Traditional Flamenco and contemporary dance
Trio Paso 3
Flamenco is not an artistic discipline, it is an inhabited and incandescent art: it mobilizes and consumes the human, on every side of the stage, the artist's tension is equal only to that of the spectator.
In concert, what we are waiting for is the moment when the artist will come out of himself to face the stage, this moment of irrepressible inspiration that will put him in danger, pushing him to overtake and bringing him to appeal to the register of instincts .
One of the essential keys to the strength of the Flamenco is perhaps hidden there, in the revelation of an instinctive expression that has become socially unfair in our countries: a search for grace and beauty, as well as the inebriating expression of violence, furious and free energy , anger to deny death and challenge life.
Paola Maureso, Alain Diaz and Sandra Diaz form Paso 3, a clever mix of traditional flamenco and contemporary dance, linked by the power of a magnetic guitar.
Contact: Svjetlana Bajramovic
Son of Andalusian refugees, Alain Diaz inherits the passion of his great grandfather, Donato Diaz guitarist and violin maker.
It is in Malaga, with the guitarist Gabriel Cabrera at the Peña Juan Breva, that he trains himself in the Flamenco hat.
With the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra, Alain Diaz will tour
the great theaters of Andalusia, Madrid and Barcelona with Aljibe,
Manolo Sanlucar's sinfonia flamenca, with Jose Merce, Manolo Soler
and Charo Manzano.
Back in France, he accompanied the singer Pepe de Granada,
and together with Sandra Diaz formed the Cuadro Flamenco Alhambra.
Since 2004, he supervises the flamenco guitar workshop at the
Casa Musicale of Perpignan and accompanies flamenco dance
at the Regional Conservatory of Perpignan.
He has in his compositions and his guitar playing a musical authenticity that inspires and emphasizes Flamenco Cante and Baile Flamenco.
Granddaughter of Spanish refugees from Almeria of the family Los Caracos de Tabernas,
Sandra Diaz was born with traditional flamenco.
She has staged her creations with the artists of "Cuadro Flamenco Sandra Diaz"
and "Perpignan Flamenco 7,8,9 y10". Graceful and powerful, the creativity
of her dance makes her a very appreciated and sought-after artist.
Sandra Diaz is a professor of flamenco dance at the Conservatory of Music,
Dance and Drama, as well as at Casa Musicale de Perpignan.
Sandra Diaz the coordinator of Peñas Flamencas evenings in Perpignan.
Curiosity, exploration. Paola Maureso is a graduate of Classical, Traditional Dance,
Contemporary and Flamenco, Master of Research in Musicology,
but all this would not count without passion, rage and sweat.
Since 2009 she has been a choreographer and solo performer.
She surrounds herself with artists of diverse horizons
(painting, sculpture, poetry, music with which she presents
singular creations multidisciplinary.
About Alain Diaz
For years, the artistic reputation of Alain Diaz, French guitarist son of Spanish Republicans, surreptitiously traveled from mouth to mouth. Man was scarce, and only on private occasions had we burned our hearts to his ears.
Because Flamenco is not an artistic discipline, it is an inhabited and incandescent art:
it mobilizes and consumes the human, on each side of the stage,
the tension of the artist having of equal only that of the spectator.
Everything is made of precious moments, key moments where the senses
alert decrypt the echoes of the past, the nuances of interpretation and
the wild malignity of the duende, dear to Federico García Lorca.
What we are waiting for, what we are waiting for, is the moment when
the artist will come out of himself to face the stage, this moment of
irrepressible inspiration that will put him in danger, push him towards a
overtaking and leading him to appeal to the register of instincts.
One of the essential keys to the strength of Flamenco is perhaps hidden there,
in the revelation of an instinctive expression that has become socially incorrect
in our countries: a search for grace and beauty, as well as for the intoxicating expression of an impetuous and free energy, rage to deny death and defy life.
Few artists have confirmed us to be able. Alain Diaz showed it to us: it does us the honor now to burn us in public place.
For more than a decade, the afficionados of the flamenco maestro hoped to be burned by his compositions and his incredible improvisations, not in talented accompanist but in solo version. Through emotion and fire, Alain Diaz marks the pace, the man ignites his compositions. Because the guarijas, bulerias, tangos or alegrias make fun of the supposedly modern life, if we are not present for the fire.
Àngeles Neira, El Paìs.