By Natalia García-Huidobro
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Theater, dance and music come together in this original piece of contemporary flamenco by Natalia García-Huidobro and stage director Rodrigo Bazaes.
El arrebato is a flamenco piece that deals with how the concepts of migration, rage and alienation affect and manifest themselves in the body. Renowned flamenco dancer Natalia García Huidobro (Acuérdate de mí, Lola; Cambio de piel) directs this interdisciplinary production, putting flamenco dancers, singers and musicians on the stage and bringing a choral piece to life. It’s based on the territorial, generational and cultural memories of traditional flamenco folk songs that convey stories of first encounters and goodbyes, as well as of life’s impulses and desires. Under stage director Rodrigo Bazaes (Oleanna, Los 80); set, costume and lighting designer Cristián Reyes (Un tranvía llamado Deseo, Sin sangre) and sound designer Gonzalo Rodríguez (Kabinete Madame Forest, Somos), the La Típica company presents a dance piece that feeds off the body to capture the sentiments of concepts that are highly relevant to Chile today.
Cast and crew
Director: Natalia García-Huidobro | Stage director and written by: Rodrigo Bazaes | Set, costume and lighting designer: Cristián Reyes | Choral and musical directors: Francisco Delgado and Cristopher Ayala | Sound designer and sound engineer: Gonzalo Rodríguez | Assistant choreographer: Clara Racz | Flamenco dancers: Natalia García-Huidobro, Francisco Delgado, Elizabeth Ocana, Natalia Aragú | Flamenco singers Francisco Delgado and Tomás Aguilera | Acoustic guitar and electric bass: Alberto Farggi | Drums and percussion: Felipe Candia | Produced by: Francisca Las Heras | Wardrobe: Gabriela Santibáñez | Lighting technician: Javier Salamanca | Photographs: Alejandro Gálvez / Patricio Melo - GAM | Web designer: Antonia Isaacson | Video: Benjamín Cortés | Coproduced by: Espacio Checoeslovaquia
Director and performer
Natalia García-Huidobro began her career in flamenco and contemporary dance in Mexico in 1992, when she joined the Danza En Cruz company. Between 2007 and 2011, she was a guest performer with Arte Flamenco and with the Glimt Theater Contemporary Circus, both in Denmark, as well as with French company EME Punto. Among other collaborations and performances, she was a soloist in 2017 in the Flamenco Facsination show at the Place des Arts Theater in Montreal, Canada. As an assistant choreographer, she has worked on two productions by New Zealand choreographer Lemi Ponifasio for Santiago a Mil - I am Mapuche (2015) and Ceremonia Performance MAU mapuche (2016) - as well as collaborating on his new production Amor a la muerte in the framework of the 2020 version of Santiago a Mil.
Rodrigo Bazaes (1973) is a prolific multidisciplinary artist, designer and art director, responsible for memorable visual pieces for theater, cinema and TV (Gemelos, Sin sangre, Machuca, La buena vida, Violeta se fue a los cielos and Los 80). As a writer and theater director, he made his debut with Pelo negro boca arriba, continuing with the Juan Radrigán trilogy Redoble fúnebre para lobos y corderos (winner of an Altazor Award for Best Theater Director in 2013) and Oleanna by David Mamet, his latest and most acclaimed production. He represented Chile as artistic director at the Universal Expo in Shanghai in 2010, winning the Gold Medal for Theme Development for La ciudad de las relaciones. In dance, he directed and created the choreographic adaptation of Hermann Hesse’s novel Narciso y Goldmundo with Catalina Tello and has performed in the piece Prácticas de vuelo by Pablo Zamorano.
“The music’s in charge in this piece that lives and breathes flamenco, mixing choreography and theater while the sounds of the guitar and the percussion build up a whole realm of rhythm and verve”. —Biobío
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