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Riá Pitá honors the figure of the migrant woman from La Lumbrerense in 'La Vendimia' (09/10/2018)

One hundred students from the same academy from Lumbrerense between the ages of 3 and 12 participated in the Ria Pitá Children's Festival last Friday, October 5 at the Municipal House

'La Vendimia, in a strange land' is the theme chosen to be staged through dance at the Riá Pitá Festival.

A show focused on emigration with which the Flemish Lumbrerense group wanted to pay tribute to all those women who had to leave their land to earn their livelihood, extending this recognition to the female figure today.

Through 15 pieces, the 40 veteran students of the academy that made up the dance corps were in charge of representing the hour and a quarter show, with the original idea of ​​Mari Carmen Martínez and choreographed by Mercedes Carrillo, Carmen Avilés and Susana Ríos.

Dances that went through flamenco palos such as alegrías, snails, bulerías, fandangos or sevillanas, and that symbolized the entire journey made in their day by the protagonists from the departure of Spain to the neighboring French country until his return home.

Thus, the script was marked by 'Farewell in Spain with the family', 'Travel by train to France', 'Arrival in France', 'Picking grapes at work', 'Reading letters to the family', 'Footprint of the grape ',' End of the season 'and' Vuelta a España '.

Meanwhile, rooted songs among the attendees such as 'El emigrante', 'Adiós España querida' or 'Volver'.

The costumes were inspired by lower class women of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, with long dresses, toquillas and ponchos themselves in the use of their day to day.


The night of the youngest dancers of the Ria Pitá academy was last Friday, moment of maximum prominence with its Children's Festival in the Municipal Caseta attended by hundreds of Lumbrerenses.

There they could show off in classic mode everything learned during the year, with dance in points staging the story 'Alice in the Wonderland'.

In the second part of the festival, more flamenco, the 100 Ría Pitá students between 3 and 12 years old danced ten different flamenco styles such as bulerías, alegrías, tangos, rumbas, sevillanas or paso doble, gaining the applause of their audience.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Puerto Lumbreras

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