Israel Galván & Niño de Elche  Demonstration Performance
Israel Galván & Niño de Elche
Demonstration Performance
Grades 6-12
Fri, Jan 20 at 10:30am
Royce Hall

“While de Elche put whimsical or modern twists on popular flamenco songs, Galván stomped barefoot and in gravel, alternately muffling and amplifying the familiar sound of his footwork. The flamenco star’s mastery of lines and angles was on full display in ‘Twin Double’” –The New York Times

Born in Sevilla, Spain, into the dancing family of José Galván and Eugenia de los Reyes, Israel Galván was trained in classical flamenco, but has gradually transformed into an unclassifiable dancer and choreographer. Galván recodifies the physical language of flamenco, breaking out of the accumulated sediment of tradition. He has also been featured in the Netflix dance docuseries Move

Mellizo Doble, “twin double,” is a collaboration between Galván and singer/guitarist Niño de Elche. The work is an intense encounter between the artists that explores the boundaries not just of flamenco, but of the human. Mellizo Doble recognizes the audience as part of the assemblage of the concert machine, demonstrating that blood, sweat and tears are also a cyborg experience, a blending of passion and technique.

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