Spanish flamenco troupe Saturday at Quick Center
Published 5:20 pm, Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Fairfield University will present Spanish dance troupe CompaÃ±ia Flamenca JosÃ© Porcel on Saturday, Nov. 5, as part of the school's dance season within its 2011-12 Arts & Minds season. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. in the university's Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Road.
The flamenco dance troupe, founded in Madrid, Spain, will present a program called "Gypsy Fire." The program will feature dances such as the "Farruca," which has Galicia, Asturias and Andalusia folkloric influences; the "Alegrias" from Cadiz in Southern Spain, and the "Tientos" which evolves from the tango, according to the university.
JosÃ© Porcel, the troupe's founder born in Sevilla, began dancing Andalucian folkloric dances and flamenco in cultural centers in Valencia at age 13. He began his dance studies at 16 with the master MartÃn Vargas and moved to Madrid to continue his studies with Paco Romero, Isabel Quintero, CristÃ³bal Reyes, Pedro AzorÃn and JosÃ© Granero. In 1989, he made his professional debut with the Ballet de Valencia, directed by Vargas, and was promoted to soloist in the company the following year, according to the university.
Tickets, at $40, $35, and $30, are available through the Quick Center box office at 203-254-4010, or online at www.quickcenter.com.