Uncork a bottle of sherry, dust off your sense of adventure, and join us for a festival of music and dance set in the foothills of Spain’s Sierra Nevada mountains. The afternoon begins with Variación a Tempo, the newest award-winning work by Sara Jimenez and Pablo Gimenez, broadcast live from Teatro Mira Amescua in Guadix. The exquisitely choreographed piece chronicles the evolution of Spanish music and dance, linking the classical traditions' influence on the more modern genre, flamenco.
We then retreat to the olive groves of Almazara de Paulenca for an intimate performance broadcast live from a rustic, family-owned olive mill. Against a backdrop of hand-hewn timbers and terracotta tiles, guitarist Pablo Giménez leads a Granada based ensemble which features dancers Rocío Montoya, of Riverdance acclaim, and Jasiel Nahim. They remind us that nothing, not even a pandemic, can temper the passion of authentic Flamenco.
Variación a Tempo (Variation for Spanish Guitar and Dance), the newest work by award-winning Spanish dance and guitar duo Sara Jimenez and Pablo Gimenez, is a study of how time and history have molded Spanish art. The piece begins and ends in the present, bookmarked by original, contemporary compositions by Pablo Gimenez, but in between the audience is transported across time, beginning with the Renaissance and traveling through the Baroque and Romantic periods, guided by composers such as Luys Milan, Gaspar Sanz and Julian Arcas.
The journey chronicles the evolution of Spanish classical music and dance, linking the classical traditions' influence on a more modern Spanish genre, flamenco. The result is an evocative and inventive performance that combines traditions to create an audiovisual narrative from the contemporary point of view of today’s Spanish artists.
Since its world premiere in August 2020, Variation for Spanish Guitar and Dance has garnered a slew of awards, including First Prize for a Solo Choreography (Madrid Flamenco and Spanish Dance Choreography Competition), Fundación AISGE Exceptional Female Dancer Award, María de Ávila Conservatory of Dance Award, Fernán Gómez Cultural Center Prize, Fuego Flamenco Festival Prize, and the Flamenco Rosario Vancouver Prize.
Journey to an olive grove in Andalucian foothills for an intimate evening of Flamenco broadcast live from Almazara de Paulenca, a rustic, family-owned olive mill. Against a backdrop of hand-hewn timbers and terracotta tiles, guitarist Pablo Giménez leads a Granada based ensemble which features dancers Rocío Montoya, of Riverdance acclaim, and Jasiel Nahim. They remind us that nothing, not even a pandemic, can temper the passion of authentic Flamenco.
Come away with us for a day of music, dance, and adventure in the foothills of Granada, Spain. The bundle includes a ticket to both performances, extended access to watch the recording of each show for two-weeks after the live event, and bonus material including a mini-documentary about the making Variación a Tempo. Get to know the artists and revel in a day of authentic Flamenco, broadcast live from historic locations in Guadix and Paulenca.