Rocío has chosen her men : 2 dancers and 6 musicians. A behind closed doors for these eight men in front of this woman, this dancer by turns enchanting, charmer, huntress and lover.
She knows men’s weakness and agrees to be their prey, but only to direct them, dominate them, love them, fight them better and finally abandon them.
Rocío Molina is like a flower. « Yes» she says « But a flower that can grow on a rock and die to reborn more beautiful and stronger ». «Bosque Ardora» begins with a 4 minutes movie, projected on a gaze tightened on front stage. This is the dawn of a beautiful day. Rocío rides a horse in an imaginary forest. And then the curtain drops and Rocío appears, divine, in a velvet, leather and fur dress, like an fairy, an Amazon, a goddess…
The men look at her, scrutinize her but she faces and gauge them. Some steps, some movement of shoulders, some looks. But who will be the preys and who will be the hunters. A games take place between Rocío and her men, who have succombed to the charm of this dominating and exquisitely submissed to whom would play with her. And the emotions run throughout the work, and are the common theme that will guide the audience to the end of this not always fairy tale.
The stage is empty. The German legs drops provide an imprisonment sensation. A few trees, roots un the sky, are the only screens to hide them to the audience sight, to spy and aim their prey better. No one will be able to leave stage during the whole erformance. It is a peculiar day imagined by Mateo Feijo and Rocío Molina. A day that will last the time of the performance (1h20), to go from dawn to dusk. Carlos arquerie’s light retrace the course of the sun, from dazzling lights of midday to the sometimes cary shadows of the twilight.
With the experimentations and improvisations – « Danza Impulsiva » – that Rocío Molina presented in the most diverse and unusual spaces (a fountain in Barcelona, Seine riverbanks in Paris or Central Park in New York), she found a freedom, in the movement as much as in the rythm.
Fearless of anyone including herself, she gives in to a quasi savage and almost pagan choreographic partition for Flamenco aficionados. Yet, the purity of movement, the virtuosity of her « punteados » and « redobles » : everything is there and much more.
Rocío Molina – Dance
Eduardo Guerrero – Dance
Fernando Jiménez – Dance
Eduardo Trassierra – Guitar
José Ángel Carmona – vocals & electric bass
José Manuel Ramos “Oruco” – Palmas y compás
Pablo Martín Jones – Drums & live electronics
José Vicente Ortega – Trombone
Agustín Orozco – Trombone
Rocío Molina: Choreography, artistic and musical direction
Mateo Feijoo: Artistic Direction and playwrite with Rocío Molina
Rosario «la Tremendita»: Musical Direction, Composition and arrangements for cante
Eduardo Trassierra: Original composition for guitar and arrangements for trombones
Dorantes: Original Composition of «Mandato» for trombones
Pablo Martín Caminero: Composition pour trombones
Carlos Marquerie: Lights Design
Pablo Martín Jones: Sound Space Design
Maite Dono: Lyrics
Josep Ahumada – Rocío Molina’s costumes
Soledad Seseña – Stylist
Gallardo – Shoes
Oscar Villegas – Acting advisor
Gerard Gil y David Fernández – Video
Rafael Hernández Profesor de Rocío Molina – Horse riding advisor
PRODUCTION: Danza Molina S.L.
DELEGATED PRODUCER: Mister Dante
Biennale de la Danse de Lyon • Festival de Marseille Danse et Arts Multiples • Théâtre National de Chaillot • Théâtre de l’Olivier / Régie Culturelle Scènes et Cinés Ouest Provence • Festival Internacional Madrid en Danza • Mercat de les Flors – Barcelone • Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla • Théâtre de Nîmes – Scène Conventionnée pour la Danse Contemporaine • Ballet National de Marseille • Théâtre de Villefranche
Time: 90 minutos
© Photos: Alain Scherer y Rafael Gavalle