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Belén Cabanes, dance & castanets

Marina Rodríguez, piano

 

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 (Barcelona).

In 2004 they founded the trio Anima Nua, 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
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Udaeta, 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