“Scenes of Childhood”, with music by Frederic Mompou (Barcelona, 1893-1987), is the first production of  El ballet imperial de la reina Rosamunda, a new dance company for all audiences founded by the members of La companyia del príncep Totilau.

Our work in the world of children’s dance began with the direction and dramaturgy of “Petruixka”, by Igor Stravinsky, produced by El Gran Teatre del Liceu (seasons 2011/12/13), with the interpretation of the company IT Dansa and the choreography of Catherine Allard.



		

From this experience, we started, with much of the same artistic team, a new dance company, with which we created “Scenes of Childhood”.

In this show we take a tour of various piano works by the great Catalan composer Frederic Mompou and, following the spirit of his music, we intend to show the most important values ​​of childhood: freedom, joy, humor, simplicity, imagination, game and innocence.

With this new proposal for children’s dance we want to bring contemporary Catalan dance and, also, the music of Frederic Mompou to contemporary children.

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Artistic team

Music: Frederic Mompou

Direction and dramaturgy: Marc Hervàs

Dancers: Beatriz Macías and Jesús Sanz

Coreography: Beatriz Macías

Scenography, props and costumes: Anna Alcubierre

Light: Nick Hersh

Sound: Jean Marc-Savre

Machinery: Francesco della Mirandola

Photography: Dani Querol

Executive production: Clara Dalmau

This is a production by El ballet imperial de la reina Rosamunda (Ca l’Ubú, SL), with the collaboration of the C.C. La Farinera del Clot.

Musical repertoire

Starting with the three pieces of Frederic Mompou that give name to the show, the rest of the music we use are a selection of 14 other pieces by the composer, performed by himself, and which form the following repertoire:

Suburbis: El carrer, el guitarrista i el vell cavall (1917)

Suburbis: Gitana I, II (1916)

Suburbis: L’home de l’aristó (1916)

Impressions íntimes: Planys (Gitano) (1914)

Charmes IV: Pour appeler la joie (1925)

Charmes III: Pour inspirer l’amour (1925)

Scènes d’Enfants: Jeunes filles au jardín (1915-1918)

Cançons i danses: IV, A la vora de la mar (1928)

Scènes d’Enfants: Jeux sur la plage, I, II, III (1915-1918)

Impressions íntimes: Planys (Pájaro triste) (1914)

Cançons i danses: VII, Muntanyes del Canigó (1944)

Preludis, número 5 (1928)

Música Callada, 2n quadern, número 13 (1962)

Scènes d’Enfants: Cris dans la rue (1915-1918)

For more information about the life and work of our composer, you can click on the website of The Mompou Foundation:

http://www.fundaciomompou.cat/index.html

This is a creation of Ca l’Ubú, SL

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