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World Music Institute & Flamenco Festival Inc. present

NYC FLAMENCO FEST 2007

Sat Feb 3 :: 8 PM
ESTRELLA MORENTE
US debut
Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, NYC
$55, $40, $30 Box office (212) 840-2824 TicketMaster (212) 307-4100

Sat Feb 10 8 PM
PACO DE LUCIA
Carnegie Hall, W. 57th Street and 7th Avenue, NYC
$79, $73, $56, $40, $31, $25
CarnegieCharge (212) 247-7800
Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with World Music Institute & Flamenco Festival Inc.

Wednesday Feb 14 7 PM
Private Performance
BALLET FLAMENCO SARA BARAS
“Sabores” preview for press and travel agents only
New York City Center W 55th St between 6th and 7th Avenues, NYC
Open seating; tickets required
Media contact: Helene Browning 212-545-7536 x 14
Latin media contact: Cindy Byram 201-400-4104

Thurs Feb 15 7:30 PM
GALA DE LA BIENAL DE SEVILLA:
JOAQUIN GRILO, ISABEL BAYON, LA MONETA,
MANUEL LINAN, OLGA PERICET & MARCO FLORES
New York City Center, W. 55h Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, NYC
$85, $75, $45, $30 Special $200 gala tickets include reception with artists
(212) 545-7536 for gala details CityTix® (212) 581-1212 nycitycenter.org

Fri Feb 16 8 PM
COMPANIA RAFAELA CARRASCO
Program: Una Mirada del Flamenco (A Look at Flamenco)
New York City Center, W. 55h Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, NYC
$70, $60, $40, $30 CityTix® (212) 581-1212 nycitycenter.org
Co-presented with Instituto Cervantes

Sat Feb 17, 8 PM & Sun Feb 18, 7 PM
BALLET FLAMENCO SARA BARAS
Program: Sabores (Flavors)
New York City Center, W. 55h Street between 6th and 7th Avenues, NYC
$70, $60, $40, $30 CityTix® (212) 581-1212 nycitycenter.org

Thurs Feb 15 - Sun Feb 18, 1 1/2 hours before curtain
ANDALUCIA LOUNGE
Special free pre-concert dance classes with flamenco master José Molina
for City Center ticket holders only at mezzanine lobby at City Center
Tapas and Spanish wines available at concession stand

Feb 22-24
ANDALUCIA FLAMENCA
Co-presented with NYU Skirball Center

Thurs Feb 22 8 PM
GERARDO NUNEZ QUINTET with special guest CARMEN CORTES
+ pre-concert talk at 7 PM : Flamenco Guitar
NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, NYC
$50, $42 Ticket Central (212) 279-4200

Fri Feb 23 8 PM
EL PELE with guest dancer EDU LOZANO
US debut
+ pre-concert talk at 7 PM: Flamenco Song
NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, NYC
$50, $42 Ticket Central (212) 279-4200

Sat Feb 24 8 PM
MALAGA EN FLAMENCO
US debut
+ pre-concert talk at 7 PM: Flamenco Dance
NYU Skirball Center, 566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square South, NYC
$50, $42 Ticket Central (212) 279-4200


Info/Tickets: (212) 545-7536 worldmusicinstitute.org flamencofestival.org http://www.worldmusicinstitute.org/FlamencoFestival


“one of the year’s biggest dance events in New York City”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

“one of New York City’s most important events”
NEWSDAY


New York’s annual flamenco celebration, now in its seventh year, features over 100 dancers, vocalists and guitarists direct from Spain in a mesmerizing display ranging from flamenco puro to contemporary innovations. The festival is dedicated to the vitality of the flamenco arts of Andalusía, the birthplace of flamenco. In addition to the concerts of music and dance, New Yorkers will be exposed to the many facets of flamenco and Spanish culture including Andalusían cuisine, and master dance classes.

Sat Feb 3 :: Estrella Morente
A superstar in Spain, vocalist Estrella Morente has dazzled audiences and critics alike with her compelling performances of flamenco and popular Spanish songs in the Andalusian tradition. Daughter of the famed singer Enrique Morente and dancer Aurora Carbonell, she is a passionate new voice in flamenco who brings a fresh approach to this revered tradition. She can be heard on the soundtrack of Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver, and is a recent Latin Grammy nominee. First US appearance. “Some of the best proof that flamenco is still alive and well. She enthralls…she wears her voice like a clinging vine of cante.” flamenco-world.com

Sat Feb 10 :: Paco de Lucía
Paco de Lucía, one of the world’s greatest guitarists, has captivated the flamenco world for over three decades with his inimitable style and groundbreaking fusions. A hero of modern flamenco, he has infused elements of jazz and salsa into his flamenco music, thus redefining and reinvigorating this beloved genre. His extensive credits include a long partnership with Camarón de la Isla, and collaborations with jazz musicians Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Chick Corea and Larry Coryell. Presented by Carnegie Hall in partnership with World Music Institute and Flamenco Festival Inc.

