A bold and virtuosic dance artist, Israel Galván makes his first appearance in Vancouver showcasing his unique and innovative approach to flamenco in the work La Edad de Oro. The Seville born dancer has received numerous accolades and awards for his work, including Spain’s prestigious Golden Fine Arts Medal in 2012, and the Spanish National Dance Award citing his “ability to generate a new creation of flamenco art without forgetting the true roots that have sustained it until today and make it a universal genre". Bringing both great subtlety and explosive rhythmic movement to his work, Galván acknowledges and is faithful to the spirit of flamenco’s long lineage and history, while smashing stereotypes and preconceptions common to the form. Partnering with cantor David Lagos and guitarist Alfredo Lagos to mine the popular conception of flamenco’s golden age in the late 1800’s through 1930’s, in La Edad de Oro they push away the age to extract only the gold in a performance that is not to be missed.
Choreography and Performance: Israel Galván
Music: David Lagos and Alfredo Lagos