We’re excited to present Mónica Iglesias García, winner of the 2018 female dancer of the Festival Internacional del Cante de las Minas to the Roots of Flamenco World Tour in 2018. She’ll be performing Tablao Flamenco with David Caro on guitar and Matias Lopez “El Mati” as singer on October 28, 2018 at the Gateway Theatre (Black Box) at 8pm. Tickets are on sale now!
When one thinks of Flamenco, the image that comes to mind is undoubtedly that of the female Flamenco dancer, stamping her heels into the floor with rapid movements as she sweeps across the floor in a bright, ruffled dress. But today, we learnt that the art of Flamenco consists of much more than just that, and there’s plenty about it to be completely bowled over by.
It’s all too easy for a flamenco dance troupe that believes in tradition but wishes to explore new directions to go astray. There was a moment in “Por los Caminos,” a program presented at the Theater at the 14th Street Y over the weekend, when the Sonia Olla Flamenco Dance Company, performing in front of projected images of paths through dark woods, seemed on the verge of getting lost. But this troupe knows its way home.
Sonia and Ismael worked for pop-icon Madonna for her 2015-2016 “Rebel Heart Tour”: Sonia as choreographer while samples of Ismael’s voice are featured during “La Isla Bonita”. Madonna was so impressed by the artistry of both Sonia and Ismael that personally invited them to perform at her 57th birthday party in the Hamptons, NY.
Produced by Live Nation Global Touring, the Rebel Heart Tour kicked off on September 9, 2015 in Montreal and visited arenas in 55 cities on four continents over seven months.