Andrés Marín / José Valencia / Salvador Gutiérrez/ Raúl Cantizano/ Dani Suárez
Jardín impuro - Desvarío
Districte de Nou Barris (Courtyard) 24/07
Andrés Marín, a Seville-based dancer and choreographer especially free in his creations, practises an austere and minimalist flamenco, far removed from tradition at its strictest. Restless and non-conformist, he is a great renovator of the genre who has collaborated with artists such as the choreographer and dancer Blanca Li and the musicologist Llorenç Barber and who has taken their art to the stages ranging from London’s Sadler’s Wells, the Opéra de Lille and the Los Angeles Flamenco Festival to the Nîmes Flamenco Festival, the Jerez Festival and the Seville Biennale. This time he will be accompanied on the guitar by Raúl Cantizano, one of today’s most famous innovative and ground-breaking guitarists; and on the guitar too by Salvador Gutiérrez, who has accompanied not just the bailaor [flamenco dancer] Mario Maya but also the cantaores [flamenco singers] Carmen Linares and Mayte Martín, among others; by the powerful voice of José Valencia, a cantaor from Hospitalet de Llobregat based for years in Lebrija and on percussion by Daniel Suárez.
Desvarío is the successor to the Flamenco festival in Nou Barris, which was created on the initiative of the Nou Barris Municipal District, as a festa major [big annual festival] activity in 2000, and which came to an end after 17 editions. El Dorado S. F. B. has now taken charge of the new festival’s directing and management, in collaboration with the Nou Barris District’s Technical Services. El Dorado is a cultural association set up in 2007 with the aim of creating a regular space for promoting and spreading flamenco culture in Barcelona by understanding flamenco as a modern popular art.
As for fringe activities, there will also be an installation during the festival for watching, every day, a selection from the El Dorado audio-visual archives.
A Nou Barris District and El Dorado, Sociedad Flamenca Barcelonesa co-production.
Supported by the Barcelona Grec Festival 2022.
PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this performance will also include admission to the Alba Carmona and Jesús Guerrero concert at 8 pm.
Performed by: Andrés Marín (baile/dance) Music performed by: José Valencia (cante/voice), Salvador Gutiérrez (guitar), Raúl Cantizano (guitar), Dani Suárez (drums and percussions)