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 Post subject: Eva La Yerbabuena
PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2001 4:14 am 
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<B>She'll put a spell on you</B> <P>Mike Figgis in The Guardian reveals how he brought flamenco queen Eva La Yerbabuena and Burt Reynolds together <P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Eva La Yerbabuena is an extraordinary artist, she's unique, and she's coming to London. I'd like you to come and see her. She will not disappoint you. She might even change you in a small way, the way a great artist changes the way we look at the world. She certainly changed the way I look at it. <BR>Eva starred in a documentary I made, Flamenco Women. I sent it to William Forsythe, the great American ballet choreographer, and he said that it changed the way he and his company looked at dance. It inspired them to use more heart and less intellect.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/story/0,3604,522313,00.html" TARGET=_blank>[b]more...</A><P><BR>


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2001 8:21 pm 
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Image <P><B>Timeless grace</B><P><BR>Ismene Brown reviews Eva la Yerbabuena performing New Generation Flamenco at Royal Festival Hall<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>THE romantic idea about flamenco is that it is Spain's gypsies singing the blues, sharing private feelings about their eternal oppression. The reality is that it makes money for them, and always did, particularly once dancing attached itself to the old campfire songs. Making money and being the latest thing in flamenco have always gone hand in hand, and it's impossible to pin down what is exactly old or new in it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE> <P><A HREF="http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005600859563759&rtmo=VrJrDJfK&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/7/23/bteva23.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more....</B></A><P> Image <P>For our Spanish readers, here is an <A HREF="http://66.33.46.224/artists/evalayerbabuena/eyerbabuen.htm" TARGET=_blank><B>interview with Eva.</B></A> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by Stuart Sweeney (edited July 22, 2001).]


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<B>Eva La Yerbabuena</B> <BR> <BR>BY DONALD HUTERA in The Times<BR> <BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>EVA La Yerbabuena is a flamenco dancer and choreographer whose stage surname is Spanish for mint. Earlier this year, prominent flamenco critics awarded her and her company “best of” citations for the previous season. On the evidence of last weekend’s London debut, a gutsy concert with edge-of-seat excitement, the buzz about this young woman (just turned 31) is justified. <P>One of the first things you notice about her show Eva, eight scenes lasting about 90 minutes in total, is the lack of self-indulgence. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/0,,62-2001253514,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A><BR>


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Clifford Bishop describes flamenco as Spanish blues, making Eva La Yerabuena flamenco's Charlie Parker.<P> Image <P><B>The remarkable Eva La Yerbabuena puts a new spin on flamenco, and the Royal Ballet wave goodbye to an old friend. By Clifford Bishop</B> <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Mere prettiness fades quickly in the Spanish sun, and has little place in flamenco, which is more often about the ability to harness misery and turn it into strength. Flamenco is an art that deals in strong colours (one derivation of the word traces it back to the gaudy Flemish ambassadors to the Spanish court, who also lent their name to the flamingo) and stronger emotions (there are entire styles devoted to the despair of imprisonment, or the death of a loved one). It has been called the Spanish blues, in which case Eva La Yerbabuena is its Charlie Parker.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sunday-times.co.uk/news/pages/sti/2001/07/29/sticuldnc02002.html" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>


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The queen of flamenco kicks up her heels
by MICHAEL KESSLER for the Australian
published: January 8, 2007

It's six days before a gig in Madrid that precedes two weeks of shows in The Netherlands, a week of rehearsal back in Spain, most of December touring the US, then Japan in January, followed by a show in Melbourne, then four consecutive nights at the Sydney Opera House.

She looks tense. Her troupe, practising pirouettes, is failing to keep the time to her zapateo (shoe-tapping). "Para, para," she yells, bringing the dancers to a standstill. "Like this -- tac! tac! tac!" She gestures with her heels on the dance boards. "Again."

Yerbabuena is arguably Spain's greatest flamenco dancer and the creative force behind the country's finest dance troupe, and she's the first to tell you that it's a bloody hard slog.
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Eva Yerbabuena
by SANJOY ROY for the Guardian
published: February 26, 2007

El Huso de la Memoria (The Spindle of Memory) is neither a drama nor a showcase, but rather a loose montage of scenes reflecting different sides of Yerbabuena's personality. The most iconic are her own traditional solos, which she performs, characteristically, as if wanting to get inside flamenco's very bones. She is an austere, elemental dancer who can deliver brio, but is never merely flashy.
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A Sleeping Beauty Tale, Grand Theatre, Leeds
by ZOE ANDERSON for the Independent
published: February 27, 2007

What is it about colour-co-ordinated flamenco? When dancers have matching frocks, it often leads to a lot of wafting about, and not enough good dancing. So it is with El Huso de la Memoria (The Spindle of Memory) by Ballet Flamenco Eva Yerbabuena. The award-winning Yer-babuena is known for experimentation, but this show only comes alive during her two traditional solos.
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Eva Yerbabuena
by DONALD HUTERA for the Times
published: February 27, 2007

It began curiously with some underdeveloped, patience-testing theatre games for Yerbabuena’s seven-strong ensemble. Later four men danced a symmetrically arranged abstraction and three women travelled as a wedge-shaped unit. The regimental patterns persisted in a full-company segment set on stools. Supplementing the dry, uptight group choreography were brief appearances by a restless, barefoot female, who stretched and contracted in response to a full-throated but unfortunately untranslated male vocalist. She was plainly a symbolic figure, but of what? Poignant, rueful memories? I can only guess, but was never made to care.
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From Valerie Gladstone in the Boston Globe:
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Eva Yerbabuena has a passion for flamenco
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Yerbabuena stands out for her integrity in a field in which artists often rely on corny formulas as crowd pleasers or make amateurish attempts to modernize by using pop music as accompaniment or embellishing their works with incongruous borrowings from other dance styles. Instead she creates highly individualistic pieces, such as “5 Women 5,” in a style influenced by modern dance, and she choreographs productions that faithfully interpret traditional flamenco.

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From Karen Campbell in the Boston Globe:
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Flamenco is her natural language
Dancer Eva Yerbabuena believes that inherent in the integrity of flamenco’s rich traditions should be “the courage to leave one’s heart open to what life brings.” The award-winning dancer/choreographer is known for deftly negotiating the tricky fusion of innovation and tradition, finding unparalleled expressive freedom in the centuries-old song forms that are the backbone of flamenco. For Yerbabuena, flamenco is a spontaneous personal language.

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From Debra Cash in the Boston Phoenix:
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Eva Yerbabuena at the Majestic
Is there such a thing as conceptual flamenco dancing? You’d think that a dance form so reliant on disclosing inner emotional states would be hard pressed to get cerebral, but when Eva Yerbabuena returned to Boston this weekend, after a six-year absence, as part of World Music/CRASHarts’ ninth annual Flamenco Festival, theory seemed to be on her mind.

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