Juana ficción

  • Show
  • Dance

La Ribot and Asier Puga

Switzerland - Spain / Created in 2024

Dance and music combine to give poetic life to the story of Joanna I of Castile, the forgotten and overshadowed queen of Spain's golden age. 

Juana ficción, La Ribot and Asier Puga, 2023 © Alberto Rodrigalvarez

Presentation

Dancer and choreographer La Ribot has long left her mark on contemporary dance and is now invited to the Festival d’Avignon for the first time. After falling into melancholy following the death of her husband, Queen Juana I of Castile was stripped of her crown and imprisoned in Tordesillas. In 1992, La Ribot dedicated a show—El triste que nunca os vido—to that queen sacrificed on the altar of political interests, whose destiny reveals the shadows of the Spanish Golden Age. Thirty years later, the choreographer returns to Juana 1 of Castile with Juana ficción, a collaboration with conductor Asier Puga for which she reunites with dancer and actor Juan Loriente. Accompanied by the Zaragoza Chamber Orchestra and a polyphonic choir, she delivers a raw performance which aims to give a voice back to a woman erased from history. 

Música y danza se unen para dar una existencia poética a Juana I de Castilla, reina olvidada y en la sombra de un floreciente Siglo de Oro español. 

Distribution

With La Ribot, Juan Loriente
and Emilio Ferrando (clarinet), Fernando Gómez (flute), Xavier Olivar (viola), Joan Germán Oliveros (saxophone), Víctor Parra (violin), Juan Carlos Segura (synthesizer), Zsolt G. Tottzer (cello), the Schola Cantorum Paradisi Portae polyphonic choir: Marcos Castrillo Sampedro (tenor), Alberto Cebolla Royo (baritone), Rubén Larrea Perálvarez (alto), Alberto Palacios Guardia (tenor)
Design La Ribot, Asier Puga
Choreography and staging La Ribot
Dramaturgy Jaime Conde Salazar
Musical direction Asier Puga
Original Music Iñaki Estrada
Music Alexander Agricola, Álvaro Martín, Johannes Ockeghem, Josquin des Prés, Pierre de la Rue
Sound Álvaro Martín
Lighting Eric Wurtz
Costume design Elvira Grau
Costume making Elvira Grau, Marion Schmid
Musicological consultation Alberto Cebolla
Arrangements, original composition and electronic music Iñaki Estrada
Sound design and electronic music Álvaro Martín
Technical direction Marie Prédour
Production and diffusion José Miguel Gonzàlez, Aude Martino
Production Pepa García (Grupo Enigma)
Administration Gonzague Bochud
Communication Iris Obadia

Production

Production La Ribot Ensemble, Grupo Enigma
Coproduction La Bâtie Festival de Genève, Centro de cultura contemporánea Condeduque (Madrid), Festival d'Avignon
With the support of the City of Geneva, the Canton of Geneva, and for the 78th edition of the Festival d'Avignon: Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, Gobierno de Aragón (Spain)
With the help of L'Animal à l'esquena (Celrà) Residencies L'Animal à l'esquena (Celrà)
Résidencies L’Animal à l’esquena (Celrà) 

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La matinale - 4 July

  • Café des idées
Mohamed El Khatib, Lola Arias, La Ribot, Baro d’evel

Free entrance