07.04.2011 03.Nisan, 5771
This week, Israel's preeminent flamenco couple is debuting its latest work, ‘Mi Alborado,’ which combines traditional Spanish dance and music with contemporary emotions.
If you have ever been to a flamenco performance, you will most likely remember the sense of tension conveyed by the artists. Energy and anticipation are two essential elements of any good flamenco show. This tension is not happenstance but a sought-after and deeply cherished quality studied and perfected by leading Spanish dancers. The ability of a performer to hold the audience spellbound before bursting into action is called “remangar” and is one of the most difficult nuances of the traditional art form.
This week, the Remangar Flamenco Dance Company will premiere its newest work, Mi Alborado, in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Founded and run by Keren and Avner Pesach, Remangar is a purist flamenco troupe, dedicated to upholding, preserving and expanding upon traditional Spanish dance. In the eyes of the couple, flamenco’s appeal extends far beyond the world of folklore and is a viable and relevant, expressive art.