Vanesa Aibar / María Marín
Certidumbres - Desvarío
Districte de Nou Barris (Courtyard) 23/07
The artists Vanesa Aibar and María Marín present Certidumbres, a show starring Aibar, a bailaora [flamenco dancer] and creator from Jaén based on flamenco and Spanish dance to create modern, free dancing. It features the cantaora [flamenco singer] and guitarist María Marín, born in Utrera, trained in classical guitar in the Netherlands and an artist with an open approach to flamenco, who has collaborated in jazz, classical-music and world-music projects. You may have seen her collaborating with big international artists, such as Carles Benavent, Tomatito, Antonio Serrano and Javier Colina.
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, the festival has a series of offerings planned for that same day, Saturday, 23 July, ranging from the flamenco-based Cronexiones (at noon) improvisations, an initiative from the dancer, choreographer and educationalist Ana Pérez and the choreographer and dancer Pol Jiménez, to the delightful encounter between Juan Carlos Lérida’s extremely innovative forms of flamenco and Marina Monsonís’s gastronomy-applied performing arts in La hora del ritual (1.00 p.m.). On Saturday, 23 March, the bailaora [flamenco dancer] Karen Lugo will be offering us a family version of her show Lotería (5.00 p.m.), combining flamenco cante [singing], baile [dancing] and music. In addition, there will also be an installation during the festival for watching 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 concert De cerca, featuring Josemi Carmona, Javier Colina, Bandolero and Pepe Habichuela, at 10.30 pm.
Dance: Vanessa Aibar Music performed by: María Marín (cante and guitar)