Following the success of a coast-to-coast tour, Compañia Flamenca José Porcel returns to RIC with a thrilling new program “Gypsy Fire” on Wednesday, Nov. 11.
Blending traditional flamenco with contemporary music and moves, Compañia Flamenca José Porcel promises to be a dazzling display of flamenco dance and music. Founded in Madrid, Spain, the Company is among the premier dance troupes of the flamenco art form, which consists of a burst rhythms, colors and emotions with all of the energy and passion of the Spanish people. With this new production the Company presents the purest and the oldest part of flamenco dancing from the Spanish region of Andalusia, and vibrantly brings the tradition to life with live musicians, breathtaking vocalists and, stunning dancers.
José Porcel was born in Seville, Spain and at the age of 13 began dancing Andalucian folkloric dances and flamenco in cultural centers in Valencia. When he was 16 years old he began his dance studies, moving to Madrid and learning under countless Flamenco masters. In this same year he was contracted as the first dancer in the Compañía Española de Antonio Márquez, performing on tour around the world and at the Ópera de París for over 20 sold-out performances, followed by a critically acclaimed tour of the United States during the 2001-2002 season. The Company scored a sensational success with their coast to coast tour of North America in the 2008-2009 season.
Show time is at 7:30 p.m. in Roberts Hall on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Tickets are on sale in the Roberts Hall Box Office, and can also be purchase over the phone or online on the RIC website, under the Performing Arts tab. General admission tickets are $35, and only $5 with a valid RIC ID. Alumni, senior and outside student discounts are also available.