World Music Institute & Flamenco Festival Inc. present
“one of the year's biggest dance events in New York City” - New York Times
New York's annual flamenco celebration, now in its 9th year, features mesmerizing performances with renowned dancers and musicians direct from Andalusia, Spain
Thurs Feb 19, 7:30 pm
Fri Feb 20, 8:00 pm
Antonio Gades Company
The acclaimed Antonio Gades Company, established to perform the great dancer/choreographer's masterpieces, will present a powerful re-staging of Gades's classic Carmen. The show, which began life as Carlos Saura's award-winning film, is touring around the world in commemoration of its 25th anniversary. Carmen stars the earthy and sensuous Stella Arauzo, who appeared in many of Gades's productions, and the formidable Adrian Galia, who has worked with many celebrated companies and artists, including the National Ballet of Spain, Cristina Hoyos, and Enrique Morente.
“drama of the highest order…heart-stopping” - The Times (U.K.)
Sat Feb 21, 8:00 pm
Sun Feb 22, 3:00 pm
Los Farruco - the first family of flamenco dance - is a famous flamenco dynasty known for its electrifying performances of Spanish Gypsy art. Conceived and directed by Farruquito, grandson of the legendary patriarch El Farruco, this program features La Farruca, daughter of El Farruco, noted for her passionate dancing; her son, Farruco, a rising star in flamenco known for his remarkable footwork; La Faraona, dubbed “the mother of buleria” by her father El Farruco; Barullo, grandson of El Farruco, who maintains the elegance of traditional flamenco dance; two guitarists; and three singers.
“…raw flamenco, full of power, fire and unbridled masculinity.” - Daily Telegraph (UK)
New York Flamenco Festival 2009 is sponsored in part by Agencia Andaluza para el Desarrollo del Flamenco, Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y de la Música, INAEM, and the Town Hall of Seville.
Flamenco Dance Class - all levels
New York City Center Mezzanine Lobby
Thurs, Feb 19 - Sun, Feb 22
Class starts 90 minutes prior to curtain
Free & open to ticket holders ONLY
Tapas & Spanish wines will be available at concession stand