Perceptions By Pepa Molina

Rebecca Varidel
15th Jun 2023

FORM Dance Projects and Riverside Theatres present the World Premiere of Perceptions by Pepa Molina

exploring Flamenco’s intricacies, superstitions & clichés

Riverside Theatres, Parramatta  - Dance Bites 2023

This July Pepa Molina returns to Riverside Theatres Parramatta to perform Perceptions alongside leading Spanish artists. The show explores the intricacies, superstitions, and clichés of Flamenco’s past and present. This is Molina’s second Dance Bites production, following Bush Bailando premiered by FORM Dance Projects in 2016 to rave reviews and earned Molina the 2016 Dance Australia Critics’ Choice for Most Interesting Artist.

“In Perceptions we revisit tradition and explore the intricacies of the form with our collective contemporary vision. As a Flamenco artist my work navigates both paths, the traditional & the contemporary Flamenco form, in Perceptions both pathways co-exist. “A contemporary revolution is taking place in the art form of Flamenco” says Molina. As a choreographer I have a need to experiment and create cross-cultural work, to challenge the established & question the rigidity that lies in the traditional Flamenco form, which I both love, treasure & respect.” 

Perceptions is a unique opportunity for lovers of music and dance to see some of Spain’s finest Flamenco artists live on stage. Super famous award-winning Flamenco dancer Jesús Fernández (Cádiz) and talented top Flamenco singer David Vazquez (Madrid) are both flying to Australia for the production. Pepa will also be joined by local guitarists Marco Van Doornam and Australia’s own Andalusian maestro Paco Lara.

Pepa Molina is a world-class artist with Andalusian heritage & a respected international profile and the most lauded Flamenco dance artist in Australia. Now, with a home base in Sydney, she has developed an expansive and dedicated audience following awar winning work, and is endorsed by many communities.