Flying Foot Forum/ Zorongo Flamenco
This rhythm filled shared evening of contemporary percussive dance from the provocative "Flying Foot Forum" directed by Joe Chvala and passion driven flamenco by Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater", will leave the audience pulsing with joyful energy. Each of the two companies will present original works. Zorongo will premiere a suite of contemporary flamenco choreographies to live music by flamenco guitarist, Chuscales and flamenco singers and musicians.
The companies will also present a joint work, perhaps recreating "Las Madres" from "Garden of Names", the emotional work they did on the "disaparecidos" (disappeared) in the 1970's in Argentina as a preview to their upcoming 2017-18 season reconsturction of that work.
Flying Foot Forum is a vibrant and bold percussive dance/theater company that fuses percussion and percussive dances with many other forms of music, dance and theater, telling unusual tales, creating a wild variety of characters, and exploring universal ideas in inventive and exciting new ways.
Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre was founded in 1982 by Susana di Palma. One of the few American Spanish dance companies that present both traditional flamenco programs as well as original theater flamenco works; the company is comprised of an ensemble of international artists, dancers and musicians who are renowned for bringing the power, passion and virtuosity of the art of flamenco to American audiences.
Under the Artistic Direction of Susana di Palma, these innovative flamenco ballets are powerful and provocative theater experiences. The essence of Zorongo Flamenco's work combines the passionate soul of Spain with the lively innovative spirit of America and relates to contemporary audiences in a way that few companies do. Zorongo Flamenco brings the very essence of Spain to the performance hall.