Pasión y Arte (PyA), Philadelphia’s premier all-female flamenco dance company, is proud to present An Evening of Flamenco which will take place on Friday, November 18th at 8pm at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. This one time only performance will feature an array of flamenco dancers and musicians. Tickets are $25 general admission and $22 for students and seniors. Food and beverage will available for purchase during the performance.
An Evening of Flamenco will mirror the recently completed and extremely successful TABLAO PHILLY series, which ran October 2015-June 2016 at the Asian Arts Initiative in downtown Philadelphia. Like those performances, this special evening of flamenco will recreate the intimate cafe-like atmosphere, called tablao, where flamencos showcased their dancing before the art form was institutionalized into more theatrical performances. The performance will feature vocalists Barbara Martinez and Hector Marquez, guitarist Raphael Brunn and dancers Xianix Barrera, Alexa Milton and Amelia Hernandez.
Flamenco originally emerged as a unique art form in the 15th century. Spanish Gypsies (or Roma) danced flamenco privately in their rural homes. The dance gradually migrated from the countryside to the cities in the south of Spain, where Gypsy artists performed on the streets and in plazas. By the 1840s, nightclubs called “Cafes del Cante” began to host flamenco tablaos, giving flamencos the opportunity to demonstrate their extraordinary skills at improvising movement within the confines of strict musical and rhythmic structures. Tablao performances helped flamenco to grow in expressive range and aesthetic precision, exposing non-Gypsy audiences to the art form for the first time.
An Evening of Flamenco will also include excerpts from an as of yet unnamed work-in-progress by Pasión y Arte Artistic and Executive Director, Elba Hevia y Vaca inspired by her collaboration with renowned modern dance choreographer Susan Rethorst.
Pasión y Arte Presents: An Evening of Flamenco
November 18th – 8pm
World Live Café, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
Ticket information: $25 General Admission, $22 Students and Senior Citizens
To purchase tickets visit www.worldcafelive.com or click HERE.
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