Premiere January 28th, 2006 at the Tomás y Valente Theater in Fuenlabrada (Madrid)
CRUCETA BALLET FLAMENCO premieres its visual adaptation of William Shakespeare’s
work “OTELO”, translating it into a choreographic language
with a Spanish and flamenco flavor.
Desdemona is the melody represented by a flamenco guitarist. Othelo is
the voice represented by the purest sort of cante jondo and Yago is the
percussion as represented by footwork and the percussive approach of Cruceta.
The passion and temperament of flamenco placed on a minimalist stage
set with platforms and fabrics that mark three different levels, elements
of mobile staging and a lighting design with special effects that distort
one’s perception with transparencies, audiovisual elements, reflexions,
etc. Inspired in the famous tragedy, Yago is the central figture in the
reconstruction of the story. It is an emotional dissection of the crime
which represents the end for Desdemona as well as for Othello. Jealousy,
envy, anxiety, hatred, prejudice, death….
A variety of choreographic idioms give life to this crude portrait of
the lowest instincts of human nature and the sociocultural sea in which
we all float.