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Author:  Azlan [ Sun Jul 08, 2001 5:55 am ]
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I guess Seville is the place to visit if you are a flamenco fan. Maggie?<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Senses simmer under Seville's passionate ways <BR>City of food, fun and flamenco</B><P>Gary Lee, Washington Post (reprinted in SF Chronicle)<P>...<P>Seville's residents seem to go all out in pursuit of the impassioned pastimes that Spain is best known for, transforming the city's cobblestone streets into one big stage. Sevillanos love to crowd into the huge Plaza de Toros to cheer the matadors. When night falls, they repair to bars like La Carbonera and El Mundo, where dancers and singers perform flamenco, the emotional art form forged two centuries ago by local Gypsies.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/07/08/TR215932.DTL" TARGET=_blank><B>More</B></A>

Author:  Basheva [ Sat Jul 21, 2001 7:20 am ]
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From the Chicago Tribune:<P><B>Ensemble finds the 'Passion' in flamenco</B><P>By Richard Christiansen <P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>When the final castanet has been clicked and the last foot stomped in Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater's "Flamenco Passion," you get the sense that the nearly 40 performers on stage still aren't ready to go home. <BR>Through almost three hours, this enthusiastic troupe, with guest artists, has celebrated not only the music and dance of Spain but also the 25th anniversary of founder/director Libby Kamaiko as a teacher and guiding force of flamenco in Chicago. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><A HREF="http://metromix.com/top/1,1419,M-Metromix-CriticsReviews-X!ArticleDetail-12849,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>MORE...</B></A><BR>

Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Jul 21, 2001 9:00 am ]
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Quixotic dancer finally gets her day

by Lucia Mauro in The Chicago Tribune

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Dame Libby Komaiko never expected that "Man of La Mancha," the musical based on the writings of Miguel de Cervantes, would propel her on a lifelong journey through Spanish dance.

The founder and artistic director of Chicago's Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, was intent on a musical-theater career when she took a flamenco class to prepare for a "Man of La Mancha" audition. But once she picked up castanets and clicked her heels, she fell in love with Spanish dance. Eventually Komaiko went to Spain and immersed herself in all things Iberian.
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Author:  Basheva [ Mon Jul 23, 2001 8:46 am ]
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From the Chicago Sun Times:

American Spanish Dance Festival's ''Flamenco Passion'' Gala Concert

July 23, 2001

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If you spent the past weekend listening to the vibrations of wildly stomping feet, the sharp click of castanets and the wail of galvanic voices that might have been forged in a gypsy campfire, it's a good bet you were within range of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie. That's where the two-week American Spanish Dance Festival, sponsored by Ensemble Espanol (the resident Spanish dance theater company of Northeastern Illinois University), presented its annual gala concerts under the title ''Flamenco Passion.''
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Author:  Diana [ Fri Aug 03, 2001 10:06 am ]
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From <B>Flamenco coming back</B> by Justino Aguila in the San Francisco Chronicle:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>From San Francisco and Marin counties to Contra Costa County, flamenco dancers are stepping up their art, said Carolina Lugo, who founded the Brisas De Espana Flamenco Dance Company.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/08/03/CC140124.DTL" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>

Author:  Diana [ Fri Aug 03, 2001 10:08 am ]
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From <B>Flamenco TAPS HER SOUL</B> by Justino Aguila of the San Francisco Chronicle:<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>"By nature she's passionate," said Rich Tonkin, her husband. "Flamenco is passionate. It's almost like a possession of the soul. When you see Carolina dance, it's really like a window to her soul and who she really is."<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><A HREF="http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2001/08/03/CC239441.DTL" TARGET=_blank><B>more...</B></A>

Author:  Basheva [ Fri Aug 10, 2001 5:03 am ]
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From the Los Angeles Times:

Flamenco's Next Step
Efforts to modernize the traditional solo dance are spurring controversy.


By CHRIS PASLES, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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When two or more flamenco aficionados get together, expect a hot argument about what constitutes real flamenco. The New World Flamenco Festival, Friday through Aug. 19 at the Irvine Barclay Theatre, is only going to fan the flames.
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Author:  Basheva [ Fri Aug 10, 2001 5:06 am ]
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From the Los Angeles Times:

Flamenco Is Moving to Larger Venues
Smaller hot spots are losing fans to bigger performances in theaters.


