Flamenco Dancer Olga Pericet Premieres New Show FLAMENCO UNTITLED, Now thru 4/16
Direct from Spain, the incomparable OLGA PERICET COMPANY makes its Repertorio Español debut with her new show "Flamenco Untitled," tonight, April 9 - 7.00PM, Friday April 10 - 8.00PM, Saturday April 11 - 8.00PM, Sunday April 12 - 2.30PM, and Thursday April 16 - 7.00PM. The performance is located at: Repertorio Español 138 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Celebrated worldwide for her brilliant footwork, Pericet has become an important figure in the new generation of flamenco dancers and choreographers, receiving in 2014 The Critical Eye Dance Award for "her versatility as a performer and creativity when it comes to understanding the Spanish dance and flamenco"
Olga Pericet is a breathtaking dancer and one of the most important flamenco choreographers of her generation. Pericet´s new show "Flamenco Untitled" combines demanding technique, diverse dance traditions and jaw-dropping athleticism. A series of solo set pieces with live musical accompaniment where she delivers an unforgettable tour-de-force performance, revitalizing traditional flamenco with new dramatic structures. This performance from one of flamenco's biggest rising stars is a treat for dance lovers.
A graduate in Spanish dance and flamenco in Cordoba and a hallmark of the present dance scene, Olga Pericet is known as one of the most, innovative figures in the world of flamenco. She has studied with many of the top masters, including Matilde Coral, Manolo Marín, Maica Moyano and José Granero, among others. She has been both soloist and guest artist in companies like Rafaela Carrasco, Nuevo Ballet Español, Arrieritos, Miguel Ángel Berna, Teresa Nieto, Belén Maya and The Spanish National Ballet. In addition to this, she has also shared stages with the likes of Ana Laguna, Lola Greco, Nacho Duato, Enrique Morente, Isabel Bayon, Joaquín Grilo, Merche Esmeralda, and Carmen Cortes among other influential dancers and artists. In 2004, she debuted as choreographer and soloist in the "Bolero, carta de amor y desamor", show and a year later, with Manuel Liñán, she creates "Cámara negra", that same year she also creates the Chanta la Mui company together with Marco Flores and Daniel Doña, producing a staging with the same name. Other works as a choreographer are "Complot", second work with the Chanta la Mui company, which premiered in the La Otra Mirada del Flamenco cycle; "En sus 13", shown in the XV Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla, "De cabeza" (2009) choreography involvement for the Teresa Nieto company, "Recital" (2010) third work with her Chanta la mui company, "Bailes alegres para personas tristes", developed together with Belén Maya and released in the Festival de Jerez (2010). For this work and in the same festival, Olga Pericet received the Artist Revelation Award. "Rosa Metal Ceniza" (2011) her first solo work, with which she received a nomination for the best female performing dancer in the XV Max Award of the performing arts, "De una pieza"(2012) performed as a prelude to the fourth edition of the Biennale Flamenco Festival in Holland and the Dusseldorf Festival in Germany.