While flamenco, with its codes and rites, forms a world of its own, its influence on the other arts is strong. But do the other contemporary artists also influence the world of flamenco? The duos presented in this unique show would prove that, to say the least, the desire for dialogue and exchange well and truly exists. At the origin of this evening was Eva Yerbabuena’s desire, a dream for her, to meet Carolyn Carlson. A dream come true in a duo that would be prolonged by the meeting (Rencontre) of two men: Andrés Marín and Kader Attou. Thus, the poetic intensity of Carolyn Carlson and Kader Attou engages with the burning energies of flamenco, all in restraint, tensions and flashes. In a dialogue, undoubtedly enthralling, between earthy powers and aerial forces, between narration and abstraction, the public experiences, in turn, the giddiness of flying and elevation suggested by Carolyn Carlson and Kader Attou, and the trust in support and the intense energy drawn from the ground by Eva Yerbabuena and Andrés Marín. Between mutual challenges and attentions, the dancers plunge into the other’s world, borne up and united by the living music of contemporary flamenco musicians.
First duet Kader Attou and Andrés Marín
Second duet Carolyn Carlson and Eva Yerbabuena
Eva María Garrido, known as Eva Yerbabuena, was born in Frankfurt in 1970. She trained in Granada with teachers such as Enrique 'El Canastero' and Angustias 'La Mona'. She studied Dramatic Art in Seville and moved to Havana to learn choreography under Johannes García. In 1985 she joined the Rafael Aguilar company, and in the early 1990s worked with several top-ranking artists. In 1998 she performed in the City Center in New York as invited artist from the National Spanish Ballet and later created her own company. She presented her first production, entitled 'Eva', at the 10th Flamenco Biennial in Seville. That same year she performed with Mikhail Baryshnikov in a production by Pina Baush. She has danced in all the world's top venues.
In 2001 she received the National Dance Award and the Max Performing Arts Award, Best female dancer in 2014.
Source: Spainish Culture
Fils du danseur Andrés Marín et de la chanteuse Isabel Vargas, il commence à danser dès son plus jeune âge. C’est un autodidacte, il ne s’est jamais présenté à aucun concours de danse d’où sa grande personnalité et son charisme naturel. En 1999, la danseuse gitane Manuela Carrasco l’invite en tant que soliste dans son spectacle La Raiz del Grito. En janvier 2002, il crée sa première compagnie et présente le spectacle Mas alla del tiempo. En 2004, il présente son deuxième travail de compagnie, Asimetrias. En octobre 2006, il lance El Alba del Ultimo Dia, à la Biennale de Séville. L’été suivant, il crée, sous la direction de Blanca Li, le rôle de Federico Garcia Lorca, dans Poeta en Nueva York. En parallèle avec sa carrière de danseur, Andrés Marín dirige des masterclass et sa propre école de danse « Andrés Marín Flamenco Abierto » à Séville-
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.
Carolyn Carlson, Eva Yerbabuena, Kader Attou, Andrés Marín
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