A fresh company on the Minneapolis/St. Paul dance scene, Deborah Elias Danza Española creates and presents high-quality flamenco performances firmly rooted in the flamenco tradition...Read More
Experimental Works between a Dancer and a Painter
Join us for an experiment in the intimate space of the painter's studio... succinct new performance works presented in the style of a salon. Dancer/choreographer Deborah Elias and abstract painter Barbara Roche create a charged encounter between movement and stillness inspired by Roche's imposing and dramatic painting Damnation. This is the first in a series of experimental works between Elias and Roche.
Showings at 7 pm and 8 pm
An informal reception will follow each showing. Event duration is 45 minutes.
Reserve a seat at dancer-painter.brownpapertickets.com
No ticket is required, but space is very limited.
Haven't you always wanted to dance flamenco?
Now is the time! Deborah Elias is an experienced and caring teacher whose combined sense of patience, perfectionism, and fun have helped guide countless students of varying ages and abilities to dance flamenco on their terms. She has taught for over 10 years including at Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre and School, the Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts, the University of Minnesota, and St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists.
Deborah Elias is an established flamenco soloist, lead dancer, and choreographer in the reknowned Twin Cities dance scene. Since 1996 she has appeared in more than 20 productions of nationally acclaimed company Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre, and in 2010, also began creating and presenting her own work as Deborah Elias Danza Española. Her work has included flamenco theater pieces Palabras al viento (2011), The Moon's Desire (2010), and Tia (2007), as well as a show of traditional flamenco, Flamenco Pure & Strong (2011), which toured to 13 cities across Minnesota. Read More
Flamenco dance is extremely expressive. It is noted for the elegant and strong posture of the dancers, the flowing movements of their arms and hands, and percussive footwork. It is at times sharp and aggressive, and at other times quiet and lyrical. Both women and men dance flamenco, but it is a solo dance, not a partner dance, so men and women do not dance "together." Both genders are powerful and independent in the dance. Read More