(1 hr 35mins, no intermission)
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Limited concessions for students, NSF and senior citizens: $25*, $45**
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All Upper Secondary Schools, JCs, CIs and ITEs may use Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 60% of this programme.
Yerbabuena shapes spatial poetry with music and words which spill from her imagination…we sink into flamenco’s magic” – El Mundo
“At the heart of her performance is a fierce, dark rigour that accumulates a thrilling power” – The Independent
The words of flamenco superstar Eva Yerbabuena echo the heart of Lluvía (or ‘Rain’), her most personal and revelatory creation in which she bares her soul in a tour-de-force performance. Born of solitude and melancholy, Lluvía is also a moving tribute to being alive and the endlessness of life. Yerbabuena explores her origins, which lie in love’s purest solitude, one that reveals the essence of who she is. Evocative and heartfelt, Lluvía presents flamenco at its most profound and elegant. Moving audiences to tears, the work has been lauded by critics for its originality and emotive power, with Diario de Jérez calling it “perfect torment and ecstasy”.
Highly decorated for her artistic mastery, Yerbabuena commands the stage with her majestic presence and captivates with her signature flamenco style, renowned for its speed, vigour and dramatic footwork. She is accompanied by four dancers and her critically acclaimed ensemble of musicians, with musical direction by Paco Jarana and original poetry by Horace Gracía.
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Key to Flamenco
by Antonio Vargas
10 Oct Sun, 5.30pm
Antonio Vargas is one of the world’s leading Flamenco dancers and choreographers. Ingenious, innovative and a perfectionist, he performs and teaches internationally, with works for theatre, cinema and television.
Key to Flamenco talks about the origins of Flamenco and the journey of the Gypsies and their interaction with the myriad of cultures that melded in the South of Spain during many centuries, to bring us the fascinating rhythms and chants of Flamenco as we know today.
Antonio will explain the musical and geographical origins of the various Flamenco palos (songs), and how this art-form evolved from rudimentary songs of an outcast minority to very complex musical compositions played and danced worldwide. He delves into the structure of the Soleá, the song considered to be the “mother of Flamenco singing”, talks about the great exponents of the Flamenco trilogy (song, guitar and dance), and explores the use of flamenco dance theatre to interpret and bring to life Spanish theatre works.
The talk is enhanced by live dance, guitar and singing demonstrations.
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