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Third Annual Conservatory Performance & Silent Auction Fundraiser
On Sunday, June 8th, Pasión y Arte (PyA) will host the Third Annual PyA Conservatory Performance and Silent Auction Fundraiser! The event will take place at the Performance Garage located at 1515 Brandywine St. starting at 4:00 PM.
The event will begin with a silent auction and refreshments and then move into a performance by the PyA Conservatory students. Special appearances by PyA Company Members will be highlighted through dance and live music.
General Admission: $35
Students & Dance Pass Holders: $25
To reserve your ticket please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments are acceptable through checks or cash.
The 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festival
On behalf of the Board, Staff and Artists of Pasión y Arte, we would like to say thank you to all who supported the 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festival!
Festival highlights included showcasing new groundbreaking work by “one of flamenco’s greatest mavericks,” Israel Galván. Galván presented two days of solo performances, and two evenings of choreographed solos—which were danced by his sister, Pastora Galván. Modern-feminist flamenco artist Rosario Toledo made her triumphant return to Philadelphia by presenting three sold out performances of “TAPAS”, a series of works that were a culmination of a month-long residency with Philadelphia-based artists Eun Jung Choi, Meg Foley and Germaine Ingram. Toledo additionally performed in “Vengo” to a sold out audience. “Cómplices”, a work she originally choreographed for PyA during the 2012 Festival, was performed to over 800 audience members at Longwood Gardens, most of whom had no previous affiliation with the art form.
The Festival’s educational components were spearheaded by Educational Curator, Michelle Heffner Hayes, PhD, which featured lectures and a symposium by experts with diverse perspectives on flamenco’s history, traditions, import and trajectory. Structured as an interactive discussion and supported by rich audio and visual examples, the symposium presented the work of dance scholars Lynn Brooks, Ninotchka Bennahum and Meria Goldberg. The Festival also hosted screenings of critically acclaimed films that speak to flamenco’s past and present. Post performance reflections were curated and led by residency consultant/writer Brenda Dixon-Gottschild, PhD. For newcomers, the “Flamenco for Everyone” lecture, instructed, dissected and examined the complex rhythms and provided a behind-the-scenes look into the art form. Other educational opportunities included master classes with Ms. Toledo and Ms. Galván, and special master classes with Israel Galván, who had not taught a class in the United States in over a decade. Each class was at full capacity with students ranging from beginner to advance.
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Based in Philadelphia, Pasión y Arte is an all female company that simultaneously preserves, strengthens and challenges the Flamenco tradition by creating and performing works that maintain Flamenco’s classic artistic integrity and focus on women’s empowerment.