Department of Spanish & Italian

Noche Flamenca – Secrest Artists Series

Noche Flamenca

Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Brendle Recital Hall, Wake Forest University

Hailed by critics everywhere for its colorful and deeply emotional performances, Noche Flamenca is today’s most authentic touring company in the field of flamenco—the thrilling national dance form of Spain. Formed in 1993 by Martín Santangelo and his Bessie award-winning wife, Soledad Barrio, Noche Flamenca regularly tours around the globe, including regular seasons in New York City and Buenos Aires.

Spanish and Italian’s own Dr. José Luis Venegas, Associate Professor of Spanish and Interdisciplinary Humanities, will offer a pre-performance talk at 6:40 pm in M208, adjacent to Brendle Recital Hall. His lecture explores the role of flamenco music and dance in Spanish history and culture. It traces the genre’s development and discusses how it has been transformed by the social, cultural, and political forces that have shaped and defined collective identities in Spain and its southern region, Andalusia, from the late 1800s to the present.  Join in and enrich your concert-going experience!

 

Tickets for the community are $5-$24. Festival seating; Doors open at 7PM.

Wake Forest University and Medical School faculty, staff and retirees receive free admission for themselves and one guest to each Secrest Artists Series performance. WFU Students receive free admission for themselves. Simply show your WFU I.D. at the door.

 

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