Teatro Español y Naves del Español
Living Arts International Gathering Africa Moment'21 celebrates this year its 5th edition in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, an unprecedented edition with a double itinerary, which presents proposals of great innovation and artistic quality by leading figures on the...
Carnación, in pictorial terms, refers to the process of colouring the flesh, to the passage from the invisible to the visible. Carnación also inevitably refers to the act of becoming flesh, to the possibility of being touched. It is here that creation meets desire in order to recognise itself as resistance to the consciousness of disappearance, as a celebration of a vulnerability which, in turn, is a sign and a trace of what is alive.
Thus, in Carnación, tenderness and wildness, falling and rising, sexual drive and the will to transcendence coexist. Just like the psychic flow that finds its release in the disorder of repetitions, we perceive a different form of love in the violent aridity of desire.
With Carnación, Rocío Molina, together with Niño de Elche, Olalla Alemán, Pepe Benítez and Maureen Choi, shows the capacity of dance to unfold as a pure power. It demonstrates, once again transcending labels and reductionist readings, its capacity to understand creation as a space from which to express the apparently ineffable. She makes the limits dance where many artists and thinkers have been unable to do anything but stop.
Dance: Rocío Molina
Singing: Paco “Niño de Elche”
Piano / electronic music / programs: Pepe Benítez
Violin: Maureen Choi
Soprano: Olalla Alemán
Choir: Capilla Renacentista
Idea and choreography: Rocío Molina
Co-direction: Rocío Molina y Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola
Musical direction: “Niño de Elche” in collaboration with Rocío Molina and Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola
Music for Cumbia and Exhorcismo: Pepe Benítez
Scenic space design: Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola
Stage space collaboration: Julia Valencia
Costume design: Leandro Cano
Costume design collaboration: Julia Valencia
Lighting design: Carlos Marquerie
Choir conductor: Amaya Añúa
Photographer: Simone Fratini
Sound design: Javier Álvarez
Texts: Enrique Fuenteblanca
Technical direction: Carmen Mori
Lighting technician: David Benito
Stage manager: María Agar Martínez
Shibari artists: Simone Fratini y GlüWür
Production director: El Mandaito Producciones SL
Una coproducción by the Venice Dance Biennale, the Seville Flamenco de Biennale, Grec 2023 Festival de Barcelona and Teatro Español
With the support of