In 2010, after winning a prize at the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas, I was hired at the world renowned Tablao Corral de la Morería in Madrid to work for a month. The artistic movement in the capital caught my attention and here I stayed. This has being one of the best and most important decisions I have ever made in my life.
Then was when fears arose: the fear of the unknown, the insecurity because of the high artistic level that existed and the worry about my baldness. I decided to throw these fears behind me and I looked for places where I could fit my work philosophy. And the first proposals appeared with which I founded my own company, Francisco Hidalgo Cía.
The first opportunity came with the Instituto Cervantes in 2017, and from there the show Sonidos Blancos was born, with which we toured some countries in North Africa.
Later the shows Los silencios del Baile (2016) and Binomio (2017) were born, both commissioned and produced by the Casa Patas Foundation in Madrid. We took them on tour to different American cities, touring stages such as the Dade County Auditorium in Miami, the Gala Theater in Washington and Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
With the support of the Teatro Vicente Espinel in Ronda, in 2018 I produced my own show Ver, Oír y Bailar presented, among other venues, at the Auditorio Paco de Lucia in Madrid and at the XXIV Festival Flamenco de Jerez where we obtained excellent acceptance from the public and the specialized critics.
These more conventional and classic shows helped me delve deeper into the roots of flamenco dance, something that I consider fundamental in my research work and in the search for that personality that defines me as an artist.
MOSCAS Y DIAMANTES (2022)
, this work has been created from a research residency at the Centro Coreográfico Canal de Madrid (resident company), the support of the Teatro Vicente Espinel de Ronda and the Fundación Unicaja. From here many insecurities and fears of showing myself as I am were left behind and this has helped me to be a little more free.
With this production I wanted to mark a before and after in my forms of expression and I have understood that circumstances that seemed to play against you can be used to define you from the maximum freedom, and even be the message of your work.