“Al Son Son” Flamenco 2018
Spanish Dance – Flamenco Class Program with Choreography by Sonia Olla and music direction by Ismael Fernández presents authentic music and songs from Andalusia at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School Auditorium on May 10 & 11th, 2018 with Special Sevillanas Tribute to Jose Molina
WHERE AND WHEN:
May 10 & 11th, 2018 at 8:00 PM
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School Auditorium, 12 West 46th Street, NYC 10036
Subways: 1, 2, 3, N. Q, to Times Square / R to 47 Street / A, C, E to 42nd Street / F, B, D to 42 Street
Presented by SONIA OLLA & ISMAEL FERNÁNDEZ FLAMENCO COMPANY
Tickets: $25 all tickets (general admission). Runs 90 minutes
NEW YORK, April 09 2018 – Sonia Olla (Flamenco Dancer / Choreographer / Flamenco Instructor) and Ismael Fernández (Flamenco Cantaor – Singer / Cante Flamenco Instructor) present “Al Son Son Flamenco,” a 90-minute spectacle of authentic Andalusian music and dance performed in a class presentation by the students some of who are already professional dancers in New York City. AL SON SON FLAMENCO will be presented at Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School Auditorium on May 10th and May 11th, 2018.
The two night concert will highlight the traditions of La Familia Fernández, one of Flamenco’s most distinguished families. Sonia Olla and Ismael Fernández, have created choreography and vocal work with world renowned entertainers: Madonna in her “Rebel Heart Tour,” and Flamenco Choreography for Lola Lola in Ricky Martin’s “All In!” Las Vegas Show. Olla has toured as a Flamenco Dancer and a soloist with the Flamenco greats who are all knows to us here in US soil – Antonio Canales, Eva Yerbabuena, Rafael Carrasco, Merche Esmeralda, Maria Pages, La Farruca among others. Hailed by the Washington Post as “most charismatic performer” and “connection to the Gypsy source”, Fernández has been a featured company singer for Maria Pages and appeared at The Joyce Theater (NY), Dadler Well Theater (London), Esplanade Theatre (Singapore), Orchard Hall and Bunka Mura (Japan), Teatro La Zarzuela (Madrid), Teatro Real (Madrid) and The Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona).
Appearing with Olla and Fernández will be their core group of 25 dancers from diverse backgrounds of ethnicity, culture, age and physicality, demonstrating how Flamenco is an inclusive and enduring art form for all people.
This year’s AL SON SON company will dedicate a “Sevillanas” dance for the late Jose Molina, a legendary Flamenco dancer, instructor who dedicated his life here in New York City in developing Flamenco arts and dancers.
The title of the concert AL SON SON is difficult to translate into English, but it roughly means “Take us to the rhythms (grooves / swings) of the heart of Flamenco” “Al” is a combination word of A (to) and El (the) in Spanish and son is an abbreviation for soniquete or sonsonete, signifying rhythms and sounds.
AL SON SON FLAMENCO was first performed at TriBeCa Performing Arts Center in 2015 followed by La Mama Moves Dance Festival at La MaMa in 2016. AL SON SON FLAMENCO was also featured as “Tablao” at Centro Español de Queens (NY) in 2016 and 2017.
“Al Son Son brought together some twenty student dancers who studied intensively for three months prior to the show. They clacked their heels and snapped their fingers in unison, showing off floral dresses and suave suits with a lithe sincerity.”
“….well over 20 of students varying levels of experience. The choreography was also so varied, and well-tailored to their abilities and the whole was a totally engaging and happy event…..since Olla and Fernandez performed with the students, and separately as well, and they are such wonderful artists, their work deserves recognition…..”
“….dedicated and generous teachers who transmit their art with highest degree of integrity and professionalism…..”
Attitude Dance Magazine
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PHOTO CREDIT: Alejandro Mallado
Tickets: $25 all tickets (general admission).