Ballet Flamenco La Rosa presents World Premier of Wuthering Heights in Flamenco
MIAMI, FL – Ballet Flamenco La Rosa (BFLR), an international flamenco dance company based in Miami, and made up of professional dancers and musicians from Spain, the U.S., and Latin America, announces the World Premiere performance of En el Abismo, an original ‘flamenco ballet’ inspired by Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. The work was created and choreographed by world-renowned master teacher, choreographer, soloist and BFLR Artistic Director Ilisa Rosal, in collaboration with special Guest Artists direct from Spain.
En el Abismo was inspired by what many consider the greatest gothic novel, creating a potent and vivid flamenco ballet, connecting with the timeless material to produce a new incarnation of the greatest tragic love story after Romeo and Juliet. The performances will take place on Saturday, May 14 at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m. at Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center in Miami.
This production features 20 dancers and musicians, including six top artists directly from Spain. Celebrated musicians will create and perform original vocals and lyrics for the work. The story and characters expressed by the music and dance will come alive in a new and breathtaking way, adding another layer to this iconic work.
In the story of love, loyalty, betrayal, passion, cruelty, hatred, revenge, empathy, and despair, two young lovers struggle against society and circumstance in a gothic tale that has held universal appeal since 1847. With its earthy strength, hypnotic athleticism, subtle nuances and explosive energy, flamenco will tell this story in a new and mesmerizing way. Generations of audiences have been enthralled by this work as it speaks to our search to understand the essence of love, loss, life, and death.
Miami Dade College’s Koubek Center (2705 SW 3rd St., Miami)
In advance: VIP $50, General Admission $40; Students & Seniors $20.
In addition to the performance, BFLR continues to offer classes. The Ballet Flamenco La Rosa Performing Arts School, in collaboration with PAN, Performing Arts Network, provides the community with diverse artistic experiences under one roof, featuring dance, music and theater classes in a nurturing environment for students of all ages and levels. The program offers high-quality training with small class sizes that allow students to have individual attention from professional artists that are among the best in their fields. It creates a fertile environment for future artists and audiences to grow. Classes are offered both live and via Zoom.
The program is made possible with the support of The State of Florida, the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, The Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, The Cultural Affairs Council, The Mayor and The Miami-Dade County Board of Commissioners, The City of Miami Beach Cultural Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information about Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, visit www.balletflamencolarosa.com.
About Ballet Flamenco La Rosa, authentic Flamenco in Miami
Ballet Flamenco La Rosa is an international company dedicated to Flamenco as an art form in constant evolution. Based in Miami and made up of dancers and musicians from Spain, Latin America, and the U.S., the company presents flamenco dance at its best, beyond traditional boundaries, surprising and enlightening students and the public with the beauty and magic of this theatrical dance form.
With cross-cultural collaborations, international guest artists, and an extensive repertoire, Ballet Flamenco La Rosa is one of the few U.S. flamenco companies dedicated to the development and presentation of the art of flamenco with a sophisticated combination of theater, traditional flamenco and original choreography that makes a consummate theatrical experience. The cutting-edge approach in the company’s cross-cultural fusion works develops the connection between flamenco and other dance styles and explores the commonalities to create new forms of dance. These have included Tap, Jazz, Blues, Middle Eastern, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Haitian, African, Irish, Sephardic and Indian music and dance. In addition, the company has created numerous dramatic Flamenco Ballets, including Herodias, Las Mujeres de Troya, Cleopatra y Cesar, Rey Lear, La Dama Macbeth, Directo al Corazón, Señorita Julia, El Padre, La Gaviota, La Casa de la Muñeca, Verano y Humo and El Conde Drácula.
BFLR offers classes in Flamenco dance, vocals and guitar for children, teens and adults at all levels. Additional classes are available in Ballet, Modern/Contemporary Dance Jazz, Hip-Hop, Haitian Dance, Belly Dance, Salsa, Tango, Acting, Guitar, Piano, Vocals, Yoga, Music Writing, Song Writing and Creative Writing.
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