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Festival de Flamenco: An Adventure In Traditional Music and Dance from Granada
January 30, 2021 @ 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM CST$15 – $50
Uncork a bottle of sherry, dust off your sense of adventure, and join us for a festival of music and dance set in the foothills of Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains.
Variación a Tempo
TIME: 3pm EST / 9pm CET (Central European Time)
The afternoon begins with Variación a Tempo, the newest award-winning work by Sara Jimenez and Pablo Gimenez, broadcast live from Teatro Mira Amescua in Guadix. The exquisitely choreographed piece chronicles the evolution of Spanish music and dance, linking the classical traditions’ influence on the more modern genre, flamenco. The piece begins and ends in the present, bookmarked by original, contemporary compositions by Pablo Gimenez, but in between the audience is transported across time, beginning with the Renaissance and traveling through the Baroque and Romantic periods.
Since its world premiere in August 2020, Variation for Spanish Guitar and Dance has garnered a slew of awards, including First Prize for a Solo Choreography (Madrid Flamenco and Spanish Dance Choreography Competition), Fundación AISGE Exceptional Female Dancer Award, María de Ávila Conservatory of Dance Award, Fernán Gómez Cultural Center Prize, Fuego Flamenco Festival Prize, and the Flamenco Rosario Vancouver Prize.
TIME: 9pm EST / 3am CET (Central European Time)
Journey to an olive grove in Andalucian foothills for an intimate evening of Flamenco broadcast live from Almazara de Paulenca, a rustic, family-owned olive mill. Against a backdrop of hand-hewn timbers and terracotta tiles, guitarist Pablo Giménez leads a Granada based ensemble which features dancers Rocío Montoya, of Riverdance acclaim, and Jasiel Nahim.