GLEN ELLYN, Ill.– Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero presents “Flamenco Passion” at the McAninch Arts Center Sunday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. “Flamenco Passion” is a unique mix of classic and contemporary Spanish dance, performed by a group of live musicians and elite dancers direct from Spain to entertain and thrill. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The group’s lead dancer is Eduardo Guerrero, known for combining the preciseness of classic technique with a contemporary aesthetic, transcending traditional technical limits. Guerrero began dancing when he was just six years old at Carmen Guerrero’s School in Cádiz, and studied Spanish Dance in Cádiz at the conservatory of music. In 2002, he started to work with major artists on the national scene who valued Guerrero physical ability, flawless technique and evident quality. He has toured all over the world at many of best known and most prestigious theaters and dance festivals. In 2011, he was awarded first prize by the Professional Conservatories for a choreography he created, called “Mayo.” Since then, Guerrero has established a solo career creating his own performances and this past January was named one of the “25 to Watch” by Dance Magazine.
The 90-minute program will feature a variety of styles and dances that correspond with particular musical forms of flamenco:
- Buleria: A bustling and lively dance.
- Caña: Historically considered as the most important forms of flamenco, this dance is filled with virtuosity and speed that includes bullfighting movements.
- Alegrias: A colorful and festive dance, where the dancers display their dresses with trains and shawls.
- Zambra: This Flemish dance of the Gypsies of Granada and Almeria became typical of the Gypsy wedding ceremonies.
- Tanguillos: A burlesque character impacts the movements that denote joy, creating a festive and lively atmosphere.
- Tientos: This pas de deux by Eduardo Guerrero is the most romantic part of the show.
- Farruca: One of the most recent Flamenco styles. Very colorful and dramatic.
- Guajira: Women dancers clad in dresses with trains and accessorized with the handheld fans are featured in a sensual dance of a mellow and nostalgic character.
- Seguirilla: This is one of the oldest flamenco styles marked by a slow, deep solemn, ceremonious, expressive style.
- Solea Por Bulerías: A colorful dance where each member of the company has a solo moment to captivate the public.
- Fin De Fiesta: The final work of the show resembling the end of a flamenco celebration.
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit arts.gov.
Compania Flamenca Eduardo Guerrero:“Flamenco Passion” comes to the McAninch Arts Center, located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage, Sunday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $45-$49. For tickets and more information, visit AtTheMAC.org or call 630.942.4000.
About the MAC
The McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage is located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355. It houses three indoor performance spaces (the 780-seat proscenium Belushi Performance Hall; the 236-seat soft-thrust Playhouse Theatre; and the versatile black box Studio Theatre), the outdoor Lakeside Pavilion, the Cleve Carney Art Gallery and classrooms for the college’s academic programming. The MAC has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and typically welcomes more than 100,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances each season.
The mission of the MAC is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. Visit AtTheMAC.org or facebook.com/AtTheMAC for more information.
The MAC’s 2018-2019 Season is made possible in part with support by, Follett, Hilton Lisle/Naperville, WDCB 90.9 FM and the College of DuPage Foundation.
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Programs at the MAC are partially supported through a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency