This is the first solo choreography I began in 2013. There is no through line, no story. It shows my love of the old cante (song) and how we use it nowadays. The technique today is different: the way one uses their body used to be more “folkloric,” more of the family, now it has changed. The words to the songs are the same, but I let each singer interpret as they felt they needed to. The toque (guitar playing) has changed dramatically but they maintain the feeling of the tradition.
The costumes are new but based in tradition, I wear an enagua (petticoat) in the Tangos and my bata de cola is very traditional long heavy material with many ruffles. In the very beginning of the video there is a separation of the artists which then unite— a representation of how we unite the modern with the traditional. To inspire me before I go to the studio I watch videos of Carmen Amaya, Manuela Carrasco and other elders to get inspired…they carry me along in my work.