Dates and Times
3 June 2015 to 3 June 2014 at 7.30pm
Presented by Juan Carlos Otero & Lola Rueda with Emma Frankland & Keir Cooper
A new performance celebrating and exploring Spain’s communist-anarchist coalition government of the 1930s, and the society that elected it. Republica looks at the myths and stereotypes of Spain through inside and outside eyes, and plays with these myths whilst asking: How strong is the Spanish Pact of Forgetting?
With the anti-capitalist left now in power in Greece, and a growing movement in Europe, this is a timely examination of the last (or perhaps only) time a western society took land and power from the church, monarchy and super-rich, and gave it back to its people.
Told by two flamenco dancers, a stripper and a punk musician, this tale promises to be a bold, anarchic and rebellious reclaiming of Flamenco’s history and position as a modern European protest / outsider art-form.
About the company
The company consists of Juan Carlos Otero, Emma Frankland and Keir Cooper, building on the great success they enjoyed with their CPT-developed hit, Don Quijote. The project nurtures artistic relationships with Lola Rueda, developing our company’s choreographic and musical potential.