The Flamenco Biennial is back in Rotterdam! During part 2 of the ninth edition, the Flamenco Biennial showcases the many faces of contemporary flamenco art. Great stars, young talents, and unique creators present the latest developments in the genre. Rising star and dancer Paula Comitre demonstrates in De Doelen how tradition and experimentation in flamenco surprisingly go hand in hand.
In 2023, electronics bring a strong new breeze to flamenco. Soundscapes composer Daniel Muñoz tirelessly bridges electronic music and flamenco in his latest project Artomático/Electroflamenco 3.0, for which he invited the young emerging dance talent Paula Comitre.
The Sevillian dancer rustles and whirls with subtle, sensual movements through the rhythmic sound tapestry created by Muñoz. Seduced by the improvisations of saxophonist Juan M. Jiménez, who plays around her like a snake charmer. With samples, loopers, sequencers, and drums, Muñoz creates an enchanting soundscape and challenges both artists to improvise on his intense sound paintings. In this "flamenco playground," traditional flamenco rhythms are lovingly turned inside out. Join us on this fascinating musical journey à trois!
Paula Comitre, a rapidly rising flamenco star, danced with the companies of David Coria and Rafaela Carrasco. She was the discovery of the 2020 Jerez Festival and is currently making a breakthrough with her own work in Spain and on international stages. The preference for live experiments with machines and technology in flamenco dates back to the experiments of pioneer Vicente Escudero during the Parisian avant-garde movement in the early 20th century. But never before has live electronics been such a vibrant source of inspiration for new flamenco creations as in recent years!
Daniel Múñoz live elektronische muziek & artistieke leiding | Paula Comitre dans | Juan M. Jiménez saxofoon | Paula Comitre choreografie | Juan M. Jiménez muzikale leiding | Antonio Valiente lichtontwerp | P.A Chipi Cacheda geluid