When: Fri-Sun 6/18-6/20, 7:30 PM
Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theatre celebrates the 45th anniversary of this festival of flamenco dance. The lineup includes: the world premiere of “Tangos de Granada,” choreographed by Wendy Clinard, artistic director, Clinard Dance; “Farruca, “Martinete,” and “Jaleos” Bulerias, choreographed by Nino de los Reyes, the first dancer to ever win a Grammy; and the Chicago premiere of “Solea,” also by Reyes. Other guest artists include singer/guitarist Paco Fonta (Jaen/Miami); singer, percussionist, dancer, and guitarist José Mareno (Madrid, Malaga, New York); singer Patricia Ortega (Cuba/Chicago); and guitarist David Chiriboga (Ecuador/Chicago). The performances are outdoors in the North Shore Center parking lot. Seating will begin at 4:30 PM. There will be assigned seating, and attendees are encouraged to bring their own chair (some chairs will be provided). COVID-19 social distancing and protocols will be in place. The performances are also available as a paid streaming option. From 5-7 PM each day, there will be a "feira" or fair, with free classes, face painting, and tapas, sangria, and castanets and other flamenco-related accessories for sale, followed by a performance 7-7:30 PM from the company's Youth Eensemble, with live music by guest artists Patricia Ortega (singer) and David Chiriboga (guitar) followed by a class on Sevillanas, the folk dance of Sevilla and its region.
Price: $32-$42 for live performance; $20 for streaming