After a critically acclaimed run of her show “Flamenco Untitled” at Repertorio this past April, Flamenco star Olga Pericet will return in November, 2015.
Pericet’s unique style and “mad whirls” (so described by New York Magazine in their approval index) captivated audiences during its previous three week run, and there is little doubt that the extraordinarily talented dancer will bring that same magic back to Repertorio’s stage just in time for the holidays. From the moment the show premiered in April, Pericet rapidly took New York City by storm, garnering glowing reviews and mentions in publications like The New York Times, The New Yorker, DanceTabs Magazine and many, many more. The wild success of the notably petite dancer drew figures from New York’s world of society and politics, including figures like María Cristina Anzola de Heimann, Commissioner Cynthia López from The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, and prolific designer Carolina Herrera who personally visited Ms. Pericet backstage to congratulate her.
Even more important, however, was Ms. Pericet’s willingness to participate in Repertorio’s education program ¡DIGNIDAD!, offering several morning performances tailored to school groups to introduce the magic of Flamenco and Spanish dance to students.
In addition to the bailaora, guitarist Antonia Jimenez will be joining the ensemble again. Jimenez is not only an incredible guitarist from the Andalusian city of Cádiz, but is also one of the very few, very rare female Flamenco guitarists. The inclusion of Jimenez, according to Pericet, is a reminder of an almost forgotten fact of the origin of Flamenco – in the early stages of the dance, it was exclusively women who played the role of guitarist, a little known fact nearly lost to history and revived in “Flamenco Untitled.”
Equally as bright as her talent, Ms. Pericet’s warm personality and intimate knowledge of her field makes her more than a superstar dancer and choreographer, but also an approachable expert in one of the worlds most interesting fields of dance.
“Olga Pericet: Flamenco Untitled” returns to Repertorio Español on November 5th, just in time for the early Holiday Season. Tickets are currently on sale on Repertorio’s website, www.repertorio.nyc or at the box office by calling (212) 225 9999.