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El Junco

Wednesday Jun 12, 2013

Rodey Theatre

203 Cornell NE
UNM Main Campus
Albuquerque, NM 87122
US

Cost:

$30-$60

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Presented by Karime Amaya y Compañía as part of the Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque.

To say that Karime Amaya is a prodigy of flamenco is an understatement; this young dancer is taking the world of flamenco by storm. Amaya was awarded the title of “Best New Artist” in February of this year, at one Spain’s most important flamenco festivals. Though Amaya is young in age, she is “old” in the wisdom she displays as an artist. Her distinctive style of flamenco combines her unique experience growing up outside of Spain, in the Spanish diaspora, with the strong flamenco roots handed down to her through her family; Amaya is the niece of legendary flamenco dancer, Carmen Amaya. For this show, Amaya join forces with dancer and Gaditano (native of Cadíz) “El Junco,” and a lineup of flamenco musicians from Barcelona. These musicians are recognized for their exceptional flamenco skill that is a shining example of Gypsy flamenco from Barcelona at its finest.

BAILE KARIME AMAYA, JUAN JOSÉ JAEN ARROYO "EL JUNCO"  CANTE MANUEL TAÑE, JUAN MANZANO "EL COCO" GUITAR JUSTO FERNÁNDEZ, LUIS SANTIAGO AMAYA "EL TATI" CAJÓN JUAN CRISTÓBAL "JONY"

See also: Culture Shock

Dance dance la revolución

If you notice this week that the city seems to be overrun by extremely fit folks who speak Spanish with a lisp, you’re not imagining things. For over a quarter century, Festival Flamenco Internacional has been attracting a national and international mix of flamenco dancers, musicians and fans to Albuquerque for a weeklong celebration that includes performances, lectures and workshops. Want to brush up on your castanet technique? Or get a handle on flamenco-specific Spanish vocabulary? Check out the festival’s massive list of educational offerings. But leave yourself plenty of time to take in the star of the show—the gorgeous, difficult, rhythmic flamenco dance itself. Featured artists this year include Karime Amaya, Israel Galván, Marco Flores and Iván Vargas, all exploring the range of human emotion through the stylized movement of their highly trained bodies. Festival Flamenco Internacional de Albuquerque 2013 unfolds June 10-15 at sites throughout the city. Tickets run $20 to $90; New Mexico Passes provide a package option at 30 percent off general pricing and are available exclusively to residents. Visit ffi26.org or call 242-7600 to get in on this one-of-a-kind event.

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