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
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