Calendar / Type: Concerts and Performances

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Diego El Cigala

Duke Performances presents Diego El Cigala at the Carolina Theatre - 8:00 PM

With a husky, passionate lyricism honed in the cafés cantantes of Madrid, Diego El Cigala has become an international sensation — the world’s greatest living flamenco singer. His catalog includes a triumphant million-selling collaboration with Cuban pianist Bebo Valdés; more recently, the three-time GRAMMY winner and Deutsche Grammophon artist recorded Tango & Cigala, an “electrifying” tango record filled “with passion, fierceness, searing toughness, and a disarming directness” (Guardian).

 

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Paco de Lucia described El Cigala as possessing “one of the most beautiful flamenco voices of our time, a voice of sweetness that flows over everything.” Join us at the Carolina Theatre for this rare Durham presentation of flamenco royalty.

 

Presented by Duke Performances at the Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

Enjoy live Spanish Music with Randy Reed on solo classical guitar.

Spanish Guitar Favorites - 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Randy Reed will perform selections from Andres Segovia’s repertoire featuring works by Milan, Sanz, Tarrega,  Torroba, Turina, Rodrigo and Albeniz.  Both 50-minute recitals will take place in the lecture hall.  Enjoy Spanish music during brunch in the Nasher Museum Café. Second performance at 2 PM.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Miro: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.”  Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.

 

Sunday, December 28, 2014

sardana

Sardana demonstration - 1:00 PM

Sardana demonstration in the Great Hall, followed by a 2 PM exhibition tour. The sardana is a type of circle dance typical of Catalonia. The dance was originally from the Empordà region, but started gaining popularity throughout Catalonia during the 20th century. 

 


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Le Bal Miró

Le Bal Miro - 2:00 PM

In 1981, Miró designed the ballet L’Uccello Luce (Bird Light), performed for the Venice Biennale at the Fenice Theatre.   Since his first ballet project half a century earlier, Miró had kept a sketchbook, which became the inspiration for this major artistic production.   Join us for a dynamic program that will combine the elements of discussion and performance to explore the themes of artistic process and collaboration in Miró’s work.

 

Program participants include:

Audrey Fenske, Duke alumna (T’09), dancer and choreographer

Scott Lindroth, Vice Provost for the Arts and Professor of Music

Barbara Dickinson, Professor of the Practice, Duke Dance Program

Jade Bettin, Instructor, UNC Dramatic Arts

Marshall Price, Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Nasher Museum

 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Miro: The Experience of Seeing

Miro: Visual Poetry - 5:30 PM

Miró is known to have said “I make no distinction between painting and poetry.”  Experience the later works of the artist during readings in English and Spanish of contemporary Spanish poetry.  Same day exhibition ticket required for gallery entrance.