The documentary of the season: unhurried dialogues between creative leaders | Society


Eight creators, four conversations. In an intimate and revealing process of striptease, five men and three women open the doors of their fertile productive universes and expose the impulses, ideas and passions that give rise to their personal works. The designer and dressmaker Palomo Spain, the singer and composer Israel Fernández, the poet Sara Bueno, the chef Paco Morales, the actress Maggie Civantos, the dancer and choreographer Jesús Carmona, the playwright and poet Álvaro Tato and the illustrator and writer María Hesse are the protagonists of the second season of Masters of Time.

This is a documentary series by Cervezas Alhambra in collaboration with Tech Brands Stories (TBS), which has just been released exclusively by Movistar Plus+. In pairs, and over the course of four episodes, the artists delve into a fertile and sincere dialogue that delves into the origin of their work and the creative springs that lead to the marriage of professional knowledge with the inspiration of the muses.

Thus, in the first episode, titled The reinvention of tradition, the designer and dressmaker Palomo Spain (Posadas, Córdoba, 1992) and the singer and composer Israel Fernández (Corral de Almaguer, Toledo, 1989), share their experiences and reveal intimate moments in which the spark of the duende jumps and lights the flame of creativity. In a spontaneous and free-flowing dialogue – slowly but surely – the two artists declare their mutual admiration and remember common projects, such as when the singer wore the designer’s models in the parade on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Palomo Spain house. Anecdotes and confessions adorn the conversation of contemporary artists, distinguished by their ability to reinterpret the Andalusian tradition with a unique freshness, each from their own personal approach.

Masters of Time It stands out for its dynamism, with an agile montage, which combines fragments of the dialogues between the artists ⎯sometimes sharing an Alhambra Reserva 1925 beer in its characteristic green bottle⎯, with archive images, video clips and photos from their private collections. The variety of exterior and interior locations – the series visits more than a dozen different places – is another element that enriches this careful production. Palomo Spain and Israel Fernández thus appear in various spaces, including the Madrid Museum of Romanticism and the Torres Bermejas tablao, where the singer shows his mastery, not only in singing, but also in playing the flamenco guitar.

Andalusia, hand in hand with its tradition and its art, is transmuted into another of the characters with a special presence in the production. Andalusian by birth, adoption or heart, the protagonists of the series focus on flamenco, dance, music, letters, the Andalusian heritage and the southern way of life, as their own identity that defines their artistic processes, thus inspiring a unique way of seeing the world.

The new installments of the documentary series are the continuation of the first season of Masters of Time, released in September 2022. With the same background of creating and enjoying without haste, Cervezas Alhambra then brought together four creators in as many episodes. Hosted by journalist and presenter Cristina Teva, the first episodes of the series followed the creative processes of Raül Refree, producer, singer and composer; Jesús Sánchez, chef at Cenador de Amós, recognized with three Michelin stars; the screenwriter and director Isa Campo, and the jeweler Susana Cruz.

For Cervezas Alhambra, born in Granada in 1925, personal expression in creation is key when creating unique and singular pieces. Thus, Masters of Time It highlights its importance through the voice and experience of the protagonists, always with a common point: understanding art as an invitation to inspire, to be surprised and, above all, to look without haste.

The actress Maggie Civantos (Málaga, 1984) and the dancer and choreographer Jesús Carmona (Barcelona, ​​1985) star in the second episode of this new season, The spell of expression. Both talk and move together through dance and “bewitchment,” as “that mysterious power that everyone feels and that no philosopher explains,” which García Lorca defined in his work. Leprechaun game and theory.

In the third chapter, titled The genuine is in the authentic, the playwright and poet Álvaro Tato (Madrid, 1978) dialogues with the illustrator and writer María Hesse (Seville, 1982). They both experience Andalusia as a source of inspiration: for Hesse, as its cultural root; for Tato, as a passion that embraces flamenco art in its deepest essence.

The chef Paco Morales (Córdoba, 1981) and the poet Sara Búho (La Línea de la Concepción, Cádiz, 1991) share the screen in Self-made creativitythe fourth and final episode of the second season of Masters of Time. Andalusian haute cuisine and poetry spread through social networks constitute here the basis of creativity based on the updating and reinvention of the culinary and lyrical arts.

Masters of Time It is presented as a tribute to professionals from various disciplines who share a common bond in their way of being and doing things. A series that invites you to stop and enjoy every moment. Time as raw material of creation.