Slagwerk Den Haag + Eduardo Guerrero
A coproduction of Flamenco Biënnale Nederland & Slagwerk Den Haag
Drumming feet, clapping hands, clicking fingers, clattering castanets, brilliantly timed olé’s: no art from is more percussive than flamenco. Renowned percussion group Slagwerk Den Haag and phenomenal dancer (and rhythm box) Eduardo Guerrero challenge each other with lots of pep and power and in a thrilling percussive “battle”.
In this new festival creation the rising star from Cadiz employs body and feet as percussion instruments in a landscape he has never entered before. The traditional “zapateado”, the flamenco feet rhythms, and the “pure flamenco body” acquire a whole new meaning.
Is this still flamenco? Sí!
The rich, driving flamenco rhythms rattle in every possible way. A simple table is turned into a percussion instrument, a “cajon” (hand drum) gets an electronic upgrade and live castanets, “castañuelas”, take on a computerized castanet orchestra! Man versus machine, emotion versus rhythm.
Interested in new flamenco sounds? Then don’t miss this encounter.
“This dancer does the best turns in modern Flamenco. His dance is precise to the millimetre, knows speed well but yet enjoys a pause, and moves his arms better than the rest of the men in his profession.” (Silvia Cruz Lapena/Deflamenco.com)
Nocturne, Matyas Wettl
Battucada, Hugo Morales
Zapatitos de Madera/Mexican song (Duo Guerrero/Garcia), Traditional mexican
1+1, Philip Glass
Timber (extract), Michael Gordon
Oversteps, Darien Brito (Solo Guerrero & Castagnettenmachine)
Apple Blossom, Peter Garland