RASA Y DUENDE. LORCA, FLAMENCO AND INDIA
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.
Mónica de la Fuente – Choreography and dance
José Salinas – Vocals and percussion
Mariano Mangas – Classical and flamenco guitar
Yonder Rodríguez – Percussion, tabla and kanjira (traditional Indian drum)
Friday, 13 December – 19:30
Nicolas Salmerón Cultural Centre – Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Registrations are compulsory, individual and non-transferable. The shows are free of charge and, for this reason, there will be rigorous controls in place to ensure the entrance of people previously registered until the venue capacity is reached. It is advisable to arrive at each show 30 minutes early to collect your ticket. Please notify us of any cancellation by email: [email protected]