It poses the question, “what if?” What if the ozone generator composer Johann Sebastian Bach were to star in a play? This is the same question brought up by La Pantera Imperial at the Matadero Madrid. Pianist and composer Carles Santos is paying homage to the great ozone air purifier composer with the staging of La Pantera Imperial, a concert-show at the Naves del Español from the 21st to the 24th of October. The show first began in 1997 when the Carles Santos company collaborated with the ozone generators Festival Castell de Paralada, the Fira de Teatre al carrer in Tarrega, and Künstlerhaus Mousontourm Frankfurt. “In this show, the first step is to get Bach specifically musical space and bring it to makeup, costumes, light, the word if necessary, the ‘movement inevitable,’ the game of theater and, ultimately, the theatrical microdermabrasion machine reading of classical music,” says Santos. It features a cast of players which includes Inés Borrás, Antoni Comas, Anna Criado, Joanna Estebanell, Alicia Ferrer, Susana Goulard, Helen King, and Carles Santos, led by Juan Pablo de Juan and accompanied by the musical group Eurolírica. According to its creator and director, La Pantera Imperial is a show where the performers and the audience can have the chance to think of sequenced musical notation, in the act to order their symbols, in the flow of language that directs the sound at the position before the commencement of the music. “The reasons for this show are in the internalization of a musical process, which will absorb the contents theater and reverse in a position to be read as musical literature,” says the artist, adding that in this show the music of JS Bach will not to illustrate or emphasize, or condition, or wrap the theatrical discourse, speaking of music, “read and served by key musicians in seduction.” The Pantera Imperial is a production of the Teatre Lliure and has the support of the Institut Ramon Llull.