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Sep 08 2022 18:30

Auditorium Melotti, Rovereto


Rafaela Carrasco | Rafaela Carrasco Company

National premiere

Ariadna, Rafaela Carrasco | ph Anapalma

Mythical, mundane, eternal: a flamenco Ariadne. Rafaela Carrasco, “bailaora” and choreographer, brings to life the best-known of female myths. Caught between everyday life and the world of dreams, reality and myth, intimacy and society, the dance unwinds following the structure of the great Greek tragedies, delving into the ambiguities of the human soul, where the poetry of flamenco underlies a story that connects us with our sweetest memories and innermost fears: first love, the thirst for freedom, the instinct towards risk, our intimate dance between the greatest eagerness and the deepest abyss.

An exceptional figure of the international dance scene, the hallmark of Rafaela Carrasco’s career is a tireless quest to modernise flamenco, without denying her roots. Once again, the four dancers, and an equal number of musicians on stage with her, will give shape to a unique and unmistakable warm, elaborate and conceptual dance style.

Rafaela Carrasco triumphs by exploring Greek mythology with the myth of Theseus and Ariadne's thread.

- Manuel Martin, El Mundo

Concept and choreography Rafaela Carrasco
Performers Rafaela Carrasco, Rafael Ramírez, Gabriel Matías, Ricardo Moro, Felipe Clivio, Jesus Gonzalez
Dramaturgy Álvaro Tato
Voiceover Carmelo Gómez
Musical artistic direction Jesús Torres
Music Antonio Campos and Jesús Torres
Music performed live Jesús Torres (guitar), Salvador Gutiérrez (guitar), Antonio Campos (voice), Miguel Ortega (voice)
Scenography Gloria Montesinos
Lighting Oscar Sanz
Costume design Leandro Cano
Sound Angel Olalla
Machinist Miguel Angel Guisado
Production Rafaela Carrasco
Executive production Alejandro Salade

Duration 70 min

The project is supported by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto