Antonio Hidalgo increases the speed dazzlingly without sacrificing his intense composure, then pulls everything down to a sotto voce flutter of taconeo, his heels and toes hardly seeming to move
Louisville, KY (PRWEB) February 21, 2008
A week-long program of flamenco workshops and performances in Louisville, Kentucky will begin on April 6, 2008 with intensive flamenco dance workshops with a world-renowned dancer and choreographer Antonio Hidalgo. Maestro Hidalgo has performed and collaborated with numerous companies, including Antonio Gades' company at the Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla 2006 and has toured Spain, Europe, Japan, USA, and South America. He will teach two 5-day workshops during his visit to Lousville, Kentucky. To complete the program two performances are scheduled at the Clifton Center on Friday, April 11, at 8pm and Sunday, April 13, at 2pm. Along with Antonio Hidalgo the shows' lineup features guest singers Chayito Champion and Vicente Griego, as well as local flamenco artists.
Cuerpo Y Alma
April 11, 8pm and April 13, 2pm
Clifton Center, 2117 Payne Street, Louisville, Kentucky
Tickets: general admission, $18 in advance, $20 the day of show, purchase tickets
Beginner/Intermediate Flamenco Dance, April 6-10, 6:30pm-8pm, cost $150 (7.5 hrs)
Intermediate/Advanced Flamenco Dance, April 6-10, 8pm-9:30pm, cost $150 (7.5 hrs)
Space is limited and pre-registration is highly recommended.
"Antonio Hidalgo increases the speed dazzlingly without sacrificing his intense composure, then pulls everything down to a sotto voce flutter of taconeo, his heels and toes hardly seeming to move" - The Village Voice
"Antonio Hidalgo's 'Bailaor/Bailaora', an ingenious production that offered a sample of male and female flamenco dance forms. Flamenco may emphasize stamping, but Mr. Hidalgo choreographically demonstrated that stamping can be infinitely varied" - The New York Times
"Antonio Hidalgo performs master moves with whiplash fury" - Dallas Morning News
Antonio Hidalgo began dancing professionally in Flamenco festivals in Córdoba, Spain. From 1984 until 1989 he was a member of the Spanish Ballet of Carmen Mota, touring Italy, France, Montecarlo, South America, Miami and several venues in Spain. He has also performed with the Ballet of Antonio Gades, the Ballet of Jose Greco, Maria Benitez Estampa Flamenca and in Tokyo with Tablao El Flamenco. With his own company he has performed in various venues in Japan and Spain. In 1990, as an independent solo dancer, he worked in Costa del Sol with various companies and flamenco "tablaos". He has directed and choreographed several shows including "Fiesta de Andalucia" in Spain and for the "Palais des Beux Arts" in Brussels. Since 1998 Antonio Hidalgo has been working with Flamenco Vivo Carlotta Santana. His new works include Mano a Mano, Bailaor-Bailaora and Bailes de Ida y Vuelta premiering, to great acclaim, at The Joyce Theater in New York City. In 2004 he began co-directing "Aroma Flamenco Dance Company" with Inmaculada Ortega in Madrid.
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