Friday March 15, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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Trace the lineage of flamenco, beginning with Spanish dance and music, such as fandangos, jácara and toná, taking the audience on a journey through the music and gestures of modern flamenco.
The National Institute of Flamenco and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, in collaboration with the University of New Mexico, present Yjastros 34: The Rise of Flamenco. This stunning production features internationally-acclaimed guest artists, dancers/choreographers Daniel Doña (Granada, Spain) and Cristian Martín (Ávila, Spain), and the Orchestra of New Spain (Dallas, Texas) under the direction of Grover Wilkins III. Yjastros 34: The Rise of Flamenco traces the profound lineage of the art of flamenco, beginning with early Spanish dance and music forms, such as fandangos, jácara, and toná, taking the audience on an artistic journey through the musical and gestural forms that become modern flamenco.
Both Doña and Martín have garnered some of the most prestigious awards in flamenco and Spanish dance, including the Premio Ojo Critico (Doña), the Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid (Martín). Their unique artistic vision brings the distant past into a dynamic relationship with the contemporary, immersing the audience in moving, unforgettable dance and music.
The Orchestra of New Spain, under the direction of Grover Wilkins III, draws its principal repertory from manuscripts found in the court, public, and cathedral archives of Spain. Ten guest musicians and vocalists will travel to Albuquerque, forming the awe-inspiring musical accompaniment to the performance, grounded in Spanish artistic heritage.
Yjastros will debut new choreography created and set by Doña and Martín, and take the stage with these brilliant guest dancers and musicians to manifest an aesthetic experience unlike any other.