Rosario Toledo at the First Philadelphia Flamenco Festival. Photo by Josh Pelta-Heller.
Rosario Toledo is known as an artist who employs the subversion of gender roles, theatrical drama, improvisations, and humor in a dynamic method to engage with inner dialogues. Vengo, performed by Rosario Toledo with original composition by Dani de Moron and Guillermo Mcgillis, is a piece she created in 2012 to perform in the streets of her hometown of Cádiz, Spain. It is a performance art piece that embraces caricatures as Toledo exaggerates postures, uses comic theatricality, and adds contemporary dance vocabulary to her movements in perfect "compass" (rhythmic units). The performance is a journey that gracefully switches in and out of the flamenco idiom.