PLATERO AND I

THEATRO TECHNIS | FRINICHOU - May 20-23, 2017
 

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CONTRIBUTORS 

 

Written by

Juan Ramón Jiménez

 

Composed by 

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

 

Translated in Greek by 

Ioulia Iatridi

 

Narrator/Singer:

Spyros Sakkas

 

Guitarist:

Nikos Zarkos

 

Artistic Consultant:

Natassa Zouka

 

Graphic Designer

Thrasivoulos

Andrianopoulos

 

Project Coordinator

Maria Vasariotou

 

Executive Production

Konstantinos Sakkas

 

 

 

Production Management

 

 

 

  Delta Pi

 

DESCRIPTION

 

Platero and I: a lyric portrait of life in a remote Andalusian village; a masterpiece written by Juan Ramón Jiménez, the Spanish poet awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize for Literature, melodized by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, known as one of the foremost guitar composers in the twentieth century. 
 
Cervantes Institute, the Embassy of Spain in Athens, Theatro Technis and the Centre of Vocal Arts present for the first time in Greece the renown piece by Jiménez and Castelnuovo-Tedesco, with baritone Spyros Sakkas in the role of the narrator & singer, and Nikos Zarkos in the guitar
 
 
The story displays the rural life in Moguer, Jiménez’ hometown, through the eyes of the narrator and his faithful companion, Platero, a silver-colored donkey. The poetic element of Platero and I is Jiménez’s masterful use of the natural rhythm of the Spanish language to generate melodic sentences that are flexible in syntax and in the use of clause structures—sentences that produce the almost cinematographic effects of slow motion and close-up and wide-angle views. Likewise, Tedesco masterfully used  Jiménez’s rhythm and melodic structure to compose a guitar work with great variety, complexity and ultimately challenging.

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Saturday, May 20 | 6pm 
Sunday, May 21 - Tuesday, May 23 | 9.15pm
 
Theatro Technis | 14 Frinichou Street, 10558 Athens 

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