The company’s ‘first dancers,’ Irma Suarez Ruiz and Jorge Perez, in ‘Amor Eterno,’ their powerful duet of love, rage, abandonment and passion, danced with such scorching intensity that visions of a gypsy campsite came to mind. Talk about burning up the stage.”
“Siguiriyas was a haunting, dramatic Flamenco solo danced by Libby Komaiko, whose castanet work was brilliant. Tragic and compelling, she was superb…
“Embracing the passions of Spain . . .
the stage sizzled in celebration”
“This meticulously structured concert moved at a scintillating and seductive pace . . . into the realm of genuine human emotion . . . a transcendent experience”
In ‘Alegrias y Jaleos,’ an exquisite world premiere by Juan Mata and Ana Gonzalez,” (of the National Ballet of Spain) “the men in white suits and hats, are counter pointed by the women, seated in straight chairs (echoes of Alvin Ailey and Bob Fosse, but purely Spanish). Pure theater-in-motion.”
Critic’s Choice . . . undeniable sensuality . . . I thought my heart would fly out of my chest when the six dancers performed Timo Lozano’s ‘Ritmos del Flamenco’”
Siguiriyas/Clavos y Canela