DanceHouse presents Compañía Rocío Molina (Spain)
- August 1, 2020 - August 4, 2020
- Recurring daily
- Times: Saturday, August 1st - Tuesday, August 4th 2020 at 8:00pm
- Location: Vancouver Playhouse
- 600 Hamilton at Dunsmuir
- Vancouver, BC V6B 5N6
The enfant terrible of Flamenco, Rocío Molina brings her masterwork Fallen from Heaven (Caída del Cielo) to Vancouver. Channeling multiple incarnations – fetishistic matador, bloodied avenging angel – Molina crushes expectations, reinventing classical form with anarchic punk energy.
Since bursting onto the international stage, Molina has revolutionized Flamenco and galvanized audiences. A fearless performer, she conjures images that recall both the natural world and the ruffled beauty of the human body. In Fallen from Heaven, Molina’s mastery of contrast is on full display. Accompanied by four male musicians, she moves in thunder and stillness, powered by avant-garde theatricality, peerless technique, and a gonzo sense of humour. Molina summons the deepest stuff of life — blood and earth, ferocity and fragility — demanding audiences bear witness to her acts of radical creation.
“Flamenco has always proposed a fierce and proud femininity, but as embodied by Molina in Fallen from Heaven (Caída del Cielo), it becomes a feminist scream, an elemental cri de coeur…It stops you dead, as the best art should.” – The Guardian
“Ms. Molina is one of the greatest flamenco dancers I have seen, but to say that is not enough.” – The New York Times
Saturday, August 1st - Tuesday, August 4th 2020 at 8:00pm
Vancouver Playhouse, Vancouver BC