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Festival of the Feet

Munroe Saturday Nights Presents:

Festival of the Feet –

An explosive collaboration of flamenco, kathak, and tap

Sunday, April 7

Munroe Saturday Nights’ presents “Festival of the Feet” an explosive collaboration of flamenco, kathak, and tap. Sunday, April 7th, at Cary Hall, 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington. The doors will open at 3:30 and the performance begins at 4:00. There is a suggested donation of $10-20 and children are free.

 

Anchored by acclaimed guest artists, flamenco guitarist Juanito Pascual and his Nuevo Flamenco Ensemble. Juanito will be joined by: Barbara Martinez on vocals, Brad Barret on bass, and Gonzalo Grau on percussion. This concert will also highlight percussive dance genres from three regions; Andalusian flamenco performed by Nelida Tirado, North Indian kathak performed by Anjali Nath, and North American tap dance performed by Ian Berg. 

The first portion of the concert focuses deeply on the flamenco ensemble, illustrating the driving force of “duende” that pervades the music and dance. We then explore flamenco’s historic connection with North Indian “kathakas” or nomadic musical storytellers, whose path west, it is said, influenced and overlapped with the nomadic Rom in Andalusia. Then we fast forward and westward to the New World, where another percussive style is born from African roots mixed with Northern European stylings, in the quintessentially American genre of tap. The thru-line of percussive dance is explored in this lively and soulful performance, finishing with an explosive collaborative celebration of rhythmic expression - a true Festival of the Feet!

 

 

Don’t miss “Festival of the Feet”! Come join us for an amazing evening.

Seat reservations are also strongly encouraged. Please visit https://www.munroecenter.org/reserve-your-seat.html to make your reservations.

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Munroe Saturday Nights’ is a monthly free performing arts series for Lexington and surrounding communities

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Lenny Clarke & Friends