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‘España – Arte y Flamenco’, by duende Flamenco
12 Sep 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm|
Rye Community Center|
A celebration in Flamenco poetry, music, song and dance, Espana – Arte y Flamenco reveals the very Soul of Spain, the true essence of a nation, the searing heat and riotous colours, the joys and passions, the comedies and tragedies, with insightful poetry, stirring music, spectacular dance and stunning paintings.
International Flamenco dance theatre company Cancion Gitana present their dramatic dance theatre show Espana – Arte y Flamenco created by noted Flamenco dancer and choreographer Helena “La Leyenda” (Sadlers Wells, BBC TV, Channel 4, etc), a jointly developed concept with the legendary Flamenco singer and poetry specialist Rosario Serrano.
The 80 minute, 2 act, spectacular features an international company comprising stylish principal dancer Helena “La Leyenda”, seasoned dancer Varina Verdin, the poetic and narration skills of Rosario Serrano (Ballet Rambert, Duende Flamenco Company, BBC TV, etc), the passionate guitar of Tomas de Cordoba, and the ethereal voice of the legendary Andalucian singer Fernando Reyes.
Espana – Arte y Flamenco entertains with many costume changes, dramatised poetry in Spanish and English – with surtitles – many projections of iconic Spanish paintings by artists as diverse as El Greco to Goya, Murillo to Miro, Velasquez to Dali, and striking theatre lighting, Cancion Gitana create Flamenco dance theatre performances of a kind rarely seen on UK stages.