88 Keys Gets Rave Reviews
The cast in the avant garde production — 88 Keys: Joan Miró’s Flamenco Dancer’s Heart — received standing ovations every night of its run at Hammon Hall in the Winspear Opera House. Audiences were mesmerized by the fusion of jazz piano and flamenco.
Dancers Antonio Arrebola and Delilah Buitrón Arrebola’s choreography — set to the music of Alex Conde on piano, Calven Hazen on guitar, and José Cortés’ authentic gitano singing — was as unique and inspiring as the Miró paintings projected on the walls during the performance.
Check out what the critics had to say:
On Fire by, Emily Sese, Theater Jones
“After experiencing this fantastic display of Spanish culture and artistry, it’s easy to see why they belong in this series. Each performer managed to secure a strong, individual role while also relying fully on the music, movement, and visual representations for a comprehensive presentation of Spanish virtuosity. Joan Miró’s vivid yet minimalist depictions of Spanish dancers spilled into sensual visual, kinesthetic, and auditory representations thanks to The Flame Foundation’s talented collaborators.”
Photos by Karlo X. Ramos