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) and Caída del Cielo (Fallen from heaven) (2016).
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: Barbican Center in London, City Center in New York, The Esplanade in Singapore, Tanz Im August in Berlin, Festival SPAF in Seoul, Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, National Theater of Taiwan, Dansens Hus in Oslo and Stokholm, Chaillot National Theatre in Paris, Festival Transamériques in Montreal, and Bunkamura in Tokio. But also in spanish renowned temples of theatre, dance and flamenco such as Teatro Español and Teatros del Canal in Madrid, Seville’s Flamenco Biennale or Teatro Central, Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona), Gran Teatro Falla (Cadiz), Cervantes (Malaga) or Jerez Festival, just to mention some of them.
Throughout her career, not only has she worked with great national flamenco leading figures such as: María Pagés, Miguel Poveda, Antonio Canales or Israel Galván, but also with leading figures of contemporary arts, such as Carlos Marquerie, Mateo Feijóo or Jean Paul Goude. The collaboration with Jean Paul Goude was to design a project for the brand Hermes in Shanghai in 2017.