La romería de los cornudos is a blend of a generalised longing for home and the avant-garde vocation of its creators: Federico García Lorca and Cipriano de Rivas Cherif wrote the plot, Gustavo Pittaluga the music, La Argentinita was responsible for the choreography and Alberto Sánchez the scenography. Although this is the eighth time the format Chamber Music Theatre has been presented, this is the first time it forays into the world of dance, reviving this masterpiece of Spanish culture of the early-twentieth century, which made such an impact on its premiere. The reproduction of the set designs −today preserved at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía− allows this ballet to be recreated with an aura of historicism that interested Spanish audiences of the 1930s and US audiences of the 1940s alike.
The performance of the ballet is interspersed with songs by García Lorca arranged by Laura Pedreira and José Luis Montón.
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