José Greco Tribute – Flamenco Passion 2018
Ensemble Español heated up the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts with “Flamenco Passion: A Tribute to José Greco’s 100th Anniversary”
The June 15-17 “Flamenco Passion” performances featured more than 40 dancers and musicians, including guest artists in a fusion of classical, folklore, traditional, contemporary and Flamenco styles. Guest musicians for this year’s festival included Flamenco singer and guitarist Paco Fonta, guitarists Antonio Gabarri Jiménez and Marija Temo, violinist Steve Gibons, and percussionist Javier Saume Mazzei.
Greco’s children Carmela Greco, José Greco II and Lola Greco performed on stage for the first time since their father’s passing in a tribute directed by Juan Mata, former Greco dancer and founding member of the National Ballet of Spain.
The first half of the program opened with “A Tribute to José Greco’s 100th Anniversary” directed by Juan Mata, former Greco dancer, first dancer and founding member of the National Ballet of Spain.
This tribute featured all three of Greco’s children: Carmela, José II and Lola with a video tribute to José Greco, featuring footage of Greco from Carolina Loyola García’s “Sobre Las Olas”.