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TWO STYLES OF SPANISH FLAMENCO OVER FOUR DAYS - SONIA OLLA FLAMENCO DANCE COMPANY

TWO STYLES OF SPANISH FLAMENCO OVER FOUR DAYS - SONIA OLLA FLAMENCO DANCE COMPANY

Company:

Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company

Location:

Theater at the 14th Street Y - NYC

Dates:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 - 8:00pm
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 3:00pm, 8:00pm
Sunday, September 13, 2015 - 3:00pm

Tickets:

https://onlineedge.14streety.org/OnlineEdge/showdetail.html?descrip=Tablao Sevilla and Por Los Caminos

Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company

TWO STYLES OF SPANISH FLAMENCO OVER FOUR DAYS

SONIA OLLA FLAMENCO DANCE COMPANY DAZZLES

THE THEATER AT THE 14TH STREET Y

September 9 and September 11 - 13

Authentic Andalusian Music and Dance, Spanish Flamenco
In Its Most Pure and Improvised Form, Recreated in NYC

 

New York, NY, August 11, 2015 – Back by popular demand, Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company will return to New York City Wednesday, September 9 and Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13 to the Theater at the 14th Street Y with two programs highlighting the diversity of Spanish Flamenco.  

An internationally recognized dancer and choreographer, Sonia Olla is known for her impeccable technique and riveting stage presence. Ismael Fernández, her partner and musical director, is an award winning cante flamenco artist and instructor. Video.

Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company at the 14th Street Y will present Spanish flamenco in two distinct styles. A new work, Por los Caminos, will feature flamenco in a traditional theater setting, displaying rage, lament, joy and serenity in a rhythmic work of feeling and passion. The choreography will reflect the blending of cultures that comprise the art of flamenco, illustrating the influence of Latin American, Middle Eastern and other dance forms on the medium. Por los Caminos has a cast of two singers (including Ismael Fernandez), two dancers (Sonia Olla and Nino De los Reyes) and two guitarists.

Tablao Sevilla, the production’s second work, will recreate the “tablaos” café setting found in the traditional tablaos of Spain. All the emotion, drama and passion of traditional flamenco will be experienced in this tribute to the art form. Effervescent heel-and-toe step combinations and volcanic shoulder and hip actions will present flamenco in its most pure and improvised form. Tablao Sevilla will feature two dancers (Sonia Olla and Nino De los Reyes), one guitarist and singer Ismael Fernandez. Video.  

A surprise twist is the addition of a male flamenco dancer in both Por los Caminos and Tablao Sevilla.

Sonia Olla Flamenco at the 14th Street Y comes on the heels of the Company’s successful Al Son Son-Flamenco production at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center (May, 2015) and Tiempo Al Aire, an original work featured at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, part of the New York Flamenco Festival (March, 2014).

Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernández have just finished instructing Madonna in the art of flamenco, in preparation for the music legend’s upcoming worldwide Rebel Heart Tour

ABOUT SONIA OLLA AND ISMAEL FERNÁNDEZ:

Sonia Olla is from Barcelona, Spain, and studied flamenco with the legendary Merce Esmeralda, Manolo Marín, Mariquilla and Antonio Canales. In 1999, she made her professional debut with the illustrious Rafael Amargo in the critically acclaimed production “Amargo.” Since then, she has toured as company member and soloist, sharing the stage with many flamenco greats including the famed Nuevo Ballet Español.

In 2011, Sonia premiered “Entretiempo” with celebrated flamenco singer Ismael de la Rosa Fernández at the prestigious Teatro Lara of Madrid, her first production acting as director, choreographer, and principal dancer. After moving to New York, Sonia and Ismael collaborated to create “Tiempo Al Aire,” a unique blend of traditional flamenco with elements of jazz and percussion, which sold out Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater as part of the world-famous New York Flamenco Festival in 2014. Sonia has performed at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Le Poison Rouge, Instituto Cervantes, Birdland, and is featured regularly at Spain’s most notable tablaos. MORE…

Born in Seville, Spain, of Gypsy descent, singer Ismael de la Rosa Fernández grew up performing in flamenco festivals around the world with his internationally renowned family, “La Familia Fernández.” His professional career began in Spain’s premier flamenco tablaos such as “El Cordobes” (Barcelona), “La Carboneria” (Seville) and the famous flamenco cuevas, or caves, of Granada. In 2004, Ismael won the National Contest of Cordoba, singing bulerías for famed dancer Soraya Clavijo, and that same year he was a finalist in the Festival De Cante De La Union. Ismael also regularly participates with his family in the celebrated Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla. Throughout his expansive career, Ismael has worked with flamenco legends such as Antonio Canales, Farruquito, Marina Heredia, El Torombo and Leonor Moro. MORE…

VIEW SONIA OLLA FLAMENCO DANCE COMPANY VIDEO AND PHOTO GALLERY HERE.

SONIA OLLA FLAMENCO DANCE COMPANY - SEPTEMBER 9 AND SEPTEMBER 11-13

The Theater at the 14th Street Y - 344 East 14th St (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
New York, NY 10003

General 14Y Information: 212-780-0800

General Admission Tickets

PROGRAM:

Wednesday, September 9 at 8 pm – TABLAO SEVILLA

Friday, September 11 at 8pm – POR LOS CAMINOS

Saturday, September 12 at 3pm - POR LOS CAMINOS

Saturday, September 12 at 8pm - POR LOS CAMINOS

Sunday, September 13 at 3pm - TABLAO SEVILLA

CAST:

Por los Caminos

Guitar: Ángel Ruíz

Guitar: Hernán Romero

Dancer: Nino De Los Reyes

Dancer: Sonia Olla

Singer: Arooj Aftab

Singer: Ismael Fernández

Tablao Sevilla

Guitar: Ángel Ruíz

Dancer: Nino De los Reyes

Singer: Ismael Fernández

Dancer: Sonia Olla

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