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THIS YEAR’S “FLAMENCO REAL” PAYS TRIBUTE TO BLANCA DEL REY, MUSE OF SPANISH DANCE!

THIS YEAR’S “FLAMENCO REAL” PAYS TRIBUTE TO BLANCA DEL REY, MUSE OF SPANISH DANCE! »

11 Nov, 2020
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When the Teatro Real opened its doors to Flamenco ("Flamenco Real") three years ago, the event was highly celebrated. Now on its third season, Flamenco Real will be dedicated to the great dancer, choreographer, teacher, researcher and entrepreneur Blanca del Rey, muse of Spanish dance over the last 50 years. The Teatro Real will once again host flamenco shows that will enhance its lovely Sala del Baile with extraordinary performances of the top stars of this Art which was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010.

FIVE SHOWS TO WELCOME AUTUMN IN THE NEW NORMAL

FIVE SHOWS TO WELCOME AUTUMN IN THE NEW NORMAL »

17 Sep, 2020
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Gooood old showbiz in the new normal, face mask, social distancing and all. Five shows GUIDEPOST has chosen to help you ease into the Fall, when you're in Madrid, with the feeling that this pandemic will not stay with us forever. And that we’re in fact one step ahead of it already even when the panorama looks bleak outside because of a looming Second Wave. Time to take entertainment seriously!

CAN YOU IMAGINE A WORDLESS STAND-UP? “FRIDO” IS!

CAN YOU IMAGINE A WORDLESS STAND-UP? “FRIDO” IS! »

14 Sep, 2020
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It’s hard enough to tickle the audience's funny bone with just a few words. But a mute stand-up? See what “Frido” can do!

GO PARTY AROUND A FABULOUS POOL (EVEN IF YOU DON’T OWN ONE)!

GO PARTY AROUND A FABULOUS POOL (EVEN IF YOU DON’T OWN ONE)! »

20 Aug, 2020
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Celebrating an occasion or simply hanging out with friends? You can make the event – or even a non-event – special if you do it in and around a private pool. But you say you don’t own that watery luxury? No problem. You can rent. In so doing, you'll save yourslef the hassles on a beach or a municipal pool.

THE UNSINKABLE FLAMENCO TABLAO “CASA PATAS” DROWNS IN THE PANDEMIC

THE UNSINKABLE FLAMENCO TABLAO “CASA PATAS” DROWNS IN THE PANDEMIC »

10 Aug, 2020
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With huge loses under the circumstances, owner of Casa Patas Martín Guerrero said: “To reopen [Casa Patas] would be suicidal.  A debacle. To swim against the current only to end up drowning.” He added: “I have no choice but to shut down. How can I pay my twenty-four employees?” In November 2000, The New York Times wrote: “For flamenco aficionados, there’s only one destination. Since opening in 1983, Casa Patas has built a reputation as the best club in Spain to see this ancient, haunting art form.” But on March 13, 2020, Patas had to go. However, it seems all isn’t lost, faint though the glimmer of hope is, when Guerrero appended: “Who knows when this Spanish custom will be able to return once again after the pandemic.”

Turning Ashes into Activism: SoHo Reclaims its Artistic Tradition

Turning Ashes into Activism: SoHo Reclaims its Artistic Tradition »

2 Aug, 2020
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With museums, galleries and all other forms of live entertainment unavailable, the remarkable SoHo Social Impact and Art to Heart were an act of creativity that brought a breath of (masked) fresh  air.  SoHo once again belonged to the artists, who transformed raw plywood boards into an  astonishing open-air art gallery, healing the psyche of the shattered  neighborhood and lifted the human spirit.

Messages of BLM and Hope Smashed by Opportunists and Greed

Messages of BLM and Hope Smashed by Opportunists and Greed »

2 Aug, 2020
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The two SoHo plywood mural art projects, SoHo Social Impact and Art to Heart, were a creative response to the vandalism and loss of property that occurred in that NYC downtown neighborhood in early June. However, those murals, with messages of hope, healing, beauty and Black Lives Matter, have themselves been looted. Transcendent and transient. . .

Lost Martha Graham Work in Paeon to the Spanish Civil War

Lost Martha Graham Work in Paeon to the Spanish Civil War »

14 Jul, 2020
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The collaboration by the New York-based Martha Graham Dance Company, the Los Angeles-based Wild Up chamber music collective and The Soraya Nazarin Center for the Performing Arts has produced a digital dance inspired by archival remnants of Martha Graham’s Immediate Tragedy, a solo she created in 1937 in response to the Spanish Civil War. Drawing on the common experience of today’s global pandemic, the 22 artists creating the project are collaborating from locations across the U.S. and Europe using a variety of technologies to coordinate movement, music and digital design. The new digital Immediate Tragedy premiered online Friday, June 19 on The Soraya Facebook page, and Saturday, June 20 at the Martha Matinee on the Graham Company’s YouTube Channel.

LA TRAVIATA AT THE TEATRO REAL AND ON “MY OPERA PLAYER”

LA TRAVIATA AT THE TEATRO REAL AND ON “MY OPERA PLAYER” »

13 Jul, 2020
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The Teatro Real has resumed its activity after all programming was cancelled in March due to the pandemic. It has now scheduled 27 ‘La Triavata’ performances between July 1 and 29. All of the pertinent safety measures (masks, hand sanitizers, social distancing) have been adopted, which means only 869 spectators will be allowed to attend each performance. There’s a free presentation of ‘La Traviata’ on My opera Player this coming July 15. A fabulous treat! Don’t miss it.

MUSEUMS GALORE WAITING FOR YOU!

MUSEUMS GALORE WAITING FOR YOU! »

15 Jun, 2020
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Temples of the art are waiting for you now that the lockdown is a thing of the past! (Hope it doesn’t get restored ever.)