23rd Festival 2013 / Programme

Main programme

Sonntag 10. Nov. // 19.30 – 20.45 Uhr / Festivalabschluss

Ab 12 Jahre


Israel Galván, Sevilla



»La curva«

(»Die Kurve«)   (Videoausschnitt  )


Konzeption, Choreografie und musikalische Leitung:

Israel Galván


Txiki Berraondo


Sylvie Courvoisier


Rubén Camacho



Israel Galván



Sylvie Courvoisier



Inés Bacán

Rhythmische Begleitung:



Towers have been built out of stacked chairs that unexpectedly collapse into themselves. A piano on the left, a table on the right. Moments of silence, darkness, concentration on the essential. Israel Galván enters into the world of the researchers who are rediscovering the core of flamenco and freeing it from all decorative trappings. Deconstruction and a revelation of its roots allow this cliché-plagued dance to suddenly appear as an abstract, modern art form.

Israel Galván – an exceptional dancer. Inconspicuous, slight and pale in everyday life, onstage he transforms into a possessed dancer, completely unique in his style and celebrated around the world. In »La curva« (»The curve«), he enters into dialogue with the outstanding Swiss pianist Sylvie Courvoisier, who has lived in New York since 1998 and is especially known as a specialist for contemporary music and jazz, and the both famous artists of flamenco Inés Bacán and Bobote.

Israel Galván, born in 1973 in Seville / Andalusia, grew up in the tradition of flamenco. He was taught as a child by his father, the dancer José Galván, and his mother Eugenia de los Reyes. In 1994, he danced in the Compañía Andaluza de Danza and founded his own company in 1998. Among his most important productions are »Tábula Rasa« (2006), »El final de este estado de cosas, redux« (»The end of this state of things, redux«, 2008) and »Lo real« (»The real«, 2012). He previously appeared at euro-scene Leipzig in 2011 with »Solo«.

Uraufführung: 07.12.2010, Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne
Kontakt: www.israelgalvan.com
Produktion: A Negro Producciones – Chema Blanco & Cisco Casado, Sevilla
Koproduktion: Théâtre de la Ville, Paris

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