EXPERIENCE A UNIQUE adaptation of the cherished holiday classic
“The Nutcracker” with El Sueño (The Dream) performed by
Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, New Jersey’s premiere Spanish
Dance and Flamenco company.
The program celebrates the joyous Latin American celebration of
El Día de Los Tres Reyes Magos (Feast of the Three Kings,
The curtain opens on young Clarita and her family and friends
enjoying the holiday in a typical plaza where everyone will dance
and see the Three Kings give gifts to all.
When her friends break a matador doll given to her by her aunt, a
chain of events takes place that will transport you and Clarita to
magical places and a fierce battle by the brave matador with the
Great Toro King.
When Clarita saves the matador, they are whisked away to the Land
of the Majas, where Clarita is rewarded for her bravery with a display
of dances from Spain and Latin America — the colorful Verdiales,
swirling dances from Mexico and Ecuador, exciting Gypsy Flamenco
dances, and much more!
Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre was founded in 1965 by classical
dancer Maria Alba and quickly became known as the greatest
exponent of classical Spanish dance drama pieces in the U.S.
Alborada’s identity is rooted in flamenco — the emotionally intense,
percussive dance of Southern Spain. Their repertoire includes regional
dances from Spain and various Latin American cultures, along with
music, poetry and drama expressed through traditional art forms and
Alborada’s widely-acclaimed professional dancers and talented young
artists provide an unforgettable entertainment experience for all ages.
“THERE is a reason Alborada Spanish Dance Theater chose the word
‘theatre’ for its title rather than ‘company’, and it does not need to
be explained to those who have seen one of its performances …
Last month at the Richard P. Marasco Center for the Performing
Arts, that theatrical bent could be seen in full-color glory …
multitiered skirts whirled as their wearers spun, arms aloft and
castanets clacking … ferocious stomps by the concert’s sole male
dancer, Ricardo Santiago, sent stage dust flying into the spotlights.”
— Tammy La Gorce, New York Times
“The whole family will enjoy this Three King's Day Celebration with
Clarita's dream, her Matador Doll, and his battle with the Toro King.”
— Broadway World
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