Flamenco Festival 2016 in Cleveland
Flamenco Festival 2016 presents Spain’s finest dancers and singers on its thirteenth anniversary for a celebration of Flamenco that is stirringly authentic while challenging the conventions of the form.
One of the year’s biggest dance events in New York City—The New York Times
Flamenco Festival will kick off in New York, and continues through the U.S. with passion, drama and lighting footwork in a three-week celebration of Flamenco.
- On Wednesday, March 16 at 7:30 pm.
- At Gartner Auditorium.
Spanish poet Federico García Lorca described the cante jondo –deep flamenco song– as a
rare example of primitive song whose notes contain the naked and horrific emotion of the first oriental civilisations. A test of Lorca’s words might be the Qasida project, an extraordinary musical encounter between the young Sevillian cantaora Rosario “La Tremendita” and her Iranian peer Mohammad Motamedi. In Qasida, “La Tremendita” explores the roots of flamenco in the richly varied poetic songs and improvisations of Motamedi, the young rising star of Iranian classical music. Songs of Spanish folk poetry and Persian high art merge into a musical world in which the Al-Andalus of old is perhaps briefly revived.