Yasmine Hilton
In residence Jan 14 - 19, 2019

Bluebeard’s Daughter: The residency gave me a dedicated space and time to begin choreographing my new work, Bluebeard's Daughter, and to play with new ways of using flamenco in a contemporary context. Being able to focus intensely over a one week period was a great kick start to the show and has meant the work is already far more consistent and cohesive than it would have been if the process had been more sporadic. It allowed me to develop my ideas, but also to realise aspects of the show that would need to be approached differently to fit within a more achievable time frame. The opportunity to present a showing at the studio gave me and the dancers something to work toward, as well as invaluable feedback from the attendees.

Choreographer & performer: Yasmine Hilton
Performers: Emma Fernée, Susi Masi, Daniel Lyas, Melissa Walker, Satoko Kelty, Olivia Guarna, Gabi Baltic.
Composer: Paul Hilton

About Yasmine:

Yasmine trained as a flamenco dancer, and has danced in theatres around the world; with Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House, Adelaide Festival Theatre, in Taiwan, and with Fire of Anatolia (the Turkish equivalent of 'Riverdance') in Turkey, Belgium, and the United Arab Emirates. Yasmine began dancing flamenco at 17 with Liana Vargas, and performed in her company Teatro del Mundo. She co-founded Velada Flamenco in 2004, creating three shows, culminating in the critically-acclaimed flamenco dance theatre work, 'Museo del Grito' in 2007. Her contemporary flamenco show, 'Carmen', was a hit of the Adelaide Fringe 2010 and was selected for inclusion in the inaugural Sydney Fringe Festival program. 2017 saw Yasmine return to the Adelaide Fringe & the Adelaide Cabaret Fringe in 'Yasmina Intoxicada's World's End Cabaret'.