German premiere

CANCELLED: Juan Carlos Lérida

Las Máquinas Sagradas
Cellar of tanzhaus nrw
13.04.2020 – 13.04.2020

Long has Juan Carlos Lérida searched for traces of everyday life in the flamenco body. Now, he turns his attention to the everyday lives of the manual labourers and lets their motion sequences, rhythms, and tools dictate his dance. Created in a garage, this twelve-minute performance now moves into the basement of tanzhaus nrw, itself pervaded by tubing and machinery.

Juan Carlos Lérida is among Spain’s most innovative flamenco artists; he furthermore acts as a curator and researcher while also regularly showing his creations during the Flamenco Festival at tanzhaus nrw. He represents an adventurous and important voice within the genre. With his “Al Toque”, “Al Cante” and “Al Baile”, in which he, for instance, dismembered the flamenco triad and dedicated himself to its peculiarities, he managed to excite and challenge the global flamenco community. In this year’s festival edition, he will present three tableaux vivants – “Las Máquinas Sagradas” is one of them – taken from his six-part work “La Liturgia de las Horas”, that deals with the number 12 in very diverse manners.

Duration: 12 min.

Meeting point: box office foyer / free entry / only with registration via or 0211 17 270-0

Accompanying programme
Mon 13.04.

18:30 Open rehearsal Y después de esto? by Fernando López & Belén Maya
Studio 6, free entry / duration: 20 min.

Mon 13.04. 19:00 Showing Penar Ocono / Dir. Javier Latorre
Small stage, free entry / duration: 10 min.


further works from La Liturgia de las Horas

Fri 10.04. 18:00
La Hora del Ritual

Sa 11.04. 18:00
El Monte de los Olivos

Festival · 03. – 13.04.2020

CANCELLED: Flamenco Festival