J A C I N T O is a contemporary flamenco performance that evokes a man, his daughter, and the scars they both carry. A woman grieves the loss of her father, and through letters, photographs and talismans, uncovers the mysteries of who he was. In search of catharsis, Jacinto examines the dark angels within us: the black crow inside one’s heart, the pain that is passed on, from generation to generation. It can lie dormant within us, but it also wants to free us; it dances out the fear.
Fantastical, seductive, volatile and unnerving, this is a new solo dance-theatre work by one of Toronto’s and Canada’s most powerful flamenco artists.
REVIEW on JACINTO
Click on this link to read the review on Jacinto posted in the DANCE CURRENT.
Listen to CBC RCI Radio interview with Pablo Gomez with flamenco singer Stephanie Pedraza and flamenco dancer/choreographer Carmen Romero.
Compañía Carmen Romero was founded by flamenco choreographer and performer Carmen Romero. With guitarist Miguel de la Bastide, the company has produced three full-length productions: El Embrujo, Flamenco Ayer y Hoy, and Carmen Complex, which earned Romero a Dora Award nomination for best choreography. The company has also created many shorter works such as Luna Llena, which was performed at the 9th annual Certamen de Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco at the prestigious Teatro Albeniz in Madrid, Spain. Since 2006, Romero has turned to new relationships, reflecting her desire to cultivate new possibilities in flamenco. Compañía Carmen Romero is now a vehicle for Carmen’s performance, choreography and collaborations with artists in other disciplines.
Choreographer and Performer: Carmen Romero
Guest Choreographer: Oscar Nieto
Director: Karin Randoja
Musical Director: Benjamin Barrile
Cante: Stephanie Pedraza
Additional musicians: Alejandro Céspedes, Scott Metcalfe
Producer: Soraya Peerbaye
Costume Production: Rita Benz
Costume Design: Carmen Romero
Media/set design: Vanessa Guillen
Photography: Levent Erutku and Vanessa Guillen
We are very pleased to have CARMEN Cocina Espanola be our sponsors for JACINTO.
CARMEN Cocina Espanola is a fantastic Tapas Restaurant located at
922 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M5T 2L9.
COMPAÑÍA CARMEN ROMERO gratefully acknowledges the following councils for their support.