Artistic specifications: Dramaturgia y guión: Víctor Cerezo; Pianiste: Juan Manuel Tordable; Violín: Rodrigo J. Ruiz; Veu: Víctor Cerezo
Duration: 70 min.
Age:No recomendada para menores de 18 años.
Synopsis: There are two types of people, those who like coplas (traditional four-versed poems) and those who don’t know it yet.
A piano and a violin at the beck and call of a powerful voice singing the melodies heard recited countless times by our mothers and grandmothers. Treasured memories wrapped in musical beauty. Coplas have always had a genre. Not all of them, but many have. A genre for good, one that breaks the constraints of the time, one which seeks beauty, takes a step forward and breaks down the prisons that our society imposes upon us. Prisons of imposed identities and censorship.
In the background of this journey, a major battle is raging, an internal war in which the future of individual and collective freedom is at stake.
We, men singing like snails, want to say that there are no songs without a message, nor is there a message that is obsolete. Yesterday’s battles are today’s, a simple change of scenery giving way to a yearning for the future.
We, as living beings, want to reclaim the beauty of collectivity and put the supremacy of no supremacies, of the different walks and joys of life, on a pedestal.
WE, LIKE SNAILS, WANT A LITTLE MORE RAIN.
TO EACH THEIR OWN FEELINGS, THAT’S MORE THAN ENOUGH.
Company: When Víctor Cerezo and Juanma Tordable get together, it’s perfectly clear that coplas are the perfect vehicle for their message. A grassroots expression that, like the branches of a leafy tree, feeds off of a culture shared y a wide audience without care for sex or age, reaching every single person in our country, and all of the countries where Spanish is spoken.
Through a stoke of luck, they met Rodrigo J. Ruíz, a classical violinist who dove into the deep end of the project and turned out to be the final push they needed to get it finished.