By EMMANUELLE SOICHET, TIMES STAFF WRITER

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With its wood-beamed ceiling, dim lights and brick walls plastered with posters of flamenco greats and 16th century heraldry, El Cid remains-after 40 years-the flagship of Los Angeles' flamenco club scene. Five nights a week the restaurant's lead dancer, Angelita, shuffles across the faux-villa wood stage, a pained expression on her face, her petite body engulfed in ruffles of black silk and red lace.
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Author:  Basheva [ Mon Aug 20, 2001 5:01 am ]
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From the Los Angeles Times:

Flamenco
Sensuality Infuses La Tania's Flamenco

Dancer blends an elegant physicality with step-rhythms in show at California Plaza.


By LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC

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Wearing a fringed, mint-green gown that grew translucent under intense backlight, La Tania made her opening solo at the WaterCourt in California Plaza on Friday a forthright declaration of the distinctive approach to flamenco that she has come to embody since her first appearances in America eight years ago.

Other dancers may emphasize the drama and technique of flamenco, but La Tania's performances champion sensuality, musicality and elegant physical design--qualities evident in the rolling hips, insinuating step-rhythms and formal arm sculpture of "Tientos."
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Author:  Basheva [ Mon Sep 10, 2001 9:28 am ]
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From the Los Angeles Times:

Flamenco's Boundaries Crossed
In 'Tradicion y Vanguardia,' tradition is stretched but at the same time respected.


By LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES DANCE CRITIC

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If dancers who specialize in antique idioms sometimes feel imprisoned by rigid historical styles and forms, the variety and vitality of contemporary flamenco should show them that artists can dance in and of their time without trashing their heritage.

The latest example: "Tradicion y Vanguardia," presented by Maria Bermudez's Sonidos Gitanos/Gypsy Flamenco company Friday in its fourth engagement at Hollywood's John Anson Ford Amphitheatre.
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Author:  Basheva [ Wed Sep 12, 2001 9:42 am ]
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<font size=>Noche Flamenca's
Soledad Barrio (in red) and Jesus
Torres (guitarist).</font>

Flamenco standout returns

By Nancy G. Heller
FOR THE INQUIRER

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Here's what you have to do between now and next Wednesday: Forget the NFL referees' strike, and stop fantasizing about the fall television season.

Instead, go see Noche Flamenca at least two or three times.
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Author:  Basheva [ Fri Jan 18, 2002 6:59 am ]
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From the Boston Globe:

Passions on the rise for flamenco festival

By Karen Campbell, Globe Correspondent, 1/18/2002

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Let's face it. The perception of Boston as the most patrician of cities, with a backbone of Yankee stoicism and carapace of reserve, makes it seem anything but the ideal city to embrace a festival of flamenco. After all, flamenco is passion, fire, the heat of expressive abandon.

Yet for three years in a row, World Music's Flamenco Festival, which brings to town an impressive mix of some of the form's most celebrated dancers, has been one of the organization's most successful offerings, selling out to enthusiastic crowds. Last year's performances by Maria Pages turned away hundreds at the door on Friday and Saturday nights.
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Author:  Stuart Sweeney [ Sat Jan 19, 2002 12:18 am ]
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Flamenco's sole sounds at Lisner
By Gabriella Boston in THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Flamenco — fiery, sensual and expressive — is one of the most distinctive art forms Spain has produced. Thursday, the second annual Flamenco Festival comes to George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium. Scheduled through Feb. 8, it will feature some of Spain's premiere performers.
"Flamenco seems like a very small word, but there is so much to it," says Lou Elias, artistic director for the Spanish Dance Society in Southeast. "It's a very deep art form. It's not just technically demanding. It's about self-expression and can be very spiritual."


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Author:  dancelite [ Sat Jan 19, 2002 4:42 am ]
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Noche Flamenca (as above) is coming to Australia in Feb 2002 with Soledad Barrio holding Masterclasses in Melbourne! :O) <BR>If anyone else has taken classes with her/seen her dance before, please reply with more information. <BR>Thank you and looking forward to the show.<P>

Author:  Azlan [ Sat Jan 19, 2002 8:11 pm ]
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Flamenco of the soul: 2002 festival comes to Boston

Theodore Bale, Boston Herald

At first glance, a flamenco performance seems like a simple thing. On the surface are the guitars and castanets, the noisy shoes, the vivid costumes, the shouting and singing. Then, gradually, more profound elements emerge, things like fervor, primal energy, even a journey into the remote corridors of the soul.
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