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Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana perform "Memoria Antigua"

Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana perform "Memoria Antigua"


The Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana Company


The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium)
1000 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY


Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - 7:00pm



The Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana Company

Fiery and primal, flamenco conjures the most passionate of emotions. Straight from the heart of the dance form’s birthplace of Spain, award-winning dancer/choreographers Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana perform Memoria Antigua (“Ancient Memory”). This piece explores flamenco’s vivid and seductive music and styles, which are steeped in mystery and rich in cultural relevance.

Tickets start at $65.


The Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana Company


Patricia Ibáñez

Abel Harana



Moi de Morón, singer

Pepe de Pura, singer

Rubén Romero, guitar






Musical Solo Malagueñas

Bulerías por Soleá


Fin de fiesta


Patricia Ibáñez

Born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Patricia began her flamenco career performing at the Villamarta Theatre at age five. After studying at the Ana María López Academy, she joined the group Semilla Flamenca and trained with artists such as Carmen Cortés, Eva La Yerbabuena, and Belén Maya. She debuted in Vivencias, with the Antonio “El Pipa” Company, and later went on to perform in the productions Trilogías, De Cai el Baile, and Gypsy Caravan. In 2007, Patricia received “First Prize” in the City of Ubrique Flamenco Arts Competition, took “First Prize” at the 2011 National Alegrías Dance Competition, and received the prestigious Copa Jerez Award for Lifetime Achievement in flamenco. From 2008 to 2010 she performed in the Flamenco Ballet of Andalusia under the direction of Cristina Hoyos. Patricia manages her own dance academy, the Patricia Ibáñez Centro de Baile Flamenco, in Jerez, Spain, where she teaches and performs.


Abel Harana

Born in Sanlucar de Barrameda, Spain, Abel began studying flamenco at an early age with José Antonio Benítez, Ana María López, Joaquín Grilo, Manolo Marín, and El Güito. At eighteen he received “First Prize for Dance” at the Noches de Bajo de Guía National Competition. Abel has performed worldwide—dancing with some of flamenco’s most lauded companies including those of María Carrasco, Rafael de Córdoba, Pepa Montes, Ricardo Miño, José Porcel, and María Pagés. Abel premiered as a choreographer at the Seville Flamenco Biennial and has performed at festivals as guest artist with flamenco pianist, Pedro Ricardo Miño. He has been a member of the Flamenco Ballet of Andalusia under the direction of Cristina Hoyos, and in 2011 he performed in Dubai with the Orquesta Chekara.

Bring the Kids for $1 tickets for children (ages 7-16) are available for this performance when accompanied by an adult with a full-price ticket. For more information, visit www.metmuseum.org/tickets, call 212-570-3949, or visit the box office.

For more information about Met Museum Presents, please visit: http://www.metmuseum.org/tickets



About Met Museum Presents:
The live arts series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art that explores contemporary innovations through the lens of the Museum’s exhibitions and unparalleled gallery spaces with singular performances and talks. Met Museum Presents invites artists, performers, curators, and thought-leaders to explore and collaborate within The Met, leading with groundbreaking commissions, world premieres, and site-specific durational performances.



Above: Left: Patricia Ibáñez and Abel Harana photo by Paco Sanchez. Right: Abel Harana photo by Ana Palma

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