THEATRE: BUSH BAILANDO
3 Jun 2017 | 8pmBook Tickets
Compañía Pepa Molina presents Bush Bailando
A new Flamenco dance work conceived and performed by Pepa Molina.
The work is an exploration of bilateral heritage and identity, inspired by Australian nature, particularly Pepa Molina's home of Western Sydney.
This is a collaboration with renowned Spanish electroacoustic soundscape designer Hector Gonzalez Sanchez and Flamenco guitarist & Composer Marco Van Doornam, who draw their inspiration from the sounds of the Australian bush and its fauna creating a multilayered sound that reflects the search for Australian identity in present time.
The work interlaces four genres from the flamenco song family tree, linked to the four elements; water, wind, earth and fire.
Pepa is joined on stage by the internationally acclaimed musicians Marco van Doornam and Stuart Vandegraaf.
Pepa is a skilled and powerful dancer that presents interesting and engaging material…”
JILL SYKES, SYDNEY MORNING HERALD
Add a tapas dinner from Bellbird for $20:
Aceitunas (marinated olives)
Champiñones al ajillo (garlic mushrooms)
Patatas bravas (spicy potatoes)
Tortilla Española (Spanish tortilla)
Chorizo with chimichurri
Pulpo al pil pil (marinated octopus)
Banner photography: Tom Holland
The work is a celebration of the
environment...Molina had among others an exciting solo in the 'traditional' flamenco
dress with the extra-extra long ruffled train, beginning with her hidden
beneath it like gently breathing coral. For some of the work she was proud and
fiery for others it was far more playful and exuberant.
Lynne-Lancaster, Arts Hub | READ REVIEW
She stood still
Pepa Molina’s Bush Bailando a definite crowd pleaser. Her formidable footwork beating out ever increasingly complex tattoos. The premise of this work was to recreate a world within a world, to highlight the unlikely juxtapositioning of the Spanish form and its execution in the Australian environment.
Molina’s performance is episodic, consisting of shorter sharp pieces interspersed with the exquisite musical stylings of guitarist Marco Van Doornum and saxophonist Stuart Vandegraaf, both of whom played intricate melodies, full of passion, tinged with poignant melancholy.
Moments not to miss,
Molina’s rhythmic prowess dancing with a cane under a pool of intense light.
And the musicians. It is wise to heed Molina’s instruction here and close your
eyes to just immerse yourself in the aural splendour.
Vicki Van Hout, Blogger FORM Dance Projects | READ REVIEW
Be mesmerised with this stunning production
Bush Bailando, a
stunning theatre performance from FORM Dance Projects is one not to miss. With
an outstanding dance-music collaboration of two contemporary flamenco dance
works, it is certainly an intriguing production… internationally acclaimed Pepa
Molina performed an amazing solo work accompanied onstage with fabulous renowned
Gypsy Rose, Weekend Notes | READ REVIEW
Internationally acclaimed flamenco dancer, choreographer & producer
Hector González Sánchez
Award winning electroacoustic composer & soundscape designer
Marco Van Doorman
Virtuoso flamenco guitarist & composer
Clarinet, alto saxophone, classical flute, Arabic nay
Eva Duran, Juan
Recorded Flamenco singing
Recorded Palmas in Fuego
Costume design (Designer for BNE. The Spanish National Ballet)
Performing arts costume confection
Flamenco dance shoes
Prop design & construction
Duration60 min (no interval)
$80 Family 4
$98 Family 5
$20 Group (10+)
Phone02 9824 1121
THEATRE: KHON: EXQUISITE MASKED DANCE DRAMA OF THAILAND
30 Aug 2017
2.00pm - 3.20pm
To celebrate 65 years of Australian-Thai bilateral relations, there will be a special presentation and workshop at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.