Ana Morales and Guillermo Weickert will share on Flamenco Festival London the result of a ten-days residence in which the artists explore silence as a performing and musical element, working with the idea that a fearful frenzy can create movement. Their starting point: silence – even if it belongs to our daily life – is sometimes scary and uncalming; a panic situation that can get us to our limits, provoking a vertigo we can’t handle. In their residence, Morales & Weickert plan to work from flamenco and contemporary dance, using the sensation of ‘no noise’, letting emotions open up since our inner selves and getting in touch with their audience creating contact through the mantric sound and the Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) process.
‘Bailaora’ Ana Morales began her dance studies at the Conservatorio de Barcelona, but soon she moves to Seville, with a three-year scholarship granted by the Compañía Andaluza de Danza. She has learned with masters such as José Antonio Ruiz, Rafael Campallo, Juana Amaya, Eva Yerbabuena, Isabel Bayón or Andrés Marín, has been soloist at the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía and has worked with companies such as Antonio “El Pipa”, Javier Latorre o Andrés Marín’s, among others, dancing in the biggest flamenco festivals and events, worldwide. Since 2010 she also creates and directs her own shows.
Guillermo Weickert is – before choreographer and director – actor and dancer, something that is clearly stated on his creations, a body of work that highlights his interest for the performer as its geographical centre, his taste for taking risks, investigating and his fearless desire to work with multi-disciplinary artists such as Vitor Joaquim, Marc Rees, Niño de Elche, Lía, Alejandro Rojas Marcos, Anna Jonsson, Ana Ventura, José María Sánchez Rey or María Cabeza de Vaca.