"Love, jealousy, vengeance, nostalgia, desperation, death, God, the Mother - here tragic destiny takes over completely, and words start to lose their everyday shape, becoming in effect a river of song, a mere verbal fountainhead of the most inexpressible emotions. The flamenco sometimes can translate its form of improvised song into something that resembles a cry - a cry, it has been said, not beneath words but above them, when words are not enough. For the soul speaks out in the cante, uttering its darkest most uncontrollable emotions."
- Carlos Fuentes, "The Buried Mirror"
|Buika, Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra
Friday, January 12, 2018 at 8 PM
The Town Hall
123 W 43rd St, New York, New York 10036
Flamenco Festival at City Center
Mar 2 - 11, 2018
Tickets start at $35
On-sale at noon: Members Aug 28; general public Sep 5
A celebration of flamenco’s global allure, this exhilarating festival brings Spain’s finest dancers and musicians together, challenging the conventions of form while remaining stirringly authentic.
BALLET NACIONAL DE ESPAÑA
Antonio Najarro, Director
MAR 2 – 4
“A PROUD, WILD, AND SUPREMELY VITAL EXPRESSION OF LIFE”
—THE MIAMI HERALD
Ballet Nacional de España appears at City Center for the first time in nearly 20 years. The sheer size of the company and its hybrid form that draws from traditional flamenco and classical ballet, make for a unique performance experience. Suite Sevilla, created by the company’s director, Antonio Najarro, infuses classic Spanish dance with bold trends in both music and choreography. Heightened by Rafael Riqueni’s score, the confluence of dancers and instruments evokes a primal longing for the traditions of Southern Spain.
EVA YERBABUENA COMPANY
CARNE Y HUESO
MAR 9 – 10
“EVA YERBABUENA IS A VISIONARY, MAGISTERIAL DANCER, WHOSE EFFECTS GO FAR BEYOND TECHNIQUE”
Flamenco superstar Eva Yerbabuena presents Carne y Hueso (Flesh and Bone), a striking piece that serves as a prologue to the 20th anniversary of her company. Joined by five dancers and a cadre of musicians, Yerbabuena delivers an unforgettable tour de force performance as one of the most expressive figures dancing today. Her generous intimacy with the audience and technical dominance of the art form has widened the choreographic possibilities of flamenco.
BALLET FLAMENCO JESÚS CARMONA
“THE FAST-SLICING PERCUSSIVENESS OF HIS FEET IS BRILLIANT”
—THE NEW YORK TIMES
Jesús Carmona—a pioneer in flamenco’s evolution—is a former dancer with Ballet Nacional de España. The flawless footwork and ballet-infused moves that make him a dynamo of a dancer translate masterfully to the work he creates for his own company. For the festival, Ballet Flamenco Jesús Carmona performs its emotionally charged Impetus, an irresistible interpretation of famous scores from Spain’s most beloved composers.
Leadership Support for Dance at City Center is provided by
|Schimmel Center Presents
Niño de Elche (Part of the Flamenco Festival)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 7:30PM
Schimmel Center at Pace University
3 Spruce Street
New York, NY 10038
Located between Park Row and Gold Street (near Brooklyn Bridge and City Hall)
2/3 to Park Place/Broadway; R/W to City Hall; J/M/Z to Fulton Street; 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall
Niño de Elche is a cantaor, a singer of flamenco, but not as we know it. He is a multi-disciplinary artist and contemporary deconstructionist who combines flamenco singing and toque with performance art, poetry, improvisation, minimalism, singer-songwriting, rock and electronics. His latest, yet-untitled piece is informed by a wide breadth of flamenco compositions such as classical zarzuela pieces, versions of Federico Garcia Lorca’s songs (such as the well-known “¡Ay, Carmela!”), the fandangos of Helios Gómez, the caracoles of Valcárcel Medina and will include flamenco guitar, piano, synthesizers and electronica.
His latest, yet-untitled piece is informed by a wide breadth of Spanish musical styles and poetry such as classical zarzuela pieces, versions of Federico Garcia Lorca’s songs (such as the well-known “¡Ay, Carmela!”), the fandangos of Helios Gómez, the caracoles of Valcárcel Medina and will include flamenco guitar, piano, synthesizers and electronica. Part of the NY Flamenco Festival
Buy tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10179270
|Robert Browning Associates in partnership with Flamenco Festival presents
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 8:00pm
FLAMENCO EÑE: ANGELITA MONTOYA
Versos olvidados (Forgotten Verses): A Tribute to Women Poets
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn (tel. 917-267-0363)
The passionate and soulful vocalist Angelita Montoya, daughter of dancer Antonio Montoya and singer La Negra, is from one of the most famous Gypsyflamenco families, the Montoyas. Since making her debut at the age of nine in Nuevo día directed by Lole and Manuel, she has worked with Familia Montoya, Fernanda de Utrera, Chocolate, Camarón, Chano Lobato, Manuela Carrasco and Pastora Galván, among others. Acclaimed for her deeply expressive interpretations of martinetes, malagueñas, soleás, seguiriyas, tangos and bulerias,she has appeared at major flamenco festivals, including the Bienal de Sevilla. For this program, she will present Versos olvidados (Forgotten Verses), a tribute to the women poets of the Generation of 1927 who have long been forgotten. Their poetry, now rescued, has been put to the music of Alejandro Cruz Benavides. Accompanists (guitar, piano & percussion) to be announced.
Tickets: $32; seniors, students $28
Regular Performances in the City
At Alegrias en la Nacional
239 W. 14th Street (up the stairs)
between 7th & 8th Avenue
Alegrias La Nacional
239 West 14th St.
Click here for weekly listings
American Bolero Dance Company's Tablao Flamenco
41-01 Broadway at 41st Street, 2nd Floor, Astoria
(R Train to Steinway stop), Tickets and info: 718 392-8888 or 917-288-7996
For infomation about their upcoming performances, see
A juerga every Tuesday at Socarrat Nolita
284 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012 ·
A juerga every Wednesday at Cafe Andalusia
Jared Newman on guitar
Klaus Jekeli- cante
Practice your Sevillanas and bulerias while dining on tapas.
7pm - 10pm. 533 Ninth Ave at 40th St.
Every Friday Saint Mazie
345 Grand St Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY 11211
11PM to 1AM, 3 sets
Flamenco @ Socarrat Every Sunday
Featuring the Arte y Compas Cuadro
- La Conja- dancer/singer
- Pedro Cortes- guitarist
- David Castellano- singer
Shows at 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30
Socarrat Paella and Wine Bar
259 West 19th St. between 7th and 8th
Aurora Reyes and Basilio Georges of Flamenco Latino at Meson Asturias on Saturday nights
Shows at 9PM and 11PM
El Meson Asturias
40-12 83rd St., Elmhurst, NY 11373
#7 to 82nd St. (at Roosevelt), or E, F, R to Roosevelt Ave. (at 74th)
For reservations: 718-446-9154 www.elmesonasturias.com