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Sep. Sun 30 | 21:00 | 30,00€ | BUY

La Roda del Viento is a work by Dorantes, inspired by the return to the world of Magallanes and Elcano, an event that marked a before and after in communication and global relations, leading to the beginning of globalization. Dorantes embarks his flamenco soul on the ships to dream the journeys of this important adventure of those who made the first return to the world, of those who returned to unite the lands, of those who opened the doors of a new era.
Through a path of algae, mother-of-pearl and coral, cradling in the roda, Hernando rocked her dreams, prow to the south of the news, meeting new stars, in round and black nights. He left the wheats and the fields in silence, opened his windows to a string of storms, and learned to sail, to leave his mark on the sea.
Exhorted by the wind, the stem of its nao crossed unknown seas marking new stelae, opening new roads, animated by the wind, the northern oak stem ripped the ocean changing seasons, indomitable, inexhaustible. Wind and wood to build a dream, wood and wind sailing as in a flight, which more blows the sea to navigate the sky, the nao opened its sails as arms in the air and only the sailor reached the sound of the roda and its wind.
Casto Marquez Ronchel


Piano and composition: Dorantes

Bética Orchestra of Seville

Orchestral direction: Michael Thomas

Flamenco choir: Antonio Mena, Francisco Blanco B, Cristina Paz Regajo, Marta Garcia, Sebastian Vilches, Tomás García, Marcos Martínez, Manuel Georgio Fernández, Ana Lorenzo Alvez, Ana María Gómez (selected outstanding students of the Flamenco Foundation Heeren)

Choirs and palms: Los Mellis, Pedrito Peña

Orchestral percussion: Antonio Moreno

Battery and ethnic: Javi Ruibal

Script: Casto Márquez Ronchel

Advice: Nao Victoria Foundation, Ramón María Serrera

Design and sound technicians: Juan Antonio Cuevas, Tristan Devaux

Design and lighting technician: Nacho de los Ríos

Graphic design: Javi Caró

Production: Flamenco Scultura SL

Costumes: Flamenco Scultura SL

Collaborator: Ayto. Mairena del Aljarafe

La Roda del Viento is a work inspired by the return to the world of Magallanes and Elcano, commissioned by the Flamenco Biennial of Seville


Sentence the phrase of the professor in flamencología and historian D. Jose Luis Navarro
“Dorantes is doing with the piano, with giant steps, what Paco de Lucia does with the
guitar ”
About 20 years ago an unusual pianist from a family came on the scene
of great flamenco tradition, Dorantes. When he played years ago at the Flamenco Biennial of
Sevilla all were stunned: who is this child and what is he doing? Her first
record work, opened doors and is undoubtedly a contribution of unquestionable value for instrumental flamenco. Nowadays, after his first 20 years on stage, he is one of the most recognized figures in flamenco music, with more international concerts behind him, more than a dozen prizes including several Giraldillos.
Dorantes elaborates a music loaded with intelligence, a flamenco truth with
jazzy evocations, quite unique. A different way, a different journey to
flamenco, a well-defined adventure, clearly and intentionally groundbreaking. In
Dorantes, is linked in an indivisible way the expressiveness and emotion of
flamenco tattooed from... +

Puerto de Sevilla + info and programming
how to arrive:


Carretera de la Esclusa s/n (Distrito Sur).

Medio: The place of the concert will be accessed, free of charge, by presenting the ticket, through the TUSSAM Flamenco Biennial Closing Shuttle. The only starting point of this shuttle is the bus stop of the LC line (Lanzadera Cartuja) of the P1 car park, next to the Blas Infante Metro. At this starting point you can get there by bus (Line 41, stops Av. Alfredo Kraus and Av. Blas Infante / Lines C1, C2 and 6 stop Santa Fe), Metro (station Blas Infante) and private vehicles (free parking) in P1 Blas Infante). On the way out, the shuttle will operate continuously between 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., with a step frequency of between 5/6 minutes. On the way back, uninterruptedly from the end of the concert (scheduled at 10:30 p.m.) until the complete eviction of all the spectators (scheduled at around 12:00 p.m.).

Indicación: The Port of Seville is located south of the city of Seville, in the estuary of the Guadalquivir River and 75 kilometers from its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean. It is currently the only commercial port in the interior of Spain. The great commercial progress of the fifteenth century did not exclusively affect Seville, but also positively influenced the development of port activity throughout the Andalusian Atlantic coast, from Huelva to Cádiz. That is why the Colombian company was successful in the area. In 1503 the Catholic Kings established in Seville the House of the Contracting of the Indies, which centralized in its port all the Castilian and Aragonese maritime traffic with the New World. Seville also left almost all the Spanish expeditions of discovery and conquest of the first half of the sixteenth century. The decline of the port began in the seventeenth century, among other factors, due to the increasing difficulty of navigating the Guadalquivir channel due to the increased tonnage of the ships, the defensive improvements of the city of Cádiz, the plague of 1649, the from the head of the fleets in Cádiz in 1680 and in 1717 the transfer of the Casa de la Contratación to that city.