Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy

1/4: Israel Galván of Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival, performing La Curva. Photo by Felix Vazquez.
2/4: Israel Galván of Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival, performing La Curva. Photo by Luca Fiaccavento.
3/4: Israel Galván of Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival, performing La Curva. Photo by Felix Vazquez.
4/4: Israel Galván of Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival, performing La Curva. Photo by Luca Fiaccavento.

“For dancers of any genre, not just flamenco, [Israel] Galván offers a master class in the art of the possible,” writes Judith Mackrell of The Guardian (UK). In Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of its 2014 Flamenco Festival, Pasión y Arte presented two dances choreographed by Israel Galván. This two-week event in March 2014—a follow-up to the 2011 festival, which attracted 1,500 people to eight sold-out Center-funded performances—celebrated both contemporary and traditional practices of flamenco. Galván, winner of the 2012 Gold Medal in Fine Arts from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, is an artist who experiments with conventions of Sevillan flamenco and, along with his sister Pastora Galván, is known for deconstructing performance stereotypes and blurring gender roles. A series of festival events directed by Dr. Michelle Heffner-Hayes, a noted scholar on flamenco dance traditions, included discussions about flamenco’s evolution as a living art form.

Questions of Practice

David Vaughan, who served as the archivist of the Cunningham Dance Foundation, gave this address to the Dance Critics Association at Dance New Amsterdam in June 2007.

Grants & Grantees

Lily Yeh is a sculptor and a 1992 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dance and choreographer Megan Bridge co-directs < fidget >, a platform for her collaborative work with composer, designer, and musicologist Peter Price.

Grants & Grantees

Leah Stein choreographed a dance to an original score by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang that eventually toured to San Francisco.

The Philadelphia Flamenco Festival offers a free master class with flamenco master Israel Galván, star of the festival performance La Curva.

Grants & Grantees

Artistic Director Nichole Canuso likes to explore “dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.”

Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Philadelphia and the region and is the primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park, the City of Philadelphia, and the Southern New Jersey and Delaware River Waterfronts, as well as Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties in Pennsylvania.

BalletX presented the world premiere of Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Still@Life and Helen Pickett’s Union.

Ain Gordon, the Center’s 2011–13 Visiting Artist, spoke with choreographer and director Merián Soto about her Center-supported piece, SoMoS.

In this collaboration, Meredith Rainey researched and developed a new work that explored perception through the vehicle of the famous Rorschach test.

During the 2005–06 season, Philadelphia’s Dancefusion reconstructed Mary Anthony’s Women of Troy (1954). Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland prepared this essay for the accompanying symposium on dance preservation.

WXPN’s yearlong Center-funded project Zydeco Crossroads continues with a free dance party featuring the Grammy-award winning zydeco funk band Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band.