"When I was..." the new work of Eva Yerbabuena that closes the contest dedicated to the Flamenco and Spanish dance. XV Jerez Festival
In this show, the memories, real and fictitious ones, are again the "leit motiv"of a play
in which the symbolisim of a potter's wheel focus a scene, where Yerbabuena shows up ready to mold those sleepy conciences starting from her reputation of"melancolic woman".
The last day of the "muestra jerezana"of flamenco and spanish dance is completed with the session , from noon, of the workshop, "Understand the flamenco".Learn to distinguish the "palos", taught by Faustino Núñez in the Andaluz Center of Flamenco (CAF); and with a new exhibition from 7pm in the Sala Paúl, of the workshop of choreography of the valencian "maestro"Javier Latorre. In "When I was...", Eva Yerbabuena gets back that melancolic and nostalgic air that characterizes her, under the influence of the victims's relatives loss, in the Spanish Civil War, to think again about the absences, the movement and the search.
"I am a person always searching through movement, I can talk more with movement than with words. "What happened?, why this happened?, What would have happened if everthing would have been different?", thinks Yerbabuena in the short sypnosis of a play that locks up, as in other creations, more questions than answers.
For this work, the Granadine dancer and choreographer has come back with her habitual team, with the guitarist Paco Jarana. From his notes start the score of the show, with the scenic management of Juan Ruesga.
In "the Alfarero worshop", one of the most important scenes of this production, and with the mud as guide of the plot, that' s where the director admits that Eva "spreads all her mystery", in a conceived play,he explains, "like a circle structure, where the dancer and the lump of mud spinning form an important visual parallelism".