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.
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Miguel Zenón Quartet
The Grammy Award nominated, Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow and saxophonist brings his unique voice as a composer and conceptualist, perfecting a mix of Latin American Folkloric music and jazz.
Image by George Williams
The play touches on anti-semitism and friction through the lens of delicatessen owners and their past traumas.
Image by Jason Quigley
Portland Cello Project
Portland’s premiere alt.classical group brings a huge, orchestral ensemble including brass, percussion and guest vocals by Patti King, that performs a night in homage to Radiohead.