The two members of the company have a great
personal and artistic experience and a long shared career.
From 1999 to 2005, they were partners of
the great dancer and concert castanets, José de Udaeta, in
the shows The Secret of the castanets and Spanish Caprice. With him, they
performed in a very important concert halls and opera houses of Germany, as: Würth Museum in Schwäbisch Hall, Festivals
of Ludwigsburg 1999 and 2002, Aalto Opera in Essen, Òpera
of Berlin Staatsoper
Unter den Linden and Opera of Stuttgart Staatstheater.
They have also performed at the National
Theatre of Catalonia, at the Expo 2000 in Hanover, Teatro Libero Palermo,
the Philharmonic Society of Bilbao, Palau de la Música in Valencia, Teatro
Principal de Burgos, Floriade 2002 in Holland, Festival Porta Ferrada in
Sant Feliu de Guixols 2001 and 2002, Isaac Albéniz Camprodon Festival 2002,
Cultural Center of the Caixa de Terrassa 2003 and 2004, among others. With
The Secret of the castanets in 2004 were awarded the prestigious Critics
Award of the Flamenco Festival of Jerez. In 2002, they recorded this
repertoire for the program Nydia by Catalonia Television, Channel 33.
Belén Cabanes and Marina Rodríguez have
acted in other concerts, such as the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona and at
the Conservatoire of Manresa and the Cultural Nights of St. Pere Sallavinera
In 2004 they founded the trio
along with cellist Anna Mora, who have acted in the Pau Casals Auditorium of
El Vendrell, the Cercle del Liceu in Barcelona, the Teatro Metropol in
Tarragona or the Principal Theatre of Burgos. In 2010 they performed at the
Cervantes Institute in Madrid as part of the festival "Ellas crean".
On 31 July 2011 the two artists have released their new show Ivory Birds.
El secret de la castanyola.
Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Sala Tallers
Udaeta actúa espléndidamente
acompañado por dos auténticas fieras: la bailarina-bailaora-concertista de
castañuelas de Vilanova y la Geltrú Belén Cabanes, y la pianista de Sant
Vicenç de Castellet Marina Rodríguez. Ambas derrocharon talento a manos
llenas en el TNC.
La Vanguardia, 24 de juny de 2000, Marjolljn
van der Meer
"My partners are two young artists: Belén
Cabanes, an extraordinary dancer and virtuoso of castanets, and Marina
Rodríguez Brià, an exceptional pianist."
José de Udaeta