Music and lighting design, Paul Micah and Mel Beadel
Set and costume design, Emma Jesse
Cast (native speakers): Lydia Robinson, soprano and soprano sax. Stephanie Prior, mezzosoprano, clarinet, piano and accordion. Connor Arnold, guitar, oriental mandolin and percussion. Matt James, tenor, cello, guitar and piano.
Parlon Film Company is a British company founded in 2006 and since 2013 associated with the Spanish Cup of Theatre SL, joining forces to create shows such as “Freedom” “Canterbury Tales” “Dear Darwin” and “Royal Flush”. All their productions have a double purpose: to teach young people values and matters of social importance, and to give them a closer understanding of dramatic art and the host of artistic skills that are interwoven on stage with the English language.
The idyllic rapport between Les Luthiers and their Cantabrian audience will be rekindled once again on 24 25 and 26 February in the new show ¡Chist! Anthology. ¡Chist! Anthology is a selection of what the audience considers to be the best of Les Luthiers from their 48-year stage career. It also reaffirms of how the Argentinian quintet’s humour, characterised by its creativity, wit and irony, is still very much alive and kicking today.
Saturday 25 February. Sala Pereda. 17:00
The Palacio for Kids – Theatre
“Frankenstein, I’m not a monster”
adapted from the book by Mary Shelley
This new adaptation of Frankenstein is a free version of Mary Shelley’s story, focusing more on the vision of the creature and the human side of the character, doing away with the conventional clichés we have come to expect from the cinema or the stage.
Friday 3 March. Sala Pereda. 20:30
GABRIEL UREÑA, CELLO
PATXI AIZPIRI, PIANO
Beethoven – Brahms – Schumann – Prokófiev
In its endeavour to provide a wide variety of entertainment The Palacio de Festivales sees chamber music and furthering young talent as priorities. As a musical genre, we celebrate the fact that a new generation of Spanish performers of the highest level are making their way on the international music scene and we are proud that grand maestros (in this case Cellist Natalia Gutman) have adopted them as their disciples and we are delighted to be able to open our doors and to offer them our stage. Asturian Cellist Gabriel Ureña, accompanied on the piano by Patxi Aizpiri make their Santander debut with a classical recital that will leave no one uncertain as to their talent.
Saturday 4 March. Sala Argenta. 20:30
WIESBADEN NATIONAL BALLET
Coreography, Tim Plegge
Music, Sergej Prokofjew, Jörg Gollasch
Stephan Thoss, the new artistic director of the Weisbaden National Theatre Ballet completed his training at the Palucca School in Dresden with additional studies in German expressionist dance with Patricio Bunster. As a dancer he was a member of the Dresden Opera Ballet, the Komische Oper, the Kassel Ballet and has always been closely associated with the Dresden Semperoper, where he has also worked as a choreographer.
Sunday 5 March. Sala Argenta.19:30
BROTHERS IN BAND
“THE VERY BEST OF DIRE STRAITS”
”The Very Best of Dire Straits” brings back the greatest hits of Dire Straits between 1978 and 1991.Brothers In Band are in the middle of a tour that will take in Spain, Germany, France and Luxembourg, transporting us in their particular time machine with a carefully selected set that has formed part of the living memory of various generations.
Friday 10 & Saturday 11 March. Sala Pereda. 20:30
“La respiración” “Breathing”
by Alfredo Sanzol
Direction, Alfredo Sanzol
With Verónica Forqué, José Ramón Iglesias, Nuria Mencía, Pietro Olivera, Martiño Rivas and Camila Viyuela
This play tells us in a humorous way about the joys and suffering of a divorcee, Nagore, as she seeks to recover her self-esteem and start her life afresh. Thanks to the advice of her mother, who has an intense love life, this process turns into a real adventure.
Saturday 11 March. On the Argenta Stage itself.
17:00 & 18:30
The Palacio for Kids – A show for babies. Premier
Creation and direction, Blanca del Barrio
Because we leave home looking at the floor we never notice that we always have new clouds. Cotton landscapes, constantly in flux, unique and airy. If we stop for a moment we can see Violet, a tall thin cloud who loves to show off, or Gaston, large, grey and proud of his big belly. Clouds like emotions caged in our hearts. Some are happy, dipped yellow in glorious sunlight; others frightened, with the light switched off. Each one with its own name, colour and emotion.
Based on the original film distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
Based on the Oscar winning film, Priscilla the musical tells the amusing experiences of three drag artists who cross the Australian outback on a clapped-out bus after which the musical gets its title. This daring show reveals a journey seeking love and friendship.
