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Flamenco 37

June 21st–29th, 2024

37th Festival Flamenco Alburquerque – June 21-29, 2024
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María
Moreno

y compañía Present

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DATE & TIME

Fri. June 22 at 6:00pm

 

LOCATION

National Hispanic Cultural Center

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Individual Tickets Arriving
Late January 2024

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Synopsis

A single soleá that links back to the origin of time.

For María Moreno, the soleá is like good-quality ham: a dish to be enjoyed anytime. However, her current project takes her exploration of the limits of this palo one step further, as se reexamines her own beginnings through a flamencological voyage alongside the various argonauts who accompany her.

What is a soleá, and how to define it? Starting from the traditional structure of the soleá – guitar intro / initial ayeo / preparation singing / falseta / cante valiente / escobilla / soleá por bulería – each block of this project is anchored to each of these parts, questioning the parameters that define them, but allowing deeper exploration through concepts like dominance of rhythm, tonal freedom and chromaticism, or double use of voice – both melodic and dramaturgic – setting them in a relationship with cosmological concepts such as the perception of time and space, through the usage of linear instruments that challenge them, including the hurdy-gurdy, or the superimposition of parallel universes.

Thus, after an initial explosion of compressed material – a Big Bang – the elemental particles contained within start to appear, forming a single soleá that links back to the origin of time and projects into the future.

Her work is a unique exercise in study, an investigation of dance, music, and rhythm that is the vehicle for truly great work. Contained within it are all the elements of the soleá style, with all of their complexity, a special universe within the art of flamenco.

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Cast & Credits

María Moreno
Dance
Ángeles Toledano
Cante
Benito Bernal
Guitar
Raul Cantizano
Hurry-Gurdy / Electronic Soundscape
Manu Maseado
Percussion
Ángel Olalla
Sound
Antonio Valiente
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In repertory classes, choreography will be taught. Workshop choreographies are set to various palos (song forms and rhythms). Choreographies are the original work of the artists/teachers, and students learn flamenco through the experience and unique abilities that these master artists/teachers bring to their work.

Study with
María Moreno

during festival flamenco 37