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Author:  corrival [ Sat Nov 19, 2005 1:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Ballet Flamenco

What: Ballet Flamenco Jose Porcel When: 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday Where: George Mason University's Center For The Arts
Washington Post
Thursday, November 17, 2005; Page VA32

The origins of flamenco are unclear, but historians believe the iconic Spanish dance style was born in Andalusia during the Renaissance. At first a kind of unaccompanied singing, flamenco evolved as the performers added guitars and then rhythmic hand clapping and foot stomping to complement the songs.

Author:  corrival [ Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:29 am ]
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Ballet Flamenco, Wearing Its Heart on Its Feet
By Pamela Squires
Special to The Washington Post
Monday, November 21, 2005; Page C04

In an innovative creative climate where flamenco coexists with story ballet, Ballet Flamenco Jose Porcel falls on the more conservative side of the artistic spectrum. The exciting four-year-old company performed a pure flamenco program of generic styles (buleria, farruca) Saturday at the George Mason University Center for the Arts.

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