september, 2022

10sep3:00 pm4:30 pmIsaac Tovar Concert - Atlanta Flamenco FestivalLive flamenco dance, guitar, and singing

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About this event

Seville-born flamenco dancer Isaac Tovar leads an extraordinary cast of flamenco artists in a passionate exposition of emotion. This award-winning artist is known for his contemporary interpretation of traditional musical ideas and movement, which will carry the art of flamenco into the future.

The company will perform two concerts during the Atlanta Flamenco Festival

Sept. 10

3:00 p.m.

8:00 pm.

Performing Arts Studio, Emory University

Cast

Isaac Tovar, dance

José Cortés, cante

José Manuel Alconchel, guitar

Natalia Novela, dance

Tickets: $35

All ticket sales are final. No refunds.

ABOUT THE ATLANTA FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

While Atlanta has enjoyed concerts by world-class flamenco artists for decades, thanks to the work by theaters, such as the Rialto Center of the Arts, the Atlanta Flamenco Festival devotes a multi-week series solely to the art of flamenco, with the intent to deliver a variety of programming by a variety of artists, to the general public over a two-week period. Such a showcase will demonstrate the range of flamenco that is enjoyed in Spain and other major U.S. cities, during flamenco festivals that have been in production for over 20 years. This festival not only brings an influx of flamenco artists to Atlanta, but it provides an anchor for this art form in the South, as no other city in this region presents a flamenco festival.

The Atlanta Flamenco Festival will provide arts and culture programming to enhance the knowledge of people of all ages in metro-Atlanta so that they may experience new perspectives in flamenco, Spanish history, U.S. Civil Rights, and personal emotional expression.

In 2022, the festival features two performances by Isaac Tovar and his company on Sept. 10, 2022, and another performance by La Macarena de Jerez on Sept. 20, 2022. Artists will also teach classes while in Georgia. Details are at http://www.atravearts.com.

ABOUT A TRAVÉS, 501C3

The Atlanta Flamenco Festival is presented by A Través, which is the only 501c3 in Georgia that is dedicated 100% to flamenco arts. We hire primarily Spanish artists in our projects, and we insist that they work in small groups, with audiences, including students in classrooms and concert attendees in theater seats, so that the experience of working with a person who hails from another place in the world may open the mind to new perspectives and the accompanying increase in creativity.

Unlike most American flamenco organizations, which promote a singular interpretation of flamenco under their own artistic vision, A Través taps a pool of professional artists, who can communicate the range of flamenco that exists today and a lifetime of cultural expression, in addition to dance steps or a song lyrics. That sharing of lifestyle is essential to understanding flamenco, but more importantly to growing creativity on both sides of the interpersonal connection. Understanding how problems are approached in other cultures, including in math, science, and every-day life, provides people in the U.S.A. with opportunities to develop new problem-solving skills at home. They also learn about the history of Spain, which formed some of the founding ideology of the U.S.A. In these ways and more, flamenco opens opportunities for Americans, and it is our purpose to help people see the art form beyond its stereotype.

Time

(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Location

Emory University Performing Arts Studio (PAS)

1804 North Decatur Road

Organizer

A Travésinfo@atravesarts.com 1598 Childress Dr SW

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