DEFLAMENCAS MARCO FLORES Y COMPAÑÍA
MON. JUNE 10TH • 8:00PM • RODEY THEATRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
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Marco Flores’s flamenco is decidedly chic, urban and beautiful. In “DeFlamencas” Flores takes us on a journey through different flamenco rhythms and songs, creating beautiful scenes and exciting moments on stage. The artists that accompany him with cante, toque, and baile are all women, hence the title “DeFlamencas.” In “DeFlamencas” modernity, tradition, and personal intimacy join hands to tell a story, and in doing so, the artists transcend boundaries previously established in flamenco. “DeFlamencas” was awarded the Critic’s Choice award for best production at the Festival de Jerez 2012.
BAILE MARCO FLORES CANTE MERCEDES CORTÉS Y INMA RIVERO GUITAR ANTONIA JIMÉNEZ Y BETTINA FLATER
BAILE GUADALUPE TORRES, LIDÓN PATIÑO Y CARMEN COY PALMAS Y BAILE ANA ROMERO
YO MISMO IVÁN VARGAS Y COMPAÑÍA
TUE. JUNE 11TH • 7:30PM • KIMO THEATRE
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Using various flamenco palos (songs and rhythms), “Yo Mismo” represents the different emotional states we experience as human beings. Pain and tragedy are expressed through the Seguiriya; passion is represented through the Taranto; joy and exaltation are no better communicated than through the Alegrías. As the name implies, “Yo Mismo” is a re-examination of one’s self, and a reflection about one’s way of seeing and feeling flamenco. A Farruca in honor of Manolete, Maya’s uncle, will also be presented; this choreography is the collaborative creation of Iván Vargas and his uncles Juan Andres Maya and Manolete. The spirit of the Sacromonte and the Maya family permeate this concert that is overflowing with strength, purity, and the wisdom of Granada.
BAILE IVÁN VARGAS CANTE DAVID "EL GALLI" GUITAR LUIS MARIANO RENEDO CAJÓN MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ "EL CHEYENE"
TOMÁS DE PERRATE FEATURING ALFREDO LAGOS
TUE. JUNE 11TH • 9:30PM • KIMO THEATRE
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Tomás de Perrate and Alfredo Lagos join forces to create an evening of musical virtuosity that will captivate audiences with the vibrant sounds of flamenco. Born into a legendary family of flamenco cantaores, Tomás de Perrate’s vocal expression is deep and earthy, emblematic of his family’s traditional flamenco style. Known for his mastery of sound, Perrate blurs the boundaries of flamenco by incorporating a variety of musical forms into his work. As one of the most highly sought-after guitarists of his generation, Alfredo Lagos is best known for his unparalleled skill as an accompanist of flamenco dancers and singers. An award winning artist, Lagos’ contemporary perspective is based on the most classic Jerez-style flamenco.
KARIME AMAYA FEAT. EL JUNCO
WED. JUNE 12TH • 8:00PM • RODEY THEATRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
TICKETS: $30, 40, 50, 60 • unmtickets.comTo say that Karime Amaya is a prodigy of flamenco is an understatement; this young dancer is taking the world of flamenco by storm. Amaya was awarded the title of “Best New Artist” in February of this year, at one Spain’s most important flamenco festivals. Though Amaya is young in age, she is “old” in the wisdom she displays as an artist. Her distinctive style of flamenco combines her unique experience growing up outside of Spain, in the Spanish diaspora, with the strong flamenco roots handed down to her through her family; Amaya is the niece of legendary flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya. For this show, Amaya join forces with dancer and Gaditano (native of Cadíz) “El Junco,” and a lineup of flamenco musicians from Barcelona. These musicians are recognized for their exceptional flamenco skill that is a shining example of Gypsy flamenco from Barcelona at its finest.BAILE KARIME AMAYA, JUAN JOSÉ JAEN ARROYO "EL JUNCO" CANTE MANUEL TAÑE, JUAN MANZANO "EL COCO" GUITAR JUSTO FERNÁNDEZ, LUIS SANTIAGO AMAYA "EL TATI" CAJÓN JUAN CRISTÓBAL "JONY"
LA EDAD DE ORO ISRAEL GALVÁN Y COMPAÑÍA
THUR. JUNE 13TH • 8:00PM • RODEY THEATRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
TICKETS: $30, 40, 50, 60 • unmtickets.comIn flamenco, as in all arts, historians, specialists and critics define reference periods. The period in flamenco history called ‘La Edad de Oro,’ The Golden Age, corresponds to the period at the end of the 19th century through the third decade of the 20th century. During the Golden Age, flamenco singing and dancing were of particular importance. Desired aesthetics were established that would guide the movement of flamenco through its development. Based on these standards, few if any singers or dancers today would meet the expectation of quality, purity, beauty and creativity established by those who were true champions of this era. Since the period of the Golden Age, there has been a decline in the formality of flamenco; simplifying, blending and diluting flamenco has arguably impoverished flamenco in the process. Flamenco has also suffered a loss of content and a waning in the sense and spirit that animate this art.
In “Edad de Oro” three masters come together to pay homage to the Golden Age, aligning their performance to the qualities that are truly “Golden” and ignoring the constraints of “Age.” Tomás de Perrate, the unparalleled singer from the notorious flamenco neighborhood of Utrera treasures and is uniquely capable of interpreting the singings of the Golden Age; Alfredo Lagos, a guitarist from Jerez, the birth town of flamenco, supports and ties together the dance and song with his melody, rhythm and sensitivity; and dancer Israel Galván exhibits “Gold” on stage, revealed through Galván’s dance and inimitable persona for audiences to enjoy and remember.
BAILE ISRAEL GALVÁN CANTE TOMÁS DE PERRATE GUITAR ALFREDO LAGOS
FIESTA FLAMENCA A GALA PERFORMANCE
FRI. JUNE 14TH & SAT. JUNE 15TH • 8:00PM • NATIONAL HISPANIC CULTURAL CENTER
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Fiesta Flamenca is a star-studded evening of music and dance, illustrating the range and dynamic styles presented in Festival Flamenco. Elegance, sophistication, and physical brilliance challenge the audience to experience flamenco in all of its forms. Juxtaposing heritage and innovation, this vibrant display of artistry can be found in the distinct characteristics of flamenco. In a spectacular display of the most powerful and energetic flamenco, headlining artists of FFl 2013, Israel Galván, Marco Flores, Iván Vargas, Karime Amaya and “El Junco,” along with Yjastros, the American Flamenco Repertory Company, share the stage for an evening of unforgettable music and dance.
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Exclusively for New Mexican residents, the New Mexico Pass is the best and most affordable option to experience the full range of Festival Flamenco Internacional performances. The National Institute of Flamenco is proud to offer this package for New Mexico residents at 30% off general pricing.