Eva Yerbabuena, choreographer, director, and dancer
Paco Jarana, guitar and music director
José Valencia (special guest), Enrique el Extremeño, and Alfredo Tejada, vocals
Antonio Coronel, percussion
Vladimir Dmitrienco, violin
In her introspective and compelling ¡Ay!, flamenco superstar Eva Yerbabuena showcases her extraordinary technique and bold, minimalist choreography, performing a series of solos accompanied by a virtuoso ensemble of musicians. Yerbabuena's innovative approach has revitalized traditional flamenco with new dramatic structures while maintaining the essential duende, or soulfulness, of the centuries-old form. At her last Berkeley appearance, she "rocked the joint with...a solea that released the demonic energy and superb musicality of flamenco at its most inspired" (San Francisco Chronicle).
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
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