Red, Black & White: New Flamenco...
Red, Black & White is an intimate courage to unlearn the tradition. A desire to unpick emotional, intellectual and muscle memory associated to a practice; here represented by three vocabularies: Flamenco, Indian Classical and Western Contemporary Music.
Sáenz and collaborators- both highly gifted in the blending of technique and soul, and strong performers of their vocabulary-, decide to use their "heritage" as a point of departure and arrival for abandoning the safe spaces they know, while looking into each other. The spectator will find themself in front of an spontaneous dialogue in where improvisation, instinctive complicity, discomfort, incongruences, soliloquies, failures, potentials, atavistic and new voices emerges. After this durational encounter, maybe they re-learn about themselves and about the other. Colorants, instigators of their own individual action or collective action.
RED, BLACK & WHITE
Ariadna Sáenz with Lourdes Fernández Menayo
Ariadna Sáenz Company
Original concept: Ariadna Sáenz
Art direction: Ariadna Sáenz and Lourdes Fernández Menayo
Musical concept: Ariadna Sáenz
Choreography: Lourdes Fernández Menayo
Sound space design:
Documentation: Rick Narváez
Photography: Brian Ross
Ariadna Sáenz Marín: Piano
Lourdes Fernández Menayo: Baile
Óscar Valero: Voice
José Tanaka: Guitar
Miles Shrewsbery: Tabla
Production: Ariadna Sáenz
Co-production: THE LOFT, UC San Diego.
With the collaboration of: Department of Theater and Dance; Department of Music - UC San Diego
First performed: 26 April, 2017 at The Loft, UC San Diego