Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The Reality of Flamenco Dance by Francisco Hidalgo in Moscas y Diamantes

Francisco Hidalgo will perform the Madrid premiere of his new show, Moscas y Diamantes, at the Paco Rabal Cultural Center.

In the chaos of Ecuadorian painter Osvaldo Guayasmin’s works, in the drama of his characters’ facial expressions, in the delicacy of that painting, choreographer Francisco Hidalgo has found a connection with himself, with his chaos, with his face, which With humility he understands that it is necessary to dance. From there, and from flamenco, comes Moscas y Diamantes, an investigation of fear, uncertainty and despair in today’s society, where Hidalgo goes in his utopian world in search of perfection in himself: “The bald self, the imperfect I, the manly Me, the human being, the villager me, my ideal me…”.

It will happen on Saturday, May 20, when the premiere in Madrid of Moscas y Diamantes will take place at the Paco Rabal Cultural Center at 8:00 p.m. Moscas y Diamantes is a project of Francisco Hidalgo with choreographic collaboration by Belen Maya, stage direction by Carlos Chamorro, music direction by Antonia Jimenez, vocals by Antonio Luque ‘Cainito’, percussion by Odei Lizaso, set design by Miguel Rego, lighting by Sound by Jesús Díaz and Pedro Galán. Stage director Carlos Chamorro affirms that “what interests me with this show is that the viewer sees the theater as a reflection of whether he is really who he wants to be.”

“With this research I have discovered forms of dance that were in my imagination, and that I could not get out of for fear of deviating from what had been established as correct” confirms Belair of Algodonales, which is premiering its fourth production the great flamenco musical Flamenca in Paris and London, and success with the Impulsos Pictoricos project, improvisation driven pictorial works by the resident artists of the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid or the videodance project for the Mapfre Foundation in Madrid In, interpreting through body and flamenco works by Pérez Sequier and Paolo Gasparini.

“What are we? What drives us? What do we want to be? Where do we direct our impulses? … Every human being is, in some form, bound by a series of behavioral norms imposed by third parties. are conditioned, that determine what is considered correct as an absolute truth, and that restricts our actions and way of life to drag us, in most cases, into a passive comfort zone, for fear of With the result that they give the impression of letting go of what we are established in. Introspection where I reflect on the consequences that this has produced in my self-realization as a dancer, trying to get away from any prejudices they may have adopted and to explore the reality of his utopian world” explains Francisco Hidalgo about his new show.

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