Israel Galván Choreography, Dance, Composition
Elche Composition, Dance
Julien Condemine Direction
Carlos Marquerie Visual direction
Peggy Housset Costume
Eloísa Cantón, Emilio Caracafé, El Junco, Ramón Martínez, Minako Seki, Alia Sellami Dance
[This text has been translated electronically] Israel Galván's latest performance is ecstatic, collective and joyful. In »La Fiesta«, the exceptional flamenco artist does not only present the fiesta as he remembers it from his childhood days in its representational form. Rather, he celebrates the hidden energy of the interpersonal that drives and sometimes derails the festive joy. The individuals merge into one dancing body, the voices dance, the bodies sing - »La Fiesta« invites the audience to a celebration of flamenco and carries them off into an electrifying world of sound.
The Andalusian choreographer is constantly exploring flamenco in new ways and has made a name for himself as the enfant terrible of flamenco by combining it with contemporary dance. Together with seven dancers, the Andalusian choreographer presented »La Fiesta« at the »Festival d'Avignon« on 19 July 2017. An edited version of the ARTE recording can be seen on the Digital Stage.
Recording from the »Festival d’Avignon« 2017
In the film »Saz - The Key of Trust«, the instrumentalist Petra Nachtmanova follows the traces of the saz. Hardly represented in books, the history of this Persian or Ottoman-Turkish instrument is a mystery. At the »Saz Musik Fest« on 18 June, she will present her journey from Bosnia to Iran, recorded on film, and will play songs from there together with guests.