Flamenco comes to ECA Nov. 21

  • For the Enterprise
  • Tuesday, November 18, 2008 7:14pm

Feel the heat of the dance as the beauty and passion of flamenco erupt on the stager of the Edmonds Center for the Arts, presenting Calo Flamenco Nov. 21.

From the labyrinthine calles of the gypsy quarters of southern Spain, the once-secluded art of flamenco has traveled the world, and Calo Flamenco: Ballet de Martin Gaxiola is one of the rising stars on the American flamenco scene.

Flamenco refers both to the musical genre known for its intricate rapid passages and to the dance genre characterized by audible footwork, and Calo Flamenco has gained critical acclaim by following the traditional themes and elements of the folk art form.

Founded in 2003 by Martin Gaxiola, a former featured artist with the National Theater of the Performing Arts, Calo Flamenco was assembled to express Gaxiola’s artistic vision.

Calo Flamenco’s presentation style features attention to detail and enduring commitment from the company members, and the symbiotic working relationship shared by artistic director Gaxiola and music director Chris Burton Jácome allows creative choreographies and presentations that capture the raw emotion of the moment.

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