The Joyce Theater
Tickets starting at $20
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THIS MONTH don’t miss the World Premiere of FRONTERAS at the famed Joyce Theater, a new work choreographed by two of flamenco’s most exciting artists: José Maldonado and Karen Lugo – with an original score by Jose Luis de la Paz! Get a behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the show above.
A Flamenco Dancer’s Guide to Managing Her Migraines
SELF Magazine’s online May issue features Flamenco Vivo’s very own Program Manager Luciana Farias in our studios. Having suffered from migraines for the past ten years, Luciana walks us through 5 rituals that help her get through the day as a professional flamenco dancer.
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Symposium: The Black and Brown Roots to Spanish Dance & Music
Ensemble Español is presenting a four-day symposium at Northeastern Illinois University on the Black and Brown roots of Spanish dance and music. Presentations will be in person and virtual, featuring Concha Buika, La Lupi, Dr. Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, Meira K. Goldberg, and Briseyda Zárate, among others.
Rodrigo Amarante + Alice Caymmi
(Le) Poisson Rouge, NYC
Brasilian powerhouses of modern music Rodrigo Amarante + Alice Caymmi share the stage at LPR in a special double-header presented by Brasil SummerFest. Amarante, perhaps most known for the theme tune on Narcos, brings cinematic tension with every song. Caymmi doubles down on the dramatics with her rich textures.
FLAMENCO COSTUMES & COMPLEMENTOS
Guess how long it takes an artisan to craft a pair of castañuelas (castanets)?
Hint: Thanks to machinery, much less time than a mantón.
About 2 hours, says artisan Juan Vela, whose family trade of constructing castañuelas goes back four generations. Check out the video above to see BBC’s visit to Vela’s studio in Sevilla and see just how these instruments are made, from a block of wood to a perfectly polished pair.