Leonard Cohen To Participate In Spanish Flamenco Project Produced By Juan Lebron


Update – 12 April 2012
: A much improved translation of this story can be found at The “Leonard Cohen To Narrate Flamenco TV Series” Story In Clear English

Charlize Theron May Also Be Involved

Update: 11 April 2012:   The  coverage at La Region seems to translate into Google English more easily than the Euro Press article. That La Region piece has been entered below following the Euro Press article.

The April 11, 2012 edition of Europa Press carries an article, Leonard Cohen participará en el nuevo proyecto flamenco de Juan Lebrón, que podría contar con Charlize Theron, which describes Leonard Cohen having agreed to play a major role in a TV series of five episodes dealing with Flamenco music and dance.

The Google English translations follow:

From Euro Press:

Leonard Cohen will participate in the new project Flamenco Juan Lebron, which could have Charlize Theron

The singer and poet Leonard Cohen will participate in the new project of producer Juan Lebron, a new series that will join remastered content ‘Sevillanas’ and ‘Flamenco’ by Carlos Saura, who could have also attended by the actress South African Charlize Theron. With a budget of 1.5 million, this project will also feature the poet José Manuel Caballero Bonald, the dancer Sara Baras and singer Miguel Poveda.

Lebron explains himself to Europa Press, recalling that this year marks the 20 anniversary of the premiere of ‘Sevillanas’ Saura, “both films are going to remaster, later to be retrained in the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla”. But he continues, “has long been thinking about the idea of all the material available a new television format that was directed more to the international market, those people who do not know the flamenco”, which “needed to give it some educational content, and also to submit that someone who was well known in the world of music. “

Thus continues the producer, “turning, we think the best person would be an international icon, and a love of flamenco, Lorca and Andalusia as Cohen, who was proposed and accepted it.” The poet and musician from Montreal put the image and voice to text Caballero Bonald, who will write the contents of the series, which “will be extraordinary and that flamenco is going to open new channels of communication and knowledge “. The producer will shortly begin work on the script with the poet Cadiz.

Although the format is not fully defined yet, Lebron will be a clear informative format in which Cohen, for example, “appears first in English explaining why you like flamenco, and then between stick and stick, just over 30 between ‘Sevillanas’ and ‘Flamenco’, will give short explanations of this art. “In addition, the producer says it is trying to get the series, which will consist of five episodes of 45 minutes, “was filmed in Spain on October, when Cohen has planned several activities in our country, and I would love to match during the days of the Seville Biennial, “and that the product” to be completed by January 2013. “

But this project does not end here, and Juan Lebron is also scheduled for the same with the South African actress Charlize Theron, who says, “dances extraordinarily flamenco”. In this regard, explains that during his childhood in the suburbs of Johannesburg, between six and twelve years, the artist attended an academy run by a woman from Granada, then the idea “is to create a certain number of international learning, in which Poveda sing a Seville and Sara Baras will practice this teaching with Theron giving a master class. “

any case, Lebron makes clear that while the agreement with Cohen “is fully closed, Theron is not yet completely closed.”

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From La Region:

The singer and poet Leonard Cohen will participate in the new project of producer Juan Lebron, a new series that will join remastered content ‘Sevillanas’ and ‘Flamenco’ by Carlos Saura, who could have also attended by the actress South African Charlize Theron. With a budget of 1.5 million, this project will also feature the poet José Manuel Caballero Bonald, the dancer Sara Baras and singer Miguel Poveda.

Lebron explains himself to Europa Press, recalling that this year marks the 20 anniversary of the premiere of ‘Sevillanas’ Saura, “both films are going to remaster, later to be retrained in the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla’. But, he continues, ‘has long been thinking about the idea of ​​all the available material with a new television format that was directed more to the international market, those people who do not know the flamenco’, which ‘needed to give it some educational content, and also to submit that someone who was well known in the music world. “

Thus continues the producer, ‘turning, we think the best person would be an international icon, and a love of flamenco, Lorca and Andalusia as Cohen, to whom he proposed and accepted. ” The poet and musician from Montreal put the image and voice to text Caballero Bonald, who will write the contents of the series, ‘be extraordinary and that flamenco is going to open new channels of communication and knowledge ‘. The producer will shortly begin work on the script with the poet Cadiz.

Although the format is not fully defined yet, Lebron will be a clear informative format in which Cohen, for example, ‘appears first in English explaining why you like flamenco, and then between stick and stick, just over 30 between ‘Sevillanas’ and’ Flamenco ‘, will give short explanations of the art’. In addition, the producer says it is trying to get the series, which will consist of five episodes of 45 minutes, ‘was filmed in Spain on October, when Cohen has planned several activities in our country, and I would love to match during the days of the Seville Biennial ‘, and that the product’ is completed by January 2013. ‘

But this project does not end here, and Juan Lebron is also scheduled for the same with the South African actress Charlize Theron, who says, ‘dances extraordinarily flamenco’. In this regard, explains that during his childhood in the suburbs of Johannesburg, between six and twelve years, the artist attended an academy run by a woman from Granada, then the idea ‘is to create a certain number of international learning, in which Poveda sing a Seville and Sara Baras will practice this teaching with Theron giving a master class’.

In any case, Lebron makes clear that while the agreement with Cohen “is fully closed, Theron is not yet completely closed.”

Credit Due Department: CHEMA (Barcelona) alerted me to the Euro Press article.

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