More than Flamenco to Remember Cuba in New York

New York, USA,  Jan 19.- More than flamenco promises today the Cuban company Irene Rodriguez to the public that awaits her in New York for her performances next Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Joyce Theater.


The group returns to a stage where two years ago it aroused the admiration of spectators and specialized critics, and this time it wants to show flamenco in the contemporary way in which they conceive it.

As director of the company she told Prensa Latina, when you talk about flamenco, you think of ‘a traditional show with dancers dressed in flowers and balls’.

But ours is much more contemporary, with a current and renovating vision, and a minimalist scene where everything lies exactly in the quality of the interpretation of the dancers and, of course, of the musicians, noted Rodriguez.

We also give a lot of value to the choreographic staging, which has much more renovating artistic interests and deeper arguments, she stressed.

The idea is to make flamenco a universal language -such as contemporary or classical dance- and not a folkloric style that can only be assumed by Spanish performers, added the first dancer, teacher and choreographer.

Since 2012, Irene Rodriguez has been guiding the course of her own group and barely a year later, she opened a Professional School of Spanish Dances that serves as a reserve for the prestigious company.