A performance inspired by Poema del Cante Jondo by Federico García Lorca. This dance, poetry and music show establishes a dialogue between different performing arts from India and the deepest roots of Spanish flamenco singing and dancing. “Rasa” y duende achieves the perfect blend of Lorca’s poetic imagery, the primitive and stylised sound of flamenco and dance inspired by contemporary languages of India and Spain, giving rise to a sensory experience combining images, sounds and movement.
Rasa symbolises the classical aesthetic of India, which refers to the nine basic emotions common to all human beings. The artistic expression of these emotions creates an aesthetic space which allows to experience art beyond cultural borders, achieving “duende” or magic in the words of Lorca himself: “The duende works on the dancer’s body like wind on sand… and at every instant works the arms with gestures that are the mothers of the dances of all the ages.…(Theory and Play of the Duende, Lorca). This performance is produced by Compañia Mónica de la Fuente.