National Institute of Flamenco and the NHCC Present Yjastros 34
March 15, 2019 - March 16, 2019
The NHCC’s Roy E. Disney Center for Performing Arts is closed due to a facilities issues. As a result, this weekend’s performances of the National Institute of Flamenco’s performances of “Yjastros 34” at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, on March 15 and 16, are canceled. For questions about tickets, please contact the NHCC Box Office at 505-383-4771. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.
The National Institute of Flamenco have canceled their performance here at the NHCC and they will have another performance at the Elizabeth Waters Center for Dance at Carlisle Gym on the University of New Mexico Campus. Please call NIF at 505-242-7600 or visit nifnm.org for ticketing information/purchase to this new performance.
The National Institute of Flamenco and the National Hispanic Cultural Center, in collaboration with the University of New Mexico, present Yjastros 34: The Rise of Flamenco. This stunning production features internationally acclaimed guest artists, dancers/choreographers Daniel Doña (Granada, Spain) and Cristian Martín (Ávila, Spain), and the Orchestra of New Spain (Dallas, Texas) under the direction of Grover Wilkins III. Yjastros 34: The Rise of Flamenco traces the profound lineage of the art of flamenco, beginning with early Spanish dance and music forms, such as fandangos, jácara, and toná, taking the audience on an artistic journey through the musical and gestural forms that become modern flamenco.
$30, $40, $50, $60 w/ $5 discount for students, seniors and NHCC members
Both Doña and Martín have garnered some of the most prestigious awards in flamenco and Spanish dance, including the Premio Ojo Crítico (Doña) and the Coreografía de Danza Española y Flamenco de Madrid (Martín). Their unique artistic vision brings the distant past into a dynamic relationship with the contemporary, immersing the audience in moving, unforgettable dance and music.
The Orchestra of New Spain, under the direction of Grover Wilkins III, draws its principal repertory from manuscripts found in the court, public, and cathedral archives of Spain. Ten guest musicians and vocalists will travel to Albuquerque, forming the awe-inspiring musical accompaniment to the performance, grounded in Spanish artistic heritage.
Yjastros will debut new choreography created and set by Doña and Martín, and take the stage with these brilliant guest dancers and musicians to manifest an aesthetic experience unlike any other.