Thurs Feb 15 :: Gala de la Bienal de Sevilla
This gala event features two celebrated figures in flamenco - Joaquín Grilo, the commanding “king of bulería” (ABC), and the fiery Giraldillo prize-winning dancer Isabel Bayón - along with four young rising stars of flamenco in their US debut - La Moneta, who was called “a torrent of strength” in El Mundo; and Manuel Liñán, Olga Pericet, and Marco Flores, whose innovative and moving collaborations have created much excitement in the flamenco world.

“Pure flamenco…passion…” ABC (Spain)

Fri Feb 16 :: Compañía Rafaela Carrasco
Rafaela Carrasco, from Seville, is a breathtaking dancer and one of the most important flamenco choreographers of the younger generation. A prize-winning artist, she has worked with Mario Maya, Belén Maya, Israel Galván, and Rafael Campallo, among others. Her company will perform the New York premiere of Una Mirada del Flamenco (A Look at Flamenco), which explores new concepts while maintaining the essence and integrity of flamenco; the show was a highlight of the Jerez Festival in 2005.

“truly original and modern flamenco” NY Times

Co-presented with Instituto Cervantes

Sat Feb 17 & Sun Feb 18 :: Ballet Flamenco Sara Baras
Spain’s most popular dancer will return to New York after her two mesmerizing programs at the NY Flamenco Festival. Hailed for her incredible footwork and powerful and elegant presence, she is the recipient of Spain’s prestigious National Dance Award. Her 20-member company with guest dancers José Serrano and Luis Ortega will present the New York premiere of Sabores (Flavors), a new work that features the various palos or styles of flamenco.

"… her dance is sculptural and magnificent, her footwork of a virtuosity rarely attained..." Le Figaro

Thurs Feb 22 :: Gerardo Núñez Quintet with special guest Carmen Cortés
Gerardo Núñez is a leading flamenco guitarist of his generation known for his amazing speed and his cross-cultural collaborations. His soulful performances and recordings encompass both traditional flamenco and nuevo flamenco with its innovative jazz and Latin-inspired rhythms. His quintet will be joined by Carmen Cortés, the electrifying Gypsy dancer renowned for her performances of flamenco puro. Acclaimed as “one of the greatest flamenco dancers of our time” (El Pais), she imparts to flamenco the essence of a ritual and sacred dance.

Co-presented with NYU Skirball Center Fri Feb 23 :: El Pele with guest dancer Edu Lozano
The legendary Gypsy singer El Pele, from Cordoba, grew up in a family immersed in cante (song). A master of all the traditional forms of flamenco, as well as an innovator, he is known for his emotional fervor and intensity. He has received numerous prizes and awards since the age of 15, made recordings with guitarist Vicente Amigo, and shared the stage with Camarón de la Isla. In this, his first US appearance, he will be joined by the brilliant dancer Edu Lozano, who recently appeared as a guest artist with Eva Yerbabuena at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla.

“There was enough energy flowing…to light up a city…. great cante.” flamenco-world.com

Co-presented with NYU Skirball Center Sat Feb 24 :: Málaga en Flamenco
This celebration of the flamenco arts native to Málaga features more than 20 of the region’s most outstanding musicians and dancers, including the evocative singer Rocío Bazán and the popular Panda de Verdiales. The program, under the direction of poet José Luis Ortiz Nuevo, showcases a wide array of styles ranging from folkloric to deep and powerful old forms. Featured are luminous malagueñas, driving tangos, profound saetas, spectacular zapateados, and the festive verdiales, with works by such prominent figures as Ramón Montoya and Isaac Albéniz.

Co-presented with NYU Skirball Center


New York Flamenco Festival 2007 is sponsored by Agencia Andaluza para el Desarrollo del Flamenco and Turismo Andaluz of Junta de Andalucía; the Town Hall of Seville; and Diputación de Málaga. Additional support is provided by the New York State Council for the Arts, a State agency; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; the Howard Bayne Fund; the Carnegie Corporation of New York; Instituto Cervantes; the Tourism Office of Spain; and the Consulate General of Spain in New York. Directed by Miguel Marin Productions.