Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, 23 S. 38th Street
Under the artistic direction of Elba Hevia y Vaca, Pasión y Arte strengthens flamenco’s legacy while expanding the trajectory of modern feminist flamenco. Grounded in rich complexities and histories, Pasión y Arte features the transcendent interplay of flamenco dance, music and cante, side-by-side with debut excerpts of a collaborative work by Elba Hevia y Vaca and postmodern dancer/choreographer Annie Wilson.
For more than a decade, Pasión y Arte, Philadelphia’s premier all female contemporary flamenco dance company under the direction of Artistic Director, Elba Hevia y Vaca, has been embracing artistic excellence in performance, education and community engagement focused on modern feminist flamenco. Pasion y Arte continues to strengthen flamenco’s legacy as a classical form but expands the trajectory of modern feminist flamenco through its conservatory classes, performances, and national tours. In six original productions and its presentation of the 2012 and 2014 Philadelphia Flamenco Festivals, PyA empowers women through self-expression by embracing bold experimentation that challenges traditional flamenco gender stereotypes.