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de lágrimas

(2002)

de lágrimas traffics a repertoire under a common denominator. The sweep is thematic and invites to meet airs and songs that go from the Baroque times to our days.
The connector, union or join is, paradoxically, a fluid: tears. Across the tears we will travel the diverse ways of thinking the sorrow, of facing with happiness.
de lágrimas is a musical performance crossed by the theatre: the work turns on the dramatic machines that the songs hide.
de lágrimas draws an arch on the way of appropriation of the emotions through the centuries: how men have looked the sorrow and the joy, how men express the joy and the sorrow.
What follows is a declaration of principles: it is time for simple emotions. That’s because I consider necessary that the communication among those who are on stage and the public has to be simple and direct.
de lágrimas has got this advantage: to go straight to the spectator’s heart without low strokes or distilled procedures.
de lágrimas tries to bring near, with the music, the place where the art appears: the exact middle point in the way, which join the interpreter with the spectator.
Creation occurs on an empty space.
Always.
de lágrimas tries to build one.
Alejandro Tantanian

Repertoire

Part I
Obertura (Pablo Bronzini)
Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez)
Lágrimas negras (Blas Matamoros)
Whisky (Héctor Marco)
Tears in heaven (Eric Clapton)
Tu pañuelo (A. Solís)
Nannas Lied (Bertolt Brecht – Kurt Weill)
Cry me a river (Arthur Hamilton)
Oblivion soave (Claudio Monteverdi – Gian Francesco Busenello / L’Incoronazione di Poppea)
Bastidores (Chico Buarque)
La última curda (Aníbal Troilo – Cátulo Castillo)

 

Part II
Lágrimas en el vino (Pablo Bronzini)
Cuando salgo al escenario (Lolita de la Colina)
Snip – Snip (The Tiger Lillies / Shockheaded Peter)
Desencuentro (Aníbal Troilo – Cátulo Castillo)
Si el viento fuera lluvia (Mario Benedetti - Alberto Favero)
For no one (Paul Mc Cartney)
Que salgan los clowns (Stephen Sondheim)
Una furtiva lagrima (Gaetano Donizetti)
Acquaforte (Horacio Pettorosi – Juan Carlos Marambio Catán)
In darkness let me dwell (John Dowland)
Somos (Mario Clavell)

 

 

DATASHEET
  • de lágrimas (tears songs)
    An idea by Alejandro Tantanian & Edgardo Rudnitzky

  • Musical direction
    Pablo Bronzini - Miguel Rausch

  • Musical arrangements
    Edgardo Rudnitzky, Pablo Bronzini & Miguel Rausch

  • Voice
    Alejandro Tantanian

  • Clarinet and chorus
    Iván Barenboim

  • Piano, accordion, guitar and chorus
    Pablo Bronzini

  • Informal percussion and chorus
    Miguel Rausch

  • Contrabass
    Sebastián  Arhex

  • Art and graphic design
    Jorge Macchi

  • Costumes
    Oria Puppo

  • Lights
    Marco Pastorino

  • Direction
    Alejandro Tantanian

  • Running time: 120 minutes with one pause.
    Premiere: September 2002, Club del Vino, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Further presentations:
    Seasons 2003 and 2004, Club del Vino
    April and May 2005: Faena Hotel & Universe Buenos Aires

  • International presentations:
    April 2004: Zwischen den Kriegen Festival organised by Schauspiel Staatstheater Stuttgart and Siemens Arts Program, Stuttgart, Germany

    October 2004: UK Tour: Fronteras Festival, London / Oxford Playhouse, Oxford / Belfast Festival at Queen’s, Belfast, Ireland / Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Scotland
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Photos: Ernesto Donegana

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS
  • Show nominee for the Teatro del Mundo awards in the category Best Musical Show 2002 / 2003.
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