Israel Galván of Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of Pasión y Arte's 2014 Flamenco Festival, performing La Curva. Photo by Luca Fiaccavento.
Pasión y Arte's 2014 Flamenco Festival was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and on the CBS Philly website. The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage provided funding last year for Nuevo Flamenco: The Galván Legacy, the centerpiece of the two-week festival.
Nancy G. Heller of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes: "On March 15 and 16, Israel Galván will present his new work, La Curva. Labeled "a Cubist flamenco dancer," because of the odd angles into which he twists his body, Galván often injects his dancing with humor, making music with his teeth and exploring the potential of stillness and silence." Read more >
In addition to exploring "an art form born in southern region of Spain in the midst of pressure to convert to Catholicism," CBS Philly's Cherri Gregg says that the festival is "strong, it's expressive, it's passion personified, it's tradition meets modern day culture." Read more >
On WRTI, Jill Pasternak speaks with Pasión y Arte's executive and artistic director, Elba Hevia y Vaca, whose "hope is to empower women through the art of Flamenco". Listen here >
In addition to Galván's performances on March 15 and 16, the festival boasts a dizzying array of events that marks an ambitious expansion from Pasión y Arte's first flamenco festival in 2012. Alongside performances by renowned artists such as Rosario Toledo and Pastora Galván, the two weeks include a series of lectures, master classes, and film screenings. Click here for a full listing of related events.