GIRADILLO FOR BEST FLAMENCO DANCE SPECTACULAR IN THE XIV BIENAL DE FLAMENCO DE SEVILLA
“La Puerta Abierta” (“The Open Door”) explores the creative interplay between the public and the private, the external and the internal. Isabel Bayón leaves the imaginary door between the two worlds open as she freely enters and exits, casting the audience in the role of unwitting voyeur. From this vantage point, we see her inner world, where identities are created, recreated, and preserved.
Musical memory forms the narrative thread for “La Puerta Abierta”, as a range of voices from the past intrude on the present. The plaintive cante of La Piriñaca and El Agujetas, so evocative of Andalusian fatalism, pierces our heart — while Bach invites us to celebrate with his “Goldberg Variations” (inspired by 16th century Spanish chaconas). Which call do we answer?
In “La Puerta Abierta”, artistic freedom reigns paramount. Isabel Bayón shows us how flamenco absorbs and transforms life’s complexities and contradictions, reconciling the public and the private. “La Puerta Abierta” ultimately transports us to a place of joy. And within this spontaneous fiesta, we find the answer to our own existence.