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Lluvia Flamenca III
December 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 11:55 pm| $25 - $29
(YJASTROS)…IS BOTH TRADITIONAL AND REFRESHING; ALWAYS ORIGINAL,
UNDAUNTED, AND HAS A PARTICULARLY UNIQUE AMERICAN SENTIMENT;
Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company
Out of his woven cultures, Joaquin Encinias created Yjastros: The American Flamenco Repertory Company, a revolutionary flamenco performance entity that is a unique blend of two very different dance performance formats. With Yjastros, Encinias joins the structured improvisation of traditional flamenco and the mosaic quality of the American style repertory company. While dance and theatre repertory companies are common in America, Yjastros proudly brings the creative visions of world-renowned flamenco artists to the American public and serves as a living flamenco archive. The company’s given name Yjastros, stepchildren, describes the true nature of this repertory company – that of a new culture of flamenco, a new breed of this art form that is both American and deeply rooted in flamenco heritage.
In 2012 Yjastros became the company in residence at the University of New Mexico Theatre and Dance Program. These two entities collaborate to host master artists through the UNM Guest Artist Program, who construct choreographies.