Flamenco Festival Comes to New York's City Center in January

Classic Arts News   Flamenco Festival Comes to New York's City Center in January
City Center's annual Flamenco Festival opens on January 27 with a benefit concert for the World Music Institute.

The gala evening includes the Gypsy dancer Carmen Cort_s, who is known for her performances of flamenco puro; Alejandro Granados, who has performed with the Ballet Espaê±ol de Madrid, the Farruco family, and Noche Flamenca; Carlos Rodr‹guez, founder of Nuevo Ballet Espaê±ol; flamenco star Rocio Molina; and flamenco guitarist Gerardo Nuê±ez, who will also perform with Simon Shaheen, master of the Arab lute (called the 'ud).

The festival runs through January 30, and includes a repeat performance by Cort_s, Granados, Molina, and Nuê±ez on January 28, in a program directed by Jacqulyn Buglisi of Buglisi-Foreman Dance.

On January 29 and 30, Ballet Flamenco Eva Yerbabuena performs Eva, which displays different styles of flamenco, and 5 Mujeres 5, a more contemporary work.

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