Friday 24 March. Sala Argenta. 20:30
Judith Jáuregui & Pepe Rivero
Accompanied by Georvis Pico (drums) and
Toño Miguel (doublé bass)
TWO PIANOS, TWO ORIGINS,TWO STYLES. A SINGLE SOUL
CHOPIN’ CHOPIN is a unique project, an authentic fusion of music which is both surprising and very personal of the two pianists Judith Jáuregui y Pepe Rivero. TWO PIANOS facing each other on stage, listening and taking the baton, accompanied by a doublebass and drums.
Friday 24. Sala Pereda.10:00 & 12:30
Saturday 25 March. 20:30. Sala Pereda
We love the theatre !!!
LA JOVEN COMPAÑÍA
“Punk Rock” by Simon Stephens
Version, José Luis Collado
Direction, José Luis Arellano García
Nominated in the category for Most surprising show in the 2015 MAX Prizes, PUNK ROCK is the story of seven kids on the road to adulthood who are about to take the exams that will lead to university and permit them to get out of the industrial backwater where they have grown up. Pressure is utmost and every one of them handles it as best they can.
Saturday 25 March. talleres. 22:15
Wicked Palacio – Pop-rock
Kike, guitar and lead vocals
Pere, bass and backing vocals
Diego, lead guitar and backing vocals
Stock is a Rock band from Reinosa formed in 2013. Its four members came from previous bands. Their music has many influences ranging from rock, pop, folk and indie rock.
Friday 31. sala Argenta 10:00
Thursday 30. 20:30.
Friday 31 March.20:30. sala Argenta
We love the theatre!!!
“Different loves” by Fernando J. López
With Rocío Vidal
Direction, Quino Falero
Life takes place amid a flurry of verses. Amid the pages that form our memory: the tales we were told as children, the poems we copied for someone as teenagers, or the characters who at some point we fell in love with.
Saturday 1 April. Sala Pereda. 22:00
The wicked Palacio El Palacio Canalla – Dance, Theatre and Competition
“Dance, you Damned”
With Guillermo Barrientos, Carmen del Conte, Karmen Garay, Jose Luis Ferrer, Rubén Frías, Ignacio Mateos, Nuria López, Sara Parbole, Txabi Pérez, Rulo Pardo, Sam Slade, Ana Telenti, Verónica Ronda and Alberto Frías
Direction, Alberto Velasco
At a time of world depression and terrible misery, a group of all ages and states took part in a dance competition the winner of which would get a cash prize.
Thursday 6 & Friday 7. Sala Pereda. 10:00 & 12:00
Saturday 8 April. Sala Pereda. 17:00
The Palacio for Kids – Theatre
“Today I feel …”
based on the book by Madalena Móniz
Adaptation, dramaturgy and direction, Juan Carlos Fdez. Izquierdo
With María García Beato and Pablo Venero
Every day is a world of feelings and emotions that we live in a different way. We might feel curiosity, distance, tenderness, tiredness or other forms. And how do you feel today? In this play we continue trying to make theatre an educational way to reach young spectators in a direct way, using all the tools of the stage: voice, music, video, action, sculpture, movement, dance, etc.
Saturday 8 April. Sala Argenta. 20:30
Inma Férez, soprano
Agnieszka Grzywacz, soprano
Ariel Hernández, tenor
Marta Infante, mezzosoprano
Enrique Sánchez Ramos, bass
CAMERATA CORAL DE LA U.C.
ACADEMIA MÚSICA ANTIGUA DE CANTABRIA
Oscar Gershensohn, director
Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Mass in B minor BWV 232
J.S. Bach’s Mass in B minor – which uses the Latin text of the Catholic lithurgy unlike his other great religious work, St. Matthew’s Passion, a characteristic Lutheran work (in German) – is considered by many to be Bach’s choral testament. It is regarded as some of the most impressive music of all times. It was first performed in 1734 although Bach regularly revised it even up to the year of his death in 1750.
Saturday 22 April. Sala Argenta. 20:30
COMPAÑÍA NACIONAL DE DANZA
Artistic director: Jose Carlos Martinez
Programme: FORSYTHE PROGRAMME (Premiere)
– Vertiginous Thill of Exactitude. Coreography: William Forsythe. Music: Franz Schubert: Symphony n° 9
– Artifact Suite. Coreography: William Forsythe. Music: Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita for Violin nº 2 – Eva Crossman-Hecht
– Enemy in the Figure. Coreography: William Forsythe. Music: Thom Willems
The CND today: Effort and creativity
The actual Compañia nacional de Danza (CND) directed by José Carlos Martínez for more than five years is the embodiment of the faith that the project of a quality hybrid national Company is a reality. Martínez has shown in this period of time that through effort and creativity a great deal can be achieved with limited resources. In their visit to Santander they will premiere three choreographies created by William Forsythe.
