“Flamenco is a living art that generates envy”

Eduardo Guerrero Gonzalez He was born in Cadiz and since he was 6 years old has not stopped dancing. From a young age, the man from Cadiz began to eavesdrop on a school Carmen Guerrero where he built the foundations of his dance to later move into its deep development, along with the masters of the stature Mario Maia, Antonio Canales, Manolo Marin, among other things. She studied Spanish dance at the Cádiz Dance Institute and then expanded her knowledge of contemporary and classical dance.

Beginning in 2002, he began working with great artists on the national stage who appreciate his undoubted quality, physical ability and fine technique, and developed leading roles in Secret Aida Gomez, Eva La Yerbabuena, Rossio Molina, Spanish National Ballet, Javier Latorre, Rafael Aguilar… it was in 2011 when he was with his choreography mayo I have got Professional Musical Dance Competition Award. Since then the man from Cadiz began his solo career, creating: from sorrowsJerez Festival (2012). minesLas Minas Singing Festival, La Union (2013). BackTheater Convent de Madrid (2014). Alley of Sins, Bienal de Flamenco, Seville (2014). , among other things.

This great savior, with his current aesthetics, has a deep knowledge of the essence of flamenco, his talent, his body and properties. great attractionAnd he moves, stirs and wins wherever he dances. has received Many prizes Among them stand out: Professional Andalusian Dance Competition Awardchoreography mayo2011. Displacement Award From the Federation of Mines Festival 2013. General Cadiz2016 Audience Award Jerez Festival Show warrior2017. fiver awardInternational Festival of Dance Films, Short body symphony2019. Cadiz Prize of the YearAthenaeum of Cadiz, 2021.

Lorca, the eternal desire of Guerrero

The last one he got was Lorca Award for Flamenco Translator This year 2022. Thanks to this award, he is the choreographer of one of the main highlights of the cultural summer in Andalusia. The Twenty-first edition of the course Lorca and Granada Show first time show Gondo. From the first cry From the first kissin Generalife Granada, where the dancers feet of the poet.

Under the supervision of dances Edward Guerrerodirection Sharon Friedman and dramaturgy Triana Laureatethe exhibition organized by the Ministry of Culture and Historical Heritage, in cooperation with the Board of Trustees of the Alhambra and the Generalife, is different work For everything we saw earlier in this course. The Tradition and modernity together for something intimate with montage conceptual charged atmosphere Freedom. appeared on the show Five dance pictures for five letters From Lorca literature –Rosetta, Don Berlimblin, Mariana, Adela and Director– What do you share with him? flamenco singing The tragedy he did not address, and the spillage of his music, which melancholy interferes with those who watch and listen to this social and racial expression of unclear roots, mixed between a complaint of secular misfortunes, such as the love. In addition to the five panels, the montage contains Introduction and conclusionInspired by The first Kanti Jundo competition in 1922.

Flamenco is a living art

– How was the process of creating the workbook?

– The basis was the play Triana Laureate and from there the process began. They began by investigating and studying the characters, making castings for their selection and that they represent this love and lack of love very well.

Is there a lot of pressure and envy in the world of flamenco?

In all the arts, flamenco is a living art that generates envy, sometimes healthy, sometimes less healthy, but that’s how it is. We always envy what’s in front of us and sometimes we know how to direct it, but other times it can play against us.

“It’s a winning project and we’re very proud of the way it’s going.”

How do you deal with criticism?

– We are very happy, the piece works very well from a very intellectual perspective. The audience stands and applauds after each performance. All the reviews that come to us are good and love. Which is that the cycle goes on no matter who weighs, whoever comes to the show with a clean look will enjoy it, whoever comes prepared to have a bad time, well, no, that’s how it is. After all, it’s the winning project and we’re very proud of the way it’s going.

-What does this show’s choreography mean to you?

-I’m very proud. I wanted for a long time Lorca. This project is very important to me. To practice theater is to defend our basic rights to freedom of expression. The work has a lot of emotional charge and I think Lorca would be very proud. We are so happy and excited, it’s a very big thing for me.

“You have to talk about things in the present to bring the youngest closer to flamenco in a new way and to continue to support it.”

How do you work with Carmen Linares?

Carmen is wonderful. I adore her very much, she is such a perfect person and it is a pleasure to work with her. I’ve always wanted to do something with her and when we met I told her, but I was so surprised when I called her to show her the project, she picked up the phone as if she was my aunt. He spoke to me very naturally, with great simplicity and closeness. It is without a doubt the icing on the cake for this project. We all agree that Gondo is the show Carmen Linares.

How do you see the future of flamenco in Spain?

– If we continue like this, in this wave of development and growth, I see a long way ahead. I believe it is an art that will continue to advance and grow. I will generate a bridge of propositions for the younger audience, they live in the light. Newer value propositions and initiatives are needed, I always say. We have to talk about things from the present to bring the youngest closer to flamenco in a new way and to continue to support it. Rosalia He is, to me, a clear example of that. When she acts, fundamentalist critics appear who accuse her of it, the roots are there but art is life. It created this evolution, although it is difficult to get people to understand that flamenco is a living art that evolves without losing tradition, origin or essence.


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