Upcoming convocation will explore the art of flamenco
February 23, 2012 By Elizabeth Trollinger
Art of Emotion,” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 in Weisiger
Theatre. Perrone not only dances flamenco, but also portrays it
through video art and paintings, including the piece above.
The art of the dance is coming to Centre College in unexpected ways. Artist Graciela Perrone will give a convocation, “Flamenco: The Art of Emotion,” at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 in Weisiger Theatre. Perrone will demonstrate and discuss the various ways flamenco manifests itself.
“I experience the art of flamenco through dance, paint and video art,” Perrone says. “My presentation looks at the art of flamenco and the impact of it in our lives. Flamenco is the art of emotions, which are universal.”
The convocation, sponsored by the Hispanic Society, will allow Perrone to look at flamenco — a major part of Spanish culture — from a variety of perspectives.
“The convo will have several parts: there will be a flamenco-dancing performance by Graciela, and she will also show us her paintings and videos, both visual ways to explain how she understands flamenco,” says Carmen Arranz, visiting instructor of Spanish and faculty advisor for the Hispanic Society. “She has found a way to take these dramatically different art forms and blend them together. Through her interactive flamenco workshop, Centre students will experience an intense introduction to this art deeply embedded in the Spanish soul.”
Perrone hopes that all who attend the convocation will come away from it with a passion not just for flamenco, but for life.
“Flamenco brings out something very genuine in every person who experiences it. It is an art form that has roots in the deepest of emotions. By getting closer to the roots of this art form, we get closer to our own roots,” Perrone says. “Inspiration that is what I am looking for, and by finding it, something will awake in the audience that will make them aware of how much they can achieve.”
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