Última Parada , directed by Juana Casado, is a performance featuring Merche Esmeralda, one of the great characters of dance who came back to the stage, together with Diego “El Boquerón!, Jesús Guerrero and Inma La Carbonera. It premiered at the XVIII Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla. On this occasion, Diego “the Boquerón” is replaced by José Valencia or Juan José Amador.
Although the production team, stage direction, staging, light design, wardrobe and management have not been changed and are the same as the one of Atalaya/TNT, this staging meant the beginning of a new rising star on the horizon of the performing arts in Andalusia: AndanZas.
This project supposes, therefore, a second production of the same creative and management team that achieved so much success with its first assembly “Aleluya erótica”.
“Sad are the wars not fought for love.”These verses written by the poet Miguel Hernández while held in jail broadly encapsulate the story of our protagonist, a woman facing her last night in prison.
The play presents a triptych that recounts the key moments in her life before and after the fatal outcome of the war. Through a series of flashbacks and dreamlike elements that slowly begin to unravel the circumstances that separated her from her lover, the story follows a meeting of two characters as they try to reconstruct the idyllic memories of their past to evade the disaster that led to their separation and the horror of war throughout the course of their lives. The imagery of trains entering and leaving the station serves as a metaphor for lost opportunities over time, that which lies at the heart of the story, and the dream of one final chance to save each other as they stand on the edge of the platform at the Last Stop.
It is a journey into the memories of those who were denied the chance to bid farewell to their loved ones because of war. “Goodbye my brothers, comrades and friends. I bid farewell to the sun and fields of wheat”. These are the words that adorn the walls of the prison where the people’s poet died, unable to bid farewell to his eternal companion.
- Dramaturgia: Luz Valenciano, Juana Casado
- Coreografía : Merche Esmeralda, Juana Casado
- Música: Jesús Guerrero
- Dirección y Adaptación: Juana Casado
- Espacio escénico: Juana Casado, Dominique You
- Vestuario: Carmen Granell
- Diseño de Iluminación: Dominique You
- Edición de Espacio Sonoro: Emilio Morales
- Estilismo: Manolo Cortés
- Técnico de Iluminación: Alejandro Conesa
- Técnico de Sonido: Emilio Morales
- Realización de Escenografía: Sergio Bellido