Flamenco festival brings home the passion and soul of Spain
Festival Flamenco Internacional 2011 is upon us. Jose Maya and his company, who hail from Madrid, Spain, are some of this year’s guests. Eva Encinias Sandoval says that Maya is an icon. “Flamenco artists are on a real high level of notoriety there, in Spain, so these artists that are coming are young, but very, very renowned ... he’s like a rock star.”
Postapocalyptic Star-Crossed Lovers
The Vortex tackles Romeo and Juliet
Stuck in the middle of all of this is sweet, easily seduced Juliet Capulet and wayward Romeo Montague. As the story goes, the two kids come from rival families but meet when Romeo sneaks into a Capulet party. They secretly marry the next day but are torn apart when Romeo is banished for killing Juliet’s cousin. Meanwhile, Juliet is betrothed to another man, and in her attempt to escape and join her love ... well, we all know it’s a tragedy, right?
There are so many cool art shows happening, all the time, everywhere in this city. I'm just going to cram in a mention for a few along the Central corridor right here.
The world-renowned mime group performs a witty and wordless performance that explores human communication with only body language and props.
Courtesy of the artist
Rodey Bowe performs his favorite funky jams traversing the spectrum from R&B to jazz to funk.
Bonnie and Clyde: A New Musical
An exciting and mischievous new experience on the classice rebel love story.
courtesy of Aureole Photography
A rotating curated cast of local and traveling burlesque entertainers perform to live music from Silver String Jazz Quartet.
Confess and Conspire
Count Harry Kessler and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer are kidnapped by two sisters who, rather than uncovering a plot to kill Hitler, provoke confessions of sexual identity, desire and murder.
The troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments like matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms.