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A wild and hair-raising work that immerses us in a unique environment: the world of a contemporary woman and her everyday struggles on the street. She gets sucked in to this struggle and cannot leave, confronting helplessness and her own emptiness, out in the elements, alone.

The staging is simple: a dancer and an oil drum. The oil drum symbolises her boundaries: what she has and what she does not have; her relationships and non-relationships; love, its tenderness and its quarrels; men; and the child she longs for but will never have.
The dancer and choreographer Silvia Lezcano gives us a fast-paced show, full of originality and sensitivity, where she lays bare the profound discrimination that women in our society continue to face.

CREDITS

Concept, choreography and dance: Silvia Lezcano
Music, photography: Stjin Govaere
Sound: Gustavo Battaglia
Set and stage area: José Carrascosa
Lighting: Cía. La Bestial
Video: Inés Carles
Costume Design: Silvia Lezcano

The show has performed in many venues: El Triángulo Theatre-Madrid, Fórum Internacional de las Culturas, La Sala Theatre, the Canovelles Auditorium, the Cornellá Auditorium, la Mercé Festival, Plaça Catalunya, Premiá de Mar, Viladecans, Nou Barris, Sitges, Mongat and Manresa, among others.

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Concept, choreography and dance: Silvia Lezcano
Music, photography: Stjin Govaere
Sound: Gustavo Battaglia
Set and stage area: José Carrascosa
Lighting: Cía. La Bestial
Video: Inés Carles
Costume Design: Silvia Lezcano

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TECHNICAL RQMTS

  • Performance Space: Flexible (at least, 8 x 6 m)
  • Floor: linoleum or wood
  • Cyclorama
  • Sound: CD player and suitable amplifier
  • Lighting: cyclorama (red, blue and purple) / 4 low-level side / 4 contras / 4 frontals / 3 zeniths / central cross / colours (amber, red, blue, purple and white)
  • Availability: all year round
  • Staging: 60’ / Performance: 30’ / Dismantling 60’
  • Important: head stage manager / dressing room with mirror and water / parking

WOMAN!

A tribute to women of all times. An invitation to a different place; a place that cannot be described but only travelled to. A show in which stories and dances intertwine, with the intention to take us into the subtle and enigmatic world of the woman.

‘Woman!’ is an invitation to a different place; a place that cannot be described but only travelled to.
The audience will enjoy this touching show and the magic of its dances and stories.

CREDITS

Idea, concept, choreographies, dances and costumes: Silvia Lezcano
Management / Direction: Silvia Lezcano
Performers: Laura Muñoz and Silvia Lezcano
Set and stage area: Cía. La Bestial
Sound: Gustavo Battaglia

‘Woman!’ has been performed at l’Auditori Les Corts, C.C. Sagrada Familia, Fiesta Mayor de Montmeló, Plaza Dones del 36, Convent de Sant Agustí, C.C. de Guinardó, among others.

WOMAN!

Idea, concept, choreographies, dances and costumes: Silvia Lezcano
Management / Direction: Silvia Lezcano
Performers: Laura Muñoz and Silvia Lezcano
Set and stage area: Cía. La Bestial
Sound: Gustavo Battaglia

WOMAN!

Idea, concept, choreographies, dances and costumes: Silvia Lezcano
Management / Direction: Silvia Lezcano
Performers: Laura Muñoz and Silvia Lezcano
Set and stage area: Cía. La Bestial
Sound: Gustavo Battaglia

WOMAN!

TECHNICAL RQMTS

  • Performance Space: flexible (at least, 6 x 6 m)
  • Floor: linoleum or wood
  • Cyclorama
  • Sound: cd player / amplifier for microphone / screens (2)
  • Lighting (adaptable): red central cross / 4 down lights / 4 zeniths / 4 frontals and backlights / 3 changes of cyclorama
  • Availability: all year round
  • Staging: 60’ / Performance: 60’ / Dismantling 60’
  • Important: Dressing room with mirror

ENSUEÑO TANGO

Musicians and dancers come together to create this poetic and dreamlike production, that takes us into the intimate world of tango.

From its magical but humble origins to its complex and at times unsettling contemporary reality, using both modern and traditional rhythms, coupled with the passionate movement of the dancers’ bodies, to explore the contradictions of both the past and our own times. Both its refined musicality and the intense beauty of its choreography make 'Ensueño Tango' an unusual and deeply rewarding visual and aural experience.

CREDITS

Bandoneon: Marcelo Mercadante
Guitar: Gustavo Battaglia
Choreography and dance:
Silvia Lezcano and Vicenç Arranz
Musical Director: Gustavo Battaglia
Artistic Director: Cía. La Bestial

S&V TANGO

After a long and exhaustive search for the ideal dance partner, Silvia Lezcano and Vicenç Arranz finally met each other, and so began the experience they describe as “like being two made one”. Since 2011 they have been exploring and developing their own style of tango, employing a mix of elegance, strength and expressiveness to create something fresh and unique. This has caught the attention of orchestras and dance companies of international renown, worth particular mention are the accolades given by the Juan José Mosalini Orchestra, Marcelo Mercadante’s “Porteño” Quintet and The Alejandro Ziegler Quartet.

They have participated in events such as “Buenas Noches, Piazzolla” at the Guggenheim Museum during the Bilbao White Nights Festival in 2012, the “Nit de Tango” at the Barcelona Festival Grec 2012, and also performing at the San Cugat Auditorium.

MERCADANTE-BATTAGLIA DUET

Mercadante y Battaglia have been playing tango together for more than 15 years, since the creation of T.A.T along with their then collaborator Andrés Serafini. Their partnership is the natural result of having worked together for so long, playing both traditional tangos and creating new ones. In 2009 they released “Tachar Nostalgias”, their first recorded work together, consisting of only original compositions.

