Israel Galván likes nothing more than pushing boundaries and surprising with a know-how fed by the best Flamenco tradition. In FLA.CO.MEN, he deconstructs syntax, cleaving the memory of his earlier pieces and captures on-the-fly figures that he charges with new electricity. Without restraint, he delivers an eccentric maestria and sometimes irony to the rhythmic loquaciousness of a wonderful bunch of musicians and flamenco singers. He does much more than dance, he creates a sparkling constellation.
“He is eclectic, unpredictable. Surprises and stirs up and like all of those ahead of their time, there are also those who accuse him of blasphemy. But both purists and heterodox increasingly agree in the word “genius.”
Celia Maza – EL CONFIDENCIAL
Son of Sevillian dancers José Galván and Eugenia de Los Reyes, from an early age Israel Galván is trained in tablaos, parties and dance academy in company of his father. In 1994 he joined the National Andalusian Dance Company, starting the beginning of an unstoppable career. He has worked on projects of very different nature, with artists as diverse as his flamenco masters: Enrique Morente and Manuel Soler, dancers like Akram Khan and Sol Pico, or musicians such as Sylvie Courvoisier, Pat Metheny, Vicente Amigo and Lagartija Nick. Israel is recognized for his work with the Spanish National Dance Award, the New York Dance and Performance Award for Outstanding Production and the Medal of Fine Arts, granted by the Council of Ministers of the Spanish Government. Israel Galván is an associate artist of the Theater de la Ville in Paris.