Memories of Spain: Scenes from Al Andalus

17 06 2009

spainMemories of Spain is Dancepatheatre’s repertory concert that will sweep audiences through various eras of Spanish history and style through dance, word, music and song. This concert is Dancepatheatre’s Zilkha Hall debut, and features its hallmark of fusing modern dance with story, word, and voice.

Dancepatheatre’s ongoing Al Andalus Project moves forward in this program with Scenes from Al Andalus, a suite of solo and duet dances reflecting the various cultures, music and dance styles that peacefully co-existed in medieval Andalusia. Historical characters portrayed in dance include Fatima of Cordoba (a famous Muslim career woman and scholar), Hasdai Ibn Shaprut (leader of Cordoba’s Jewish community and foreign minister to the caliph), and Eleanor of Aquitaine (Queen of England), as well as a Greek Christian monk, a gypsy matron, and a Berber princess. Love duets, magic, and exotic intrigue are plentiful in this suite.

8:00pm performance. Zilkha Hall of the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby Street, Houston Texas. Tickets: $11 Students and Seniors. $21 General Admission. $60 Front Row VIP with Cast Party Admission. Box Office:  or 713-315-2525. Information: call 713-522-6000, visit, or email

This Dancepatheatre project is supported in part by a grant from the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance.





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