DE LA FRONTERA
FLAMENCO DE LA FRONTERA takes you out of the Norwegian weather and into a world of emotions and magic with temperamental rhythmical dance, intense singing and virtuoso guitar playing. The group has toured all over Norway and Sweden since 2013.
FLAMENCO DE LA FRONTERA is a Spanish-Norwegian collaboration and includes the Oslo-based Tito Guevara and Tonje Lieberg as well as Spanish artists; Agustin de la Fuente, a highly skilled flamenco guitarist, well established in Jerez as well as in Germany and Japan, while the energetic singer Agustin Mancheno sings and conveys authentic and intense Jerez flamenco that we rarely hear outside of Spain.
Flamenco today is in the transition between tradition and renewal. After studying flamenco for years and having developed her own shows and conceptual dance performances, Tonje naturally entered the arena of dance film/ videodanza.
As a genre, Flamenco is a result of the fusion between different cultures such as Arabic/ Moorish, Andalusian/ Gypsy and Indian/ African with its origins still referred to as a mystery among flamencologists. Tonje explores the rhythmic qualities and passionate expression of flamenco dance; as a Norwegian flamenco dancer she is concerned with the dance as a liberating form of expression and a personal journey within a tradition that is different from her own.
FlaMunch is a dance performance inspired by the aesthetics of Edvard Munch.
While dance and music are the key elements, audiovisual installations (film and text) also intervene. The transmission of profound emotions links flamenco with Munch’s expressionistic art. FlaMunch premiered in 2016 in Oslo with original music written by the flamenco guitarist Bettina Flater and also featuring Victoria Savchuk, Tito Enique Guevara Estrella and Knut Ove Messel.
Edvard Munch (1863 - 1944) is Norway´s most famous painter and is recognised internationally for his iconic painting ‘The Scream’. Munch, however, also had a very diverse and extensive production and is considered to be one of the forefathers of expressionism. FlaMunch does not tell the story of Munch’s life, but is based on characteristic features of his expressive art and creative process: the power of repetition, artistic form given to intense existential experiences such as grief, anxiety, ecstasy, the breach of established conventions and the magic of the unfinished and unpolished
Further info: https://www.facebook.com/FlaMunch1/