Compañía Antonio Ruz / Accademia del Piacere

Antonio Ruz, stage director and choreographer
Tamako Akiyama, Melania Olcina, Lucía Bernardo, Jordi Vilaseca, Manuel Martín e Indalecio Seura, dancers
Rafael Estevez y Valeriano Paños, choreographic collaboration
Daniela Presta, costumes and props design
Olga García, technical director and light design
Pedro Aguilar, acting assistant
Ana Baena, production

ACCADEMIA DEL PIACERE Fahmi Alqhai, viola da gamba and musical direction
Mariví Blasco , soprano
Rodney Prada, Rami Alqhai, Johanna Rose, viola da gamba
Enrique Solinís, baroque guitar
Javier Núñez, harpsichord
Pedro Estevan, percussion

Special thanks to Guadalupe Mera, teacher of Dance Theory and History at Conservatorio Superior de Danza “María de Ávila” of Madrid

A coproduction of Compañía Antonio Ruz, Accademia del Piacere (director: Fahmi Alqhai) and Festival Internacional de Música y Danza de Granada in collaboration with Instituto de la Cultura y las Artes de Sevilla, Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales. With the support of Centro de Danza Canal, Madrid.


À l’Espagnole is a scenic fantasy based in the artistic cross-fertilisation between Spain and France throughout history, specially in the
XVIIth century: one of the most fertile periods in the long history of Spanish influences in French society, a time in which the image of Spain in the cultural life of its neighbouring country varied its colour depending on the political events that marked the Parisian court and society; due to diplomatic tensions, interests and disagreements, the Spanish style spread out all around France in a irregular but very significant way. In the musical context, this love-hate relationship, of seduction and rejection, adoption and transformation of the forms à l’espagnole —mostly through dances coming from America and soon assimilated in Spain—is our source of inspiration to offer a performance in which contemporary dance, theater and live music go hand in hand in a interdiscpinary dialogue.  The copy, travel and frontier will be the choreographic inspiration axes.