Flamenco dancer’s steps to empower

Spanish dancer Maria Carrasco returns to Malaysia with a flamenco piece Que No Daria Yo on the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) in Petaling Jaya on Nov 13.

Que No Daria Yo premiered in Spain this 12 months, with a theatre run there. That is the primary time it is going to be carried out exterior Carrasco’s residence nation.

“A flamenco present is intense, filled with feelings. It’s an artwork type that explores the sentiments which are transmitted by means of voice, music and motion. It has the capability to convey the viewers on a journey by means of its deepest emotions and feelings, ” says Carrasco, who is named the Flamenco Dance Queen.

It’s hardly stunning then, that the creation of the 10-piece Que No Daria Yo was impressed by issues near Madrid-born Carrasco’s coronary heart.

This efficiency revolves world wide of “the couple”, with a heavy deal with the girl’s perspective and imaginative and prescient.

“I used to be impressed by the tales of many ladies from the previous and likewise ladies in current day. I additionally drew on the ability of affection that may create stunning issues, simply as it could actually destroy all, ” she says.

Occasions could have modified, Carrasco ponders, however we can not overlook what ladies have skilled all through historical past: their battles, their loneliness and insecurities, but additionally their power to beat all of it.

“It’s in our blood, it’s in our DNA. I strongly consider we supply inside us, these tales and recollections from our ancestors. Quo No Daria Yo talks about submission, but additionally freedom. It talks about ties but additionally of the need to interrupt them and begin over, ” she explains.

Carrasco's new piece is inspired by memories, resilience, and the power of love and redemption. Photo: Lim Yau TongCarrasco’s new piece is impressed by recollections, resilience, and the ability of affection and redemption. Photograph: Lim Yau Tong

To Carrasco, who began dancing when she was 4, dance is “essentially the most full artwork that we’ve”.

“People have at all times danced, even prehistoric tribes danced to precise their moods, their worries, their fears, their joys, ” she muses.

One of many issues she finds attention-grabbing about flamenco its roots are present in a mixture of cultures and influences.

“It originated in Andalusia, because of the coexistence of many cultures and music: gypsies, immigrant Castilians, Muslims, Jews and native folklore. African influences had been included from black Africans who handed by means of Andalusia and likewise from the Caribbean who immigrated to Spain. Thus, flamenco is a harmonic combine of various races and cultures, ” she says.

In Que No Daria Yo, Carrasco shall be accompanied by Paco Martin (dancer), Patricia Prieto (singer), Carlos Oggaz (guitarist) and Odei Lizaso (percussionist).

Introduced by Ballet Flamenco Maria Carrasco and organised by the Embassy of Spain in Malaysia, in collaboration with DPAC, it is a one-night-only present.

On Nov 12, Carrasco shall be conducting a masterclass that can embody an introduction to the totally different flamenco kinds, the range of Spanish music, choreographic reminiscence and creation, and method.

She was final right here in KL in November final 12 months for Concierto Flamenco and describes the Malaysian expertise as “great in each manner”.

“That’s the reason we’re so blissful to come back again this 12 months with one other flamenco present. I’m delighted to return and have the chance to repeat this expertise with Kuala Lumpur’s great viewers. We hope to share the power and ease of flamenco, an artwork that’s so energetic and so distinctive. Final 12 months the viewers left the theatre dancing and tapping their toes. I hope this 12 months would be the identical, ” she concludes.

Quo No Daria Yo runs for roughly 80 minutes.

Quo No Daria Yo is on at Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Damansara Perdana in Petaling Jaya, Selangor on Nov 13 at 8pm. Tickets: RM68 (public) and RM60 (DCard members). Extra information: 03-4065 0001/0002 / Fb: thedpac.

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