The 9th annual features dancers, singers and musicians direct from Spain in an extraordinary display of flamenco puro, classical flamenco, and contemporary innovations.
The Antonio Gades Company, established to perpetuate the works of the legendary dancer-choreographer, presents the flamenco version of Carmen in its USA premier, a re-staging of the Carlos Saura classic film starring Gades at New York City Center.
Estrella Morente, daughter of flamenco cantaor Enrique Morente, ignites Carnegie hall with her stirring concert of flamenco and traditional Andalusian songs.
At the NYU Skirball Center, “Noche de Sevilla” features vocalist Arcangel with virtuoso pianist Dorantes and dancer Rosario Toledo presented by the Bienal de Sevilla. Also at the Skirball, award-winning dancer-choreographer Isabel Bayon presents her La Puerta Abierta (The Open Door), joined by special guest artist, cantaor Terremoto.
Flamenco, with folkloric origins centuries ago, continues to flourish and evolve as a performing art with diverse regional genres and styles uniquely characteristic of each of Andalucia’s eight provinces: Almeria, Cadiz, Cordoba, Granada, Huelva, Jaen, Malaga and Sevilla. Flamenco is “exported”, performed and studied worldwide, and is a prime attraction and Andalusian way of life.
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