Pasión y Arte (PyA), Philadelphia’s premier all-female flamenco dance company is pleased to perform at The Barnes Foundation for First Friday! Pasión y Arte on Friday, June 2 from 6-9pm. The performance will feature special guest artist Raquel Heredia, a renowned flamenco performer from Granada, Spain. Tickets are $28, $10 for college students (with valid ID, walk up only), free for Barnes members. Access to The Barnes collection is included.
First Friday! Pasión y Arte will recreate for audiences the feeling of the original tablao, a popular way to present flamenco in Spain. Tablaos are known the world over for being intimate cafe like settings where audiences receive the unique experience of witnessing the fiery passion and intensity of flamenco up close and personal. The evening will feature performances by Pasión y Arte members, which include guitarist Raphael Brunn, cantors Barbara Martinez and Hector Jose Marquez, and dancers Alexa Miton, Xianix Barrera, and PyA’s Artistic and Executive Director, Elba Hevia y Vaca, and special guest artist Raquel Heredia from Granada, Spain. The evening will also host the premiere of excerpts from a new work in development entitled Colonization: Women by PyA Artistic and Executive Director Elba Hevia y Vaca. This work investigates women’s colonized history, especially in terms of consciousness, and what that has encompassed. How colonization has influenced the way that women view the world and why many colonized women continue to perpetuate their own condition.
First Friday! Pasión y Arte special guest artist Raquel Heredia visits Philadelphia directly from Granada, Spain. Ms. Heredia (“La Repompilla”) was born in en el Barrio de la Trinidad, Málaga. She is the daughter of Rafaela Reyes “La Repompa” and part of a famous flamenco family. She began her dancing career early on in Canada before moving to New York to work with dancer Juan Andrés Maya. She has danced in venues such as the Apollo Theater, Colegio de Médicos, Casa Patas, La Villa, Lope de Vega, and Isabella Catholica. She has done numerous tours in the US, Norway, Netherlands, Morocco, Turkey and France and has shared the stage with many flamenco greats including Antonio Canales, Carmen Linares, Miguel Poveda, Los Farrucos, La Saga Habichuela, Manolete, Marina Heredia.
Pasión y Arte is delighted to host a flamenco workshop with Raquel Heredia during her visit to Philadelphia. The workshop will run June 3-6. Please visit www.pasionyarteflamenco.org for additional information.
First Friday! Pasión y Arte
Friday, June 2 at 6-9pm
The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
$28; $10 for college students (with a valid ID, walk-ups only), free for Barnes members. Collection access included.
Tickets available HERE.
Photo by Mike Hurwitz.
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