A world-class exponent of flamenco, Rocío Molina has established a reputation for her remarkable dancing, rare in its beauty, formidable technique and expressive freedom.
Dedicated to the progression of her art form, she develops work with a 21st-century outlook, embracing the possibilities of sound and music in unexpected ways.
In Bosque Ardora, part of Dance Umbrella 2014, Molina draws on deep animal instincts to explore the struggle for survival in the natural world. Two male dancers and six musicians accompany her onstage as she integrates movement, drama, sound looping and a contemporary aesthetic to push the frontiers of flamenco once more.
'Unconventional and absolutely compelling' Evening Standard ★★★★★
'Quixotic, complex, even chaotic, Rocío Molina roused is like a river in spate. She adds an unpredictability that is distinctly her own' The Arts Desk ★★★★
'The riveting Spanish dancer plays goddess, burlesque seducer, sex kitten and more for her raw and ritualistic new show' Guardian ★★★★
'Molina is one of flamenco’s innovators, with superb technique and a wild sense of experiment.' Independent ★★★★
1 hour 30 minutes/no interval
Age guidance 12+
Post-show talk: Talking Amongst Ourselves
Free to same-day ticket holders
Directed, choreographed and performed by Rocío Molina
Artistic direction by Mateo Feijoo
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Part of Theatre & Dance
Presented by the Barbican and Dance Umbrella
Co-produced by Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Festival de Marseille – Danse et Arts multiples, Mercat de les Flors, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Théâtre de l’Olivier/Régie Culturelle Scènes et Cinés Ouest Provence, Festival Internactional Madrid en Danza, Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, Théâtre de Nîmes – scène conventionnée pour la danse contemporaine and Ballet National de Marseille