Touché was born out of the meeting of different worlds that march to the same beat, identical terms and words, but each with myriad expressions. We’re referring to the art of music, of beautiful, eloquent expression, of melody and rhythm that intertwine to make the perfect combination. We named it Touché to draw a parallel between a sabre and the bow of a violin. A profound melody rings out, giving way to a virtuosic siguiriya, a bulería for three parts, a soft, electric soleá, a fantasia on Bach’s Chaconne and several tangos. This project gives the audience a true understanding of the theory that music and dance go hand-in-hand, and that Bach understood all forms of art.
Patricia Guerrero’s long career belies her young age. Many of the projects that she has directed and appeared in have been alongside great artistes. Her dance has always displayed modern influences, but never at the expense of her flamenco roots.
On this occasion, she wanted to work with the classical musician Bruno Axel, which opened up new possibilities, both intellectually and on stage. A flamenco show operating in a wider world full of new concepts and ideas.