Teatru Manoel is presenting the second major dance show of the current theatre season at the Manoel with “mu-Danzas Boleras 1812-2012” on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th February at 8pm.
“mu-Danzas Boleras” was the idea and creation of Sharon Sapienza, who very sadly passed away suddenly exactly a year ago. Sharon was an accomplished dancer and had built an impressive career both as a performer and producer in Spain and internationally. “mu-Danzas Boleras” was her last project which she was planning on bringing to Malta. The show is being produced as a tribute to her.
Choreographed by Francisco Velasco, “mu-Danzas Boleras” is a show which allows the audience to immerse itself into the essence of the Bolero School of Dance by means of re-staging the Escuela Bolera repertoire. This is revived by means of a modern narrative framework which makes it fresh and exciting to watch. The dances are lively, refined and a pleasure to watch. There are eye-catching colourful traditional costumes and one also notes at the same time the classical connection because the dancers wear ballet shoes while from the more popular world of folk dancing there is the use of the castanets.
The dynamism of “mu-Danzas Boleras” offers the audience a journey which enriches it because it provides a look into a world quite different from the regular kind of flamenco audiences are used to. It is to redress this fact, namely because although it is not as well-known as flamenco, this technically very demanding dance is also characteristically very Spanish too.
Tickets for the show are €25 and 10 and can be bought from www.teatrumanoel.com.mt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 2124 6389