The show

A Flamenco spectacle inspired by the soundscape of the city of Seville.

“Daily life has its own soundtrack. If we don’t hear it, it’s because we’ve grown accustomed to it.”

– Ramón Pelinski (1932-2015), ethnomusicologist & musician, Argentina

Flamenco is a key part of the soundscape of Seville, but some sounds stand out above the rest, from the raised voices and laughs of the out-going Sevillanos, the unending traffic on the streets or the murmur of voices around the corner hidden from view in any one of its plazas.  The bubbling of water in fountains also plays a role in this choir, together with the tak-tak of footsteps on the cobblestones, or the clopping of horses hooves trotting along.  Coronets and drums can surprise you at any time along with the clanging of butane cans in the back of the delivery truck or the whistle of pressure cooker as it calls you to the table.  The knife-sharpener or clanging of the bells are also here in this noisy work. All these sounds travel through the city, they enter and leave again through the windows, of the bars, of the workshops and the market stalls, and they make Seville an intensely musical city.

This musicality gave life to the show “Sevilla suena”.  Two dancers and three musicians explore how the sounds connect with the different experiences to be had around the city, how they bring one to scenes already lived or dreamed that later transform into music and dance.  The compositions will awake the imagination of the public and evoke a feeling of being surrounded by the city.

The performance is a proposal from Eva Verbruggen, founder of the dance company Flamenco.  The Belgian artist, living in Seville for over a decade now, captures and edits the soundtrack of her adopted city, always accompanied by her sound recorder, she collects the different sounds she happens upon in her day to day life.  The extensive collection of typical sounds from the capital of Andalusia is used as a basis for the compositions that Eva Verbruggen creates and as a starting point for the other artists’ creative processes.  “Sevilla suena” sounds like the city it takes its name from, strong, indiscrete and incredibly musical.

Eva Verbruggen

Eva Verbruggen was born in 1978 in Antwerp, Belgium. At the age of 5, she began to take dance classes, later receiving classical ballet training over 10 years.

In 2002, she started at the Cristina Heeren Foundation in Seville, and after successfully finishing, having danced under such Flamenco greats as Manolo Soler, Milagros Menjíbar and Rafael Campallo, she entered the Flamenco Abierto dance school, where she continues to study with such noted dancers as Marta Arias and Rosario Toledo and to be inspired by her maestro, Andrés Marín.

In 2017 Eva founded the Flamenco dance company Flamenco and currently she dances on stage and in tablaos in Seville, Spain in between trips abroad to teach Flamenco workshops and perform.  In 2019 she debuted her latest show, Sevilla suena, in Belgium.

¡Sevilla suena! – Sevilla Klinkt!

Previous shows:

7 februari 2019 om 20.00 uur in CC De Leest te Izegem

Tickets Izegem via, 051 337 610 (Ticketverkoop Izegem start 17 november).

8 februari 2019 om 20.00 uur in Tinnenpot te Gent

Tickets Tinnenpot, Gent via, 09 225 18 60 (De tickets voor Tinnenpottheater zijn reeds te koop).

Vijf artiesten met verschillende interesses en achtergronden delen dezelfde passie: flamenco. Flamenco bracht hen naar Sevilla en in deze stad kruisen hun wegen elkaar.

Eva Verbruggen en Marta Arias (dans / choreografie)

Sara Holgado (zang / palmas)

Gori Mazo (gitaar)

Javier Prieto (percussie)