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Joyce Fall Season Opens Tomorrow with Flamenco

Israel Galván opens the Joyce Fall Season with "Le Edad de Oro"

Israel Galván opens the Joyce Fall Season with "Le Edad de Oro"

[dropcap]F[/dropcap]rom September 20-25th The Joyce Theater opens its fall season with Israel Galván’s vibrant “Le Edad de Oro” or The Golden Age, a full length solo flamenco performance accompanied by live musicians. In a Joyce lineup that often features full dance companies, Mr. Galván’s work is uniquely captivating, as is his philosophy on dance.

Flamenco is said to have originated in Spain from gypsy culture, but it has been through several evolutions. In the late 1800′s, cafés cantantes (music cafés) turned flamenco into what we know today, an athletic and interactive Spanish dance form inseparable from the music that accompanies it.

For Galván, flamenco was always a way of life, and that’s no surprise, since his parents were Sevillian flamenco dancers Jose Galván and Eugenia de Los Reyes. “I learned flamenco from my family in a very organic way,” he says. “I was not conscious of learning something, but just absorbing what I was seeing or listening to. When the time to decide what to do for a living arrived, I wanted to be a football player more than a dancer. But as time goes by, I realize I like more and more my work. For me, performing is a need and a responsibility.”

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      Post by Emeri Fetzer

      Emeri is Managing Editor of and a full–time freelance performer. Emeri most recently danced in Punchdrunk's 'Sleep No More' NYC and in original choreography for PITH Dance. Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, with BA’s in Dance Choreography and English from Goucher College, Emeri loves to marry writing with a strong passion for movement. She is also a regular contributor for Theater Development Fund's online magazine TDF Stages.

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