Teatro Español y Naves del Español


by Rocío Molina
Carnación Rocío Molina ©Simone Fratini
December 10, 2022
Wednesday to Sunday / 7pm
1 hour 40 min

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.

Cast and Creative Team

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 BiennaleGrec 2023 Festival de Barcelona and Teatro Español

With the support of