Mirrors are a dance student's best friend and worst enemy, exposing moments of beauty and clarity as well as missteps and faulty technique. A Través Del Espejo is about those occasional magical and transcendent moments when a dancer looks not just into the mirror but through it, where one inhabits one's fantasy and is transformed by the power of one's imagination. Those moments are what keep us going through countless classes and rehearsals, hours of frustration and fatigue.
Developed by Artistic Director Chiara Mangiameli, whom The Chicago Tribune calls a "formidable flamenco dancer" for her work alongside master chef Rick Bayless in the current production of Cascabel, A Través Del Espejo brings together and ensemble of nearly thirty flamenco students from Studio Mangiameli with some of the most accomplished professional musicians in Chicago's flamenco scene such as members of Las Guitarras De España and El Payo. True to flamenco and its emphasis on personal expression, the student body displays a large age range, each dancer interpreting the various moods and emotions behind each piece.
Featuring Chiara Mangiameli, dance and vocals Carlo Basile, classical and flamenco guitar David Chiriboga, flamenco guitar David Gonzalez, vocals Kinan Abou-afach, cello and oud Omar Almusfi, percussion
Note: Free parking is available on Friday and Sunday in the Roman Polish Catholic Union lot on 984 Milwaukee Ave. Street parking on Saturday.
Tickets are $20, $25 cash only at the door (no discounts will be given at the door).
Adventure Stage Chicago (View)
1012 N Noble St.
Chicago, IL 60642