Pasión y Arte, Philadelphia’s all-female flamenco dance company, will host the First Philadelphia Flamenco Festival this year from March 19th – April 1st. The festival features the work of Rosario Toledo, an internationally renowned Spanish dancer/choreographer, as well as film screenings, master classes, a symposium of expert panelists, and post-performance discussions and receptions.
Rosario Toledo is an innovator. A master dance artist, she re-imagines traditional flamenco through layered storytelling and humor, challenging the limitations of gender roles. Initially trained in Spanish dance and Classical ballet in the Conservatory of Dance in her hometown of Cadiz, Rosario Toledo graduated from the prestigious Conservatory of Dance in Sevilla. Toledo has worked with top flamenco artists, including Israel Galvan, Antonio Canales, Javier Latorre, Eva la Yerbabuena, Belen Maya, Manuela Carrasco, and El Guito, among others. She has collaborated with internationally renowned singers and musicians such as Jose Merce, Miguel Poveda, Duquentde, Jose Antonio Rodriguez, and Arcangel.
The second of the 3 FREE Master Classes with Rosario Toledo will be offered at Swarthmore College (March 27th), then Bryn Mawr College (March 28th) and also Temple University (March 19th). Please note that advance pre-registration IS required for participation in the master classes (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) but all the Flamenco festival symposium and events are FREE and open to the community. The Swarthmore College class will take place at 1:15PM in the Boyer Dance Studio on Tuesday 3/27.
All performances and events at:
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(unless otherwise noted)
EVENT & TICKET INFO for the festival:
Call 215-921-8126, or visit our website: www.pasionyarteflamenco.org