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Pintoresca

Description

Imagining a painted dancing or a danced painting is the obsession and the creative impulse behind the composition of this choreographed canvas. ‘Pintoresca’ is a guitar-shaped woman and a guitar for a woman’s guts. It’s a throwback to the old woman guitarist. A lonely female universe that is afraid of the unknown, of everything that does not fit within the laid down rules of this flamenco-dance match. A return to the origin; a game between classicism and modernity; an unstable equilibrium. One choice: to go forward step by step.

Synopsis

Cubism is the aesthetic and inspirational key that shapes ‘Pintoresca’. Reinterpreting her characteristics, Rosario Toledo distorts figurative flamenco to get to its essence, to the roots that bring it to life, to the lament caused by the chains that are still pending their final release.

Thus, the bailaora sheds the rigidity of steps, palos and the usual costumes to investigate the Art of non-imitation, the essence of the object itself beyond its appearance. To do this, she takes refuge in the symbolism of the naked woman –so present in Picasso’s paintings–, becoming a sketch-woman herself. She inspires as well on the shape of the guitar, exploring the playful possibilities between volume and space, between the straight lines of its strings and the curves of its perimeter –and in the Ramón Montoya’s rondeña, which is an excellent metaphor for what it means to go for the personal, for the unique and for everything that make us different.

Cast

Art direction, choreography and dance: Rosario Toledo.
Music composition and guitar: Dani de Morón.
Guest artist: José Manuel Posada ‘Popo’
Staging: La Compañía.
Costume: La Compañía.
Music recording: Fali Pipió.
Video: Calle Sonora.
Photography: Manuel Sualis.

Featuring: I Encuentro de coreografía y Danza de Jerez 2013.
Time: 25 minutes.

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