a word that inevitably
refers to the act of becoming flesh,
to the possibility
of being touched.
Carnación is a performance by Rocío Molina in collaboration with Niño de Elche, Olalla Alemán, Pepe Benítez, Maureen Choi on stage, and co-directed by Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola.
Through this, we find ourselves facing a search concerned with desire. It emerges from a sense of intuition whose origin and meaning is related to a condition which can only be found through the body. Care, repression, tenderness and violence; a carnal relationship from which images emerge that are capable of restoring a past that we do not understand. In attempting to do so, both its most carnal and its most transcendental forms are revealed as two sides of the same coin himself. As sweetness and bitterness, as fullness and emptiness, desire reminds us of the vulnerability of the human condition.
The word carnación refers in pictorial language to the process of coloration of the flesh. On the one hand, it leads us to think of the passage from the imaginary to the visible, from what is hidden to what is shown. While on the other, it is inevitable to think of the biblical idea of incarnation. A term that, within the language of this piece, takes on the form of desire.
Dancer: Rocío Molina
Singer: “Niño de Elche”
Piano/electronics: Pepe Benítez
Violinist: Maureen Choi
Soprano: Olalla Alemán
Original idea and choreography: Rocío Molina
Scenic diection: Rocío Molina and Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola
Musical direction: “Niño de Elche” with the collaboration of Rocío Molina and Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola
Musical composition Cumbia and Exhorcism: Pepe Benítez
Gestation, accompanying and artistic coordination: Julia Valencia
Costume design: Leandro Cano
Stage space design: Juan Kruz Díaz de Garaio Esnaola
Lighting design: Carlos Marquerie
Choir musical director: Carlos Cansino
Sound design: Javier Álvarez
Texts: Enrique Fuenteblanca
Photographer: Simone Fratini
Technical direction: Carmen Mori
Graphic design: Julia Valencia
Lighting technician: David Benito
Stage management: María Agar Martínez
Shibari artists: Simone Fratini and GlüWür
Costume making Pepe Benítez y Olalla Alemán: Gloria Trenado
Wicker skirt: Wicker handcraft José Luis Encijo
Executive management: El Mandaito Producciones S.L.