This troupe, Flick Flock Danza opened its doors to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities, chromosomal differences, and other challenges. With enough credit to their name, they set the SGT stage on fire with their performance.
The sky is the limit when you are determined to accomplishing something but how often do we acknowledge our own strength? The world works in incredible ways and sometimes, there are things that remind us to look at the brighter side and familiarise us with what we can do, if only we put our minds to it. No, this is not a motivational group. They are merely a bunch of talented kids who put up a show on the fifth season of Spain's Got Talent. The dance group, called Flick Flock Danza, was introduced and it did not take long for them to stand out in the crowd. Yes, they were hella talented, but the group was also inclusive, a rare sight lately.
The troupe opened its doors to children and adults with physical and mental disabilities, chromosomal differences, and other challenges. Flick Flock Danza is headed by director Susana Alcón, and they have already made a name for themselves in the international circuit with huge successes at festivals and dance competitions. When they took the stage at SGT, all of them looked excited because they now get to showcase their talent globally.
Several members of the group have Down Syndrome, but that did not seem to bother anyone from the audience as their performance was enthralling. Their movements were graceful and fluid, and they relied heavily on the strength of their male dancers and not to mention the flexibility of their female dancers that gave the audience an amazing experience. The judges seemed intrigued by the team, but their interest only increased after the performance.
Once the team wrapped up their performance, they received enormous amounts of praise and feedback from the judges. Comedian Paz Padilla was excited to see that the troupe was from her hometown of Cadiz, gushing, “How lucky I was the day I was born in Cádiz, every day I am more proud.” Singer Edurne mentioned that the group interacted so well on stage because off-stage they are as close as family, to which all of them agreed heartily.
It was judge Risto Mejide who had great things to say about the dance group. “I believe in inclusion, art must be inclusive or it is not art, the talent must be inclusive,” said Risto. “The day that an actor with Down Syndrome ceases to be news for acting in a movie, that day we will have achieved it.” Everyone present there had only great things to say about the group. “They love to dance, it’s their life, they need it, and that’s why they are giving themselves to us,” Susana said. This also explains why the group got all the yeses from the four judges.