Discover how the Arab-Islamic world fused with the culture of Granada in Spain to help give birth to the gypsy dance form of flamenco. Furia Flamenca dancers will be joined by Barrio Andalusi, a string and percussion ensemble under the direction of Guillermo-Juan Christie, including oud, piano and Middle Eastern percussion with a special guest appearance by Middle Eastern Yillah Natalie.
The cast is joined by flamenco guitarists Maestro Torcuato Zamora and Juan L. Romero, flamenco percussionist Henry L. Rodriguez and singer Margarita Ossorio-Goldman to showcase the Northern American and Middle Eastern roots of flamenco.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Furia Flamenca Dance Company, an award-winning dance company, brings the ferocity and passion of flamenco to the stage and transports audiences to Southern Spain in technically refined, emotionally explosive, and dynamically choreographed dancing. Its unique style combines the traditional gypsy with the more modern flamenco to create a perfect balance. The most sought-after flamenco dance company in the DC Metro area, the company has performed in some of the most prestigious venues throughout the DC Metro area including the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and Terrace Theater, Lincoln Theatre, National Theatre, Wolf Trap, Baltimore Lyric Opera House, Publick Playhouse, Dance Place and Alden Theatre, to name a few. The company is regularly invited to perform at some of the biggest Metro DC festivals, such as the Washington Folk Festival, INTERSECTIONS: A New America Arts Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Cherry Blossom Festival, Dance DC Festival, Velocity DC, Taste of Bethesda, National Dance Day and the annual Washington, DC’s Feria de Sevilla. The company’s choreographies have been selected to participate in the areas most prestigious choreographer’s showcases including Dance Bethesda, World Dance Showcase, ARTSCAPE and Dance Place’s New Releases Choreographer’s Showcase. Their performances and productions have been recognized as some of the best in the DC Metro area with two Metro DC Dance awards in 2009 and five finalist nominations in 2012. The company is committed to sharing the art and passion of flamenco throughout the Metro DC area through performances, educational shows and classes.
Calendar for Furia Flamenca Dance Company: Recordando La Alhambra