This is a humble tribute to those Levantine mining “cantes ” from the nineteenth century that originated in the mountains of Cartagena (La Unión). An art that came from miners, mostly Andalusian emigrants, and that transmits the suffering and the “quejíos ” about the daily activity down the mine.
“I am moved by the emotion that provoke in me the great names of the flamenco who have tackled such poignant “palos ” as the Taranta by Chacón, Vallejo, La Niña de los Peines, Camarón de la Isla, Paco de Lucia, Cobitos, Carmen Linares. All of them, among many other flamenco artists, make me go out to dance with all the strength within my soul”, says Eduardo Guerrero, bailaor flamenco.
“Desplante” is a recital of cante (singing), toque (playing) and baile (dancing); a show based on the performance made by Eduardo Guerrero at the Festival de las Minas de La Unión, which won the First Dance Prize of that edition, the Desplante award of the year 2013.
It is a show designed to be easily adapted to any type of stage. It is simple, intimate, of great strength and drama, where different flamenco “palos” follow one after the other with a masterful interpretation. Pure and up-to-date at the same time, without any artifices, drinks from the essence of flamenco and drifts into more contemporary and personal forms with the imposing aesthetic of Eduardo Guerrero.
Accompanied by the beauty of the sound of the guitar and the purity of the “cante”, Eduardo Guerrero represents in “Desplante” the essence of the flamenco dance, with its interpretative force and refined style, contributing to the evolution of flamenco art as it has been done before by other great figures of dance in that same festival.