Flamenco Foundation and Conservatory Casa Patas presents “Raiz de 4” at Gesa Power House Theatre on Tuesday, November 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Created by and starring Rafael Peral and Marisa Adame, “Raíz de 4” was born out of the admiration and esteem for Flamenco by delving into its most primitive roots, those very origins which evoke the convergence of cultures and the folklore of Spain. The purest styles of flamenco, some of which are: romances (ballads), martinetes, fandangos and soleares are brought into the forefront in a performance made up of a cast of distinguished artists. Song (cante), dance (baile), guitar (guitarra), and percussion (percusión) come together on stage in a most natural fashion, while they convey a genuine love for this art form and take the audience on a simple and unswerving journey of feelings, sensations, and emotions.
The Casa Patas Flamenco Foundation and Conservatory came into being in the year 2000 with the objective of becoming a center that brings together the activities related to the study, teaching and promotion of Flamenco: cante (song), toque (the guitar and other instruments), and baile (dance). To this end, one of our chief goals is to disseminate this art form (hailed by UNESCO in 2010, as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity), throughout Spain and the rest of the world. The Casa Patas Foundation and Conservatory organizes performances, master classes, and intercultural activities in Spain and abroad. A large variety of artists grace the Casa Patas stage every week for a total of more than 300 performances in any given year. In addition, the Foundation regularly sponsors and coordinates performances at theaters, festivals and cultural centers throughout the world.
Reserved seating tickets ($36) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500.