Thursday Jun 13, 2013
UNM Main Campus (Popejoy Hall)
Albuquerque, NM 87122
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Israel Galván y Compañía perform as part of the Festival Flamenco Internacional de Alburquerque.
In flamenco, as in all arts, historians, specialists and critics define reference periods. The period in flamenco history called ‘La Edad de Oro,’ The Golden Age, corresponds to the period at the end of the 19th century through the third decade of the 20th century. During the Golden Age, flamenco singing and dancing were of particular importance. Desired aesthetics were established that would guide the movement of flamenco through its development. Based on these standards, few if any singers or dancers today would meet the expectation of quality, purity, beauty and creativity established by those who were true champions of this era. Since the period of the Golden Age, there has been a decline in the formality of flamenco; simplifying, blending and diluting flamenco has arguably impoverished flamenco in the process. Flamenco has also suffered a loss of content and a waning in the sense and spirit that animate this art.In “Edad de Oro” three masters come together to pay homage to the Golden Age, aligning their performance to the qualities that are truly “Golden” and ignoring the constraints of “Age.” Tomás de Perrate, the unparalleled singer from the notorious flamenco neighborhood of Utrera treasures and is uniquely capable of interpreting the singings of the Golden Age; Alfredo Lagos, a guitarist from Jerez, the birth town of flamenco, supports and ties together the dance and song with his melody, rhythm and sensitivity; and dancer Israel Galván exhibits “Gold” on stage, revealed through Galván’s dance and inimitable persona for audiences to enjoy and remember.
BAILE ISRAEL GALVÁN CANTE TOMÁS DE PERRATE GUITAR ALFREDO LAGOS Tickets are $30, $40, $50, $60