The “sublime” (TIMES OF MALTA) production, “challenging our pre-conceived notions of what flamenco is all about” (TIMES OF MALTA), incorporates digital projections and art videos, smartphone apps, helium balloons, Steve Reich’s flamenco-inspired minimalist music of the early 1970’s, body percussion and electronic music in a contemporary search for the essence and authenticity within the flamenco genre.
“I hesitate to call Ship of Theseus a ‘show’ - I believe it was much more than that. The performance managed to both reduce flamenco to its essence as well as expand its potential beyond its traditional parameters... Sublime…
ISLA - A commentary on the individualisation of our society at large, the production revolves around the central theme of isla or island. A non-narrative work, ISLA proposes varied interpretations of the island concept, focusing western society’s unyielding efforts to contradict John Donne’s ‘no man is an island’
Flamenco as a genre is going through its own transformations, the communal and visceral being swept away by the over-intellectualised postmodern irony. Therefore ISLA (island) as an absolved sanctuary, a hidden paradise of abandonment of the self through the communal art process, a life belt of the collective trance of flamenco thrown to a shipwrecking civilization of otherness.