Houston Spanish Dance Company: Spain in the Air Tonight
June 24, 2012
The Jewish Community Center of Houston comes alive on June 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. as the internationally-renowned Spanish/flamenco dancer, choreographer and Maestro, Timo Lozano, presents his HOUSTON SPANISH DANCE COMPANY in their debut performance. Along with special guest artist, Carolyn Holguin, as well as resident soloists and student performers, the dance troupe will present an eclectic...
The Jewish Community Center of Houston comes alive on June 24, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. as the internationally-renowned Spanish/flamenco dancer, choreographer and Maestro, Timo Lozano, presents his HOUSTON SPANISH DANCE COMPANY in their debut performance. Along with special guest artist, Carolyn Holguin, as well as resident soloists and student performers, the dance troupe will present an eclectic and exciting program.
From the graceful, melodic strains of a traditional Spanish dance performed with fans, to the percussive rhythms of a virtuosic cajon ensemble, Spain in the Air Tonight will present to the audience a musically modern performance while still remaining true to the expressive, passionate spirit of flamenco. This is definitely a show you will not want to miss!
About the Company
The artistic goal of the Houston Spanish Dance Company is to bring to the stage not only the traditional dances of Spain encompassing flamenco and classical Spanish dance, but also more modern musical genres. Spain has a unique status with respect to world music for its rich heritage that incorporates musical aspects from diverse cultures—Jewish, Arabic, Greek and Gaelic, to name just a few.
Under the inspired guidance of Maestro Lozano, the dance artists in the Houston Spanish Dance Company are therefore trained in the lyrical and passionate dances that developed from these intersecting cultures. At the same time, elements of contemporary music, dance and staging are also incorporated into the Houston Spanish Dance Company’s repertoire, bringing this music to life for a new generation.
About the Artistic Director
Maestro Lozano brings over 37 years of experience performing as a soloist with the great flamenco dancer, Jose Greco, as well as with some of the best dance companies in Spain. Touring the world, Maestro Lozano performed at such prestigious venues as: Royal Festival Hall in London, England; Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia; Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Montreal, Canada; and the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, as well as many others.
Maestro Lozano has given flamenco workshops in 15 countries and 25 cities throughout the world. He was the first American to be recognized with the honorary title, “Maestro of Flamenco” at the internationally-renowned flamenco school, Amor de Dios, in Madrid, Spain. Maestro Lozano’s talents also extend to film: in 1991 he wrote, choreographed and danced in the highly-acclaimed motion picture “Alma Gitana.”
So great are his artistic achievements that Maestro Lozano was honored with a Proclamation from the City of Houston mayor, Annise Parker, which declared September 16, 2010 to be Timo Lozano (“King of Bulerias”) Day. Maestro Lozano remains dedicated to bringing his passion for Spanish art and dance to wider audiences, including children, through his teaching, workshops and theatrical performances in Houston and abroad.
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