VIVA! is a song to freedom of movement, where the feminine is embraced by the masculine body as its own, where gender roles, in a codified world like flamenco, are broken with joy and enjoyment, creating new terrains that, although unexplored, are not distant. It is a transformation that does not always imply a way of masking, but rather a nudity, a revelation, a characterization inspired by women in flamenco. In a celebratory mood, Liñán proposes the plurality of dance through its different forms and the singularity expressed in each one of them. Along with six bailaores – dancers, will be in charge of exploring and diving within this fascinating universe of the feminine, as seen from the masculine, thus exposing these two identities which are part of our own nature.
Winner of the 2017 National Dance Award, Manuel Liñan was born in Granada and studied with the legendary Manolete and Mario Maya. Manuel not only shines as a dancer but also as a choreographer and a director. He has been invited on numerous occasions to choreograph shows by companies such as the National Ballet of Spain, Rafaela Carrasco, Teresa Nieto and the New Spanish Ballet. In 2008, Manuel began his solo career and started touring numerous prestigious festivals such as the Festival de Jerez, which earned him the 2012 Revelation Prize for Dance. A year later, his talent was recognized receiving the Max Awards for Performing Arts, as the Best Male Dance Performer and the Flamenco Hoy Critics Award for Best Dancer. In 2016, Manuel presented Reversible, winning the Critics Prize in the Festival of Jerez.