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The best of Flamenco in Granada - Escuela Montalban

Published EDU-WorldWide on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Flamencolorquiano just started on July 19th in the Alhambra Gardens.

What: Lorca y Granada en los Jardines del Generalife en la Alhambra
When: July 19th – September 1st, 2018
Where: Alhambra, Teatro del Generalife

The grand show Flamencolorquiano is the conjunction of two major aspects of Spanish culture and the best of both worlds: it combines the works of the famous poet Federico García Lorca and the art of modern Flamenco dance. On top of that it takes place in an open-air theatre located in the breath-taking Alhambra district, Granada's major attraction. The presentation includes, of course, choreographic dance and music but also provides scenic performances, arrangements of Lorca's poems, songs and stage plays.

This year the ensemble of the Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía performs on stage. It is the splendid world leader of Flamenco dance displaying both tradition and modernity up to avantgarde challenging the audience and, at times, astonishing us and leaving us with a sense of surrealness. Singer María Terremoto, amongst others, will bring Lorca's words and texts to life with special collaboration with Flamenco singer Arcángel.

The event started off in 2002. Thus, this year we are looking forward to participating in its 17th edition. Every year it is staged by various Spanish and international directors. Originally the event was created by Rafael Estévez, the most successful choreographer of Flamenco dance. This time he is directing the show himself supervising the artwork and dance, the musical concept, arrangement of the texts and the scenery.

Federico García Lorca who was born near Granada and was murdered by republicans at the beginning of the Spanish civil war, is considered maybe the country's most famous modern writer and is well-known all over the world. He studied in Madrid where he became close friends with Salvador Dalí. Lorca's poetry collection Romancero gitano was the best selling work of poetry in 20th century Spain.

Escuela Montalbán, our Spanish language school, will be organizing group excursions to the Flamencolorquiano every week throughout the duration of the event. If you like to join the event after your Spanish course, just subscribe to the list at the school's pinboard.

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