Classical Spanish and Flamenco dancer and choreographer Irene Rodriguez has been the leading figure of Spanish dance in Cuba. Described as “an intense, exacting dancer” by the New York Times, she exudes charisma and artistic excitement. In addition to a new dance work that will be specifically choreographed for Close Encounters, she is joined by violinist Giora Schmidt, pianist Max Levinson, guitarist Christian Puig, and Yehuda Hanani in repertoire ranging from Sarasate, Granados, de Falla, Manuel Ponce to Astor Piazzolla and Cuban composer Jorge Martin.
“The performance is a kaleidoscope of sizzling Latin American and Spanish folklore and rhythm – with original choreography by the magnificent Cuban dancer Irene Rodriguez punctuating and adorning some of the music.” – Artistric director Yehuda Hanani.
This concert is generously sponsored by:
Richard and Nurit Amdur
Neil and Kathleen Chrisman
Claudio and Penny Pincus
Kenneth Stahl and Shirley Ripullone
Below, virtual event tickets are $28. A link will be emailed to you one week after the concert.