The US premiere of “Metáfora”: Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía

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WORLD MUSIC/CRASHarts presents Flamenco Festival 2013 featuring

the Boston debut of

Photo credit: Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia

Photo credit: Ballet Flamenco de Andalucia

Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía
performing the US premiere of Metáfora

 BOSTON, MA — World Music/CRASHarts presents the Boston debut of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía on Friday, March 1, 7:30pm, Saturday, March 2, 8pm and Sunday, March 3, 3pm at the Cutler Majestic Theatre at Emerson College, 219 Tremont St., Boston.

Flamenco Festival 2013 returns for a 12th glorious season of world-class flamenco dance and music with the massively popular Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, coming to Boston for the first time, direct from Spain. This renowned company of 17 dancers, singers and musicians, directed by award-wining flamenco star Rubén Olmo, presents the US premiere of Metáfora, a dazzling kaleidoscope of castanets, fans, traditional flamenco bata de cola dresses, powerful footwork, demanding technique and jaw-dropping athleticism. It is a program that will inspire the audience with the emotion, drama and passion of Andalucía, the cradle of flamenco.

Since its inception 17 years ago, Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía has launched the careers of some of flamencos finest dancers. The Ballet has received the National Choreography Prize for the production of El Perro Andaluz directed by Maria Pages. Several choreographies by Cristina Hoyos, during her period as the company’s director, have been nominated for the Max Prizes of Theatre including Yerma, and Romancero Gitano.

Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía will be performing the US premiere of Metafora, a program showcasing the emotion, drama and passion of Andalucía, the cradle of flamenco. Castanets, fans, traditional flamenco bata de cola dresses and effervescent heel-and-toe step combinations, along with the power of “Escuela Bolera” and the demanding technique and jaw-dropping athleticism of Spanish dance will all be on display during the performances.

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