This is not a flamenco piece.
In OneTwoThreeOneTwo, a pair of male dancers use their bodies and their voices to ask, what is flamenco?How does this unwritten language – at once a music and a dance – create such intense, immediate communication?
Flamenco is an ancient, but a living form. From the deepest roots of gypsy music to the grand stage productions of today, its power springs from the same fundamental rhythmical sequences: 123 123 12 12 12. The intimacy and audience interaction of the flamenco tablao generates a complex web of meaning, expression and storytelling – a unique set of rituals and techniques that continue to grow and evolve.
OneTwoThreeOneTwo breaks flamenco apart, examining each aspect of its singular magic.
- Concept: Albert Quesada
- Choreography and Dance: Albert Quesada & Zoltán Vakulya
- Sound Design: Albert Quesada
- Light Design: Bert Van Dijck
- Music: Sabicas, Miguel Poveda, Manolo Caracol, Camarón de la Isla
- Costumes: Sofie Durnez
- Program Text: JS Rafaeli
- Musical Advise: Juan Carlos Lérida
- Choreographic Assistant: Petra Söör & Leo Castro
- Production: Albert Quesada / Klein Verzet vzw
- Coproduction: Charleroi Danses, CCNR, Mercat de les Flors, Vooruit in the frame of the European Network DNA (Departures and Arrivals) / Co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union
- With the support of: SACD, the Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, the Culture Programme of the European Union, and the Koning Boudewijn Stichting
- In collaboration with: PACT Zollverein, Kaaitheater, TAKT/Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof, STUK, El Graner, L’animal a l’esquena
- Duration: 45min (30+15 with a small pause in between)
About ACME / Albert Quesada
Albert Quesada (Spain, 1982), is a Spanish dancer and choreographer based between Brussels and Barcelona. He trained at MDT (Amsterdam) and PARTS (Brussels) after his studies of philosophy and multimedia engineering in Barcelona. The exploration and translation of musical structures and...