NYC Season 2018
May 15-20, 2018
For its anniversary season, Flamenco Vivo will premiere Mujeres Valientes, a new work by flamenco legend Belén Maya that explores the fundamental power and courage of 17th-century Mexican poet and philosopher Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and 19th-century activist and South American revolutionary Manuela Sáenz. Mujeres draws on the stories of these two trailblazing women, who, over the centuries, have challenged authorities and fought against ignorance, inequality, and injustice. The second half of the program will also feature new solos by José Maldonado and Guadalupe Torres, giving the audience an opportunity to witness the kind of electrifying artistry that has won them prizes in Spain. Maldonado and Torres all come to Flamenco Vivo through a partnership with Madrid’s El Certamen de Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco, the famous competition for up-and-coming talent in Spain. The program features Flamenco Vivo’s international company of eight dancers and five musicians, with all works performed to live music.