June 20, 2006 Washington D.C.: Flamenco Aparicio
New York: Paul Fradin
TEL: 917.664-4231 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Chicago: Kathi Beste
TEL: 312.342-5654 • email@example.com
Announcing the United States Tour of
an evening of flamenco
Unique collaborative performance of today’s finest flamenco
artists will travel to three U.S. cities in August, 2006
NEW YORK—Edwin Aparicio’s new flamenco production
Entresueño explores the frontier of consciousness where memories
blur and mix with imagination, where reality gives way to dream.
Entresueño is the transition from awareness to sleep – the period
when imagery is exaggeratedly vivid and the boundaries of time and
Mr. Aparicio, America’s most celebrated male soloist (whose performances
have been described as having “hellfire footwork” and “evocative imagery”)
presents an exciting production that features world renowned flamenco
celebrity Eliezer “La Truco” directly from Madrid. Joining Mr. Aparicio and
“La Truco” are flamenco dance prodigies Óscar Valero and La Genoveva;
guitar virtuosos Pedro Cortés and Ricardo Marlow, along with singers David
Castellano and Jesús Montoya (El Genio Gitano, fresh from his appearance at
Ravinia), both highly regarded for their authenticity and passion.
The show is divided into two parts: La Penumbra, and La Aurora. La Penumbra
represents the entresueño before entering sleep, while La Aurora explores
the entresueño before awakening. Ironically, it is the intermission that
symbolizes the period of sleep.
This vision provides the perfect context for the expressiveness of flamenco,
since the experience of hearing, seeing and performing this art form could be
seen as parallel to the intensity of the experience of entresueño. The performers
of flamenco are often described in terms of duende, or being possessed,
and over time flamenco has developed an association with a trance-like state
“I selected the artists for this production based on certain criteria,” says artistic director Edwin Aparicio. “It is of utmost
importance that the technical skills of each artist be superb. For the dancers, my choreographies are very challenging
and require utmost command of the body. For the musicians and singers, superior technique allows us to focus more
on the lyricism and musicality of the pieces. While all of the pieces are choreographed, there is room in all of them for
improvisation (otherwise it would not be flamenco), which requires the highest level of professionalism.”
“The artists’ knowledge of flamenco repertoire and familiarity with the culture are very important. The subject matter
of this production is quite complex, and in our collaborations we are searching for the perfect elements in the
melody, rhythm, and lyrics to express the concept. It is no surprise all the artists in this work are either from Spain or
have spent an extensive amount of time there, immersed in the flamenco culture.”
Aparicio continues, “A very important criterion for the dancers in all of my works is their interpretive ability. They have
to be able to emote so that even from the last row of the theater there would be no doubt about the sincerity of the presentation.
I have worked with the artists in this production on numerous occasions. The rapport and trust we have
developed are of primary importance as we work together on stage, especially in flamenco, where communication is
paramount. I am very proud to have brought together in this new work some of the finest flamenco professionals
performing today. Their achievements as individual artists assure the collaborative success of Entresueño.”
WHO: ENTRESUEÑO, an evening of flamenco, featuring
Edwin Aparicio, Eli “La Truco,” Óscar Valero, “La Genoveva,” Jesús Montoya,
David Castellano, Pedro Cortés, and Ricardo Marlow.
WHAT: U.S. performances in Washington, D.C., New York, and Chicago;
WHEN/WHERE: Washington D.C.: August 4 and 5, Gala Theatre/Tivoli
(boxofficetickets.com/flamencoaparicio) 8:00 p.m.
New York: August 9, Symphony Space (www.symphonyspace.org
) 7:30 p.m.
Chicago: August 10, 8:00pm, and August 11, 8:00 pm, Harold Washington Library Center’s
Pritzker Auditorium (www.ticketweb.com
CONTACTS: Washington D.C.: Flamenco Aparicio • firstname.lastname@example.org
New York: Paul Fradin, TEL: 917.664-4231 • email@example.com
Chicago: Kathi Beste, TEL: 312.342-5654 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist interviews available, please contact the person listed above for your city.
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