Pasión y Arte presents the 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festival

Mar 06, 2014 6 years ago

FEATURING INTERNATIONAL SENSATIONS ISRAEL GALVÁN, PASTORA GALVÁN AND ROSARIO TOLEDO from MARCH 1-MARCH 16

Philadelphia’s second bi-annual Flamenco Festival is happening now through March 16. The festival boasts a series of lectures, film screenings, master classes and performances by internationally acclaimed contemporary flamenco artists from Spain, Israel and Pastora Galván, and Rosario Toledo.

Presented by Pasión y Arte (PyA), Philadelphia’s premiere all-female flamenco dance-company, the festival will showcase new groundbreaking work by “one of flamenco’s greatest mavericks,” Israel Galván. Galván will present two evenings of solo performances, and two evenings of choreographed solos—which will be danced by his sister, Pastora Galván. Modern-feminist flamenco artist Rosario Toledo will make her triumphant return to Philadelphia by presenting three performances of “TAPAS”, a series of works to be developed by Toledo and performed by Philadelphia-based artists Eun Jung Choi, Meg Foley and Germaine Ingram, during Toledo’s featured residency with PyA. Toledo will additionally perform “Vengo”, a new performance art piece, and “Cómplices”, a piece she originally choreographed for PyA during the 2012 Festival.

The 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festival is supported by cultural and educational partners throughout the city and beyond. Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design, Drexel University’s Mandell Theater, Longwood Gardens, the Kimmel Center, International House Philadelphia, WHYY, Temple University and the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will all be hosting exciting festival events. Event tickets range from $10-$35 with Festival Passes starting at $90.

“Building on the extremely successful first Philadelphia Flamenco Festival in 2012, this year’s Festival will continue to develop new audiences and understanding of the evolving flamenco art form by bringing internationally renowned flamenco performers/choreographers to Philadelphia,” said PyA Artistic Director, Elba Hevia y Vaca. “We are thrilled to be able to feature the artistry of the Galváns and Rosario Toledo, who, by offering differing perspectives on flamenco’s century’s old aesthetics, keep the form relevant and revitalized in the 21st century.”

For the 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco festival schedule and tickets, visit www.philaflamencofest.org or www.pasionyarteflamenco.org.

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