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Spanish, Latin and Argentine Dance – upcoming performances in NYC

by Marian Horosko
October 19, 2008
New York, NY
The third annual Latin American Cultural Week begins November 5 at noon with free admission to an opening performance at the Winter Garden Theater. From 11/8-19, LACW celebrates Latin American culture with dance, music, theater, and visual arts held in venues through New York City. The opening performance includes the National Youth Symphonic Orchestra of Uruguay; Trio Acustico; Hispanic Dance Showcase and GlamourTango, an all women tango company. For more information: www.pamar.org.

"Volver Al Sur," arrives November 7 and 8 at Symphony Space, 95th and Broadway with original tango choreography by Dardo Galletto, a former member of the Julio Bocca company. Renown guests from "Tango x 2" and "Forever Tango," will perform. This is a tango performance not to be missed.

"Tango Fire," from Argentina will be performing at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, Walt Whitman Theatre at Brooklyn College, on Saturday, November 15. This company offers a journey in the styles of the tango originating in the red light district of Buenos Aires during the 1920s. The city now has a school devoted to teaching correct tango moves and pairs its students for the many professional engagements in Latin and European companies. This acclaimed company includes live music composed by Astor Piazzola and others. Infectious, sensual and passionate, the tango style form frequently becomes improvisational and unpredictable.

Oct 21, "La Vida Breve" by Manuel de Falla will be presented at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center by the New York Philharmonic, under the direction of Lorin Maazel. The performance includes flamenco dance and the National Chorus of Spain and begins with a performance of Albéniz's "Suite Español."
For information, contact nyphil.org/burgos or call 212-875-5656.

There are many more Spanish dance companies coming in February. They come with the traditional dances of the more than forty-nine provinces in a country one-thirtieth the size of the United States. Even more fascinating is the history of Spanish dance and its influence on ballet.
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