Spanish dancer Rocío Molina is a force of nature. With just a bare stage and four musicians she strips flamenco down to its purest form: a passionate and exhilarating expression of freedom.
In her latest work Fallen from Heaven (Caída del Cielo), Molina takes us on a very personal journey through womanhood. With designs ranging from a virginal confection, to matador jackets, to some inventive uses of leather, the piece is at times intensely raw and at others extremely witty.
Molina’s Olivier nominated Bosque Ardora was one of the hits of DU2014 and we are delighted to welcome her back. A study in concentration and technique, Molina’s flamenco is physically exhausting and she is not afraid to show it.
“Demure one moment, terrifying the next, unleashing a barrage of steps that seem to come from many bodies, not one” New York Times on Rocío Molina
“Unconventional and absolutely compelling … mostly you’re just marvelling at the way she moves” ★★★★★ Evening Standard on Bosque Ardora
“Disconcerting and hypnotising” ★★★★★ L’Express (France) on Caída del Cielo
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Choreographer Rocio Molina
Original Music Eduardo Trassierra in collaboration with José Ángel Carmona, José Manuel Ramos and Pablo Martín Jones
Lighting and technical direction Antonio Serrano
Costumes Cecilia Molano
Sound Javier Álvarez
Musicians Eduardo Trassierra: Guitars
José Ángel Carmona: Singing; electric bass
José Manuel Ramos “Oruco”: Hand-clapping and beat; percussion
Pablo Martín Jones: Drums, percussion, electronics
Presented by Dance Umbrella in partnership with the Barbican
Produced by Danza Molina SL and Chaillot Théâtre National de la danse (Paris)