On the Couch with Pepa Molina

Pepa-Molina-photo-by-Cesar-LucasWho is Pepa Molina?
Pepa Molina is a Flamenco producer, choreographer, dancer, mentor, artist, mother, wife, and daughter. I’m very passionate about what I do and feel I’m privileged to do what I love, I have been able to travel and see the world and share Flamenco (performing & teaching) across all continents, what more can one ask for?

What would you do differently from what you do now?
Do it all over again and make more time for me as well at the same time.

Who inspires you and why?
Carmen Amaya, the greatest Flamenco dancer of all time for her unique talent, artistry and drive – a true inspiration. She had an illness not many people knew about and danced against all odds. Dance kept her alive… Immigrants, like my parents, they are the true heroes of our communities…

What would you do to make a difference in the world?
Praise and recognize the talent & worth of those around you, believe in them and encourage them to follow their dreams… Create more opportunities for emerging artists… Share, share, share…

Favourite holiday destination and why?
In Australia, Jervis Bay – beautiful beaches, relaxing nature walks, great family destination. In Spain, Zahara de los Atunes – Cadíz, great beaches and incredible food (Atun del Almandraba, the world’s best tuna amongst other delicacies…), the amazing atmosphere in the streets and town…

When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
Opera Bar – amazing iconic views and great atmosphere.

What are you currently reading?
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown.

What are you currently listening to?
Tia Anica La Piriñaca por Seguiriyas.
Prince – When Doves Cry.

Happiness is?
Spending quality time with family and friends.

What does the future hold for you?
World Premiere of the new work Perceptions (with international artists) from  20 – 22 July 2023 at Riverside Theatres. Also, other exciting Dance projects that will see the light in 2024 – 2025, I can’t reveal too many details at this stage, but will be able to soon…

Pepa stars in Perceptions – a new work exploring Flamenco’s intricacies, superstitions and clichés, presented by FORM Dance Projects at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres: 20 – 22 July 2023. For more information, visit: www.riversideparramatta.com.au for details.

Image: Pepa Molina – photo by Cesar Lucas