ARTIST: Joaquín Encinias, dancer PALO: Soleá por Bulería VENUE: El F arol

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Soleá por Bulería starts slowly and then fin­ishes fast. It has a rise and fall to it that is fun to work with. The front part, in a medium tempo, al­lows for a lot of rhyth­mic in­ter­pre­ta­tions and im­prov. It’s slow enough to have feel­ing and ex­pres­sion. The sec­ond half, the bulería, gets faster. I use rhythm as a driv­ing force, I use it as an in­spi­ra­tion.” In ad­di­tion to his skill as a dancer, Encinias is known to be a par­tic­u­larly cre­ative chore­og­ra­pher. Through Yjas­tros, a fla­menco com­pany based at UNM and founded by Encinias, he has the op­por­tu­nity to use the large play­ing spa­ces at the univer­sity and to play around with the­atri­cal con­cepts bor­rowed from mod­ern dance. In the sum­mer, his art gets sim­pli­fied in the in­ti­mate set­ting at El Farol, which Encinias says chal­lenges his dancers to fo­cus on de­tail and con­nec­tion with the au­di­ence.

“This sum­mer our show at El Farol in­cludes chore­og­ra­phy that was given to us by Span­ish artists who were guest in­struc­tors at UNM. We have a pro­gram where we bring in four teach­ers a year, for six to eight weeks each.”

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