This is a modest homage to those mining songs from the eastern coast of the 21th century Spain, developed in the mining mountain of Cartagena-La Unión. The art of the mostly Andalusian miners who transmit the daily suffering and grumble of working in the mine.
I am really touched to witness how the great flamenco artists have addressed such moving flamenco varieties like for example the ‘Taranta’: Chacón, Vallejo, La Niña de los Peines, Camarón, Paco de Lucia, Cobitos, Carmen Linares and a wide range of flamenco artists that make me dance with all my heart.
‘Desplante’(1) had its first performance in August 2013 in the Festival ‘Minas de la Unión’ of Murcia (Spain). A show specifically designed for this significant event within the flamenco scene and awarded first dancing prize in ‘Desplante’ category.
It is a simply, private, dramatic and strong show that combines different varieties of flamenco dance in a masterful performance. It is both pure and modern at the same time, with no artifices, that comes from the essence of Flamenco to divert it into some more contemporary and personal forms imbued with the extraordinary aesthetic of Eduardo.
The flamenco dancer is accompanied by the flawless voice of the cantaor and a beautiful guitar sound, a total pleasure for the senses. With ‘Desplante’, Eduardo displays the essence of flamenco dance, his interpretative strength and refine style by contributing to the evolution of Flamenco as other great dancing figures.
-A type of llamada that signifies a change in choreographic sequences. The desplante is longer than the llamada. It has a consequent musical phrase. In 12 count dances, desplantes are usually 24 counts long; in 4 count dances, desplantes are generally 2 sets of 8 counts each. Llamada literally means to “call”. In flamenco terminology, it is how a flamenco dancer notifies or cues the guitarist or singer of a forthcoming change of rhythm or the next section of the dance being performed. A llamada can also signal a dancer’s entrance (salida) or the closing (cierre) that is approaching.