Semana Flamenka: The Power, Passion and Poetry of Flamenco
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The last date listed for Semana Flamenka was Friday September 23, 2011 / 8:00pm.
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Each year, the New Choreographers Initiative holds an intensive three-week process to create fresh, cutting edge new dances. NCI Discovery 2014 will showcase four new ballets created through this program. Artistic Director Molly Lynch invited four choreographers of note, as well as sixteen professional dancers from ballet companies across the country, to participate. This evening will debut the results to the public. This year's choreographers are Barry Kerollis, Gabrielle Lamb, Philip Neal and Garrett Smith. The evening also offers an opportunity to hear the choreographers talk about their concepts and ideas, and for the audience to participate in the discussion. Learn More
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This flamenco show did not come close to previous flamenco events at the Barclay. The lighting of the stage was poor. There were too many solos and one of the female solo players who was the least talented - alas, danced the most. While the new trend among male flamenco dancers is to wear suits, in this case, the dancers were not enhanced by their attire. The show should have ended after a terrific solo by the male dancer (the thinner of the two).
Quotes & Highlights
“Among the many reasons to like the Irvine Barclay’s New World Flamenco Festival is just how darm well flamenco’s many flavors and facets are presented to the audience — easily digested by connaisseur and novice alike.” —Orange County Register
The largest ensemble ever presented by the festival, 14 stellar dancers, musicians and singers have been gathered from the U.S. and Spain. In the gypsy tradition of improvisation and inspiration, the ensemble will perform with different soloists being featured. With a cast this large, you can expect the fin de fiesta, the joyous finale of the show, to be full of fireworks.