University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Amor Brujo Postmoderno
Famed Spanish designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada leads a multidisciplinary University of North Carolina School of the Arts production, in association with the Consulate General of Spain in New York, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Manuel de Falla’s masterwork, El Amor Brujo.
A Celebration of Music from Spain, Featuring UNCSA Artists, Original Sets, Lighting, Animation and Choreography, with Dance Costumes by Famed Spanish Designer Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, in association with the Consulate General of Spain in New YorkThe program, which features clarinet artist-faculty Oskar Espina-Ruiz, with student-artists John Culwell, guitar, and the Giannini String Quartet, includes Boccherini’s Guitar Quintet in D minor; Caroline Shaw’s Entr’acte for string quartet; Espina-Ruiz’s arrangement for clarinet, guitar and string quartet of three numbers from Falla’s ballet El Amor Brujo; and two works by Pascal Gaigne: Ke for clarinet solo, from 2000, a microtonal work; and Yet for clarinet and string quartet (2011, revised 2016), which starts as a theatrical piece.
Original sets, lighting, animation, choreography and dance by UNCSA student-artists. Justin Sanchez’s fractal animation is projected during Gaigne’s Ke; Bailey Reese’s choreography features herself and Anthony Santos in the three numbers from Falla, wearing Agatha Ruiz de la Prada’s dance costumes; and Alexa Ross’s sets and Ryan O’Mara’s lighting design bring the whole production together.