Aires Flamencos in Teatro Ángela Peralta
By María García Esperón
A blur of fingers fights against the strings in a guitar, resonant strumming in cahoots with the sound of palms and jaleos furnish the backdrop to the harmonious knife of the vox humana with which the cantor tears apart the veil of mystery. Arms are raised as the uproarious taconeo plunders the earth for its sounds.
Flamenco Dance show
Flamenco dance and music
Wed, Jan 22, 7:30pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta. Centro
A flamenco zephyr breezes through the Teatro Ángela Peralta this winter; a gypsy wind exhaled by the ensemble Mi Luna Flamenca, which comes to conquer a golpe de duende the Sanmiguelian night.
The bailaores Ángela García “La Yerbabuena,” Alfredo Enríquez, Mariga García, Claudia Muñoz, Anabel Fernández, Alejandra Contreras, the guitarrists, Gerardo Amador and Alejandro Cabrero, the Spanish cantaor Mairio Inés “Lolo,” and the cantaora Maridel García “Triana,” bestow the night with a syllabus of pure art which interrupts silence to emanate a flamenco that seizes one’s very core.
The soleares, bulerías, tientos, guajiras and the alegrías are the halcyon landscapes of this artistic geography in which many an artist could tear his shirt off.
Flamenco is, for this ensemble begotten in San Miguel de Allende, and led by the bailaora, dancing teacher and choreographer Ángela García, a brooding celebration, an art form that is felt and that is used to give meaning to life, ideal for anyone who has a longing in the heart and a quejío in the throat, a death, a sorrow, a love, a source and a flame.
This expression of sensibility of the gipsy-Andalusian persuasion finds in San Miguel de Allende the paragon stage. The internationally multitudinous audience that yearns for it sees itself transformed into the protagonist in Mi Luna Flamenca’s artistic proposal, which delights itself in inviting the members of the audience, as soon as the first chord is strummed, to partake in the flamenco ritual, to transform and to be transformed by dint of this art that is within everyone’s reach.
A flamenco zephyr breezes through the Teatro Ángela Peralta, and the date of loneliness and joy, of celebration and mystery, is on January 22 at 7:30pm, Luneta 200, palcos 150, galería 100.