DANCE MAGAZINE REVIEW
“Flamenco Vivo Breaks Barriers in FRONTERAS“
by Bridgit Lujan
“The Spanish word ‘fronteras’ translates to ‘boundaries,’ ‘borders’ or ‘barriers,’ and FRONTERAS opens with the exploration of self-created boundaries that breed a desire to protect and possess what we see as ‘ours.'” – Bridgit Lujan for Dance Magazine
Catch the show LIVE at The Joyce Theater June 21-26!
FROM SPAIN: NOTABLE NEWS
Premios Orgullo Flamenco (Flamenco Pride Awards)
Teatro Gran Via, Madrid
The first ever awards of their kind, Premios Orgullo Flamenco were “born in support of culture, diversity, and justice.” In this first edition of hopefully many, Antonio Canales is the much-deserved honoree. The award will be presented in a grand gala in Madrid featuring performances by flamenco artists like Kiki Morente, Lin Cortés, and Canales himself.
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SOLES OF DUENDE
Can We Dance Here?
June 16-18, 8pm
Gibney 280 Theater & Livestream
Join these three storytellers as they celebrate their survival amidst the barriers that diminish collective liberation. Rooted in the freedom in which their crafts provide them and in dialogue with live music, this trio invites the audience to pause, witness, and receive three women boldly taking the floor here and NOW— featuring Flamenco Dancer (and Flamenco Vivo Teaching Artist) Arielle Rosales, Tap Dancer Amanda Castro, and Kathak Dancer Brinda Guha.
GUESS THE MOVIE!
What 1997 film starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron features a scene with Al Pacino dancing flamenco?
Hint: He’s accompanied by some big names in flamenco!
The Devil’s Advocate!
This scene also features some important names in flamenco: guitarist Tomatito, singer Potito, and dancer Elena Andujar, who performed with Flamenco Vivo at the New Victory theater in 1999.