Programme Details

Rocío Molina
Fallen from Heaven (Caída del Cielo)

Rocío Molina fuses traditional flamenco and avant-garde dance improvisation fearlessly and with blazing passion. In Fallen from Heaven, she dances with captivating beauty and disturbing power through the course of a work that celebrates the many aspects of what it means to be a woman.

 

ABOUT

A feminist scream from the flamenco queen of the 21st century

“At once lyrical, raunchy and impeccably danced, Molina’s fiercely provocative work is unforgettable”
★★★★★ The Guardian

“Molina has genius: irresistible, all-consuming, all-powerful.”
★★★★ Financial Times

Building on a strong foundation of virtuosic flamenco technique, Rocío Molina has created a style of modern dance that is entirely her own. She is to flamenco as Akram Khan, Wayne McGregor and Crystal Pite are to ballet, and she counts Mikhail Baryshnikov among her admirers.

Credited with “reinventing flamenco and dragging it into the 21st century” (The Economist ), she creates her own startlingly original choreography based on public improvisations in which she bares both her soul and at times her body in search of a dancer’s naked truth.

Fallen from Heaven (Caída del Cielo) was forged through this painful but revelatory process—beginning with a performance in a prison. In the final work, she fuses her flamenco roots with elements of other dance styles, ranging from freestyle to hip-hop and rave. Molina and her four musicians explore the elusive essence of womanhood, which is by turns provocative, raw, sensual and sardonic.

Frequent costume changes assist her in assuming multiple roles, each in its own way a feminist celebration of freedom of body and spirit. Molina’s performance blurs the distinctions between male and female, human and animal, but always returns to the dazzlingly intricate footwork, expressive swirling and swaying of her body, and subtle movements of her hands and fingers that are the signature of a truly great bailaora.

This is both a virtuoso and a revolutionary performance, pointing towards new directions for flamenco, while reasserting its inalienably Spanish soul.


The 10 Mar performance is sponsored by Sino Group as part of the Sino Group Arts Celebration Series

Approx 1 hr 30 mins with no interval
Recommended for ages 12 and above

 

CAST & PRODUCTION

Co-direction, Choreography, Musical Direction 
Rocío Molina

Co-direction, Dramaturgy, Stage Design and Lighting
Carlos Marquerie

Music
Eduardo Trassierra

Musical Composition
José Ángel Carmona
José Manuel Ramos “Oruco”
Pablo Martín Jones

Sound
Javier Álvarez

Costumes
Cecilia Molano

A production by
DANZA MOLINA S.L. / CHAILLOT – THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE LA DANSE (PARIS)

CAST

Dance
Rocío Molina

Guitar
Eduardo Trassierra

Vocals and Electric Bass
José Ángel Carmona

Hand-clapping and Percussion
José Manuel Ramos “Oruco”

Drums, Percussion and Electronics
Pablo Martín Jones

 

Photo credit

Pablo Guidali
Simone Fratini

 

RELATED INFO

Official Website of Rocío Molina

  • FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

    DATE / TIME

    9 & 10 / 3 / 2020  19:30

     

    VENUE

    Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre