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"Nuevo Ballet Espanol" to dance a passionate flamenco

     In its new production "Sangre Flamenca", Nuevo Ballet Espanol will present in Hong Kong this September a passionate panorama of flamenco rhythms incorporating modern and traditional artistry.

     The performance showcases the versatility of the 11 young dancers - five women and six men - who excel in flamenco, classical Spanish and contemporary dance. Costumes designed for each dance complement the spectacular staging.

     The show's choreographers, Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodríguez, who founded Nuevo Ballet Espanol in 1995, are in the vanguard of modern Spanish dance. They shared the Best Dancer Award at the Spanish Annual Dance and Flamenco Choreography Awards in 1994. They became the choreographers and principal dancers of the company.  Over the years, they have participated in many international festivals and their choreographic creations are now performed by other companies.  In 2000, they were named Outstanding Dancers and Best Spanish Dance Company at the Jerez DDOO awards.  They were awarded the Villa Prize Pilar López for Best Dance Performer 2005. Their other productions like "El Alma"(2006), "Bailando entre Palabras" (Dancing between Words)(2007) among many others have received international recognition.

     Works by Nuevo Ballet Espanol include "Cambio de Tercio", "Tierra", Romeo Y Julieta", and "Fury". The company received the First Prize UP for Best Flamenco and Spanish Dance Company in 1999 and the Villa de Madrid Prize for Best Dance Interpreters in 2005. The company has toured Spain and the world, including Holland, France, Hong Kong, Belgium, Venezuela, the United States, the Philippines, Finland, Japan and Portugal.

     Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, "Sangre Flamenca" by Nuevo Ballet Espanol will be staged at 8pm on September 3 and 4 at the Auditorium, Sha Tin Town Hall. Ticket prices at $320, $240, $180, and $120 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Half-price tickets are available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (limited tickets for students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis). A group booking discount is also available. Please refer to programme leaflet for details.

     For programme enquiries, call 2268 7323; for ticketing enquiries and reservations, call 2734 9009; for credit card telephone bookings, call 2111 5999; for Internet bookings, visit; for more information, visit .

     A Flamenco Workshop in English (conducted by Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodríguez) will be held at 10am on September 5 at GP2, 9/F, Grand Theatre Backstage, Hong Kong Cultural Centre. Tickets priced at $150 are now available at URBTIX outlets. Participants with flamenco experience are welcome.

Ends/Friday, July 23, 2010


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