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Agenda Cultural: 4 December, 2020

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By Roger Costa

⭐Flamenco Vivo

One of the world’s leading Flamenco companies, Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana will present an effervescent and extraordinary four-sets program featuring some of the greatest artists from all over the world. Entitled “Ventanas”, the live performances program will run virtually December 10th thru 20th helmed by Artistic Director Carlota Santana and Executive Director Hanaah Bates. The ensemble performing companies include Sintonía, Emilio Ochando y Compañía, Compañía Guadalupe Torres, and Compañía Isaac Tovar, offering four different imaginative choreographies, demonstrating their trans-generational perspectives.

Sintonía will perform “Tattooed”, an experimental flamenco dance performance about survivors’ strength and resilience; Clásica Tradición By Emilio Ochando y Compañía is an autobiographical journey bringing together tradition and the vanguard through dance and music; Compañía Guadalupe Torres performs “Acuérdate Cuando Entonces”, an homage to Flamenco roots; and Compañía Isaac Tovar will bring “Añejo” an open, living, evolving spectacle about nostalgia and the essence of dance.

A contagiously sensual and explosive dance, Flamenco transports its lovers to a world filled with beauty, energy, passion and heat. The program also features rare access to masterclasses with two top artists, Jesús Carmona and Patricia Guerrero.

Tickets $25. Go to at www.Flamenco-Vivo.org for details and schedule.

⭐NJPAC

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark continues its annual Holidays Performances Program this Saturday with the Virtually Live Concert of Rock/Pop Holiday Star Darlene Love.

A Grammy Award Winner and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Darlene has a captivating unique voice that sets wonders for those who admire her tunes. Rolling Stone Magazine has once compared her musical importance to the levels of Eric Clapton’s guitar and Bob Dylan’s lyrics.

Her warm, gracious performing presence has anchored many sensational concerts, singing hits such as “He’s a Rebel,” “(Today I Met) The Boy I’m Gonna Marry,” “Marshmallow World” and her signature song, “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

Celebrate this Holiday season with this family-fun packed, musical event from the comfort of your living room. Saturday, December 5th at 8 pm, Streaming Live Concert, Go to  https://www.njpac.org/event/darlene-love-streaming-concert/ for details.

⭐JOYCE STREAM

The Joyce Theater presents the final round of free streaming performances for 2020:

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Paquita

Continuing their every-other-year holiday season tradition at The Joyce, The Trocks, as they’re affectionately known, share their glorious production of Petipa’s Paquita with audiences around the world.

Indigenous Enterprise: Powwow Style

Indigenous Enterprise, a Native American dance group made up of champion dancers from tribes and Nations in Canada and the United States, showcases their tradition and culture through powwow dancing in vibrant locales, a colorful feast for the eyes across urban and desert landscapes.

Rennie Harris Puremovement

Rennie Harris, one of America’s most brilliant and celebrated choreographers, shares three works by his company Rennie Harris Puremovement: Soul Maggot, inspired by Michael Hampton’s guitar solo in the Funkadelic’s song “Maggot Brain,”; a reworking of an acclaimed 1995 work, A Day in the Life, set to the voice of Dhafer Youssef and performed by Kai Rapelay and Phil Cuttino; and Black Promises, a partner piece to A Day in the Life and created by the company’s apprentice Kai Rapelay.

STREB EXTREME ACTION

Massive Rotations

STREB EXTREME ACTION “returns” to The Joyce for the first time since 2002 with Massive Rotations, a celebration of the large-scale, intricately designed, and engineered action machines STREB is known for, including Molinette and Plateshift(2019), Ascension (2011), Rocket/Gizmo (2010), and Revolution (2006), all choreographed by STREB’s Founder and Artistic Director, Elizabeth Streb.

Vanessa Sanchez & La Mezcla

Selections from Pachuquísmo

Triumphant tapper Vanessa Sanchez and her company of dancers, La Mezcla, a polyrhythmic, multidisciplinary San Francisco-based music and dance ensemble, share excerpts from Pachuquísmo, about the female experiences of the 1940s Zoot Suit Riot era told through tap dance, Mexican zapateado, live Jazz music, Son Jarocho (a regional folk music style from Veracruz, Mexico), and archival video.

The final free streaming performances of 2020, launches Monday, December 7 at 5pm EST through 11:59pm EST on Sunday, January 3. Go to www.JoyceStream.com  for details.


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