New Jersey Stage

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A PERCUSSIVE EXPLOSION BETWEEN FLAMENCO AND TAP DANCE


A collaboration between Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre and two exciting stars of the New Jersey Tap Dance Ensemble (Maurice Chestnut and Karen Callaway Williams) will take you on a vibrant, historical dance/music journey in the year 1929; a time when Spanish Poet Laureate Federico GarcĂ­a Lorca visited New York and wrote a poem entitled "The King Of Harlem", exploring the search for identity of African Americans and the Spanish Gypsies at this time in history. 

"A Flamenco Tap Happening" will take place on Saturday, September 13 at 7:30pm at Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick. Audiences will experience the cultural similarities and the communal rhythmic patterns and language involved in Flamenco and American Tap dance. 

Highlighting the production is live music with saxophone player James Brook and Alborada's flamenco guitarists and singers, a fusion piece involving Tap dancing accompanied by Flamenco guitar, and Flamenco dancing performed to Swingmusic, a lovely period piece of dance and song from Madrid, as well as exuberant Gypsy flamenco, Spanish dances and Tap dances.