Sadler's Wells Theatre

Compañía Eva Yerbabuena

Yerbagüena (bright dark)

  • Friday 07 June 2024
  • 19:30 h
  • Sadler’s Wells Theatre
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  • Saturday 08 June 2024
  • 15:00 h
  • Sadler’s Wells Theatre
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  • Saturday 08 June 2024
  • 19:30 h
  • Sadler’s Wells Theatre
  • Buy tickets

‘She exposes a beauty in flamenco I doubt any had believed could exist.’ EVENING STANDARD

Eva Yerbabuena appeals again to duality as an expressive but reflective form in the end. Delving into two fundamentally opposite and complementary, but interconnected, forces, the dancer and choreographer pounces on a maxim that is increasingly present in her creations: nothing exists in its pure state nor in absolute stillness.

Thus, and in a continuous conversion that is developed during the four parts or numbers into which bright dark is divided, Yerbabuena verifies the certainty of what she has always believed. And, as she herself defends, “continuous transformation is a morbid provocationthat not only exists, but also gives meaning to everything.”

That is why in this, her nineteenth show, she moves between the most absolute rigidity and resounding flexibility, between stillness and movement, light and darkness, between singing and dancing, classicism and avant-garde, craftsmanship and technology… to rethink what she already believed to be absolute and fixed.

That is why she rejects modernity to immerse herself in it. That is why she tramples on structures to enhance them. That is why rigidity mutates and becomes flexible.

That is why she is Eva Yerbabuena and, with her, darkness can shine.

Compañía Eva Yerbabuena

“A terrific performer”
The Guardian

“She exposes a beauty in flamenco I doubt any had believed could exist”
Evening Standard

Eva María Garrido Garcia, known professionally as Eva Yerbabuena, is a Spanish flamenco dancer. She formed her own dance company in 1998 and won Spain’s National Dance Prize (Premio Nacional de Danza) in 2001. She is considered one of flamenco’s leading performers.