Flamenco Aparicio, Kennedy Center, D.C.
September 9, 2022
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Flamenco Aparicio, Kennedy Center, D.C.

Saturday, September 17, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Kennedy Center is located at 2700 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20566.

Flamenco Class and Performance with Flamenco Aparicio Dance Co.
Come and learn the art of southern Spain—flamenco—with Sara Jerez, member of the Aparicio Dance Co. Ms. Jerez will lead an interactive flamenco dance class with hand clapping, finger snapping, and zapateo demonstrations for all audience members. Followed by a flamenco performance with live music by the company of “Intimo.”

Edwin Aparicio (Choreographer, Director, Dancer) trained with renowned flamenco artists Tomás de Madrid and “La Tati.” Mr. Aparicio performed with the Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, including its most recent production of Carmen (2015) and with the Washington Ballet in Hemmingway’s The Sun Also Rises (2013). He has appeared as a soloist with ensembles such as the José Greco Spanish Dance Company and shared the stage with such celebrated artists as Carmela Greco, Pastora Galván, “La Tati,” and José Luis Rodríguez.

Mr. Aparicio is the artistic director and choreographer of 11 acclaimed productions, including Íntimo with Carmela Greco, which premiered at GALA Theatre in Washington, D.C., and then toured to Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Portland; in addition to Entresueño, which marked his New York City debut as a company director. He is a co-founder and curator of GALA’s annual Fuego Flamenco Festival and is on the faculty of the Washington School of Ballet. Mr. Aparicio was named one of “25 Dancers to Watch” by Dance Magazine in 2009, received a Protagonista Award from GALA for his artistic achievements in the Latino community, and received the Cross of the Order of Civil Merit bestowed by King Felipe VI of Spain.





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