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Author:  kurinuku [ Sun Feb 15, 2004 10:34 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Flamenco

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Flamenco without the fire

By ISMENE BROWN
The Daily Telegraph
February 12, 2004

A flamenco festival at Sadler's Wells is just the fillip a grey-skinned, chilly-lipped Brit needs in February, not least for the heat of the arguments.

Flamenco, Spain's greatest gift to dance, is a bloody corrida these days. Young and old, modernisers and traditionalists, toffs and gypsies, are at each other's throats.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Tue Feb 17, 2004 8:52 am ]
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Farruquito

By SANJOY ROY
The Guardian
February 17, 2004

Farruquito may be only 22, but he is heir to an old family tradition. His grandfather was the famous dancer El Farruco, the paterfamilias of a Gypsy clan that included many noted flamenco singers and dancers.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Wed Feb 18, 2004 2:07 am ]
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Dance: Farruquito

By CLEMENT CRISP
The Financial Times
February 17, 2004

Were it not for damnable and deafening amplification, the flamenco evening which frames the exceptional gifts of Farruquito would be of real interest.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Thu Feb 19, 2004 6:00 am ]
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Soulless in a satin suit

By ISMENE BROWN
The Daily Telegraph
February 18, 2004

When Farruquito debuted in London in 1998 at 16 - amid his all-dancing family - it was evident that this boy was likely to become an astounding flamenco soloist.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Sat Jun 19, 2004 5:55 am ]
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Spanish flamenco troupe exudes passion

The Singapore Business Times
June 15, 2004

The (surprising) full house was one of the most spontaneous and enthusiastic audiences in this arts festival, and understandably so, for the flamenco troupe gave their all in a performance which was so passionate and intoxicating it went straight to the head. And punched you in the guts.
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Author:  kurinuku [ Sat Oct 16, 2004 9:00 am ]
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Flamenco Directo Peacock Theatre, London

by CLEMENT CRISP
the Financial Times

Towards the end of the programme, this evening of flamenco directo - what, I wonder, is flamenco indirecto? - came alive.

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Driven by their songs and clapping, Rojas responds with dancing of the most commanding flamenco style. He, like every fine exponent, is driven by words, rhythms, curlicues of song, and for a brief and Dionysiac time is possessed by the god. He is prodigious.
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sun Oct 17, 2004 2:55 am ]
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Flamenco Directo
By Donald Hutera for The Times


BRITISH audiences seem to have an insatiable appetite for firecracker footwork and wailing voices. It is therefore gratifying when genuine flamenco talent arrives on our shores unheralded and ripe for discovery.

Carlos Rodriguez and Angel Rojas, both born in Madrid in 1974, could be Spain’s answer to Britain’s popular Ballet Boyz, Michael Nunn and William Trevitt. They, too, are superlative dancers who jointly run their own company, called Nuevo Ballet Español.

Featuring five women and two other men, this excellent young troupe is making its British debut with a fresh and exciting show called Flamenco Directo. Unlike Nunn and Trevitt, Rodriguez and Rojas choreograph all their work. It is a particularly polished version of flamenco fusion, in which strong contemporary accents are underscored without dishonouring traditions.

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Author:  kurinuku [ Sat Dec 04, 2004 2:19 am ]
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A fiery passion for flamenco

By LI EE KEE
@Metro KL
December 04, 2004

Ironically, flamenco has become a distinctive Spanish identity, embraced all over the world. A proponent of this folk art who is doing her bit to spread its beauty is Clara Ramona.
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Author:  ncgnet [ Sun Jan 30, 2005 6:03 am ]
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From Christine Temin in the Boston Globe: Fusion Flamenco unites raw movement, theatrical flair
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.... ''The Four Elements" represents both flamenco's farthest shores and a back-to-basics purity. The show comes to Boston this week, one of two programs in World Music's sixth Flamenco Festival. The other, ''Flamenco de Camara," is essentially a 1 1⁄2-hour duet for dancer Belen Maya and singer Mayte Martin. In an art identified with machismo, the two women are doing quite well on their own, thank you.

Author:  ncgnet [ Fri Feb 04, 2005 6:08 am ]
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A review from Karen Campbell in the Boston Globe: Ever-evolving flamenco seen in ‘Elements’
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In “The Four Elements,” which opened World Music’s Flamenco Festival 2005, earth, air, fire, and water represented four contrasting styles of flamenco. It was an unusually theatrical concept for flamenco, which generally unfolds as raw emotional expression. .... But this Spanish production (directed by an American, former Martha Graham dancer Jacqulyn Buglisi) showcased the depth and variety of the centuries-old art form as it is evolving today, with traces of modern influences.

Author:  ncgnet [ Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:30 am ]
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From Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald: Flourishing Flamenco Festival exposes fans to the ‘Elements’
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Now in its sixth year, World Music’s annual Flamenco Festival continues to prove that flamenco is a rapidly developing form, infused with elements from the classic American modern dance, contemporary German dance theater and even hip-hop.

Author:  ncgnet [ Thu Feb 10, 2005 6:13 am ]
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From Marcia Siegel in the Boston Phoenix: Tepid flames and a glow - The Four Elements and Flamenco de cámara at the Majestic
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.... Flamenco is just about the most elemental of theatrical dance genres; it doesn’t need arrows and neon signs to show us how earthy and fiery it is, so there was something excessive about basing a flamenco show on the earth-air-fire-water concept. In the evening-length The Four Elements, the real article got swathed in layers of theatrical outerwear.

Author:  kurinuku [ Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:59 am ]
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Troupe's flamenco solos stomp with emotional depth
by GUILLERMO PEREZ, Special Correspondent for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Though the level of technique among the core group only occasionally rose above middling, genuine feeling and sophisticated packaging gave the evening enough panache.

published: August 2, 2005
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Author:  ncgnet [ Wed Jan 18, 2006 8:53 am ]
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A brief blurb by Theodore Bale in the Boston Herald describes a photo exhibit and film series at the Boston Public Library in anticipation of an upcoming flamenco festival in Boston: Hotline: ‘Flamenco’ fest a feast

Author:  ncgnet [ Thu Jan 26, 2006 7:39 am ]
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From Valerie Gladstone in the Boston Globe:
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Flamenco, old and new
Two Spanish troupes bring different styles to Boston’s festival

The sound of pounding feet spilled into the street from a studio in the flamenco quarter here last week as Noche Flamenca rehearsed “La Plaza.” A few miles away in a suburban arts center, Nuevo Ballet Español ran through its own dances, the strumming of guitars filling the hallways.

These popular, prize-winning troupes will both perform in World Music’s Flamenco Festival this week at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

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