Mario Maya and Pepe Marchena, the essence of other great masters, will also be present at Flamenco Festival NYC
In addition to Vicente Espinel and Paco de Lucía, Flamenco Festival USA will revive the art of other flamenco geniuses.
Such is the case of the dancer and choreographer from Córdoba, Mario Maya, who will leave his mark on the North American audience through the National Ballet of Spain. The ballet returns to New York with the premiere of ‘Invocación,’ an adaptation of ‘De lo Flamenco,’ a choreography by Mario Maya for the then Andalusian Dance Company (currently the Flamenco Ballet of Andalusia). Rubén Olmo, director of the company, revitalizes and highlights this piece for this special occasion. Additionally, two new choreographies, ‘Taranto’ and ‘Romance del emplazado,’ created by two of Maya’s disciples, the Andalusian dancers Isabel Bayón and Rafaela Carrasco, will be incorporated. As a grand finale, the National Ballet of Spain will pay homage to Paco de Lucía.
The echoes of the Sevillian singer Pepe Marchena will also resonate in the Big Apple. The singer Sandra Carrasco will debut with the young guitarist David de Arahal in the show ‘Recordando a Marchena,’ offering a contemporary perspective on traditional singing on March 15 at Le Poisson Rouge. This proposal is presented by the SGAE Foundation and FlamencoEñe.
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