Artists in Residence

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The Festspielhaus is a venue which creates and presents international productions. Its special status as neither a festival nor a repertory house allows it to offer artists time and space, a home for their artistic activities and to create a place for encounters between artists, the city, the audience and local communities.  

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Israel Galván

Artist in Residence 2016/2017

This season’s residency at the Festspielhaus fills the building with a flamenco atmosphere. With Israel Galván one of the leading contemporary flamenco dancers will be a guest in St. Pölten. He will rehearse for two weeks at the Festspielhaus together with his company before presenting the world premiere of his new piece here in May. There will be masterclasses for dance practitioners and workshops with our communities as well as introductions to the performance and chances to see rehearsals which will guarantee a direct exchange with our audience.

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Israel Galván

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© Luis Castilla Fotografia
Israel Galván, son of the flamenco dancers José Galván and Eugenia de los Reyes, was regarded as a flamenco wonder while still a teenager and is now the icon of contemporary flamenco.  He deconstructs and extends this typically Spanish style of dance with elements of his own, puts them back together and develops them into his own unique style – majestic, supple and succinct. For this bailaor, flamenco is much more than tradition. It is a way of life, a form of existence that Galván celebrates in his new work and invites familiar companions and guests to a brilliant natural fiesta of glances, words, songs, greetings, dances and farces. In his new creation, which will receive its world premiere at the Festspielhaus as part of a working residency nine dancing voices and singing bodies meet and abandon themselves in high notes to the immeasurable energies of their coming together.

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Israel Galván Flamenco puro Video Weltpremiere
Israel Galván Video

Flamenco puro

Flamenco puro
© Luis Castilla Fotografia
Israel Galván is continually searching for true freedom and fearlessly trying new things. The artist has long since broken with the typical flamenco role of the solo dancer and he no longer choreographs only for himself, but also for other flamenco stars, whom he has invited to join him in this new creation. A recent guest at the Festspielhaus with Akram Khan and the enthusiastically received ‘TOROBAKA’, in his so-called “flamenco puro” choreography, Israel Galván brings together new techniques and sequences of movement from dance theatre and contemporary dance. For this bailaor, flamenco is much more than tradition. It is a way of life, a form of existence that Galván celebrates in his new work and invites familiar companions and guests to a brilliant natural fiesta of glances, words, songs, greetings, dances and farces.
Israel Galván Flamenco puro Video Weltpremiere
Flamenco puro Weltpremiere

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Israel Galván Flamenco puro Video Weltpremiere
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World premiere at the Festspielhaus

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Israel Galván deconstructs traditional flamenco and reassembles it into his own unique style. Either celebrated as the revolutionary reformer of the genre or feared as the decline of this traditional dance form, Israel Galván never leaves an audience cold. Together with his company he will spend the two weeks of his residency preparing ‘LA FIESTA’, which will receive its world premiere on 06/05 at the Festspielhaus.
Israel Galván Flamenco puro Video Weltpremiere