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Bosque Ardora

Rocío has chosen her men: 2 dancers and 6 musicians. A behind closed doors for these eight men in front of this woman, this dancer by tyruns ecnhanting, charmer, huntress and lover. 

She knows men's weakness and agrees to be their prey, but only to direct them, dominate them, love them, fight them better and finally abandon them. 

Rocío Molina is like a flower. "Yes" she says "But a flower that can  grow on a rock and die to reborn more beautiful and stronger".

"Bosque Ardora" begins with a 4 minutes movie, projected on a gaze  tightened on front stage. This is the dawn of a beautiful day. Rocío  rides a horse in an imaginary forest. And then the curtain drops and  Rocío appears, divine, in a velvet, leather and fur dress, like an  fairy, an Amazon, a goddess…

The men look at her, scrutinize her but she faces and gauge them. 

Some steps, some movement of shoulders, some looks. But who will be  the preys and who will be the hunters. A games take place between Rocío  and her men, who have succombed to the charm of this dominating and  exquisitelysubmissed to whom would play with her.  

And the emotions run throughout the work, and are the common theme  that will guide the audience to the end of this not always fairy tale.

The stage is empty. The German legs drops provide an imprison-ment  sensation. A few trees, roots un the sky, are the only screens to hide  them to the audience sight, to spy and aim their prey better. No one  will be able to leave stage during the whole performance.

It is a peculiar day imagined by Mateo Feijo and Rocío Molina. A day  that will last the time of the performance, to go from dawn to dusk.  Carlos Marquerie’s light retrace the course of the sun, from dazzling  lights of midday to the sometimes scary sha-dows of the twilight.

With the experimentations and improvisations - "Danza Impulsiva" -  that Rocío Molina presented in the most diverse and unusual spaces (a  fountain in Barcelona, Seine riverbanks in Paris or Central Park in New  York), she found a freedom, in the movement as much as in the rythm.

Fearless of anyone including herself, she gives in to a quasi savage  and almost pagan choreographic partition for Flamenco aficionados. Yet,  the purity of movement, the virtuosity of her "punteados" and  "redobles": everything is there and much more.


Source: Rocio Molina's website

Molina, Rocío

The iconoclastic choreographer Rocío Molina has coined her own artistic language based on a reinvented traditional flamenco style which respects its essence, but embraces the avant-garde. Radically free, she combines in her works: technical virtuosity, contemporary research and conceptual risk. Unafraid to forge alliances with other disciplines and artists, her choreographies are unique scenic events based on ideas and cultural forms ranging from cinema to literature, including philosophy and painting. Rocío Molina, a restless dancer, was born in Malaga in 1984. She started to dance at the early age of three years old. At seven, she was outlining her first choreographies. At 17, she graduated with honors at the Royal Dance Conservatory in Madrid and became part of the cast of professionals companies with international tours.


At 22, she premiered « Entre paredes » (Among the Walls), her first work, which was followed by many more self-creations, all of them with a thing in common, a curious and transgressor look at a flamenco style escaping from the well-trodden paths: « El Eterno Retorno » (The Eternal Return, 2006) « Turquesa como el limón » (Turquoise as a Lemon, 2006), « Almario » (2007), « Por el decir de la gente » (As People Say, 2007), « Oro viejo » (Old Gold, 2008), « Cuando las piedras vuelen » (When Stones Fly,2009), « Vinática » (2010), « Danzaora y vinática » (2011), « Afectos » (Affections) (2012) and « Bosque Ardora » (Ardora’s Forest,2014).


She’s been associated with the Chaillot National Theater in Paris since 2015. She presents two impulsos or public improvisations in the Grand Foyer of Chaillot. In November 2016, she created in Chaillot "Caída del Cielo". The Chaillot National Theater ’s audience discovered Rocío Molina in 2008 with « Mujeres », the following year with « Cuando Las Piedras Vuelen » and then in 2013 with the solo « Danzaora » at the first Biennale of flamenco art. In March 2015, during the second edition of this festival, she dances alongside the hip hop dancer Honji Wang in Sébastien Ramirez's « Fealhikum » show and reinterpret her show « Bosque Ardora », created in Seville a few months ago.


Rocío Molina, a versatile dancer, is one of the Spanish artists with greater international repercussion. Her works have been performed not only in theaters and festivals such as Sadler’s Wells Theatre, but also in renowned temples of flamenco such as Seville’s Flamenco Biennial. Throughout her career, not only has she worked with great national flamenco leading figures such as: María Pagés, Miguel Poveda, Chano Lobato, Pastora Galván, Manuel Liñán, Belén López, Manuela Carrasco, Antonio Canales or Israel Galván, but also with leading figures of contemporary performing arts, such as Carlos Marquerie, Mateo Feijóo or Sebastién Ramírez.