TRIBUTE TO PIAZZOLLA

Choreography and dance:
Silvia Lezcano and Vicenç Arranz
Orchestra: Juan José Mosalini
Stage: Nit de Tango Festival Grec 2012

BUENAS NOCHES, PIAZZOLLA

Choreography and dance:
Silvia Lezcano and Vicenç Arranz
Orchestra: Quinteto de Marcelo Mercadante
Stage: Noche Blanca del Museo Guggenheim de Bilbao

ENSUEÑO TANGO

TECHNICAL RQMTS

  • Performance Space: Flexible (at least, 8 x 8 m)
  • Floor: linoleum or wood
  • Cyclorama
  • 2 Seat with back support without armrest
  • Sound: CD player and suitable amplifier
  • Lighting: cyclorama (red, blue and purple) / 4 zeniths / 4 frontals / 4 back lights / 3 low-level side / central cross / colours (amber, red, orange, blue, purple and white)
  • Availability: all year round
  • Staging: 90’ / Performance: 30’ / Dismantling 60’
  • Important: head stage manager / dressing room with mirror and water

GIRAFFES IN INDIA

Music and instruments from all over the world, coupled with dance, typify the group’s philosophy of eclectic, ethnic fusion. Sitar, violin, tambura, tabla drum, udu, clarinet, accordion, darbuka, rec, cajon drum y zarb all meld together to produce a unique aural universe, drawing inspiration from many different classical traditions.

An incomparable musical experience; the strange, unsettling beauty of the instruments, the sounds they produce and the melodies that they make. Giraffes in India comes from a one-of-a-kind weaving together of different African and Asian drum-based rhythms, over which base glide different melodies that use the Indian Raga musical scale. This is how two divergent musical characters – the African driving force and the more introspective spirit of the Indian scale – are brought together and made one.
This mixing together of musical instruments from such dissimilar cultures, combined with the distinct style and structure of musical composition and the use of dance, is an invitation for all humanity to come together.

CREDITS

Musical Direction: Roberto Kuczer
Composition: Roberto Kuczer
Sitar and accordion: Roberto Kuczer
Violin: Masha Dubatt
Tambura: Celeste Reina
Dance: Silvia Lezcano
& guest musicians…

Silvia Lezcano has formed part of Jirafas en la India from its very beginning, originally created by Roberto Kuczer in 1998 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and recreated in Barcelona in 2002. The show has performed in many venues in both Argentina and Spain (Buenos Aires: National Museum of Beaux-Arts, San Martín Theatre, San Martín Cultural Centre / Barcelona: the Crypt of the Sagrada Família, Roof-terrace Casa Milá, The International Cultural Forum, Plaça Catalunya, Parc de la Ciutadella, Felip Nerí Cloister, San Agustín Cloister, CCCB, Ateneo Theatre, Mystical Music Festival / La Rioja: International Fest. of New Musical Trends -Actual- / Canet de Mar: Re-Percussion Fest / Agullana: International Festival of Traditional Music / Almería: Espantapitas Playmusicfest / Extremadura: Museums Concert Season)

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TECHNICAL RQMTS

  • Performance Space: Flexible (at least, 8 x 8 m)
  • Floor: linoleum or wood
  • Cyclorama
  • Sound: The company has own microphones and mixer, also we deliver stereo pair
  • Lighting: cyclorama (red, blue and purple) / 2 low-level side / 4 contras / 4 frontals / 3 zeniths / central cross / colours (amber, red, blue)
  • Availability: all year round
  • Staging: 60’ / Performance: 60’ / Dismantling 60’
  • Important: Dressing room with mirror

WORDS, MOON AND RAIN

A journey where Haiku poetry meets traditional as well as modern Japanese dances and music, bringing us closer to Japanese art. A delicate and sensitive show.

Yoshihiro Hioki –narrator and teacher at the School of Bambu of ‘Casa Asia’– recites Haikus and Tankas in Japanese, Catalan, Spanish… Words of various poets about different periods in Japan. In Japan, the moon and the rain symbolize the dance. Various dances interpreted by Silvia Lezcano –dancer and dance teacher– taking us through the Japan of different periods and the values of a time when like in many others, women found refuge in expressing their feelings, their restlessness, their happiness and sadness in poetry. Dances that praise the woman, nature, simplicity, beauty and love.

CREDITS

Creation and interpretation:
Silvia Lezcano and Yoshihiro Hioki
Poetry: Yoshihiro Hioki
Dance: Silvia Lezcano
Collaboration and technical assistance:
Gustavo Battaglia

‘Words, moon and rain’ is subsidised by the Barcelona Provincial Council and has been performed at C.C. Sagrada Familia, Casa Orlandai, Auditorio Les Corts, C.C. El Surtidor, C.C Guinardó, C.C. Convent de Sant Agustí among others.

WORDS, MOON AND RAIN

Creation and interpretation:
Silvia Lezcano and Yoshihiro Hioki
Poetry: Yoshihiro Hioki
Dance: Silvia Lezcano
Collaboration and technical assistance:
Gustavo Battaglia

WORDS, MOON AND RAIN

TECHNICAL RQMTS

  • Performance Space: Flexible (at least, 6 x 6 m)
  • Floor: linoleum or wood
  • Seat with back support without armrest
  • Stairs at the left side of the stage
  • Sound: CD player and suitable amplifier / Sound table with microphone input / Microphone with holder
  • Lighting: 4 low-level side / 4 contras / 4 frontals / 3 zeniths / central cross
  • Availability: all year round
  • Staging: 60’ / Performance: 60’ / Dismantling 30’
  • Important: Dressing room with mirror and water / 2 small bottles of mineral water
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