Like the bare trees in winter, the dancers of A’lante Flamenco have been toiling away quietly in order to splash out with new blooms this Spring! The company celebrates springtime with dance and music this month with two offerings at the Dougherty Arts Center.
First, on Friday, April 22, A’lante debuts the film version of their 2018 production “Juana: Primero Sueño (First I Dream)” which depicts the life and work of Mexican poetess and nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz through the lens of flamenco. From her dual love of words and religion through her rebellion against the Church, “Juana” uses dream imagery, flamenco music and dance, and the voices of the Texas Early Music Project singers to transport viewers to Juana’s world. Film by Paul Shirley. April 22, 2022, 7:30pm. Donations and reservations at alanteflamenco.com
Next, on Saturday, April 23, A’lante Flamenco reawakens from their Covid-19 dream state with “Al Despertar,” presenting new and in-progress works in a performance also featuring choreography by Olivia Chacon danced by Flamencura Music & Dance students. Show at 7:30pm. Donations and reservations at alanteflamenco.com
Both events take place at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Rd., in Austin, Texas. Attendees with reservations may stop by the Dougherty Lobby to pick up a free parking pass! This pass is valid at any legal City of Austin pay parking spot. The pass does not guarantee you will find a spot nearby, so please arrive early to park.