“Bush Bailando” 2016


Bush Bailando is a new Flamenco dance work conceived and performed by Pepa Molina.

The work is an exploration of bilateral heritage and identity, with inspiration being derived from Australian nature, in particular the natural surroundings of Western Sydney, where Pepa Molina is based.

This is a collaboration with renowned Spanish electroacoustic soundscape designer & composer of international note, Hector Gonzalez who draws his inspiration from the sounds of the Australian bush and its fauna creating a multilayered sound that reflects the search for Australian identity in present time.

In contrast, the powerful and hypnotic flamenco guitar of Australian guitarist & composer Marco Van Doornam plays his original creations live alongside the versatile instrumentalist Stuart Vandegraaf. Visceral flamenco deep song is drawn from timeless recordings of the past, resembling the reminiscent echo of Andalusian Spanish heritage embodying a sense of displacement.
The work interlaces four genres from the flamenco song family tree. Linked to these genres are the four elements; water, wind, earth and fire. The genres encapsulate the quintessence of each element portrayed under new perceptive forms of movement through Pepa’s reappropriation of traditional Flamenco concepts, rethinking Flamenco’s place within the world of dance.


Productora, Coreografa y Bailaora Pepa Molina
Composiciones electroacústicas y diseño de espacio sonoro Hector González Sánchez
Guitarra Flamenca Marc Van Doorman
Saxo, clarinete Stuart Vandegraaf
Cante (Grabaciones) Eva Duran, y Juan Debel
Palmas (Grabación Fuego) Jesús Fernández
Adaptacion de Letras Pepa Molina
Diseño de vestuario (Diseñadora para BNE) Yaiza Pinillos
Confección de vestuario Gabriel Besa
Diseño de iluminación Roderick Van Gelder
Escenografía Manuel Barco
Zapatos Senovilla, Gallardo



Featured image by Tom Holland

Photography Heidrun Lohr




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2018 TOUR

20th of October 2018 – Griffith Regional Theatre  Buy Tickets

Previous Performances: 

2017: Feb 12th & June 3rd – Casula Powerhouse Theatre Sydney

2016: 5th to 7th of May – Dance Bites Festival. Riverside Theatre Parramatta, Sydney