September 30, 2023


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Stream Flamenco & Spanish Dance from Spain’s twenty sixth Competition de Jerez

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Final weekend the foremost flamenco and Spanish dance competition on the planet – the Competition de Jerez – might have lowered its curtains on its 26th version, however aficionados from world wide nonetheless have a bit time to get pleasure from 5 fantastically various flamenco productions filmed reside in Jerez, Spain and streamed by the American platform Third Row.

MORENOMORE l María Moreno. Photograph © Óscar Romero

Streaming till March 11 – Maria Moreno’s Extra (No) Extra.  

Maria Moreno proves with sheer power and pure exuberance why she is among the quickest rising names in flamenco.  Extra (No) Extra will not be solely a intelligent play on her identify, however a manufacturing that reminds us that even once we suppose we’ve reached the boundaries of that which we’re bodily succesful, we are able to at all times dig a bit deeper and discover that additional little bit of combat that permits us to do MORE.

Streaming till March 12 – Ana Morales’ On the Tightrope

Ana Morales makes her provocative assertion on temper and steadiness.  From the intimate and emotional to the frenetic and savage, Morales crafts a recent flamenco work of uncooked energy and power.

Photograph of Ana Morales

Streaming till March 15 – The Pablo Gimenez Spanish Ensemble & Irene Morales in En Tierras de Jerez

4 musicians and a flamenco dancer collect within the patio of a XVI century palatial dwelling to render an homage to the Jerez of previous and current.  Without having for a story thread, the Pablo Gimenez Spanish Ensemble performs a rating impressed by flamenco and Spanish classical traditions however with the introduction of a nontraditional aspect, the cello, whereas visitor artist Irene Morales brings the class and the fury of a dancer honed in Granada. 

Photograph of Angel Rojas

Streaming till March 14 – Angel Rojas Flamenco Dance Challenge’s Ser Baile

Flamenco is a sum of its components.  Haunting vocals, the hum of vibrating guitar strings, earthy, resonant percussion and the flutter of a dancer’s arms and ft come collectively to create extra than simply music or dance.  With enviable sincerity, Angel Rojas exhibits us these components and the way they arrive collectively to make one thing even better than the entire.

Streaming till March 21 – Rosario Toledo’s Playeras

The seaside is a spot the place mom nature meets human nature.  From joggers to sunbathing to beachcombing with a metallic detector, Rosario Toledo – in her sometimes humorous trend – explores all of the explanation why we love the seaside.  Set to a jazz rating, this flamenco dancer takes a deep dive into uncharted waters with a present that breaks boundaries.  

For the second yr in a row, the Competition de Jerez, Third Row and manufacturing firm ToritoMedia have joined forces to broadcast 5 performances that may be seen anyplace on the planet and can be found on-demand for fifteen days following the stream’s launch date.

Tickets and extra info might be discovered at:

Streaming elevates each the competition and the taking part artists by dissolving monetary limitations in addition to these imposed by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout this transitional time, as many theatres and performing arts facilities are struggling to return to regular, artists won’t tour as extensively as they’ve prior to now and alternatives to expertise these works can be severely restricted.

This Competition de Jerez and Third Row collaboration is a uncommon alternative to see a few of Spain’s most interesting and most lauded performers debuting their latest tasks safely and comfortably from anyplace on the planet. On the identical time, streaming provides artists the chance to achieve new audiences.

For the inexpensive ticket worth of $20 USD for a single present or $75 USD for all 5 performances, flamenco lovers can uncover new work and join with the artists they adore. 

Featured picture: MORENOMORE l María Moreno. Photograph © Óscar Romero

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