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Bosque Ardora

Biennale de la danse 2014 - Director : Plasson, Fabien

Choreographer(s) : Molina, Rocío (Spain)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Biennale de la danse - 2014

Video producer : Maison de la Danse / Biennale de la danse

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Bosque Ardora

Biennale de la danse 2014 - Director : Plasson, Fabien

Choreographer(s) : Molina, Rocío (Spain)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Biennale de la danse - 2014

Video producer : Maison de la Danse / Biennale de la danse

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Bosque ardora

Artistic direction : Rocío Molina avec Mateo Feijoo

«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 exquisitely submissed 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 imprisonment 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.

Rocìo Molina gives in to a quasi savage and almost pagan choreographic partition for Flamenco aficiona- dos. Yet, the purity of movement, the virtuosity of her « punteados » and « redobles ».

Source : Mister Dante

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

Plasson, Fabien

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

Bosque ardora

Choreography : Rocío Moliona avec Mateo Feijoo

Interpretation : Rocío Molina, Eduardo Guerrero, David Coria

Set design : Mateo Feijoo

Text : Poèmes : Maite Dono

Original music : Direction musicale : Rosario « La Tremendita » - Eduardo Trassiera (composition de guitare originale et arrangements pour trombones), David Dorantes (composition de la pièce Mandato pour trombones)

Live music : Musiciens : Eduardo Trassiera (guitare), Jose Angel Carmona (chant), Jose Manuel Ramos « Oruco » (palmas-compas), Pablo Martin Jones (percussions), José Vicente Ortega « Cuco » (trombone), Agustin Orozco (trombone)

Lights : Carlos Marquerie

Costumes : Josuep Ahumada

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse - Biennale de Lyon

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