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Pilar Andújar Flamenco Company at The Long Center

Pilar A.
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Austin, TX
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FLAMENCO AUSTIN -May 16th at The Long Center!!!


From Alicante, the Carlos Piñana Troupe US debut performance will follow amazing flamenco led by Austin's Pilar Andújar, and a flamenco terrace party featuring free tapas by Málaga chef Alejandro Duran. Party at 6:30, Concert at 8. See you there. Óle!

Tix http://www.AustinClas...­ or 512-474-LONG

Dancer, choreographer, and singer Pilar Andújar has toured the world with some of Spain’s best Flamenco companies in addition to performing in various other theatre productions including ‘Riverdance’ and Zefferelli’s ‘Carmen.’ Her command of the highly technical dance form is obvious but her furious bursts of core energy and seemingly inexhaustible strength powers audiences to unexpected heights. Her fusion of traditional ‘puro’ Flamenco with modern-dance infused ‘Flamenco Nuevo’ has been called “…sultry, commanding, and tender” by the New York Times. Concertgoers can expect Ms. Andújar to be accompanied by Spanish musicians as well as several Austin-area dancers.

Carlos Piñana Conesa (Cartagena, 1976) holds a degree from the Murcia Superior Conservatory of Music and a Masters Degree in Musical Investigation from Murcia University. He belongs to a family of great flamenco tradition, he is the grandson of Antonio Piñana (father), patriarch of the “cantes mineros” and his father is the well-known guitarist Antonio Piñana (son). Carlos lived and breathed flamenco since childhood. His first guitar teacher was his father Antonio Piñana, who contributed from the start to Carlos’ development as a guitarist.
Currently Carlos combines his work as a performer with his activity as a professor of Flamenco Guitar at the Music Conservatory of Murcia. He is also the headmaster of the Escuela de Arte Flamenco of the Fundación Cante de las Minas, and the coordinator of the International Flamenco Guitar competition “Niño Ricardo” and of the International Festival “Guitarras en el Almudí”.

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