Nov. 17: Festival Flamenco Gitano Angelita Vargas and Jairo Barrull: GITANERIA
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The Bay Area Flamenco Partnership is proud to present GITANERIA featuring Gypsy flamenco dance icon ANGELITA VARGAS and the young, dynamic JAIRO BARRULL who join together for a multigenerational exploration of the Gitano roots of flamenco. GITANERIA honors the passing down of flamenco traditions from generation to generation in the Gypsy community where dance is an expression of cultural identity.
Angelita Vargas was a featured artist in the groundbreaking production, Flamenco Puro which toured the US in the late 1980s, coming to San Francisco for a month-long run. An icon of Gypsy flamenco dance, she was recently featured in the Farruco family's show Gitanas that toured extensively to wide acclaim throughout Europe.
Jairo Barrull is universally recognized as one of the most talented young men representing the traditional Gypsy style of flamenco dance. He is the great-grandnephew of legendary guitarist Diego del Gastor and son of dancer Ramon Barrull. Jairo has toured extensively with acclaimed dancer Juana Amaya (his cousin) and performs regularly in flamenco festivals all over the world, most recently in the 2010 Mont de Marsan flamenco Festival.
"The brilliant Angelita Vargas,...break(s) loose with the kind of heel work one rarely sees."
--Anna Kisselgoff, New York Times
"Angelita Vargas is one of the strongest female Gypsy Flamenco dancers alive."
--Jose Manuel Gamboa, author of Una Historia del Flamenco
"Jairo enters with an explosion of compas and energy...driving the audience wild with his intense dancing"
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Thrust Stage at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison St.
Berkeley, CA 94704
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