Spanish Federation of Dance Companies Network

Through this performance we delve into an exploration of our history approaching those young people who were important in their contribution to humanity. A careful multidisciplinary show, didactic and fun, reaching harmonious synergies combining puppet theatre, live music, dance and an attractive scenography, where both young and old can enjoy learning.

The plot develops from the character of Moses Ben Maimonides, born in Cordoba on the 30th of October 1138, in the bosom of a distinguished family, who is emphasised in the Jewish history of Al-Andalus, and of humanity in its various facets: sage, thinker, doctor, rabbi, theologist, and philosopher, who left an indelible trace of knowledge. In his plays the effort to harmonise faith with reason and religion with philosophy is shown.

Tolerance, effort, dedication, enthusiasm, even in difficult times, the value of faith and generosity in sharing knowledge, are the underlying values of this performance.

The action develops as of Maimonides’ journey without return, a virtual journey where we tour the places the character lived: Cordoba, Lucena, Almeria, Fez, and Saladin’s Court, Egypt where he dies yearning to see his birthplace, and it is his spirit who appears to take us to the Jewish Quarter in Cordoba to aid those in need of his wise advice.

Maimonides, Rabbi, judge, sage, maestro, and doctor are seen expressed in three stories, appearing in Esther’s house, on the day of her sister’s Jewish wedding, where he shows his great wisdom through music and dance: 

-With the story of the egg he advises the Young Esther

-With the story of the greedy Ben Osher, he imparts justice

-And finally we get to know his greatest adversary, doctor Abasi, when he intends to help the bride.

We close our eyes and let our imagination fly away.

 

 

Credits and datasheet
Premiered: 26/11/2014 / Available

CREDITS AND DATASHEET

Premiered: 26/11/2014 / Available

Artistic Crew

Artistic and Choreographic Director: MANUEL SEGOVIA
Script Writers and Stage Directors: NIEVES PALMA Y MANUEL SEGOVIA

Executive Director: VIOLETA RUIZ DEL VALLE
Assistant Director and Maestro of Dance: RAQUEL RUIZ

Musical Composer: GABRIEL NAVALÓN
Musicians: PEPA G. LILLO Y GABRIEL NAVALÓN
(ETHNOS ATRAMO)

Actors and puppeteers

ALEJANDRO BUENO: Moisés ben Maimón, Maimónides spirit and human being.
NIEVES PALMA: Estherilla, Judith’s mother, Mehuser ben Osher and Doctor Abasí.
LUA SANTOS: Judith, Jasid ben Shemtov and Zaid, the blind.
Puppet Construction and voice over introduction: RICARDO LUNA

Dancers
Bride and Groom: RAQUEL RUIZ y JAIME PUENTE

Artistic Crew

Light Design: MIGUEL ANGEL RAMOS Y MANUEL SEGOVIA
Scenography and Photography Design and Creation: MIGUEL ANGEL RAMOS
Costume Design: NIEVES PALMA Y VIOLETA RUIZ DEL VALLE
Costume Creation: MARIA CASTILLO
Assistant executive director and wardrobe: SILVIA RUIZ
Distribution: DANZIBERIARTE, SL
Consulting: TQC (Total Quality Consultants)