Wednesday 26. 20:30. Sala Argenta stage
We love the theatre!!
Thursday 27 April.10:30. Sala Argenta stage
“Verona” adapted from Castelvines
and Monteses de Lope de Vega
With Ariana Calahorro, Toni Misó, Mario González Serrano, Nicolás Illoro, Santiago Martínez, Gloria Román, Víctor Sainz Ramírez
Direction and dramaturgy, Jorge García Val and Javier Sahuquillo
This show opened on 21 July 2016 in the Almagro International Theatre Festival (VI Edition of Almagro Off) and with a special Mention from the judges for Verona by Javier Sahuquillo and Jorge García Val “for the link between stagecraft and narration”.
We choose a young cast because it’s a tale of young love, that lived by teenagers and it’s the chance to gibe Young actors to tackle complex texts. It makes no sense having Hamlet played by someone in his 40s or Juliet needing a walking-stick. There are stories we can’t tell if the people chosen for that purpose don’t fit the bill.
Saturday 29 April. Sala Pereda. 20:30
Stabat Mater_ Vivaldi Project
Vincenzo Capezzuto, voice
Claudio Borgianni, musical and stage direction
In English we might define Soqquadro as “putting everything topsy-turvy” and this is precisely what this magnificent group does. Soqquadro Italiano impose rigorous discipline in a project created by Claudio Borgianni and Vincenzo Capezzuto whose common interest in music, drama and artistic production is focused on Italian music from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Friday 5 & Saturday 6 May. Sala Pereda. 20:30
“El jurado””The jury”
by Luis Felipe Blasco Vilches
Original Idea, Eduardo Velasco
With Josean Bengoetxea, Víctor Clavijo, Cuca Escribano, Paloma Montero, Fran Perea, Canco Rodríguez, Luz Valdenebro, Eduardo Velasco y Usun Yoon
Direction, Andrés Lima
“The Jury”, a play that can be termed social drama depicts current Spanish society through two themes: corruption and justice.
Friday 12 May. Sala Argenta. 20:30
“Ricardo III” by William Shakespeare
Version, Yolanda Pallín
With Arturo Querejeta, Charo Amador, Fernando Sendino, Isabel Rodes, Rafael Ortiz, Cristina Adúa, Toni Agustí, José Luis Massó, José Vicente Ramos, Jorge Bedoya y Guillermo Serrano
Direction, Eduardo Vasco
“The life and death of King Richard III” is one of the 4 plays written by William Shakespeare about the history of England, in which he tells of the coming to power of the House of Tudor and the fall of the house of York.
Saturday 13 May. Sala Pereda. 17:00
The Palace for Kids El Palacio con los Niños – Theatre
ULTRAMARINOS DE LUCAS
“The adventures of Huckleberry Finn”
based on the novel by Mark Twain
Dramaturgy, Ultramarinos De Lucas
(National Dramatic Arts prize 2015 for Children and Young persons)
Director, Juan López Berzal
Based on the timeless classic by Mark Twain, the Ultramarinos de Lucas Company presents a comically bright version of the Adventures of Huckelberry Finn. In it, the child “Huck” escapes from civilization and a world where social conventions oppress him. He falls in with Jim, a black slave whose owners want to sell him separating him from his family. The two friends set off an adventure down the Mississippi River.
Saturday 13 May. Sala Argenta. 20:30
“Amor de los dos” “Love of the two”
Get ready to enjoy good music, because 2017 brings a Bustamante who is much more travelled and worldly with the recording of “Love of the two” that will caress your soul.
Thursday 18 May. Sala Argenta stage. 10:00 & 12:00
Schools Campaign – Circus
COMPAÑÍA FRANCESA DEFRACTO
Juggling show in a corridor.
Jugglers, Guillaume Martinet, Van Kim Tran, André Hidalgo
Music, David Maillard, Fanny Roz, Samantha López
Distonía is a project produced by the Café de las Artes and created and performed by the members of the French company Defracto which conceives its shows as one might create a sculpture. They research, write and improvise to produce the raw material made from bodies and juggling. Once they have the clay they start moulding it, refining and shaping the work.
