Francisco Hidalgo presents his new show “See, Listen and Dance“, under the stage production of Mariana Collado. This production is based on traditional flamenco and the ‘Cafés Cantantes’ (typical Spanish musical establishments in the 19th century) showing where he gets his inspiration from, be that from what he sees, hears or makes him dance.
Hidalgo was born in Algodonales, Cádiz, in 1985 and he was trained in both Seville and Jerez by masters such as Manolo Marín and Pilar Ortega. This is how he developed a unique and personal language that meets his own need for expression. In addition, he was inspired by great artists of the flamenco scene, such as La Paquera de Jerez:
“Listening to Chano, Caracol, Marchena, La Paquera, Fernanda, Bernarda, Farina… I realise that they left the most important legacy in the history of flamenco and for me that was ART. This was a legacy with which I learned that, to dance, you have to know how to listen and that sometimes silence is more beautiful than noise”.
In 2008, he was awarded the Premio Nacional Anilla la Gitana de Ronda and, in 2010 he won Second Prize at the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas de la Unión.
Thanks to his career and recognition, Francisco Hidalgo works in the most prestigious tablaos in Spain, such as El Cordobés in Barcelona, Los Gallos and El Arenal in Seville, Casa Patas and Corral de la Morería in Madrid.
He also collaborates with Miguel Poveda in several recitals by the artist and in the American premiere of the film “Los Abrazos Rotos” by Pedro Almodóvar in the Lincoln Center Theatre in New York.
Among his best-known productions are “Los Silencios del Baile” (2016) and “Binomio” (2017). Now he is bringing out “See, Listen and Dance”, choreographed and directed by himself, and is an hour and a quarter long. The audience of this intimate show will witness the artist’s way of feeling and expressing himself, observing his source of inspiration from famous flamenco figures. He states:
“I have seen how they have left songs in the past, those who produced structures and styles with their body such as dancing figures like: Rafael De Córdoba, Enrique “El Cojo“, Antonio Gades, Rafael “El Negro”… Masters who marked an era, masters I saw and learned from. With having these masters to use as references, I have been more aware of the beauty of simple things, and that is why I have no choice but to SEE, LISTEN and DANCE”.