TRESMONSTRUOS

Saura’s interview

From the film J:Beyond Flamenco: the directos reveals the essencial aspects of the way he makes cinema and its result. Neatness, flexibility, beauty, collective construction, limited means, improvising capacity. Among the interview, we discover keys of his cine,a and the great pleasure, the cinematic nirvana...

TARANTELA

A Jota that links southern Italy dance- -that was once part of Aragon kingdom- with tarantism, the fast jotas of regions like Fraga. A metaphor of the chrysalis that becomes a butterfly through dance. Tarantela is a therapeutical dance for the person who has received...

RAÍCES

Heading melody of the film J:Beyond Flamenco, a coral composition with six dancers who caress the scene with a game of distorting mirrors. It starts as a slow jota and finishes in a ¾, typical from Flamenco....

Jota Mudéjar

Extremely beautiful composition of J: Beyond Flamenco that uses Jota’s Mozarab roots in the popular song “Me despido de tus cerrojos y tus llaves” (I bif farewell to your bolts and keys”, with the voice og María José Hernández and Lahbib Lahmen. Woman and man...

GAELIC JOTA

Carlos Saura: “It has been a surprise, one of the most powerful parts, a beautiful crescendo: the Gaelic Jota starts softly and it increases until everybody is dancing nd singing… Carlos Núñez is a marvelous bagpiper, with and exceptional talent: one of the best artists...

JOTA CANTADA

The best of the songs is Jota from Aragón,  that sows in my heart the beats of my land. The pure Jota is always sung, inherited from the masters of XIX century. In this case, it is sung by Nacho del Río y Beatriz Berdan,...

Cañizares

“Cañizares is a master, very elegant and neat: one of the best guitarists in Spain” according to Carlos Saura. In J:Beyond Flamenco he is accompanied by two dancers of the Conservatory of Granada, Irene Ruiz and Miriam Abad, in between outpour stunted images....

Ara Malikian

Ara Malikian es un “virtuoso del violín, además de un encanto de persona”, según Carlos Saura que refleja en #Jota de Saura (2016) la empatía natural del violinista armenio, y su cercanía a la cultura cíngara. Viéndole tocar ¡parece tan fácil!...

SARA BARAS

A game in between dancing and courting with the great dancers Sara Baras and Miguel Ángel Berna. An encounter of two places and expressions: Jota and Flamenco. Sara Baras dances with “elegance, beauty and precise movements”, according to Carlos Saura. Exquisite shadow play from “J:Beyond...

Valeriano Paños

Symbiosis between cello and fandango played by Giovanni Solima and Valeriano Paños in J:Beyond Flamenco.   Carlos Saura explores the multiple possibilities and rythm changes, relying on the dancer and the cellist, with a dramatic staging for Boccherini’s Fandango....