EMERGENTES will pay tribute to Rocío Molina, one of the greatest exponents of young creation and the excellence of our land. The event will take place on July 27 during the Gala of Inauguration of the Meeting.

About Rocío Molina:

An iconoclastic choreographer, Rocío Molina has coined her own language based on the reinvented tradition of a flamenco that respects its essence and embraces the avant-garde. Radically free, it combines technical virtuosity, contemporary research and conceptual risk in its pieces. Without fear of weaving alliances with other disciplines and artists, their choreographies are unique scenic events that draw on ideas and cultural forms that range from film to literature, through philosophy and painting.

Dancing bacillary, Rocío Molina was born in Malaga in 1984. She started dancing at three years old, with seven she sketched her first choreographies, at seventeen she graduated from the Real Conservatorio de Danza de Madrid with honors and became part of the cast. of professional companies with international tour.

Twenty-twentieth birthday premieres Entre paredes. A first piece followed by other creations of their own that have in common a curious and transgressive look on a flamenco art that flees from the roads already traveled: The eternal return (2006) Turquoise as the lemon (2006), Almario (2007), For the saying of the people (2007), Oro viejo (2008), Cuando las piedras vuelen (2009), Vinática (2010), Danzaora y vinática (2011), Affects (2012) and Bosque Ardora (2014).

She is twenty-six years old when the Ministry of Culture awards her the National Dance Prize for “her contribution to the renewal of flamenco art and her versatility and strength as an interpreter capable of handling the most diverse registers with freedom and courage”.

And twenty-eight when Mikhail Baryshnikov kneels before the doors of his dressing room in downtown New York, after the successful performance of Old Gold.

Since 2015, he is an artist associated with the National Theater of Chaillot in Paris.

Danzaora versatile, Rocío Molina is one of the Spanish artists with the greatest international projection. His works have been seen in theaters and festivals such as the Sadler’s Wells in London, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Esplanade in Singapore, the Autumn Festival, Madrid in Dance, the Nimes Festival, the Dance Umbrella Festival, the Flamenco Festival of Dusseldorf, the Mercat de les Flors, the Chaillot of Paris or the Bunkamura of Tokyo; and in flamenco temples such as the Seville Biennial and the Jerez Festival, to name but a few.

Throughout her career, she has collaborated with great national flamenco figures such as María Pagés, Miguel Poveda, Chano Lobato, Pastora Galván, Manuel Liñán, Belén López, Manuela Carrasco, Antonio Canales and Israel Galván, and with the names of the creation contemporary stage like Carlos Marquerie, Mateo Feijóo and Sebastién Ramírez.

His artistic search has been recognized with awards within Spain (National Dance Award, Best Dancer Award of the Seville Biennial, Giraldillo for Best Choreography, Criticism Award Today, Critics Award given by the Chair of Flamencology of Jerez, Malaga Gold Medal, Max Award, nomination to the Olivier Awards 2015) and with the unanimous applause of the public and critics: A gifted and intelligent dancer (THE WORLD), It is like the nuclear power of the interior of the atom (STANDARD ), A born talent of the most racial dance (El Pais), is the passion in the house, urgent, almost red hot, that seizes the body and moves it, moves it, spasms to spasm, and fills it with rage and of beauty. (LA VANGUARDIA), One of the best flamenco dancers I’ve ever seen (THE NEW YORK TIMES).


2017 Max Awards for Best Dance Performer and Best Choreography for ‘Fall from the Sky’.
2016 Andalusia Day Award for “contribution to creating a better Malaga”
2016 National Dance Award of the United Kingdom for his “exceptional artistic ability”.
2015 Max Award for the best choreography by Bosque Ardora.
2015 Nomination Olivier Award (London) for Bosque Ardora.
2011 Gold Medal of the province of Malaga.
2010 National Dance Award in the Interpretation mode.
2009 Critic Award awarded by the Chair of Flamencology of Jerez for Oro viejo.
2008 Best Bailaora Award of the Seville Biennial 2008.
2008 Giraldillo for the Best Choreography in old gold ex aequo Rocío Molina.
2007 Critic Award “Flamenco de Hoy” best dancer 2007.
2002 Best outstanding dancer of the XI Choreography and Dance Competition of Madrid.

I pass by some theaters

Théâtre National Chaillot – Paris – France
Sadler’s Wells -London- United Kingdom
Downtown – New York – United States
Bunkamura – Tokyo – Japan
Abadía Theater – Madrid – Spain
Baryshnikov Arts Center – New York – United States
Barbican Center -London – United Kingdom
Festival Biennale de la danse – Lyon – France
Teatro de la Maestranza – Seville – Spain
Mercat de Les Flors – Barcelona – Spain
Metropolitan Theater of Mexico City – Mexico

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