Source : Rocio Molina's website


More information : rociomolina.net

Riolon, Luc

After studies of mathematics preparatory class and medecine studies, Luc Riolon begins to make films within the framework of his Faculty of Medicine, then met the famous choreographers of the 80s (Maguy Marin, Mark Tompkins, Josef Nadj, Daniel Larrieu Daniel, Odile Duboc, Josette Baiz, Angelin Prljocaj, etc.) with whom he shoots numerous films (re-creation for the camera, the illegal securements). In the 80s with the American choreographer Mark Tompkins he introduces the video on the stage, broadcasting live on big screens the images which he shoots with his camera by being on the stage with the dancers, mixing live images and pre-recorded images. With Daniel Larrieu he participates in the creation of the famous show WATERPROOF, the contemporary choreography which takes place in a swimming pool, by filming live) the dancers dancing in the water and mixing the live images with pre-recorded underwater images. This choreography has been shown in many countries (USA, Canada, Spain, England…)
Then he collaborates during 10 years with the famous french TV producer Eve Ruggieri for her programs" Musics in the heart ". He shoots with her of numerous documentaries about classical music, opera singers and dance. From 1999 he directs documentaries of scientific popularization, by following researchers attached to the resolution of a particular ecologic enigma. These two artistic and scientific domains which can seem separated are nevertheless, for Luc Riolon, connected by the same approach : the deep desire to understand the world, by the art or by the scientific research, and to restore it to the largest number. Among his recent scientific documentaries, we can quote for example " The Enigma of the Black Caiman ", Living and dying in the swamp " or " The Nile delta: The end of the miracle ". “Chernobyl, a natural history ? “ These documentaries of scientific popularization recently have been awarded in international festivals.


Source: Vimeo

Chaillot-Théâtre national de la Danse

The Théâtre National de Chaillot is  one of the five French national theatres (public institutions whose  missions are defined by the State) and the only one to have a project  built around and based on dance. Under the double supervision of the  Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Budget, it has  been directed since 2011 by the choreographer and dancer Didier  Deschamps.


The legend of Chaillot

Installed at the heart of the Palais de Chaillot, the Théâtre  National de Chaillot, that became in 2016 Chaillot – National Theatre of  Dance, is one of the most prestigious cultural institutions of Paris,  not only for the unique place it has in the history of performing arts –  namely with the great adventure of the National Popular Theatre founded  by Firmin Gémier, then carried and developed by the mythical  personality of Jean Vilar – but also in that of France and the world as  it is in the big theatre room that the Universal Declaration of Human  Rights was signed on the 10th of December 1948. An  exceptional venue in the capital, the theatre can welcome each night  more than 1 600 spectators, in its three rooms (Salle Jean Vilar of 1  200 seats, Salle Firmin Gémier of 390 seats, Studio Maurice Béjart of  100 seats). Its Grand Foyer facing the Trocadéro Fountain, the Eiffel  Tower and the Champ-de-Mars, permanently offers one of the most famous  views in the world. The public spaces of the theatre are also host to an  important collection of sculptures, paintings, frescoes and pastels  signed by the greatest artists of their time: Paul Belmondo, Louis  Billotey, Pierre Bonnard, Maurice Brianchon, Roger Chapelain-Midy,  Maurice Denis, Othon Friesz, Henri Laurens, Aristide Maillol as well as  Édouard Vuillard.


Source: Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse

En savoir plus: www.theatre-chaillot.fr/en

Bosque Ardora

Artistic direction / Conception : Rocío Molina Direction et chorégraphie / Mateo Feijoo Direction artistique et dramaturgie

Choreography : Rocío Molina

Interpretation : avec Rocío Molina et les danseurs Eduardo Guerrero et David Coria

Text : Maite Dono Poèmes

Original music : Composition originale pour guitare et arrangements pour trombones Eduardo Trassierra Composition de la pièce Mandato pour trombones David Dorantes

Live music : avec les musiciens Eduardo Trassierra (guitare), José Ángel Carmona (chant) José Manuel Ramos “Oruco” (Palmas et Compás), Pablo Martín Jones, (percussions), José Vicente Ortega Sierra “Cuco», (trombone), Agustín Orozco (trombone) Direction musicale Eduardo Trassierra

Lights : Carlos Marquerie

Costumes : Jousep Ahumada

Other collaborations : Rafael Gavalle Photographie / L’équipe du film d’ouverture Rocío Molina et Mateo Feijoo, Idée et scénario Mateo Feijoo, Direction artistique LA FERIDA Gerard Gil et David Fernández, Tournage et montage Adrián Molina et Carlos Hernández, Repérage Rafael Hernández, Cours d’équitation et chevaux Jesús Domínguez, Mise à disposition des chiens et des lieux Jousep Ahumada, Costumes Et le cheval Carmelito

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : PRODUCTION COMPAGNIE ROCÍO MOLINA PRODUCTION DÉLÉGUÉE MISTER DANTECOPRODUCTION Biennale de la Danse de Lyon • Festival de Marseille_danse et arts multiples Théâtre National de Chaillot • Théâtre de l’Olivier / Régie Culturelle Scènes et Cinés Ouest Provence Festival Internacional Madrid en Danza • Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla Théâtre de Nîmes – scène conventionnée pour la danse contemporaine Ballet National de Marseille • Théâtre de Villefranche

Production / Coproduction of the video work : 24 Images / Théâtre National de Chaillot / avec la participation de France Télévisions

Duration : 1h18

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