is a collaborative new performance installation work between Pasión y Arte and Fresh Blood, a Flamenco and postmodern dance company. The two all-female-companies will interweave women's stories through the layering of text, song and dance while investigating the dialogue between the distinct languages of its two artistic collaborators, flamenco and post-modern. We begin in 1096, Salerno, Italy, at the birth of the first female gynecologist, Trotula of Salerno. She is the first woman to publish on the female body. Her textbooks became a reference for many centuries of male doctors. This ongoing journey from 1096 to the future will visit pivotal periods of women's history with a timeline that twists, coils and digs into contemporary questions of women’s self-knowledge, complicity, complacency and ultimately, “how do we reclaim our history?"
Pasión y Arte: Elba Hevia y Vaca, Artistic/Executive Director
Fresh Blood: KC Chun-Manning, Artistic Director
Additional collaborators are Olive Prince, from Olive Prince Dance Company, Sevillan Gypsy singer “Ismael de la Rosa” and original composition by NY based flamenco guitarist Raphael Brunn.
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