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March 2 - 4: FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2012

BOSTON, MA -- World Music/CRASHarts presents Flamenco Festival 2012 featuring Compañía Rafaela Carrasco on Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, at 8pm and Compañía Olga Pericet on Sunday, March 4, at 7pm at the Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston, MA. Tickets for all shows are $65, $50 and $40. For tickets and information call World Music/CRASHarts (617) 876-4275 or buy online at www.WorldMusic.org.

COMPAÃ'IA RAFAELA CARRASCO
Friday and Saturday, March 2-3, 8pm I $65, $50, $40
Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston

From Seville, Rafaela Carrasco is a breathtaking dancer and one of the most important flamenco choreographers of her generation. With her company of four dancers and six live musicians, she displays her rare ability to explore new concepts while maintaining the essence and integrity of flamenco in Vamos al Tiroteo. Set to a selection of popular Spanish songs originally recorded by Federico García Lorca and sung by La Argentinita in 1931, Vamos al Tiroteo brings new life and energy to the music that inspired a hugely influential generation of flamenco artists.

In 2002, Carrasco formed her own company, and that same she year won prizes for Best Choreography, Best Composition and Outstanding Dancer at MadridÂ's Spanish Dance and Flamenco Choreography Competition. The Rafaela Carrasco Company has mounted five productions. Her first full-length work, La Musica del Cuerpo (The Music of the Body), had its debut at the 2003 Jerez Festival to great renown. The Washington Post deemed her work Una Mirada al Flamenco (A Look at Flamenco) "a bravura displayÂ...coherent and true to its roots." In 2007, she premiered Del Amor y Otras cosas at the Jerez Festival. In 2008, she premiered "Con Cierto Gusto" at the Jerez Flamenco Festival and Vamos al Tiroteo, her next show, was premiered at the XV Flamenco Biennial of Seville, winning both the Giraldillo and the Press Award for Best Choreography.

COMPAÃ'IA OLGA PERICET
Sunday, March 4, 7pm I $65, $50, $40
Cutler Majestic Theatre, 219 Tremont St., Boston

The Boston debut of one of flamencoÂ's most exciting new talents, Olga Pericet is a young, diminutive yet powerful dancer. Her elegant new work, Rosa, Metal y Ceniza, won the Revelación prize at last yearÂ's Festival de Jerez. It seamlessly blends dream references with traditional and contemporary flamenco dance and features Pericet joined by two male dancers and five live musicians.

Olga Pericet participated in the prestigious Flamenco Festival within the Biennial Gala in Sevilla, together with Isabel Bayon, Joaquín Grilo and others. In November of that year she toured throughout Australia and China sharing stage with Merche Esmeralda and Belén Maya among others, and in 2008 she participated in the Dance Gala of the Expo in Zaragoza with Ana Laguna, Lucia Lacarra, Lola Greco and Nacho Duato. Her other works as a choreographer include Complot, second piece of work with the Company Chanta la Mui; En sus 13 (Dig oneÂ's heals in), and Bailes alegres para personas tristes (Happy dances for sad people), created with Belén Maya and premiered at the Festival of Jerez 2010.


For additional information please visit:
Rafaela CarrascoÂ's website: http://www.flamencofestival.org/artistas/rafaela-carrasco-21/
Olga PericetÂ's website: http://www.flamencofestival.org/artistas/olga-pericet-25/