Aliento: Yjastros, 31st Season
November 11, 2016 - November 12, 2016
8 pm both days
Yjastros 31 is a flamenco epic full of world premiere choreographic masterpieces. Mystical and imaginative, the show explores innovation within the art form of flamenco. Artistic Director Joaquin Encinias presents new dances and music by Spanish master artists Estevez, Paños, Alvarez, and Ruiz, along with performances by guest artist Ivan Vargas, all of whom intertwine the roots of flamenco with modern interpretations to create a visually exquisite tapestry.
Rafael Estevez, the new Artistic Director of Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía, produced “Çiertas Danças” with partner Valeriano Paños, transporting audiences into a dream sequence in three parts.
Lucia Alvarez, “La Piñona,” created “La Serrana” in partnership with cantaora Eva Ruiz and guitarist Calvin Hazen. The original choreography and musical score reflect the difficult life of the farmers from La Piñona’s hometown of Jimena de la Frontera, Spain.
Guest artist Ivan Vargas performs in a virtuosic quintet featuring the men of Yjastros, and then rounds out the full stage show of all-star dance, music, and vocals with a solo work.
Yjastros 31 marries the traditions of flamenco with contemporary innovation, moving the dance forward while, in the same breath, paying homage to the past.
Yjastros—Forever Creating, Never the Same.
$20, $30, $40, $50 w/ $5 off for Seniors and NHCC Members