Israel Galván

© 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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