CANCELED Weaponizing Flamenco: Roundtable Discussion

This event has been canceled because of the winter storm in NYC. We are very sorry for any inconvenience. The March 23rd event has not been affected, so please join us then!

March 22, as a part of Flamenco Festival NYC, the Foundation for Iberian Music will host a roundtable discussion at City Center.

Weaponizing Flamenco: Embodied Voices for Social Change

Contemporary flamenco artists are questioning stereotypes that tie flamenco to the past and are seeking an interdisciplinary dialogue with artists and cultural workers of other genres. Politics have entered the expressive palette of many young flamenco artists, including influential guitarist Juan José Suarez “El Paquete” and stunning vocalist Naike Ponce, whose new album is a lyric elegy to women. Please join these artists in a conversation with a panel of brilliant New York-based dance artists and scholars, including dance-maker Arielle Rosales, Tunisian protest singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi, and tap historian Constance Valis Hill, about making work attentive to the roar of battle and the stories of love and community that shake and wake audiences to envision a future of different possibilities. This round table, curated and moderated by K. Meira Goldberg and the Foundation for Iberian Music, will explore some of the intricacies of these issues.

Afterward, why not join Naike and Paquete at Joe’s Pub, for their Flamenco Festival performance? For tickets and more information, visit the FF NYC event page.

Admission: free

6:30 pm
22 March 2018

City Center, Studio 4
131 W 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY 10019