Center for the Arts Welcomes Back Ballet Flamenco José Porcel

Posted: October 21, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

José Porcel brings Ballet Flamenco, a talented company of dancers, musicians and singers, to Mason’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Friday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m.

Ballet Flamenco José Porcel last appeared at the Center for the Arts in 2005 and continues to delight audiences with its explosion of rhythms, colors and emotions that contain all the vitality and passion of the Spanish culture.

This performance showcases a captivating and constantly evolving art form. The oldest form of flamenco is cante jondo, an intimate and emotionally charged song that recounts the sorrows and the hopes of the Gypsy people. Originally a rhythmic form of accentuation for singing, flamenco dancing has been enriched over time by a variety of individual interpretations.

Porcel, born in Seville, began dancing Andalucian fold dances and flamenco in cultural centers around Valencia at the age of 13.

A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to each performance on the center’s Grand Tier III.

Tickets are $44, $36 and $22. Charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit

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