Grito Pelao

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The 2018 archive

Rocío Molina

Sevilla / Created in 2018

A trio in which the fears, doubts, and hopes of motherhood and filiation are danced and sung.

Grito Pelao © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


Two generations of women are brought together in Rocío Molina's newest piece about the desire to have children. A theme at once personal and political which, according to the icon of modern flamenco herself, is a break from her sophisticated habits as a virtuoso, sensual and untamed. How can one dance in this state of transformation of the body, of creation of a body ? This is a central question for this artist who enjoyed success at a very young age and has no desire to separate her life as a woman, a dancer, and a (future) mother. For her, having to make a choice would be “a punishment.” Today, she dances this renewal under the watchful gaze of her mother, Lola Cruz, onstage with her, and of singer Sílvia Pérez Cruz, celebrated for her surprising voice, influenced by jazz and hoarse with deep melancholy, with whom she shares a name. Together, they will try to find a blinding emotion whose melody is born of the balance between passion and rhythm.

Rocío Molina
Rocío Molina first stood on a stage under the direction of María Pagés at age 17. At 21, she created her first show, Entre paredes, establishing herself as a major flamenco artist in Spain, where she is seen as one of the best bailaoras of her generation. She has received numerous awards, including the National Award for Dance, for “her contribution to the renewal of flamenco, her flexibility and her strength as a performer able to master a large variety of styles with liberty and audacity.” She will make her first appearance at the Festival d'Avignon. Rocío Molina is an associate artist of the Chaillot – Théâtre National de la danse.


With Rocío Molina Cruz, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Lola Cruz
And Eduardo Trassierra (guitare), Carlos Montfort (violon), José Manuel Ramos “Oruco” (compás) Carlos Gárate (musique électronique)

Conception and choregraphy Rocío Molina
Artistic direction Carlos Marquerie, Rocío Molina et Sílvia Pérez Cruz
Dramaturgy and lights Carlos Marquerie
Musical concept Sílvia Pérez Cruz
Musical design and speech Sílvia Pérez Cruz
Musical composition (flamenco) Eduardo Trassierra
Sound space design Carlos Gárate
Stage design Carlos Marquerie, Antonio Serrano, David Benito
Costumes Cecilia Molano
Assistant direction and choregraphy Elena Córdoba


Production Danza Molina
Coproduction Chaillot-Théâtre national de la danse, Grec 2018
Festival de Barcelona Instituto de Cultura Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, Festival d'Avignon, Théâtre de Nîmes Scène conventionnée danse contemporaine, Biennale de Flamenco de Séville
With the support of Inaem Ministère de la Culture espagnol
et pour la 72e édition du Festival d'Avignon : Ambassade d'Espagne en France, Spedidam
With the help of Festival Temporada Alta (Gérone), Teatros del Canal (Madrid)

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