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El cantar de cantares

In the translation in eight rhyme of Fray Luis de León on photographic images by José ortiz Echagüe

El cantar de cantares

Produced by Museum University of Navarre – Pamplona, Spain

Director: Ignacio García

Performed in Spanish with Hungarian subtitles.

1 hours, without breaks.

“El cantar de cantares” is born from the merge of two poetic universes completely different to one another but are in some way tangentials. A poetic and erotic breeze of the mystical poetry of Fray Luis de León, in his Cantar de Cantares, and in the other hand, the mystical, aesthetic and spiritual world in the photographs of José ortiz Echagüe.

The implementation of projections and actors, possesses an infinite game of mirrors and parallel realities, superimposed in various dimensions: actors who speak with images from other times, inert beings who leave the gaps of their absence in the photographs when they leave, photos that speak between each other, living beings with other living beings interacting with one another... all this accompanied with quiet and mystical music, with a sound backed up with verses and notes that lift the spectator into a spiritual flight...” says the director Ignacio García, a leading figure in contemporary Spanish theatre and director of the Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival.

Ignacio García has been invited by the performing arts direction of Museum University of Navarre to participate in its creative residencies program, wich is hosted by the Museum from its opening in 2015.

Within this collaborative program, artists are invited to the Museum to seek inspiration in its architectural space, its collections and exhibitions, other projects happening at that certain moment or in some artistic idea shared by invited artists and the Museum team. Also they are invited to get involved with the university community, students and researchers. All of this inspiration is collected and transformed to develop a new artistic work.

Színészek/ Actors

Feleség / Wife: Ana Cris
Férj / Husband: Julián Ortega
Barátnő / Friend: Rita Barber


Szöveg / Text: Fray Luis de León
Képek / Images: José Ortiz Echagüe
Zenei válogatás és adaptáció / Musical selection & Adaptation: Ignacio García, Rita Barber
Világítás / Lighting: Navarrai Egyetem Színházi Múzeumának technikai csapata
Audiovizuális eszközök / Audiovisual: Alejandro Contreras, David Bernués
Rendezőasszisztensek / Assistant Directors: Ana Cris, Julián Ortega

Direction & Adaptation

Ignacio García

Main Stage
Ignacio García

Ignacio García

A graduate in stage direction of the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Madrid, he has taken part in 14 of the 20 last editions of the festival as a director and composer.

During his career, he has received many awards, including the ADE (Association of Stage Directors of Spain) Premio José Luis Alonso for young directors, and won the first stage creation contest organized by Teatro Real de Madrid. His work as director and stage manager is remarkable, he has a thorough understanding of the Festival of Almagro and a long track record in promoting the Spanish Golden Age fund. He directed stage performances based on the texts of Calderón de la Barca, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Antonio Hurtado de Mendoza, Francisco de Quevedo, Juan Del Encina, José María Rodríguez Méndez, León Felipe, José Luis Alonso de Santos, Ernesto Caballero, Max Aub, León Felipe and José Saramago, among others, in theatres and at festivals with national theatre companies from Spain, Europe and Latin America. He was artistic director of the Teatro Español de Madrid and programmer of the Festival Internacional de Dramaturgia Contemporánea Dramafest of México. He successfully collaborated, among many others, with the ‘Gran Teatro Nacional de Perú’, ‘Teatro Nacional de Bogotá’, and ‘Compañía Nacional de Teatro de México’.

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