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Flamenco is a language. In Spanish, singer translates as « cantante ». But in flamenca language, the accurate term is « cantaor ». Similarly, the Spanish word for dancer is « bailarina ». But in flamenco land, the word used is « bailaora », as if it was about something else than songs and dance. That’s how the practice goes. Part of the mystery lies in the title she chose for the show: Danzaora; Rocío Molina breaks the rules by making up a word, a modern and unstable disorder, probably a reflection of her artistic personality. That’s just like Rocío: she knows about all the traditional references and transmutes them. And so, Danzaora, is more than a dance show. It is a clever experiment with the occupation of time and space. The power of her dance points to a bright way forward for this art form. And that future is now being modelled in her alchemist’s workshop where this multi-awarded gifted artist, born on stage, day in and day out, shapes one of flamenco’s major destinies of this early 21st century.


Idée originale et chorégraphie Rocío Molina 
Conseiller dramaturgie Roberto Fratini 
Danse Rocío Molina
Guitare Eduardo Trassierra 
Chant et alto mandoline José Angel « Carmona »
Palmas et compás Karolina la Negra, José Manuel Ramos « El Oruco »
Direction musicale Rosario « La Tremendita », Rocío Molina 
Musique originale Eduardo Trassierra 
Conseillère chants et arrangements Rosario « La Tremendita » 
Conseiller percussion Álvaro Garrido
Lumières Rubén Camacho 
Costumes Mai Canto 
Accessoires Israel Romero 
Régie Gloria Medina 
Son Javier Alvarez 
Lumières Antonio Serrano

Production Clara Castro
Production Compañía Rocío Molina 
Avec le soutien du Ministerio de cultura de España et du Gobierno de España

Molina, Rocío

The iconoclastic choreographer Rocío Molina has coined her own artistic language based on a reinvented traditional flamenco style which respects its essence, but embraces the avant-garde. Radically free, she combines in her works: technical virtuosity, contemporary research and conceptual risk. Unafraid to forge alliances with other disciplines and artists, her choreographies are unique scenic events based on ideas and cultural forms ranging from cinema to literature, including philosophy and painting. Rocío Molina, a restless dancer, was born in Malaga in 1984. She started to dance at the early age of three years old. At seven, she was outlining her first choreographies. At 17, she graduated with honors at the Royal Dance Conservatory in Madrid and became part of the cast of professionals companies with international tours.

At 22, she premiered « Entre paredes » (Among the Walls), her first work, which was followed by many more self-creations, all of them with a thing in common, a curious and transgressor look at a flamenco style escaping from the well-trodden paths: « El Eterno Retorno » (The Eternal Return, 2006) « Turquesa como el limón » (Turquoise as a Lemon, 2006), « Almario » (2007), « Por el decir de la gente » (As People Say, 2007), « Oro viejo » (Old Gold, 2008), « Cuando las piedras vuelen » (When Stones Fly,2009), « Vinática » (2010), « Danzaora y vinática » (2011), « Afectos » (Affections) (2012) and « Bosque Ardora » (Ardora’s Forest,2014).

She’s been associated with the Chaillot National Theater in Paris since 2015. She presents two impulsos or public improvisations in the Grand Foyer of Chaillot. In November 2016, she created in Chaillot "Caída del Cielo". The Chaillot National Theater ’s audience discovered Rocío Molina in 2008 with « Mujeres », the following year with « Cuando Las Piedras Vuelen » and then in 2013 with the solo « Danzaora » at the first Biennale of flamenco art. In March 2015, during the second edition of this festival, she dances alongside the hip hop dancer Honji Wang in Sébastien Ramirez's « Fealhikum » show and reinterpret her show « Bosque Ardora », created in Seville a few months ago.

Rocío Molina, a versatile dancer, is one of the Spanish artists with greater international repercussion. Her works have been performed not only in theaters and festivals such as Sadler’s Wells Theatre, but also in renowned temples of flamenco such as Seville’s Flamenco Biennial. Throughout her career, not only has she worked with great national flamenco leading figures such as: María Pagés, Miguel Poveda, Chano Lobato, Pastora Galván, Manuel Liñán, Belén López, Manuela Carrasco, Antonio Canales or Israel Galván, but also with leading figures of contemporary performing arts, such as Carlos Marquerie, Mateo Feijóo or Sebastién Ramírez.

Source : Rocio Molina's website

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Riolon, Luc

After studies of mathematics preparatory class and medecine studies, Luc Riolon begins to make films within the framework of his Faculty of Medicine, then met the famous choreographers of the 80s (Maguy Marin, Mark Tompkins, Josef Nadj, Daniel Larrieu Daniel, Odile Duboc, Josette Baiz, Angelin Prljocaj, etc.) with whom he shoots numerous films (re-creation for the camera, the illegal securements). In the 80s with the American choreographer Mark Tompkins he introduces the video on the stage, broadcasting live on big screens the images which he shoots with his camera by being on the stage with the dancers, mixing live images and pre-recorded images. With Daniel Larrieu he participates in the creation of the famous show WATERPROOF, the contemporary choreography which takes place in a swimming pool, by filming live) the dancers dancing in the water and mixing the live images with pre-recorded underwater images. This choreography has been shown in many countries (USA, Canada, Spain, England…)
Then he collaborates during 10 years with the famous french TV producer Eve Ruggieri for her programs" Musics in the heart ". He shoots with her of numerous documentaries about classical music, opera singers and dance. From 1999 he directs documentaries of scientific popularization, by following researchers attached to the resolution of a particular ecologic enigma. These two artistic and scientific domains which can seem separated are nevertheless, for Luc Riolon, connected by the same approach : the deep desire to understand the world, by the art or by the scientific research, and to restore it to the largest number. Among his recent scientific documentaries, we can quote for example " The Enigma of the Black Caiman ", Living and dying in the swamp " or " The Nile delta: The end of the miracle ". “Chernobyl, a natural history ? “ These documentaries of scientific popularization recently have been awarded in international festivals.

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Choreography : Rocío Molina

Interpretation : Rocío Molina

Original music : Eduardo Trassierra

Live music : Guitare Eduardo Trassierra.

Additionnal music : Chant et alto mandoline José Angel « Carmona » Palmas et compás Karolina la Negra, José Manuel Ramos « El Oruco »

Lights : Rubén Camacho, Antonio Serrano

Costumes : Mai Canto

Other collaborations : Conseiller dramaturgie Roberto Fratini. Direction musicale Rosario « La Tremendita », Rocío Molina. Conseillère chants et arrangements Rosario « La Tremendita ». Conseiller percussion Álvaro Garrido. Accessoires Israel Romero. Régie Gloria Medina Son Javier Alvarez

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Compañía Rocío Molina. Clara Castro. Avec le soutien du Ministerio de cultura de España et du Gobierno de España

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