Dance

  • Date: 30 January, 8 p.m.
  • Hall: Main Auditorium

Flamenco, that greek tragedy

 A flamenco Ariadne? Yes, why not? Of this world and dreamy. Eternal and of every day. Rafaela Carrasco (Sevilla, 1972), one of the great guardians of flamenco dance, takes on the Greek tragedy and dances the myth of Ariadne. The story of the solitary woman who weaves the yarn and bids goodbye to Theseus from the island of Naxos, the place where she encountered love for a night.

Rafaela follows the structure of the great Greek tragedies and adds all the poetry of her flamenco, for a woman whose fine strand threads the centuries together on a journey of entangling labyrinths and traps of love and desire and struggles, all within a male environment.

Together with the poet and dramaturg Álvaro Tato, Rafaela Carrasco takes flamenco dance into the territory of myths in a show with tientos, tangos or seguiriyas, underlined by the penetrating voice of acclaimed Spanish actor Carmelo Gómez.

A Greek myth distilled with dance, guitar and cantaores (singers). No human passion escapes the myth. Not even flamenco.

  • Choreography and direction: Rafaela Carrasco
  • Dramaturgy and lyrics: Álvaro Tato
  • Off voice: Carmelo Gómez
  • Musical director: Jesús Torres
  • Music: Antonio Campos, Jesús Torres
  • Costume design: Leandro Cano
  • Lights and set design: Gloria Montesinos
  • Sound space design: Ángel Olalla
  • Equipment: Rusti
  • Executive production: Alejandro Salade

Producción de Rafaela Carrasco

©Ana Palma

  • Dancers: Rafaela Carrasco, Rafael Ramírez, Gabriel Matías, Ricardo Moro, Felipe Clivio
  • Guitars: Jesús Torres, Salvador Gutiérrez
  • Singers: Antonio Campos, Miguel Ortega

Acerca de Rafaela Carrasco

Destacada figura del flamenco y reconocida coreógrafa y bailaora, en 2002 crea su propia compañía. Su trayectoria profesional está marcada por ser una investigadora de la danza y por su particular visión del flamenco. Su objetivo profesional es mostrar su propia concepción de danza, minuciosamente elaborada desde la calma y la calidez conceptual y concebida para un cuerpo de baile en avenencia artística y equilibrio con el espacio escénico.