Nearly 35,000 people attended the program ‘Lorca and Granada’ hold in the Gardens of the Generalife
Pedro Benzal, Area Director of the Ministry of Culture of the Autonomous government of Andalusia in Granada, and María del Mar Villafranca, Director of the Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife, have revealed the number of people who have attended this year the program ‘Lorca and Granada’ in the Gardens of the Generalife. The show Poema del cante jondo en el Café de Chinitas, performed by the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, was part of this program. The total amount of visitors was 35,000, which (from the 27th July to the 31st August) is an average occupancy rate of about 73%. Furthermore, It is worth mentioning that the public came from all around the region of Andalusia, above all from Granada, Malaga, Jaen and Seville.
The flamenco show, whose choreography was directed by Cristina Hoyos, while Jose Carlos Plaza was in charge of the stage direction, was performed once again in the Generalife as a touristic and cultural offer. This year, the spectators had the chance to walk around the gardens of the amphitheatre an hour before the performance started, which was very well received.
In addition to that, the information on the program has been activated this year in the Bluetooth device of the Monument and 8,000 people visiting the Alhambra have finally attended the show.
The seventh edition of the program Lorca and Granada was celebrated with Poema del cante jondo en el Café de Chinitas, a superproduction with a dance team, directed by Cristina Hoyos and made out of 16 flamenco dancers. The live music was performed by three flamenco singers, two guitar players and a team of percussion.
A whole array of all type of traditional styles García Lorca used in his work Poema del Cante Jondo, such as ‘seguiriyas’, ‘soleares’, ‘peteneras’ or ‘saetas’ (sacred songs in flamenco style), are performed in the show. The scenes take place at the Café de Chinitas, the old café of Madrid, which has always been strongly linked to the world of flamenco.