|

A dynamic evening of flamenco

Things get hot on Three Stages’ dance floor

From his days as first dancer in Compañía Española de Antonio Márquez to his sensational U.S. tour in 2008, José Porcel has been an electric presence in the world of flamenco.

From Madrid, Spain, Porcel’s own company of eight dancers, two singers and four musicians will bring the vitality, color and rhythms of flamenco dance to an exuberant realization on stage for their Folsom debut.

“The company scored a magnificent success with their tour of North America in the 2008-09 season,” said Executive Director Dave Pier. “Three Stages is glad to host them here in Folsom with their new program ‘Gypsy Fire’.”

Compañía Flamenca José Porcel will perform in Three Stages at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. Tickets are $25 to $45 with premium tickets available for $55. Purchase tickets online at threestages.net or from Three Stages ticket office at (916) 608-6888 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and two hours before showtime. Three Stages is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, facing East Bidwell Street.

Porcel was born in Sevilla, and at the age of 13 began dancing Andalucian folkloric dances and flamenco in cultural centers in Valencia. He began his dance studies at 16 with the master Martín Vargas and later moved to Madrid and continued his studies with Paco Romero, Isabel Quintero, Cristóbal Reyes, Pedro Azorín and José Granero.

In 1994 he was invited to join the Ballet Nacional de España, where he interpreted works including “Medea,” “Ritmos,” “Bolero de Ravel,” “El Sombrero de tres picos,” “Danza y tronio,” “Los Tarantos,” “Fantasia Galaica,” “Grito,” “Poeta” and many flamenco ballets.

In 2000 he danced as soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, under the direction of maestro Héctor Zaraspe. In this same year he was contracted as the first dancer in the Compañía Española de Antonio Márquez, performing on tour around the world and at the Ópera de París for more than 20 sold-out performances, followed by a critically acclaimed tour of the United States during the 2001-02 season.

For the Dec. 3 performance, Compañía Flamenca José Porcel will include the dancers Leticia Calatayud, Tamara Calatayud, Tania Martin, Inmaculada Aranda, Rocio Martin, Benjamin Jimenez, Dario Alanis and José Porcel. The musicians will include Victor Marquez and Pepe del Morao (guitar), Javier Fernandez (percussion), Manuel Perez (flute), plus Rocio Soto and Olivier Garcia (vocals).

Of “Gypsy (roma) Fire,” Porcel notes, “With this new production I would like to present to you the purest and the oldest part of flamenco from Andalusia, by reviewing the most famous styles of this dance form. Preserving the style and form of traditional flamenco, customs and experiences of the Andalusian people is my goal. Enjoy our wonderful dancers, musicians, and vocal soloist performing, without any added effects, only the pace and the music, song and dance of the gypsy (roma) art form.”

Short URL: http://www.villagelife.com/?p=13321

This story falls on page ""
Posted by on Nov 4 2011.
Last Login:
Filed under Entertainment. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • dinheiro para negativado: Good day very nice web site!! Guy .. Excellent .. Wonderful .. I’ll bookmark your...
  • Hands4Hope: Thank you so much for the kind words Georgianne!
  • M.D.: In my opinion, the judge was the one who must have determined that Nutting was guilty of all charges and...
  • M. D.: It should be remembered by all that a local public office like this is important and in my opinion it should...
  • Terry: “Keep our government clean – no more Nuttings! They think they are above the law. Vote for the...

Recent Searches