UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

 

 

 

· In the King's Palace: Spanish Music and Dance from the Renaissance to the Escuela Bolera / The Renee Weiler Concert Hall at GREENWICH HOUSE, 46 Barrow Street, NYC FEB 23, 8:00 PM - tickets $15 (cash at the door)
Danzas Españolas, is back with an intimate performance spanning hundreds of years of Spanish music and dance traditions from the Renaissance, Baroque and Escuela Bolera periods. With special guest musicians Federico Rossignoli and Teodora Tommasi from Trieste (Italy) and special guest dancer Carlos Fittante from Balam Dance Theatre (www.balamdancetheatre.blogspot.com).

 

PAST PERFORMANCES

 

 

 

· Lenox Hill House / Second Sundays, October 11, 2009 In a performance focusing on early traditional Spanish songs and dances, Danzas Españolas presented such works as the Baroque Folias de España in addition to the Andalusion and Bolero School dances Panaderos de la Flamenca, La Madrileña and Caracoles Antiguos.

· Zarzuela & Opera: An Evening of Music and Dance from and about Spain at The Performing Arts Center at SUNY Purchase, October 27, 2007 Danzas Españolas performed in a program of music and dance from operas based on Spanish themes and Zarzuelas presented by Harrison Friends of Opera. The program was conceived, conducted, accompanied and introduced with spoken comments by the internationally acclaimed NYC-based pianist and conductor Pablo Zinger.

· The Guggenheim Museum's Fall Family Day, December 3, 2006, Danzas Españolas performed and taught Spanish dance in an afternoon filled with Spanish art and culture in conjunction with the exhibition Spanish Painting from El Greco to Picasso: Time, Truth, and History,

· Caprichos Boleros Song and Dance of 18th Century Spain, presented by the InterDance Foundation, November 13, 2005, BRIC Studio Theater

· Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Playdate, August 14, 2004

· Summer in the Square, July 7, 2004, Union Square Park, NYC

· Music for Montauk, March 27, 2004

· The Brooklyn Lyceum, October 10, 11 & 12 2003

· Lincoln Center Out of Doors, August 6, 2002
In a free performance at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' Josie Robertson Plaza, Danzas Españolas performed traditional Spanish dance and music with its special guest cantaora Chayito Champion before an audience of 2,500.

· Joyce SoHo, February 1 & 2, 2002
DANZAS ESPAÑOLAS performed in two sold-out performances at Joyce SoHo debuting the charming and melancholy dances by Cuban composer Ignazio Cervantes in Danzas and the humorous and brazen El Meneito made popular by Lola Flores.

· A Benefit Concert for Fire Station-54; Ladder-4; Battalion-9 - Saint Peter's Church, November 19, 2001
In the sanctuary of Saint Peter's church, Danzas Españolas, together with guest artists Najma Ayashah and Elena Lentini, performed traditional Spanish dances, Northern Indian Kathak dances and Middle Eastern dances in a concert that raised money for the fire station's memorial fund. This concert provided the audience with a rare opportunity of seeing the evolution of a cultural art form.

· Washington Square United Methodist Church, June 20, 21 & 22, 2001
At the beautiful and historic Washington Square United Methodist Church, Danzas Españolas presented three "sensational" and "breathtakingly beautiful" (Attitude Magazine) performances of traditional Spanish dance and music. They debuted La Violetera, a popular song from Madrid of the early 1900's; Gitanerías, by the Cuban composer Ernesto Lecuona; Seguidillas Manchegas, a dance of the early escuela bolera and the ancient Sephardic ballad Ya Viene el Cativo.

· Donnell Library Center, February 18, 2001
Danzas Españolas debuted Lorca Suite, based on Federico Garcia Lorca's arrangements of the Trece Canciones Antiguas, to an enthusiastic standing room only audiance at Manhattan's Donnell Library Center on February 18, 2001 in a varied program that included flamenco, escuela bolera and neo-classical dance and music.

· Dicapo Opera Theater, June 29 & 30, 2000
Danzas Españolas has its New York City theatrical debut at the Dicapo Opera Theater. The eleven member company performed a diverse program of traditional flamenco, Escuela Bolera and Neo-classical Spanish dance and music.


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