A rare look into the world of flamenco dance, music and song
This visually stunning artistic statement takes place at Hamline University's Anne Simley Theater, 1536 Hewitt Avenue in St. Paul. Presented by FUEGO Flamenco, the concerts are sponsored by the Department of Graduate Liberal Studies with support by Hamline's Spanish Department.
Special guests Cristian Almodovar (from Malaga, Spain), Paco Fonta (from Jaen, Spain), Celia Clara (from Miami), and Maria Cecilia (from Chicago)
join local artists Maria Elena “La Cordobesa”, John Devine, Trevor May, Colette Marie Illarde “La Canela” and Scott Mateo Davies in performance of new and traditional flamenco works.
A unique donation strategy, called FUEGO Friends, ensures that at least 50 seats per concert will be given to diverse community organizations.
This is a step toward achieving FUEGO's mission of making a theatrical concert event accessible to persons often marginalized from such an opportunity.
What makes "Simply…Flamenco!" distinctive is the intention to directly communicate flamenco's emotional content without superimposing a storyline or plot. The audience is invited to experience the rich gamut of emotions that is flamenco.
This concert is made possible by funds from the Metropolitan Regional
Arts Council, St. Paul Companies and the Community Arts Program of COMPAS.
See full press reviews on www.fuegoflamenco.com
See full reviews on www.fuegoflamenco.com
“Concert showcases flamenco’s fire, flair…The groups current concert "Simply…Flamenco!" is a generous, friendly affair that showcases the distinctive styles of the four dancers. The dancing is symbiotic with the music….”
By Camille LeFevre, Special to the Star Tribune
St. Paul Pioneer Press
FLAMENCO ENSEMBLE EXACTING, ORIGINAL
”Exemplary of the genre in ensemble, energy and precision. Every ensemble number was performed with immaculate precision. The concentration and energy of each dancer was palpable….”
By Meg Ryan, Special to the Pioneer Press
Flamenco, Heart and Soul
FUEGO Flamenco presents "Simply...Flamenco"
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