Spanish stage performer Joana Sainz Garcia stepped onto a stage in late September but ended up dead mid-way through.
The 30-year-old Spaniard was part of the Super Hollywood Orchestra group that was set to thrill fans during the four-day festival in Las Berlanas. Garcia who was the lead choreographer and dancer of the troupe succumbed to injuries, collapsing as pyrotechnics exploded on stage due to a manufacturing malfunction.
According to a report on the BBC, a doctor and nurse who were part of the audience to offer first aid before first responders paramedics arrived and took Ms. Sainz to hospital, where she was later confirmed dead. Around 1,000 spectators were watching the performance, in the town of Las Berlanas, north-west of Madrid.
Isidro Lopez, the owner of Prones 1SL, told local media the group used pyrotechnics in previous performances without incident.
In a statement posted to Facebook, Prones 1SL said: “The whole Prones family, partners, artists, friends, collaborators are very sad and dismayed by the loss of our companion and friend Joana Sainz.”
The local government of Las Berlanas, which organized the festival, paid tribute to Ms. Sainz on Facebook. “RIP Johan Sainz. You are in our memory,” it wrote in a post.