In this programme we want to approach those authors whose literary work invites us to enter into the memory of the city, into its natural and human landscapes.
In this collaboration with the GOVERNMENT OF GRAN CANARIA INSULAR LIBRARY, we will present a tribute to Eugenio Padorno. Poet, essayist and literature teacher from the Canary Islands, we will approach his poetry through a triple experience (dance, narration and music).
MASDANZA X BIBLIOTECA INSULAR 2022
THURSDAY 20 // BIBLIOTECA INSULAR // 19,00 h
EL LIMPIO ENSAYO DEL FRACASO (60’)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Artistic Director & Narrator> ORLANDO SANTANA
Performed by> BEGOÑA VEGA MÉNDEZ
Music> Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber «Pasacalle en sol menor para violín», Malagueña Majorera (Popular), Tonada de Simón Díaz “Garcita”
Music Performed by> IZTOK VODISEK
«We want to share a reading experience with which we also delve into the memory of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. And we do so in the heat of an event that concerns us, the eightieth anniversary of the poet and former university professor Eugenio Padorno. A student immerses himself in his work many years after receiving his last class, and in front of the audience he recites poems, speaks prose, and shares memories. And he even allows himself to be inhabited by the voice of the poet, a creator who lives tied, with plenitude and fatality, to a small strip of coastline, the beach of Las Canteras in the capital. The narrator is accompanied by a violinist keen to ornithology and a dancer who evokes the presence of two old Mediterranean goddesses. ‘El limpio ensayo del fracaso’ is a three-voice montage that takes its title from some words found in one of the poet’s diaries; a verse that serves to remind us that to write poetry is to fail luminously in the noble attempt to express the absolute, the beauty, with capital letters, that magnetizes life. We celebrate what has been achieved so far. The courage to sustain with honesty a literary vocation and to continue pulling the thread that binds thoughts and images, always within his labyrinth”.