El Amor Brujo / The Soldier’s Tale


Saturday, December 3, 2011 @ 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, December 4, 2011 @ 2:00pm
Davis Performing Arts Center, Gonda Theatre
37th & O Street, NW
Washington, DC
TICKETS ONLY $25 ($5 with Student ID)

Manuel de Falla: EL AMOR BRUJO

“A real flamenca, this gypsy woman! And God how she sings and dances!”  —Ángel Álvarez Caballero in El PaisA new production of Falla’s demonic flamenco masterpiece starring the legendary flamenco cantaora ESPERANZA FERNANDEZ in her DC debut.

El Amor Brujo originated as a gypsy entertainment supported by a small pit orchestra. Today, we know this work only through its popular orchestral suite, including the torrid Ritual Fire Dance. PostClassical Ensemble’s new production restores to Amor Brujo its narrative, dance, and flamenco song components.

El Amor Brujo by Manuel de Falla
Esperanza Fernandez, cantaora
Dancers from Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (New York City)
Lighting and set design by Robbie Hayes
Costume design by Deb Sivigny
Directed and choreographed by Igal Perry
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

Pre-concert presentations with Antonio Muñoz Molina and Igal Perry.

Igor Stravinsky: THE SOLDIER’S TALE

 “What shall it profit a man if he gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale explores this timeless question in the guise of a folk tale.  In this new production, modern technology and traditional theater craft collide in a narrative that cuts to the core of mankind’s innocent desire to have it all: health, wealth, and companionship.

Actors from Georgetown University’s Department of Performing Arts
Directed by Anna Harwell Celenza
Lighting and set design by Robbie Hayes
Costume design by Deb Sivigny
Choreography by Igal Perry
PostClassical Ensemble conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez

To read the performance’s program, click here.

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Seeking Spain

Saturday, November 26, 2011 @ 2:00pm
Sunday, November 27, 2011 @ 2:00pm and 4:00pm
National Gallery of Art – East Auditorium
4th and Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, DC

FREE Admission!

Organized in association with the National Gallery of Art, this two-day event features iconic, rarely-screened films exploring the spirit of Spain, including portraits of the Spanish Civil War era and modern flamenco culture – as well as a flamenco set with ESPERANZA FERNANDEZ in live performance.

Saturday, Nov. 26 @ 2:00pm
The Barefoot Contessa (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1954)
Behold a Pale Horse (Fred Zinnemann,964)
Commentary by Josep Colomer

Sunday, Nov. 27 @ 2:00pm and 4:00pm
The Devil is a Woman (Josef von Sternberg, 1935) @ 2:00pm
El Amor Brujo (Carlos Saura, 1986) @ 4:00pm
Performance by Esperanza Fernandez, cantaora,
and Richard Marlow, guitar.
Commentary by Josep Colomer and Antonio Muñoz Molina.

For more information, visit the National Gallery of Art’s website.


Falla / Stravinsky is presented in collaboration with Georgetown University and the National Gallery of Art, with support from the NEA, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Ministry of Culture of Spain and Spain Arts & Culture.

The Getty Foundation
The Washington Ballet
Washington National Cathedral
WWFM The Classical Network
Edlavitch DCJCC
American University
Artmentor Foundation
Graham Holdings
Washington Performing Arts
Georgetown DPA
Indonesian Embassy
national gallery