FROM OUR ARTIST DEVELOPMENT SERIES
“100 Years” Revisited
Sun, Dec. 12 • 3pm EST
Own a piece of flamenco history! The “100 Years of Flamenco in New York” exhibit catalog (Second Edition) is now available for preorder. Tracing the experiences of the earliest Spanish dancers to today’s renowned artists, this catalog includes rare photographs, an updated chronology and highlights how the flamenco art form has influenced American stages.
*Catalog editors: Ninotchka Bennahum, K. Meira Goldberg.
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FROM SPAIN: CULTURE
RISING FLAMENCO STAR
Take a peek into the life of rising flamenco singing sensation Israél Fernández as he shares his family’s Gitano holiday traditions and his new villancico (carol) song “Al Rey de Reyes,” available on Amazon Music.
FROM OUR AFICIÓN SERIES
According to Carmen Ledesma, what type of shoes does a flamenco dancer need to wear?
None! Dancing at home is part of flamenco culture. Despite all the fancy footwork and technique that many artists display, she says a real flamenco dancer should be able to dance in house slippers. And to prove this to her students, Carmen Ledesma once performed at a Peña in Spain wearing plush leopard house slippers! She says her brother thought it was such an amazing moment in her career that he still has the slippers in his house. He shows them to everyone who visits with pride, laughing at Carmen’s larger than life personality while in awe of her artistry.
Flamenco legend Farruquito clearly agrees, and has been known to take off his shoes mid-performance to dance barefoot.