La Juerga Flemenco Ensemble

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The Bryan-College Station area is always buzzing with cultural events and activities, and this week is no different. The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts at Texas A&M University is hosting “Sin Barreras,” a Spanish flamenco dancing show.

Flamenco is a professional dance style which originated in Southern Spain, but is thought to be influenced by various cultures. The dance is also well-known in many different parts of the world now. Originally, flamenco dancing was not done to music, but rather, hand clapping and singing. However, in present-day flamenco, guitars and music are commonly used. Many dancers also snap small percussion instruments called castanets. Flamenco is an art form that is passed down through the generations.

The Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts at Texas A&M University aims to increase resources to existing TAMU performing and visual arts departments and supplement existing campus arts offerings by producing diverse, innovative and prominent performing and visual artists. The AVPA supports practice-based research, and the development of performing and visual arts projects. In the past, AVPA has hosted orchestras, plays, and art exhibits.

The La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble presents “Sin Barreras.” This show unites artists from various points of origin, including France, Spain, Argentina, Venezuela and The U.S. La Juerga presents a playful take on a traditional form of flamenco from southern Spain. “Sin Barreras” will feature Illeana Gomez, a dancer for La Juerga Flamenco Ensemble.

The show is on Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in Rudder Theatre. Tickets can be bought online at the MSC Box Office. Student tickets are $5, and non-student tickets are $7. Don’t miss out on seeing authentic flamenco dancing, and be on the lookout for other events hosted by the Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts.

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