Friday 19 May. Sala Argenta. 20:30
OLIVER CAVÉ, PIANO
RINALDO ALESSANDRINI, DIRECTOR
Programme: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Well known to Santander audiences ever since his first appearance as a clave player 25 years ago, Rinaldo Alessandrini is today one of the most recognised conductors in the field of Early Music and an artist who is in constant professional evolution and growth. His reading of Mozart, that is subtle, transparent and incisive comes to Santander with a monographic programme at the helm of the Divertissement Orchestra and pianist Olivier Cavé, guaranteeing to evoke in the Sala Argenta the most brilliant years of the Salzburg genius.
Saturday 20. 20:30
Sunday 21 May. 18:00. Sala Argenta
VIII SANTANDER CREATIVA EUROPEAN FESTIVAL OF MAGIC and ILLUSIONISM
THE BEST MAGICIANS IN THE WORLD.
Under the direction of Raul Alegría this unique show selects one of the greatest illusionists in the world, by virtue of his magic, originality and mise en scene. This gala called “The best magicians in the world” will surprise us thanks to their magic never before seen in Cantabria, and the combination of tricks and illusionism with different art forms.
Friday 26 May. Sala Argenta. 20:30
First performed on September 14 2014 at the XVIII Biannual Flamenco Festival of Seville at the Lope de Vega Theatre
“We’ll be brief this time, that’s the idea. We’ll get to the point. The music is what it’s all about: the music that has been played the length and breadth of Israel Galvan’s stage work, free of plots and scripts and theatricality. Red shoes, Metamorphosis, Galvanicas, Arena, the end of this state of affairs… the Real McCoy…ringing out naturally with the inertia of the body and rhythm. Just the music.”
Saturday 27 May. Sala Argenta. 20:30
Monologuist and scriptwriter, leads the ranking of the best comedians in Spain. Defined as multitalented comedian his shows are a full display of talent: acting, improvisationamd music combined with the best humour, irony and cheek. David has been performing live for 10 years and 5 in the world of television.
Tuesday 30 May. Sala Argenta. 20:30
UNIVERSITY OF GUANAJUATO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Roberto Beltrán-Zavala, conductor
Jorge Torres Saenz – B. Martinu – D. Shostakovich
Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato
Tradition and innovation
“Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato” (OSUG) occupies a privileged place in the music scene in Mexico as one of the most prestigious orchestral ensembles in the country with a solid international history of performances.
Thursday 1 June. Sala Argenta stage. 20:30
IRENE ATIENZA & DOUGLAS LORA
“Great women of the iberamerican song”
Irene Atienza and Douglas Lora represent a fascinating musical meeting between Brazil and Spain. Great classics from the popular songbook from various countries are revisited in their repertoire acquiring a sense of freshness in the interpretation that closes on the songs at the time of their original creation. Boleros, tangos, waltzes, bossanovas and sambas are executed in a sophistically simple way.
Friday 2 & Saturday 3 June. Sala Pereda. 20:30
“El cartógrafo””The map maker”,
by Juan Mayorga
With Blanca Portillo and José Luis García-Pérez
Juan Mayorga, direction
In modern-day Warsaw Blanca hears about the legend of the ghetto’s map maker. According to the story an old map maker, while others died around him, was determined to draw the map of that world in danger. As his legs no longer could carry him and he couldn’t go out to get the information he needed then it was a little girl who went out to find what he needed.
Saturday 3 June. Sala Argenta STAGE. 22:00
The wicked Palacio
CÍA. ANTONIO RUZ
Stage direction and choreography, Antonio Ruz
Original idea and double bass (pizzicato), Pablo Martín Caminero
Dance and choreography collaboration, Tamako Akiyama
With Tamako Akiyama and Pablo M. Caminero
First performed 15 July 2016 at the Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival
Double Bach is a joint Project between musician Pablo Martin Caminero who came up with the idea of adapting the suites for cello nos. 1 and 2 by J.S. Bach for the double bass bringing both tonality and technique (pizzicato instead of bowing) and the choreographer Antonio Ruz. Thanks to the powerful dancing of acclaimed dancer Tamako Akiyama, the work proposes an intimate interior space in which the performers share and converse from a state of non-thinking and emptiness; accompanied solitude, a desert ocean, a blank canvas where music, movement and light (or the absence of it) evoke fragility, depth and imbalance. It marks a return to simplicity.
Friday 9 & Saturday 10 June. Sala Pereda. 20:30
“Escuadra hacia la muerte”
“The route to death”
by Alfonso Sastre
With Unax Ugalde, Julián Villagrán, Iván Hermés, Agus Ruiz, Jan Cornet and Carlos Martos
Direction, Paco Azorín
Alfonso Sastre set in the third world war a future yet imminent conflict as far as the author is concerned. No-one doubts that this third great conflict will arrive if it is not already here in a different form to what we have previously experienced.
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