Long Center Presents

Festival de Flamenco

January 30, 2021

ALL AGES

About the show

A VIRTUAL ADVENTURE IN TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE FROM GRANADA

Uncork a bottle of sherry, dust off your sense of adventure, and join us for a festival of music and dance set in the foothills of Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains. The afternoon begins with Variación a Tempo, the newest award-winning work by Sara Jimenez and Pablo Giménez, broadcast live from Teatro Mira Amescua in Guadix. The exquisitely choreographed piece chronicles the evolution of Spanish music and dance, linking the classical traditions’ influence on the more modern genre, flamenco. 

We retreat to the olive groves of Almazara de Paulenca for an intimate performance broadcast live from a rustic, family-owned olive mill. Against a backdrop of hand-hewn timbers and terracotta tiles, guitarist Pablo Giménez leads a Granada based ensemble which features dancers Rocio Montoya, of Riverdance acclaim, and Jasiel Nahim. 

Experience two shows from the comfort of your living room:

Variación a Tempo (2pm CST)
Variación a Tempo (Variation for Spanish Guitar and Dance), the newest work by award-winning Spanish dance and guitar duo Sara Jimenez and Pablo Giménez, is a study of how time and history have molded Spanish art. The piece begins and ends in the present, bookmarked by original, contemporary compositions by Pablo Giménez but in between the audience is transported across time, beginning with the Renaissance and traveling through the Baroque and Romantic periods, guided by composers such as Luys Milan, Gaspar Sanz, and Julian Arcas. 

The journey chronicles the evolution of Spanish classical music and dance, linking the classical traditions’ influence on a more modern Spanish genre, flamenco. The result is an evocative and inventive performance that combines traditions to create an audiovisual narrative from the contemporary point of view of today’s Spanish artists.

Fiesta Flamenca (8pm CST)
Journey to an olive grove in Andalucian foothills for an intimate evening of Flamenco broadcast live from Almazara de Paulenca, a rustic, family-owned olive mill. Against a backdrop of hand-hewn timbers and terracotta tiles, guitarist Pablo Giménez leads a Granada based ensemble which features dancers Rocio Montoya, of Riverdance acclaim, and Jasiel Nahim. They remind us that nothing, not even a pandemic, can temper the passion of authentic Flamenco. 

Festival de Flamenco Bundle

Come away with us for a day of music, dance, and adventure in the foothills of Granada, Spain. The bundle includes a ticket to both performances, extended access to watch the recording of each show for two-weeks after the live event, and bonus material including a mini-documentary about the making Variación a Tempo. Get to know the artists and revel in a day of authentic Flamenco, broadcast live from historic locations in Guadix and Paulenca.

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