The Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival presents
La Tania Baile Flamenco in "Esencia"
May 25, 2013
Marie Spence Flickinger Fine Arts Center
San Jacinto College South
13735 Beamer Road
Houston, TX 77089
The culminating performance of the Houston Spanish and Flamenco Festival will feature critically acclaimed dancer La Tania and a stellar cast of singers Jesús Montoya and Kina Mendez and guitarist Roberto Aguilar. This Houston premier of "Esencia", pays homage to the essence of the art of flamenco, journeying to its soulful core.
After three decades on stages around the world in eclectic performances ranging in style from traditional to modern, flamenco dancer La Tania returns to traditional flamenco in an intimate setting, focusing on the art form’s fundamental elements. The deep and passionate cante (singing), the cry of the evocative guitar, and the solo dancer moved by spontaneous emotion will pay humble homage to the essence of flamenco.
This program reunites critically acclaimed flamenco dancer La Tania, Roberto Aguilar on the guitar, and iconic gypsy singers from Andalucia in the south of Spain, Jesus Montoya and Kina Mendez. La Tania will perform a series of solos with varying moods, ranging from the deep Soleares to the lively and vibrant Alegrias where La Tania uses a white shawl and bata de cola (a train dress). Solo guitar and cante (song) will be the evening’s highlight as well to complete the program.
Presented by a non-profit collaboration of Solero Flamenco, San Jacinto College South, the Consulate General of Spain in Houston, and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Adults $45; Seniors $35; Students $20