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FLA.CO.MEN

Israel Galván

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Australian Premiere / Adelaide Exclusive

  • About

    Galván is a rock star of flamenco. His technical prowess is jaw dropping: he can generate and sustain intricate rhythms like a master percussionist, but his instrument is his body; indeed to draw a distinction between music and dance in his work is impossible.

    While he’s drenched in tradition and has won every flamenco prize there is to win, he’s certainly no traditionalist. FLA.CO.MEN, a concerto for dancer and six musicians, is the creation of a true maverick: a wildly unpredictable deconstruction of a centuries-old art form. The customary guitars and steel-jawed machismo are there, but so is avant-garde jazz and self-mockery, delicacy, lyricism, clowning one moment and haunting beauty the next.

    Just as dance critics around the world have attested, Galván’s restless curiosity, quirky sense of humour and sublime flamenco artistry will keep you pinned to your seat.


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  • Credits

    Direction, Choreography and Dance Israel Galván
    Musicians David Lagos, Tomás de Perrate, Eloísa Cantón, Caracafé and Proyecto Lorca (Juan Jiménez Alba, Antonio Moreno)
    Artistic Direction and Choreography of "Sevillanas" Pedro G. Romero
    Stage Direction and Choreography of "Alegrías" Patricia Caballero
    Lighting Design Rubén Camacho
    Sound Pedro León
    Technical Direction Pablo Pujol
    Stage Manager Balbi Parra
    Costumes Concha Rodríguez
    Tour Manager Amparo Hernández
    Distribution Mondigromax – Dietrich Grosse
    Production A Negro Producciones Cisco Casado

    Production by A NEGRO PRODUCCIONES

    Co-production Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, Théâtre de Nîmes – Scène conventionée pour la danse contemporaine

    With the Support of Instituto Andaluz del Flamenco, Consejería de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de la Junta de Andalucía, Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)

    Israel Galván is an Associate Artist of Théâtre de la Ville de París

    Image Luis Castilla Fotographica

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