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30 Nov 12

Flamenco Show Based on Lorca to Premiere in Belgrade

Flamenco dancer La Sali, who made her first steps in Belgrade, comes back to the Serbian capital to present flamenco show based on the poem Cafe Cantante by Federico Garcia Lorca.

Danilo Lucic
BIRN Belgrade

The flamenco show Cafe Cantante, inspired by a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca, will have its premiere on December 4 at the Madlenianum theatre in Belgrade.

The show tells the story of the singer Dolores La Parrala whose voice and charisma made her a flamenco legend and an inspiration to artists. One was Lorca, who dedicated a poem in his book "Poema del Cante Jondo" to her.

Through La Parrala’s life story, as depicted in Cafe Cantante, the audience will become familiar with an important time for flamenco together with the historical development of this dance.

The authors of this show are the flamenco dancers and choreographers La Sali and Pedro Fernandez.

La Sali learned her first flamenco steps in Belgrade and perfected her skills in the flamenco academy Amor de Dios in Madrid.

Among her numerous stage performances in the Balkans, the most notable was with flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia in Belgrade in 2010.

Pedro Fernandez learned flamenco in schools in Chile and Spain, and for 12 years has performed in Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Spain and China.

Flamenco is a genre of Spanish music, song, and dance from the southern region of Andalusia, which as a genre grew out of Andalusian and Roma music and dance styles.

In November 2010 UNESCO declared flamenco one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

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