Flamenco & Spanish Dance Program with Irene Rodríguez
A revered voice in the contemporary Cuban dance scene, Irene Rodríguez brings renowned Flamenco artists from Spain to lead this in-depth course in the traditions and current directions of flamenco and Spanish dance.
Irene Rodríguez, the leading figure of Spanish dance in Cuba brings renowned Flamenco artists from Spain to lead this rare, in-depth course. Working as an ensemble, dancers will share the beauty and power of these vibrant art forms with Festival audiences on the Pillow’s iconic outdoor stage on June 29 and July 6.
Artist faculty will coach dancers in genuine interpretation of rhythms, palos de Flamenco, such as alegrías, bulerías, and seguiriyas. Studio work includes learning to communicate with musicians and embracing the rigor and all-consuming passion required to evoke each dancer’s duende. Dancers will also have opportunities to attend rehearsals and performances of Compañía Irene Rodríguez, who are Festival performers.
This truly dance-immersive experience includes living onsite and having exclusive Festival artist interactions each week such as Master Classes led by company artistic directors and career-building discussions with company members. Dancers see 10 Festival companies on three stages, attend Festival events such as artist and scholar-led talks, and research dance interests and assignments in the Jacob’s Pillow Archives.
For 25 dancers at a professional or advanced pre-professional level, age 16 and up. Applications will be reviewed until all 25 positions are filled.