Milano Flamenco Festival | Marco Flores con David Lagos e Alfredo Lagos / Rayuela

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Marco Flores, accompanied by David Lagos and Alfredo Lagos, celebrates twenty years of career with his latest work, Rayuela, inspired by the celebrated novel by Julio Cortázar. A look back over his professional and artistic career, and a return to the past with a new awareness of the passage of time.

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In celebration of twenty years of career, Marco Flores stages Rayuela, a new production written and directed by Francisco López.

Rayuela (in Spanish “line, stripe”), an age-old children’s game (known as hopscotch in English) and the title of the book by Julio Cortázar, serve as inspiration and a metaphor for the career and life of this versatile artist of Gypsy origin with an artistic patrimony that ranges from flamenco to classic Spanish dance and contemporary dance. A journey back in time, beginning with the primordial pulse of life - rhythm - and retracing the steps that formed his art and his style, and ending with reckoning, with a moment of reflection and the need to go back to his roots, this time in the guise of an attentive and sincere traveller, aware of the events that characterise his journey. He is driven by the desire to go back in time, to find the essence of flamenco and to relive it with the full awareness of its meaning, as a 21st century artist, because flamenco is that place without confines or limits, where the creative drive expresses its complete meaning. 

He will be accompanied by the exquisite guitar-playing of Alfredo Lagos and one of the most appreciated cantaores of the moment, David Lagos, a nine-times nominee for the “Premios MIN de la Música Independiente 2020”, performing for the first time in Italy.


The Instituto Cervantes International Flamenco Congress for the Milano Flamenco Festival: the FUTURE
The important projects set up by the Instituto Cervantes to celebrate its 30th anniversary include the organisation of an International Flamenco Congress within its network of centres and set out by territory, with performances and concerts as well as a programme of conferences, round tables, workshops, screenings and exhibitions that offer a space for reflection and cross-disciplinary discussions on the subject of flamenco and through the themes examined by this unprecedented initiative: WORDS, BODY, FUTURE, DIVERSITY and FEELINGS.
Aimed at contributing to the development and to opportunities within our cultural sector, lending support to our creative figures and setting up networks that foster professional development and work opportunities in the post-pandemic period, the Instituto Cervantes will collaborate with the most important events concerning flamenco such as the Milano Flamenco Festival,
examining a series of matters that dominate the current flamenco scene, as well as promoting exchange between Spanish culture and the international network.
As part of the 14th edition of the Milano Flamenco Festival, the Instituto Cervantes will be presenting three opportunities for discussion and reflection at the end of the performances, based on the FUTURE of flamenco, on the spaces available for performance and research, and on the union between flamenco and other disciplines such as literature.

Duration: 90 minutes without interval

The Playbill

Marco Flores with David Lagos and Alfredo Lagos

choreography and dance Marco Flores
original music and guitar Alfredo Lagos
vocals David Lagos
directed and written by Francisco López
choreography consultant and guest choreographer Olga Pericet

Flamenco and literature: from idea to dance with Marco Flores, examining the creative process for Rayuela, based on the novel of the same name by Julio Cortázar

organisation and artistic direction Maria Rosaria Mottola for Punto Flamenco;
with the support of the Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte de España - Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y la Música (INAEM), Instituto Cervantes and in collaboration with the Spanish Cultural Organisation, Oficina Cultural Embajada de España

Italian premiere

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Balcony full price € 30

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Safety measures for access to performances

  • In order to prevent queues and crowding, we invite spectators to arrive at the venue for the show in advance of the scheduled start time.
  • For access face masks must be worn (or an alternative form of protection approved by the Lombardy Region. Non-medical masks are prohibited). The face mask must be worn for the entire duration of the play. “Courtesy” face masks will be available for spectators who do not have suitable protection. Hands must be sanitised via the dedicated dispensers.
  • Personnel at the entrance will have dedicated thermal scanners for measuring temperature. Spectators with a body temperature equal to or higher than 37.5°C will not be granted access.
  • seats assigned guarantee respect for regulations regarding interpersonal distancing.
  • Spectators are kindly requested to follow the instructions provided by the ushers as well as via audio and visual indications in the venue.

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