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Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company

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Voted Toronto’s Best Dance Company of 2015 by NOW Magazine readers, the Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company takes to the stage this spring with a new work, Épocas. Épocas, which translates to “eras,” is a historical examination of the memory, styles and emergence of flamenco in the twentieth century. It focuses on significant people and moments including La Argentina of the 1930s, José Greco and his flamenco company in the 1960s and the flamenco revival of the 1970s. This meander through the past allows for considerations of changes over time but also an assessment of where the present stands in relation to those who have come before. The company is joined by two special guest artists from Spain. Singer Manuel Soto, a rising flamenco star, returns after having sung with the company in De Idas Y Vueltas in 2014. They will be joined, for the first time, by dancer and choreographer Rafael del Pino, a dancer who, as the embodiment of the strong and powerful male flamenco dancer, will surely add texture to the all-female company.

Épocas runs April 22 through 24 at Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto, and is featured as an event highlight in the March/April 2016 issue of The Dance Current.

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