- Friday 27 March 2020
- 20:00 h
- New York City Center
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“One of the greatest flamenco dancers I have ever seen”—The New York Times
Triumphant, reckless, and lyrical, Fallen from Heaven is a celebration of the female body. Known for her technical virtuosity and conceptual daring, Rocío Molina is a formal visionary who reinvents classic aesthetics to prove flamenco is more alive than ever.
Her latest show shakesup the traditional guitar, cajón and clapping hands combination with a drum kit and electric guitar. Starting her journey wearing the bata de cola, the image of a bailaora, Molina draws on both the traditionally male movement and the animalistic mannerisms of the bull-ring as she explores gender, sex and flamenco itself in a powerful celebration of womanhood.
Rocío Molina, born in Málaga -Spain- in 1984, has coined her own artistic language based on a reinvented traditional flamenco style which respects its essence, but embraces the avant-garde. She was awarded the Spanish National Award for Dance in 2010, she’s been associated with the Chaillot National Theater in Paris since 2014, and she has received the Max Award in 2017 (Best dancer ; Best choreography for “Caída del Cielo” – Fallen from heaven), and in 2015 (Best choreography for “Bosque Ardora” – Ardora’s Forest). Thus, she is one of the Spanish artists with greater international repercussion. Her works have been performed in major venues around the world and are recognized by critics and audiences as unique scenic events where technical virtuosity, formal research and visual beauty live together.