Eighty years after Federico Garcia Lorca wrote Poet in New York while studying at Columbia University, Carolina Morais of Portugal has created her latest dance piece - a cohesive mix of Gypsy and Flamenco styles -- as a tribute to Lorca's astonishing work. A Poet in New York, An Homage to Garcia Lorca explores the idea of what is to be a poet as well as what it is like being the poem. The piece delves into Garcia's life in New York and the rhythms, phrases, and the heartbeat of his poetry.
The piece features music by Sinan Gündogdu and video by Tiago Mata Angelino.
Carolina Fonseca started her research of Romany dances with Myriam Szabo and later complemented her training with Ukrainian Petia Lourtchenko, particularly in Russian and Central European Romany dances. She has also studied in India, Transylvania, Budapest and Istanbul. She has performed as a dancer with Fanfare Ciocarlia, Taraf de Haidouks and Roby Lakatos. She is a member of Danza Duende® in Brussels. Carolina has taught Danza Duende® in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom since 2000.
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