Israel Galván
PERFORMANCE/DANCE
Israel Galván
Solo
Sat, Feb 27, 2021 at 8PM
Royce Hall, UCLA
Also Available Online Sat, Mar 6, 2021 at 7PM

If live audiences are allowed, available tickets will go on sale four weeks prior to the performance date.

“[An] uncompromising, possessed dancer...with a prodigious rhythmic sense, imaginative verve and incandescent passion, [Israel Galván] introduces us to flamenco as a way of moving, of being, of understanding, of identity. He knows dance as his first language.” —The Financial Times

Israel Galván is one of the world’s leading flamenco artists, described by The Evening Standard as “achieving the near impossible feat of embodying flamenco’s ‘duende,’ or demon, while avoiding clichés.” His lightning-fast and passion-fueled dancing scorches the stage wherever he performs and he has reinvented flamenco for a new generation. Galván constantly surprises and pushes boundaries both with his solo work and in collaboration with such diverse artists as flamenco masters Enrique Morente and Manuel Soler, contemporary choreographer Akram Khan and jazz great Pat Metheny. Galván will perform Solo, a work of pure dance that is stripped of all the accoutrements usually associated with flamenco. And there is no musical accompaniment. Instead Galván creates a sound score using rhythms made with his feet, hands and occasionally his voice.

Funds provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Endowment Fund.

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