Las cuatro esquinas / Imágenes
Del Maestro (to Mario Maya)
Chorégraphy : Rafaela Carrasco
En la oscuridad de la luz (to María Páges)
Chorégraphy : Rafaela Carrasco
Leyenda (to José Antonio Ruiz)
Chorégraphy : Rafaela Carrasco, Ana Morales
Mirando al Sur (to Cristina Hoyos)
Chorégraphy : Rafaela Carrasco, Hugo López
Las cuatro esquinas (to Rubén Olmo)
Chorégraphy : Rafaela Carrasco, David Coria
Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, is recognised as the most important representative of flamenco art in Spain. The company returns under the direction of the multi-award-winning Rafaela Carrasco.
Images: 20 years commemorates the 20th anniversary of the company, revisiting five of the most celebrated choreographies of its repertoire. Not only a tribute to the former directors who inspired Carrasco during her career, the show is also an interpretation of the rich history of the company.
Student, flamenco dancer, repetiteur, soloist, choreographer and, today, artistic director of the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet, the former Andalusian Dance Company. Since 1994 Rafaela has been all of these: a dance activist who committed herself right from the start to this public project. Hailing from Sevilla, she began to study dance at the age of 8 with Matilde Coral. Aged 18, she joined Mario Maya’s company where she became principal dancer and repetiteur. Later, she formed part of the Andalusian Dance Company as a soloist and participated in the productions De lo flamenco and Réquiem (1994) and Los Caminos de Lorca (2004).
She has performed in the Tablaos of Los Gallos in Sevilla, in the Café de Chinitas in Madrid, and in El Flamenco in Tokyo. In 1996, she left Sevilla for Madrid where she danced, choreographed, and began to develop a flourishing teaching business. She gives flamenco classes of all levels throughout the world. Since it was first set up, Rafaela Carrasco’s company has created nine productions, including choreographies for the Spanish National Ballet, the Flamenco Festival and the Sevilla Flamenco Biennial where she was awarded major prizes. It is for this professional career and for her experience in consolidating her own company that Rafaela Carrasco was selected in September 2013 as choreographer for the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet.
Source: BALLET FLAMENCO de ANDALUCIA Imagenes press file (2015)
More information : rafaelacarrasco.com
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
Artistic direction / Conception : Rafaela Carrasco
Artistic direction assistance / Conception : David Coria (répétiteur)
Choreography : Rafaela Carrasco, David Coria, Ana Morales, Hugo López
Interpretation : Rafaela Carrasco, David Coria, Ana Morales, Hugo López (Solistes) / Alejandra Gudí, Florencia O’Ryan, Laura Santamaría, Paula Comitre, Carmen Yanes, Eduardo Leal, Antonio López, Alberto Sellés (Corps de ballet)
Set design : Gloria Montesinos (A.A.I.)
Original music : Antonio Campos, Jesús Torres, Juan Antonio Suárez “Cano”
Live music : Jesús Torres, Juan Antonio Suárez “Cano” (guitares) / Antonio Campos, Antonio Nuñez “El Pulga” (chant)
Lights : Gloria Montesinos (A.A.I.)
Costumes : Blanco y Belmonte, Pepa Carrasco (chef d’atelier), Bova Mikhailova, Amay Flamenco (batas de cola), Salao et Atelier de l’AAIICC, Chaussures Gallardo
Technical direction : Agencia Andaluza de Instituciones Culturales
Sound : Rafael Gómez
Other collaborations : Visuales Tama (images), Estudio RedLed (studio d'enregistrement)
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : ARTEMOVIMIENTO Daniela Lazary (distribution France)
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse - 2015