becomes an allegory of his own conception of the world and of the show, leaving us with a clear winner of this epic: the flamenco dance.

CAST

DANCE

Eduardo Guerrero

SINGER

Anabel Ribera, May Fernández y Samara Montañéz

GUITARS

Javier Ibáñez y Juan José Alba

DURATION

90 minutes

DANCE: Eduardo Guerrero

CANTE (SINGERS): Anabel Ribera, May Fernández y Samara Montañéz

GUITARS: Javier Ibáñez and Juan José Alba

Duration: 90 minutes

ARTISTIC PROFILE

DIRECTION

Eduardo Guerrero

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

Javier Ibáñez y Juan José Alba

CHOREOGRAPHY

Eduardo Guerrero

SOUND DESIGN

Félix Vázquez

MUSIC AND LYRICS

Javier Ibáñez, Juan José Alba and populars lyrics

LIGHTING

Antonio Valiente

ARTISTIC COORDINATION

Clara Castro

COSTUME DESIGN

Tere Torres

FOOTWEAR

Begoña Cervera

TEXT

Juan José Téllez

PHOTOGRAPHY

Ana Palma, Félix Vázquez and Paco Lobato

PRODUCTION

Ashara Cultura S.L.

DIRECTION, Eduardo Guerrero

MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Javier Ibáñez y Juan José Alba

CHOREOGRAPHY, Eduardo Guerrero

SOUND DESIGN, Félix Vázquez

MUSIC AND LYRICS: Javier Ibáñez, Juan José Alba and popular lyrics

LIGHTING, Antonio Valiente

ARTISTIC COORDINATION, Clara Castro

COSTUME DESIGN: Tere Torres

FOOTWEAR, Begoña Cervera

TEXT, Juan José Téllez

PHOTOGRAPHY: Ana Palma, Félix Vázquez and Paco Lobato

PRODUCTION: Ashara Cultura S.L.

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