NEW YORK CITY CENTER
Sat, Mar 3 through Thu, Mar 22 Pre-show talks, conferences, artistic residency and classes
Want to learn more about Ballet Nacional de España? Meet the company’s acclaimed director, Antonio Najarro, before the show in City Center’s intimate Shuman Patrons Lounge.
Sat, Mar 3 6.30pm Shuman Patrons Lounge
A CONVERSATION AND PERFORMANCE WITH JESÚS CARMONA, JOAQUÍN DE LUZ, AND DAVID NEUMANN
Three extraordinary artists from di erent creative worlds will share the results of a ve-day artistic exploration of stillness as a choreographic concept and expressive force in dance. Dancer and actor David Neumann, artistic director of Advanced Beginner Group and three-time winner of the Bessie Award; New York City Ballet principal dancer Joaquín de Luz, winner of the 2016 Spanish National Dance Award; and amenco bailaor Jesús Carmona, former rst dancer of Ballet Nacional de España, who presents his own show at the Flamenco Festival this year, join forces in this City Center residency project, where cross-disciplinary investigation is at the heart of the process of generating ideas.
Fri, Mar 9 6pm (approx. 1 hour) Studio 5 – 130 seat house. Tickets $15 General Admission
Want to experience the joy of flamenco firsthand? Take a beginners dance lesson with dancer Xianix Barrera before the show in City Center’s Grand Tier Lobby.
Fri, Mar 9 and Sat, Mar 10 at 7pm; Sun, Mar 11 at 6pm Grand Tier Lobby at New York City Center
Pre-show talk and dance lessons are free for ticketholders. Space is limited. Tapas and Spanish wine will be available for purchase at the bar.
WEAPONIZING FLAMENCO: THE BODY AS AGENT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
Contemporary amenco artists are questioning stereotypes that tie amenco to the past and are seeking an interdisciplinary dialogue with artists and cultural workers of other genres. Politics have entered the expressive palette of many young amenco artists, including in uential guitarist Juan José Suarez “Paquete” and stunning vocalist Naike Ponce, whose new album is a lyric elegy to women. Please join these artists in a conversation with a panel of brilliant New York-based dance artists and scholars, including dancer-makers Margueritte Hemmings and Arielle Rosales, and seminal tap historian Constance Valis Hill, about making work attentive to the roar of battle and the stories of love and community that shake and wake audiences to envision a future of di erent possibilities. This round table, curated and moderated by K. Meira Goldberg and the Foundation for Iberian Music, will explore some of the intricacies of these issues. Admission free, register here.
Thu Mar 22 6.30 pm, Studio 4 at New York City Center
CUNY GRADUATE CENTER
Fri, Mar 23 Musical Dynasties: A Conversation with the Habichuela Clan
CONFERENCE MUSICAL DYNASTIES: A CONVERSATION WITH THE HABICHUELA CLAN
Flamenco is cultivated in musical legacies across generations. Join in a conversation with two
scions of a legendary musical lineage who are also Grammy-nominated musical innovators: the renowned Pepe Habichuela, patriarch of the Habichuela family of guitarists from Granada, Spain, and his son Josemi Carmona, of Ketama and Barbería del Sur, along with Javier Colina, known for fusing musical languages by introducing the double bass to amenco. The artists will speak with K. Meira Goldberg, scholar-in-residence at the Foundation for Iberian Music. Admission free, register here.
Fri Mar 23 7pm, Proshansky Auditorium, Foundation for Iberian Music, CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Ave @ 34rd St
WORKSHOPS CCC ST VERONICA
Sat, Mar 3 and Sun, Mar 18 Workshops with Jesús Carmona and Ana Morales
Jesús Carmona Sat, Mar 3 12-2pm
Ana Morales Sun, Mar 18 12-2pm
Prices starting at $35. Registration required Education@FlamencoFestival.org
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