Flamenco Algarabía with Ana González and José Barrios & Company
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The Washington Ballet's ingenious take on this holiday favorite is set in the wintry, historic D.C. of old. In Septime Webre's version of the timeless ballet, George Washington becomes the heroic nutcracker -- which makes perfect sense considering his legendary set of wooden choppers. Set to Tchaikovsky's beautiful score and staged with magnificent sets and costumes, there are waltzing cherry blossoms, dancing sugar plums and other clever adaptations to enchant young and old, making this particular The Nutcracker a beloved family tradition. Learn More
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Flamenco Algarabía/I Refuse to Stop Laughing showcases the universality of dance and music as it transcends language and culture. “The process of developing this piece has been one of constant inquiry, exploration and joy as musicians and dancers of different styles and genres have come together to create a unique work.” comments Barrios. “It was born from my desire to keep smiling in the face of adversity and to learn and grow from those experiences.” The show features dancers Ana González and José Barrios; singers Gema Caballero and Juan Debel; guitarists Isaac Muñoz and David Durán; and Wafir S. Gibril on accordion, lute and percussion.
José Barrios (Dancer, Choreographer) first appeared at GALA to sold-out houses and critical acclaim in 2003 in Básicamente Flamenco. Last year he appeared in Fuego Flamenco VI at GALA with the United States premiere of Por si acaso amanece. He studied flamenco in Cordoba, Seville and Madrid with such masters as Manolo Marín, Domingo Ortega, and La China. He has toured to Japan, Egypt, and Morocco, and appeared throughout the United States with the Boston Flamenco Ballet. He also has performed with several other companies, including those of Blanca del Rey, Suite Española, José Porcel and María Pagés. He has choreographed for the Boston Flamenco Ballet, the María Pagés Company, and the Parque España in Japan. He was a special guest artist at the VI Festival de Cante Flamenco in Miami, and last year toured to Seattle, Boston and Panama with Por si acaso amanece.
Ana González (Dancer), a native of Cádiz, Spain, is making her first appearance in Washington. She made her debut as a soloist in Un poquito más allá at the Sala Central Lechera in Cádiz and toured with David Morales in El Indiano to Argentina, Uruguay, Chile and Talca. Most recently, she was featured in A Posteriori at the Teatro Padrillo and the Teatro Lara in Madrid. As a member of the Sara Baras Dance Company, she appeared in Sensaciones, Cádiz y la Isla, Sueños, Juana la Loca, Marina Pineda, Sabores, and Carmen. She also has performed in Madrid tablaos such as Parque España, Casa Patas, El Café de Chinitas, Corral de la Morería, and La Tablas Madrid. She studied with numerous renowned instructors including Inmaculada García, Pilar Ogalla, Concha, Eva la Yerbabuena, Antonio el Pipa, Domingo Ortega and Enrique Pantoja, among others.
Isaac Muñoz (Musical Director, Guitar), who was musical director for José Barrios’s Por si acaso amanece in Fuego Flamenco VI, has been musical director for the companies of Jorge del Pino, Marco Antonio Medina, and María Pagés, among others. He also has toured internationally with the María Pages Company, and has composed music for Parque España in Japan, television, and other prominent artists. He has performed at such major festivals as Guitarra de Córdoba Festival, Granada Music and Dance Festival, and Flamenco Sevilla Biennal. He is the recipient of several awards, including First Prize in the Jóvenes Flamenco Competition and First Prize at the Guitarra de Concierto Campos de Guitarra.
About the Ticket Supplier: GALA Hispanic Theatre
Founded in 1976, GALA (Grupo de Artistas Latino Americanos - Group of Latin American Artists) Hispanic Theatre has long been a groundbreaking and energetic "theater wiht a different accent," presenting classical and contemporary plays in Spanish and English, plus an accompanying program of dance, music, poetry, spoken word, art and, more recently, film.