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.
Currently at Irvine Barclay Theatre:
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
- $22.50 - $35.00
An annual holiday tradition at the Barclay Theatre, the Festival Ballet presents its full-length production of The Nutcracker. Set to the cherished Tchaikovsky score, the ballet tells the timeless coming-of-age story of Clara, a young girl who receives a wooden nutcracker soldier as a Christmas gift. That night she dreams that her nutcracker comes to life and battles the ferocious Mouse King. As he and Clara defeat the wicked beast together, the nutcracker transforms into a handsome prince, who takes Clara on a grand adventure to the Sugar Plum Fairy's magical Kingdom of Sweets. This full-length, traditional production is choreographed and directed by Festival Ballet Theatre's Artistic Director Salwa Rizkalla, and features a cast of professional dancers and more than 100 Southern California children. There will also be special guest performers to be announced later. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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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.