Flamenco En Beirut
27 April 2018

Friday 27th of April
8.30 pm | D-Beirut Warehouse (Map attached)
Duration: 45 minutes

Born in Spain, Israel Galván underwent classical flamenco training but has gradually transformed into an unclassified dancer and choreographer. Galván recodifies the physical language of flamenco, using not only modes of expression genealogically close to it, such as bullfighting, but also performative aspects of other rituals of popular culture. Galván has been honoured with numerous prestigious prizes and in 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France.
Israel Galván was honoured with the most prestigious prizes such as the Premio Nacional de Danza (Spain), the New York Bessie Performance Award, the National Dance Award for Exceptional Artistry (UK). In 2016, he was promoted to the rank of Officier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in France. He is an associated artist at Le Théâtre de la Ville, Paris.

About the Performance :
Alone on stage, accompanied by only silence around, dressed in a short-sleeved black shirt, black trews and shoes, Galván uses flamenco’s attitudes merely to distort them, turn them inside out, and transform them into new and vivid life. His body draws long lines of dance across the stage, and these flower into extraordinary imageries, at once modern, unprecedented and yet wholly true to flamenco as style. The percussive traditions of drumming feet and clicking fingers are enriched with rhythms beaten on teeth, navel, chest. The dance seizes every opportunity to mutate, to explore: Galván can conjure up percussive opportunities from the least of things, from the floor, from his body, from the air. His solo is a subliminal narrative, studies both emotional and rhythmic, cadenzas in which a form extends its life, gains some mysterious logic of its own, and holds us relentlessly until we have seen its resolution.

Tickets at Antoine All Branches or online: Booking online: https://www.antoineticketing.com/?event_group_id=3

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