Vamos al Tiroteo, versiones de un tiempo pasado
In Flamenco, the past has deep roots. It is from this rooted history that we are who we are and we do what we do. When we stay in the past, we are no longer in the present. Living from these roots is how we make way for what tomorrow brings.
There is so much to say about the importance of the "Songs of the People" because they belong to the people, because we grew up with them, and because they are part of us all. They brought me to where I am today and open doors to what may come tomorrow.
The main idea for this show is to share on stage a recording of songs that has been a source of inspiration for many artists. Transporting the ideas and events from 1931 to today, we use music, scenery and choreography that are very different than those of their time, while at the same time remaining true to the essence of the literature and music belonging to people whose way of life in past generations and are part of us even today.
“Rafaela Carrasco is one flamenco’s hottest properties.” The Boston Herald
Rafaela Carrasco’s approach to flamenco dance can be summed up by the title of her 2004 piece, Fuera de los límites (Beyond Limits), created with dancer Belén Maya. Born in 1972, Carrasco is one of the most important flamenco dancers of the younger generation and a revolutionary creator of cutting-edge flamenco choreography.
She is a dancer who boundlessly explores new concepts while maintaining the essence and integrity of true flamenco. Carrasco began dancing sevillanas when she was six years old and soon began studying classical Spanish dance at Seville’s renowned Maltilde Coral Academy. After graduating from the school aged 17, she joined the Mario Maya Flamenco Dance Company. At 23 she trained as a soloist in Madrid and performed as a lead dancer in performances by various choreographers. In 2002 Carrasco formed her own company and won awards for best choreography, best composition and outstanding dancer at Madrid’s Spanish Dance and Flamenco Choreography Competition.
Some of Rafaela’s accomplishments include awards from the XI Spanish Dance Chorography Competition:
First Prize for Best Choreography
Musical Composition Award
Outstanding Dancer Award