I create and dance feminist Flamenco. My choreography and direction excavates the truths that I have always felt and resonated with as a woman- strength, passion, and determination. Historically, these attributes have centered on the male dancers, musicians and singers in the flamenco tradition.
I have chosen to use the flamenco language to unleash the feminist truth and peel away at these limits. I draw upon my cultural experience (Bolivian-born, Spanish, Indian and American) and the lives of contemporary women to keep the art form relevant in the 21st Century. My work celebrates women as the protagonists of their own story and not just a form of seductress, sexual object or a love object. I challenge all the historical roles that have been placed on women in this art form, and uncover the ever present truths.
Elba Hevia y Vaca – Artistic/Executive Director and Founder