NYU Skirball (New York, NY)

Israel Galván

FLA.CO.MEN

“As a dancer, Israel Galván is touched by the kind if genius that puts him into a category of his own. As a choreographer he’s equally remarkable”—The Guardian

Famed as “modern flamenco’s great rule breaker” (Daily Telegraph), acclaimed Spanish flamenco dancer Israel Galván is an artist known for his flare and eccentricity, and for pushing the boundaries of flamenco tradition.

In Fla.co.men, Galván experiments with the form in a wildly energetic performance that nods to the likes of John Cage and Pina Bausch. Galván’s dancing fills the stage with its avant-garde spirit, riffing off of the equally talented musicians playing his musical accompaniments and their chosen instruments.

Presented in collaboration with NYU Skirball and King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center.

          

 

 

Israel Galván

Son of Sevillian bailaores Jose Galván and Eugenia de Los Reyes, Israel Galván grew up amongst tablaos, fiestas and flamenco dance academies, where he used to accompany his father. In 1994, he joined the Compañía Andaluza de Danza, directed by Mario Maya, and this was the beginning of an unstoppable career that would bring him the most important awards in flamenco and dance.