Orchestra of New Spain presents Flamenco Pastorela
Orchestra of New Spain will present Flamenco Pastorela, with the additional talents of Spanish choreographer Lidón Patiño. She will join with Yjastros Flamenco Company of Albuquerque’ National Institute of Flamenco in a production interpreting the early pueblo roots of the Mexican Pastorela and bringing us up to date with New Mexico Flamenco.
The production will follow the colorful encounters of the Shepherds (pastores) with various devils and the seven deadly sins in a battle of good over evil. Although we don’t know the specific music played for the early Pastorelas, parish records from the 17th century speak of works brought from Spain, and how well the indigenous peoples adapted their pre-existing celebrations to the Christian tradition, including Spanish Renaissance dance music, co-choreographed in the first act by Artistic Director Joaquin Encinias. The pure drama of Flamenco in Act II features Ingravitta, on choreography by Daniel Doña.