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Yo soy la locura

20 May, 23 - 28 May, 23

Baroque Zarzuela and Marionettes


Music by Henri du Bailly (-1637), José Marín (1618-1699), Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710), Luis de Milán (1500-1561), and other Baroque composers


Yo soy la locura is a Black theatre piece created with marionettes, masks, and Spanish and American music from the Baroque and Golden Age periods. The story is told against a historical backdrop: when Hernán Cortés set off in 1519 on the conquest of the Aztec Empire he was accompanied not only by soldiers, but also by 2 puppeteers and some musicians. This was described in 1568 by the chronicler Bernal Díaz del Castillo in his Historia verdadera de la conquista de la Nueva España.

La Locura, a mythological being who moves human passions appears here in a love story between Manuel, a young puppeteer who travelled with Hernán Cortés in the conquest of the New World, and Zyanya, a young Aztec woman.

 

Production of the Compañía Claroscvro with the Teatro de la Maestranza (Sevilla) and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.
*“Yo soy la Locura” is the title of an anonymous song of the 17th century

 

Stage director, Puppeteer, Actress, Script and Props construction: Julie Vachon
Producer, Puppeteer, Co-script writer, Light Design and Sound: Francisco de Paula Sánchez
Soprano and Actress: María José Pire
Baroque guitar: Enrique Pastor
Bass viola da gamba: Aurora Martínez Piqué
Percussion (recorded): Pablo Cantalapiedra

School performances: 18, 19, 25, 26 May, 2023, at 10.30 am and 12.00 noon
Family performances: 20, 21, 27, 28 May, 2023, at 12.00 noon and 5 pm

 


For the whole family
Recommended as of age 8
Sala Gayarre

 

Tickets on sale: 14 February
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20 May 2023

12:00

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20 May 2023

17:00

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21 May 2023

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21 May 2023

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27 May 2023

12:00

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27 May 2023

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28 May 2023

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28 May 2023

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