Steffa Wine caused a furore as a flamenco dancer before and during the Second World War and toured throughout the Netherlands until 1944 with her Spanish Dance Evenings. She was not thanked by everyone after the war. STEFFA is a re-enactment of her controversial performances that took place in the city theaters during WWII.
Manuel Liñán dances Steffa Wine’s struggle with her past and ambition, and mirrors this to his own quest as a male dancer in the conservative world of flamenco. In this kaleidoscopic performance, the two exciting and divergent lives imaginatively intersect in a remarkable setting of special archive material.
STEFFA integrates flamenco, modern dans, live music, sounddesign and videoart, and takes you on a special musical journey between the questions of art, dance, identity and gender.
direction and choreography: Susanne Marx
dance and choreography: Manuel Liñán,
vocals: María Marín, guitar: Francisco Vinuesa
video and stage design: Helle Lyshøj
musical direction: Kirsten Schötteldreier
costumes: Sasja Strengholt
sound design: Salvador Breed and Kirsten Schötteldreier
rehearsal director: Candela Murillo and Ummi Rentería Wouters
technique: Martin Kaffarnik
advice: Ernestina van de Noort and Peter van der Hoop
produced by: Susanne Marx Productions and Flamenco Biënnale NL
Julidans, ITA Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam. 2022
Trailer with archive material projected in STEFFA and soundscape by Salvador Breed
Documentary on Steffa Wine – Dutch spoken