Ana Morales & Enrique Tomás
2015 | Bagatelles
For flamenco dancer, robotic fan, interactive floor and other live electronics.
The Flamenco Biennial brought together dancer Ana Morales and sound artist Enrique Tomás from Madrid for an exiting flamenco experiment in which dance, rhythm and electronics interact. On Sunday November 13th 2016 they will perform one more time at November Music Festival.
Bagatelles is a series of flamenco impromptus combined with live electronics. A stage full of interactive objects is waiting for Ana Morales to bring them to life: through her movements, robots, a floor and digital instruments an astonishing soundscape is created. In an free choreography she takes her lead from the live electronic music generated by Enrique Tomás. Together they create new spaces for flamenco in which the old art communicates with the latest technology. Ana Morales is famed for her strong expression, sensuality, virtuosity and urge to innovate on stage. She is currently dividing her time between her own performances and her role as soloist in the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía.
Bagatelles will be performed at November Music Festival on Sunday November 13th, 2016.
At the fifth Dutch Flamenco Biennial Bagatelles it was shown at 18 January at LantarenVenster Rotterdam, 22 January and 23 January at Muziekgebouw aan het IJ Amsterdam.
Ana Morales (1982) is one of the greatest promises of modern-day flamenco dance. After starting her dance training in Barcelona, at the age of sixteen she moved to Seville to study flamenco dance. After three years with the Compañía Andaluza de Danza, she performed with leading dancers like Javier la Torre, Andrés Marín and Javier Barón. She danced in Carlos Saura's film Iberia, and in 2009 received the coveted dance award at the Festival Internacional of La Unión. Her first major show ‘ReciclArte’ (Recycling) in which she danced in clothes made from recycled materials like sackcloth, paper etc. was choreographed by leading choreographers Estévez y Paños. At this Biennial she will appear in Los Invitados, Belén Maya's opening show in the Rotterdamse Schouwburg and at various other venues in her performance Bagatelles with the talented young sound artist Enrique Tomás from Madrid.