Passionaria // DeNada
DeNada Dance Theatre- Phil Sanger in Passionaria. Photography: Maria Falconer
A Fantasia of Ham and Sequins
Choreography: Carlos Pons Guerra
Music: Manuel de Falla, El Amor Brujo
Design: Ryan Dawson Laight
Lighting: Barnaby Booth
Duration: 20 mins. Solo work.
This study in melodrama tells the story of Anna La Passionaria, a drag artiste during the Spanish Civil War, who murders her Fascist and abusive lover backstage. Set to Manuel de Falla’s haunting score for El Amor Brujo, this passionate, anxious and hilarious solo is an ode to all those who struggle in oppressive societies and who must fight for the right to become their true selves.
“A florid balletic monologue” The Observer
“Dreamy, deluded and dangerous” London Evening Standard