Fri 25 Nov 8:30 pm Hotel Arena Amsterdam

FLAMENCO BIENNIAL PRELUDE:
A Solo Piece For a Flamenco Dancer
Work in progress

Old flamenco styles, live electronics & visuals come together in an explosion of rhythm around the body of dancer Eduardo Guerrero in a new flamenco creation, presented by the Dutch Flamenco Biennial as a prelude to the sixth edition of the festival, which runs from 13 through 29 January 2017. A ‘work in progress’ performed live for the first time on Friday 25 November 2016 at 8:30pm in
De Kapel of Hotel Arena in Amsterdam.

Dramaturge and director Mateo Feijóo from Madrid developed a fascination for ‘The Dancer Eduardo Guerrero’, when he worked with him in the spectacular performance Bosque Ardoro by Rocío Molina, which he directed. Feijóo: 'In all his sinews Eduardo breathes the flamenco tradition, while at the same time showing strong drive for renewal and looking for new flamenco forms. With this body, this "corpus" of paradoxes I want to explore the possibilities of a brand new flamenco language in a contemporary soundscape and visual space.'

Feijóo challenges the young dancer from Cádiz to place his feet as a - percussion -  instrument in a landscape he has never set foot in before. The traditional zapateado - the flamenco foot rhythms -  launches into a stirring dialogue with the electronic music of musical artist and performer Dr. Kurogo; the ‘pure flamenco body’ is followed live by video artist Tomoto and its movements editedon the spot. Eduardo Guerrero's driving flamenco energy pulls the audience into a magical world where the ancient art of flamenco is embarking upon a new life.

This Solo Flamenco piece is a unique total flamenco experience for Eduardo Guerrero that puts all the senses on a knife edge.

Eduardo Guerrero - dance |Dr. Kurogo (aka Sr. Curí) -  music and light design
Anto Lloveras  ‘Tomoto’ – video creation |Mateo Feijóo - artistic direction

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ATTEND THIS WORLD PREMIERE? 

There is a special exclusive offer of a one-year Friend of the Flamenco Biennial membership, which includes tickets to this performance. You will also get a CD of our wonderful in-house productions and the programme booklet of the 2017 festival sent to your home.
As a brand new or longstanding loyal FRIEND of the Flamenco BIENNIAL, you will get a special reception at 8pm before the show starts. Artistic director Ernestina van de Noort will explain the programme of the sixth edition of the Flamenco Biennial in January 2017. After the performance, there will be a Meet & Greet with the artists, and a free drink.
Your contribution will help us to compile a pioneering and colourful festival programme every two years.

Tickets to the show only are available for 25 euros.

ORDERING TICKETS

You can order tickets up to and including Wednesday 23 November by sending an email to gasten@flamencobiennale.nl. Payment is by direct debit collection. We request that in your order you authorise Stichting PerpetuumM/Flamenco Biënnale Nederland to collect the total amount from your bank account by single direct debit. Please state the number of tickets and the price category.
• the total amount and which price category
• (iban) bank account number
• name of account holder
• street address and city
• telephone number

You will get confirmation of your purchase. The tickets can be picked up from the guest desk in the entrance hall of Hotel Arena on Friday 25 November between 7:30pm and 8:15pm.
You can also buy your ticket(s) cash from the guest desk on Friday 25 November.  But if you want to be certain of tickets to this fantastic performance, order your tickets via gasten@flamencobiennale.nl.

De Kapel - Hotel Arena
‘s-Gravesandestraat 51
1092 AA  Amsterdam
(entrance via Oosterpark)
click here for accessibility and parking

This production was made possible by: