Flamenco Vivo returns to BAM Fisher for our 35th Anniversary Season with a program of new works, featuring the NY premiere of MUJERES VALIENTES by flamenco legend Belén Maya. Mujeres Valientes explores the fundamental power and courage of two trailblazing women who challenged authorities and fought against ignorance, inequality, and injustice: 17th-century Mexican poet and philosopher Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and 19th-century activist and South American revolutionary Manuela Sáenz.
In the second half of the program, José Maldonado and Guadalupe Torres present new solos, giving audiences an opportunity to witness the kind of electrifying dancing that has won them prizes in Spain. The program features Flamenco Vivo’s international company of eight dancers and five musicians, with all works performed to live music.
Dancers: Stephanie Ramirez, Elisabet Torras Aguilera, Eliza Llewellyn, Luis Isaac Tovar Gago, Emilio Ochando Antonio Hidalgo Paz, Jose Maldonado and Guadalupe Torres Flamenco
Guitarists: Gaspar Rodriguez Roman, Pedro Medina Morejon
Singers: Yiyi Francisco J. Orozco, Jesus de Utrera
Wind Instrumentalist: Diego Villegas Gomez
Video by Herman Jean-Noel of Herman + Taf