Falla and Flamenco

April 17-23, 2010
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Brooklyn, NY

Harman Center for the Arts
Sidney Harman Hall
Washington, DC

Manuel de Falla, Spain’s most famous composer, used flamenco to revitalize Spanish music after a century of somnolence. El Corregidor y la Molinera (The Magistrate and the Miller’s Wife) is an early version of Falla’s beloved The Three-Cornered Hat and exemplifies the haunting cante jondo of flamenco song and the dramatic exuberance of flamenco dance. Choreographed by Spain’s renowned Ramón Oller, this new production —featuring dancers from Barcelona and New York— is part of the international celebration of Spain’s Spring 2010 Presidency of the European Union.

In conjunction with Falla and Flamenco, the National Gallery presents a free screening of rare films of legendary flamenco artists in private performance, with commentary by flamenco authority Brook Zern, on Sunday, April 18 at 4:30 p.m. Flamenco at the Source: Rito y Geografía del Cante Flamenco.

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