FLAMENCO PASSION 2019 American Spanish Dance and Music Festival
Ensemble Español presents the elegance and passion of Spain’s dance, music and culture at the 43rd annual American Spanish Dance and Music Festival. The Festival honors beloved founder, Dame Libby Komaiko at this years “Flamenco Passion” live music and dance performances.
The Festival honors beloved founder, Dame Libby Komaiko at this years “Flamenco Passion” live music and dance performances.
Dame Libby Komaiko Tribute works include:
BOLERO on Friday June 14 only,
ECOS DE ESPAÑA on Saturday, June 15 only and
DANZA DEL FUEGO on Sunday, June 16 only.
All performances will include premiere full company Flamenco works “Pasion Oculta” (Hidden Passion) by artistic director, Irma Suarez Ruiz, “La Piel Desnuda” (Naked Skin) in the Classical Spanish Style, by guest artist, Carlos Rodriguez and Flamenco Tanguillos premiere of “Aires de Cadiz” featuring the Ensemble Español Youth Company by guest artist, Carmela Greco.
Joining this years roster of artists: Carmela Greco, daughter of the legendary José Greco, Carlos Rodríguez, José Barrios, and musicians Paco Fonta, Flamenco singer and guitarist, Antonio Gabarri Jiménez & David Chiriboga, Flamenco guitarists and Javier Saume Mazzei, percussionist.
“Pushing Spanish dance into the 21st century” – Chicago Tribune
One night only: Friday, June 14th at 6pm (Must order by May 31)
Meet the guest artists and artistic directors, wine and cheese reception, premium seating…
CLASSES – June 2019
Experience Spanish dance with Irma Suárez Ruiz, artistic director of the Ensemble Español, master guest artists and instructors! Featuring Carmela Greco, daughter of the legendary José Greco, Carlos Rodríguez, world renowned choreographer and dancer, and José Barrios, Flamenco dancer, teacher and choreographer with the Maria Pagés company. Accompanied by guitarists Paco Fonta and Antonio Gabarri Jiménez
LAST YEAR FESTIVAL
Ensemble Español heated up the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts with “Flamenco Passion: A Tribute to José Greco’s 100th Anniversary”