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Lavapiés in Madrid, Spain — Southwestern Europe (Iberian Peninsula)

Antonia Merce

Antonia Merce Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 8, 2022
1. Antonia Merce Marker
Antonia Merce
N. 4 Septbre 1890
+18 julio 1936

En esta casa vivio y aprendio el baile con el que fue admiracion del mundo y gloria de España

(English translation:)

In this building she lived and learned the dancing that was the admiration of the world and the glory of Spain.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainmentWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 40° 24.696′ N, 3° 42.025′ W. Marker is in Madrid. It is in Lavapiés. Marker is at the intersection of Calle del Olmo and Calle del Ave María, on the right when traveling west on Calle del Olmo. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Calle del Olmo 25, Madrid 28012, Spain. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Teatro Variedades (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); A Los Abogados de Atocha / In Memory of the Lawyers of Atocha (about 120 meters away); Bartolomé Carducho (about 120 meters away); Serguei Prokofiev (about 150 meters away); Antón Martín
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(about 150 meters away); Motín de Esquilache / Esquilache Riots (about 150 meters away); Jacinto Benavente (about 180 meters away); Marcelino Menendez y Pelayo (approx. 0.2 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Madrid.
Also see . . .
1. La Argentina (Dancer) (Wikipedia).
Excerpt: Antonia Mercé y Luque (September 4, 1890 – July 18, 1936), largely known by her stage name, La Argentina, was an Argentine-born Spanish dancer known for her creation of the neoclassical style of Spanish dance. Considered one of the most famous Spanish dancers of the 20th century, she was known as the "Queen of the Castanets" and the "Flamenco Pavlova."
(Submitted on December 10, 2022.) 

2. ANTONIA MERCÉ `LA ARGENTINA´ (Danza Español, in Spanish and English).
Excerpt: … Antonia Merce was the daughter of Manuel Mercé, choreographer and dancer, and Pepita Luque, also a dancer. And although it took to convince a stern father that her dream was the dance, and opera, soon stood on stage, showing her complete training, music and dancing. After a stint as a showgirl at the Apollo Theater and the operetta Las hijas del capitán
Antonia Merce Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Andrew Ruppenstein, November 8, 2022
2. Antonia Merce Marker - wide view
Grant, a teenager Antonia Merce climbed on stage at the Teatro Romea once a week, with Los jueves de 'La Argentina', where she acted, sang and danced. At 21, first came abroad. Portugal, France and later an American tour, which coincided with the beginning of the First World War, returning successfully filled our country turned into a star. Later came again France and Argentina settled in Paris, which she gave to her art and wanted from her first performance. There Antonia Merce opened a successful version of Amor Brujo, with Vicente Escudero, and from there became one of the most elegant ladies dressed by Coco Chanel, among others. Honored by Azaña with the Cross of Isabel the Catholic, Antonia Merce last performed in 1935 in the Spanish Theatre, and died a year later at age 46.
(Submitted on December 10, 2022.) 
La Argentina (Antonia Mercé) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Studio d’Ora (via Wikimedia Commons), 1930
3. La Argentina (Antonia Mercé)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2022, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Lamorinda, California.

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