Festival de Jerez: The Foremost Flamenco and Spanish Dance Festival Comes to Your Home (May 9-17)
Festival de Jerez, Torito Arts NFP and Third Row
The world's foremost Flamenco and Spanish Dance Festival has teamed up with Torito Arts NFP and Third Row to take a selection of their 2021 programming virtual (click here to watch the streaming promo).
Celebrate the Festival de Jerez's 25th Edition with these five diverse performances:
MAY 9 The Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía's
25th Anniversary Celebration
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, a special show has been prepared featuring several of the most representative choreographies and creations that have defined the company’s history.
The program is comprised of pieces created by several Ballet generations. Choreographies by Mario Maya, Javier Latorre, José Antonio Ruiz, Cristina Hoyos, Rubén Olmo, Álvaro Paños and Úrsula López give life to a commemorative show that, thanks to its holistic vision, takes the audience on an engrossing journey through the company’s history.
MAY 13 Ángel Rojas Flamenco Dance Project
TO SAY GOODBYE TO WHAT WE NO LONGER ARE IS THE ABILITY TO EXIST AGAIN.
Ya no seremos [We Will No Longer Be] is a work by Ángel Rojas born out of the necessity to delve into the concept of creation in a clear contemporary flamenco style that supersedes barriers and stereotypes. A creation that has matured over years and with a principal theme of evolution as imperative to our destiny.
MAY 15 Eduardo Guerrero *WORLD PREMIERE
With Debajo de los pies [Under Your Feet], Eduardo Guerrero invites you to participate in his universe. All of the fundamental preoccupations that we contemplate comprise the imagination of this project.
In Debajo de los pies, a world exists in which tradition and innovation go hand in hand. On the stage, there’s a subtle landscape filled with innumerable nuances that connect that which is nearby to that which is farthest away. The audience is invited to rest its eyes on a vast scale of shapes, volumes, bodies full of foreboding.
MAY 16 Fernando Jiménez with Pastora Galván
Fernando Jiménez, flamenco dancer from Jerez and recipient of the 2020 Breakout Artist Prize awarded by the Local Federation of Peñas, presents the world premiere of his second solo show Transiciones [Transitions]. He does so accompanied by some of Jerez’s finest musicians and two flamenco titans: dancer Pastora Galván and singer and guitarist José Gálvez.
Fernando Jiménez drinks from the fountain of tradition, performing the natural and authentic flamenco dance that lives in the patios of the historic neighborhood of Santiago in Jerez. Traditions that undoubtedly inform the creative and artistic process of those who value above all the root of flamenco dance.
MAY 17 Fuensanta La Moneta *WORLD PREMIERE
Frente al Silencio [In Front of Silence] is an attempt to break the complicit silence that aides the barbarity that human beings are capable of inflicting. A silence that Félix Grande was able to break with his poem “La Cabellera de la Shoá” [The Shoah Knight]. Elimination, dehumanization, contempt, terror… but also reflection, condemnation, the search for a language capable of narrating the turmoil, the emotion, the impact, the stirring of one’s conscience… an attempt to be one more echo of the poem.
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