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‘Flamenco Roots’ Coming to Burgdorff May 30


Toni Messina Flamenco

Renowned flamenco artists will be exploring the origins of this dramatic dance form at the Burgdorff Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, May 30, with the show “Flamenco Roots.”

The performance will showcase Flamenco’s Indian roots: The undulating wrists and arms, percussive footwork, haunting tones and voicings of Flamenco, all trace their origins to the sounds and soul of Indian classical dance.

Arturo Martinez (guitar), dubbed “El Espiritu Gitano” (“the Gypsy Soul”); Aurora Reyes (singer), artistic director of Flamenco Latino; Ricardo Santiago and Antonia Messina (dancers), both teachers and performers, join forces with equally well-known Indian musicians Neel Murgai (sitar), a multi-instrumental composer and performer; Ranendra Das (tabla) described as “remarkable” by ArtSpace, and Mohini Tajeshwar (Kathak dancer) “a beautiful ethereal spirit,” (Dance News) to create an evening of original music, dance and song.

“Flamenco Roots,” one night only, May 30, 8:00 p.m. Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand St., Maplewood. $25, at box office or through , “Flamenco Roots”.

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