Monday
02. August
at 20.30
Mestni muzej (City Museum) - Ljubljana

SUITE A TROIS – dance concert (Slovenia, Italy/Spain)

Anja Mejač, concept, choreography, dance
Riccardo Garcia Rubi, composition, guitar
Eva Dolinšek, harpsichord


Programme:

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Suite No. 2 in d minor, BWV 1008: Prelude (arr. Riccardo García Rubí)

Riccardo García Rubí (1994)
Silencio 

Riccardo García Rubí (1994), Anja Mejač (1989)
Alegrias

Santiago de Murcia (1673–1739)
Fandango (arr. Riccardo García Rubí) 

Anja Mejač (1989), Riccardo García Rubí (1994)
Seguiriya 

Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)
Sonata in a minor, K217
Sonata in f minor, K 184
Sonata in c minor, K 115
Sonata in d minor, K 117 

Félix Antonio Máximo López (1742 –1821)
Variaciones del Fandango español

Riccardo García Rubí (1994), Anja Mejač (1989)
Farruca

Riccardo García Rubí (1994), Anja Mejač (1989)
Tangos


Taconeo, guitar, harpsichord, Anja, Riccardo, and Eva. The intertwining of flamenco (music and dance) with classical baroque music. Three different languages embedded in a dance concert that combines different spaces and different times. May be that flamenco and baroque have a lot in common. Both imbued with pleasure, disguised in brilliant images, clothed in a veil of the unpredictable.

The dance concert connects three young musicians: Slovenian dancer and choreographer Anja Mejač, who illuminates flamenco in an unusual and original way, and whose projects focus on research of contemporary dance and various forms of traditional flamenco; Italian-Spanish flamenco guitarist Riccardo Garcia Rubi, and Slovenian renowned award-winning harpsichordist Eva Dolinšek.

Choreography, composition, improvisation, flamenco, baroque, and the spaces between them. The project explores the relationships between structured and random moments, which are an important part of both musical genres.

»The bull runs into the arena. Behind the fans hidden eyes are watching him from all sides. «

Anja Mejač is a flamenco dancer and choreographer. She holds a Master’s degree in Art of Movement from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television of University of Ljubljana. She studies flamenco at the renowned Amor de Dios Academy in Madrid. She collaborates with various domestic and foreign artists, and designs original projects. In February 2020, she presented the play Space Between Us is Our Relationship at the Bi flamenko Biennial International Flamenco Festival at Cankarjev dom. She is the founder of the studio Skladišče 172, where she works as a dance pedagogue and artistic director.

Riccardo Garcia Rubi is a guitarist and a composer who studied at the jazz guitar department of Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome, where he also acquired a degree in composition from Saint Louis College of Music. He continued his studies with flamenco guitar masters Manuel Montera Miranda and Jose Antonio Rodriguez in Madrid. The recipient of many awards in the category of composition as well as in the category of solo guitar, such as the 2nd prize at the VIII. National competition of the city of Fiuggi, 1st prize at the IV. Celano City National Competition, 1st Prize at the I. National Competition Dalla Natura al Suono, and many others, composes mainly for solo guitar and dance performances. He is a guitar professor at the Academy of Music in Madrid. He also performs as a guitarist at many festivals: I Loves You Gershwin Festival with master Stefan Micheletti, Gubbio Summer Festival, Córdoba Guitar Festival, Masterclass Città di Fumone, II Festival della chitara città di Rieti, and others. As a guitarist, he also participates in various theatre performances.

Winner of several awards at international music competitions, Eva Dolinšek studied harpsichord at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana at the Department of Early Music with prof. Egon Mihajlović.  In 2015 she was awarded summa cum laude due to her extraordinary artistic achievements and excellent performance on her final exam for the Master’s degree. She has introduced herself as a soloist and a chamber musician at festivals such as Festival Ljubljana, Imago Sloveniae International Festival, L’Estate barocca Festival, Amici della Musica Udine, international festival of early music Academia Musicae Antiquae Labacensis in Ljubljana, Risonanze Festival etc. She actively explores and brings early music back to life through concerts, lectures and academic articles. She is the creative director of the baroque chamber ensemble Musica Nucis. In 2018, she became Assistant professor at the Academy of Music in Ljubljana. She regularly perfects her knowledge under the guidance of Christophe Rousset, an internationally renowned harpsichordist and conductor from France, and Enrico Baiani, an Italian harpsichordist and expert of the Italian baroque literature. In 2016 she issued her first CD titled BAROK, followed by this year’s (2021) new CD BAROK II – Pièces de clavecin.


Admission free.

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