domingo, 20 de febrero de 2011

15th Anniversary of Flamenco Company

‘Arabescos’, a choreography by Joel Zamora’s Flamenco Company, will be presented in the eastern Cuban province of Las Tunas as part of the company’s tour around several Cuban provinces, on the occasion of its 15th anniversary.

The company is on stage this week end, at the Tunas Theatre, the main stage of the province, more than 700 kilometers east of from Havana.

The piece had its premiere during the Hispanarte event, in December 2010. It includes the typical martinete, interpreted by Zamora; coplas; sevillanas; and flamenco and Cuban rumba, with musicians and dancers trained in the Company’s Academy.

The syllabus of the academy was created by Zamora himself for teaching flamenco dance. The five-year-long program combines theory and practice, and it has achieved excellent results in academic events.

The company has successfully

performed in theatres throughout Cuba, and has participated in international festivals like La Huella De España, and Danzas en Paisajes Urbanos, with renowned personalities in the field.

Zamora, also known as El Gitano de Cuba, has been on the stage as a flamenco singer and dancer for 30 years. He has combined these aptitudes with literature, which he also uses to approach the Spanish origins of the Cuban culture.

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