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December 10, 2010, 4:57 pm
Filed under: At the Center

After three consecutive sold-out seasons, Flamenco Festival Miami returns to the Adrienne Arsht Center for a full week of performances, featuring the only American engagement this season of Spain’s foremost ambassadors of flamenco—Ballet Nacional de España.  Their appearance at the Center marks the first Miami performances of this thrilling company in nine years. And for the first time, Flamenco Festival Miami moves to the grand stage of the Ziff Ballet Opera House to do full justice to the company’s extraordinary theatricality. Founded in 1978 by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, Ballet Nacional de España shows off more than 40 of the world’s greatest flamenco artists.  Under the artistic direction of José Antonio, the critically acclaimed company fuses the time-honored traditions of flamenco, while incorporating fresh modern elements, resulting in a dramatic and passionate contemporary art form.

La Leyenda por Jesús Vallinas

The Ballet Nacional de España engagement is just the latest coup for the Center’s programming team,  consistently strives to secure top notch talent, bringing the best acts in the world to the stages of the Adrienne Arsht Center.  It is particularly exciting to attract such a large dance company from Europe and to be their exclusive stop in the United States.

Jesus Robisco

Each performance of Ballet Nacional de España includes two spectacular works—La Leyenda, choreographed by José Antonio, and Dualia, by the award-winning choreographic team of Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez. Both works showcase the full company in all its glory, once again making Miami—and the Adrienne Arsht Center—one of the most exciting places to see flamenco in the world.


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