Proceso Eterno (U.S. Premiere)
Please Note: Due to global health concerns, this performance has been cancelled.
“Fast, exciting, and full of invention.” - Dance Europe
Rising star Patricia Guerrero, regarded as one of Spain's most original dancemakers, is “taking flamenco into highly expressive new avenues” (The Times). Technically exquisite, Guerrero interweaves percussive movement with live music in an exuberant solo confronting the fear of breaking social barriers.
Proceso Eterno is made possible with generous support provided by Acción Cultural Española AC/E and INAEM (Ministry of Culture and Sports).
Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment.
Major support for dance programming and activities provided by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Dance/NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Patricia Guerrero was born in Albayzín, Granada in 1990. At 15 years old Guerrero joined the Centre for Flamenco Studies, directed by Mario Maya, with whom she toured as part of the cast for Diálogo del Amargo.
Later, she was invited to join the company that performed at Spain's most important festivals and theaters. In 2010, she joined Rubén Olmo's company as part of the cast of Tranquilo Alboroto and a year later, she became the first dancer from the Ballet Flamenco of Andalucía to be directed by Olmo. She also performed in Flamenco Hoy by the filmmaker Carlos Saura, with which she toured the world. Later, she worked again with Saura in the filming of Flamenco, Flamenco. Meanwhile, Guerrero collaborated with Arcángel in Olor a Tierra and Las Idas y las Vueltas, (with the Accademia del Piacere), a fusion of flamenco and Baroque music that earned Patricia Guerrero the Giraldillo Award for Breakthrough Artist at the Bienal de Sevilla 2012. In February 2016, as part of the Festival de Jerez's 20th anniversary celebration, she presented Pórtico at the 19th Bienal de Sevilla at the Teatro Lope de Vega. In 2017, as part of Andrés Marín's company, she performed in the opening run of Don Quixote in Paris' Théâtre National de Chaillot. In 2018, she released Distopía. Awards: Max Awards 2019 - Nomination, Best Show Distopía, Female Dance Performer and Choreographer; Compás Award for Young Singers 2017; Max Awards 2017 - Nomination, Best Female Dance Performer; Giraldillo Award for Best Show, Bienal de Sevilla 2016; Granada Coronada - Diputación de Granada 2016 Venencia Flamenca Award, Festival Flamenco de la Mistela 2016; Giraldillo Award for Breakthrough Artist, Bienal de Sevilla 2012; Desplante Award (Festival Internacional del Cante de Las Minas) 2007.
Photos: Ian Gavan, Juan Conca