Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía III
The Generalife Theatre
Sunday 18 July 22:30 Dance


Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía

Úrsula López, artistic dirección



The Butterfly’s Evil Spell

Women, Dancings and Dance in the Times of Federico García Lorca


Choreography: Úrsula López

Guest artist: Manuel Lombo (flamenco singer)

Apparatus: Pedro G. Romero

Stage direction: Elena Córdoba

Repeater: Alejandro Molinero

Dance corps: Julia Acosta, Ana Almagro, Andrea Antó, Gloria del Rosario, Lidia Gómez, Águeda Saavedra, Lorena Franco, Manuel Jiménez, Antonio López, Federico Núñez, Iván Orellana, Isaac Tovar

Music direction and coordination: Alfredo Lagos and Juan Jiménez

Singing: Sebastián Cruz y Vicente Gelo

Guitars: Alfredo Lagos, Pau Vallet and Juanma Torres

Saxo: Juan Jiménez

Piano: Pepe Fernández

Percussion: Raúl Domínguez “Botella” and Antonio Moreno

World premiere. Production of the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía for the Lorca y Granada en los Jardines del Generalife programme (Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales)

Performance with no interval

Women, Dancings and Dance in the Times of Federico García Lorca

Premiered at the Teatro Eslava in Madrid in 1920, The Butterfly’s Evil Spell was Lorca’s first play and it starred the dancer Encarnación López, La Argentinita. The Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía now takes it as the title of an ambitious set-up that puts back onto the stage various choreographies of emblematic women in the dance world who had, or could have had, contact with the author of Blood Wedding, such as Antonia Mercé, Palucca and Martha Graham. The choreographies have been traced in the most faithful way possible to how their creators premiered them, in a stage space that, on the contrary, is embedded in the present, with a contemporary air. The ballet director of the Andalusian company, Úrsula López, is in charge of reviving the historic pieces and has counted on the scholar Pedro G. Romero to carry out this historic programme.