NICK MANGANO (director) is happy to continue a longtime association with Steve Reich and Beryl Korot, having staged The Cave (Lincoln Center, international tour), and the world premiere (Vienna Festival) and international tour of Three Tales.
Originally from England, David Melville came to the United States in the Broadway production of Hamlet in 1995. He co-founded Independent Shakespeare Co. (ISC) with his wife Melissa Chalsma in 1998. ISC’s Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival currently performs for 45,000 attendees every summer.
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ANTONIO CANALES is a vivid legend of flamenco. As one of Spain’s premier choreographers, dancers, and teachers of the genre, he has received many awards, including the Medal of Andalusia, the Best Dance Performer (1999), the National Award for Dance (1995), and the Best International Dancer Prize in Mexico with Julio Bocca (1990), among others. In 1992 he set up his own company, and appeared for the first time at the World Financial Center in New York to mark the Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America. His show “Torero” was nominated for an Emmy award in 1995.
JUAN MANUEL FERNÁNDEZ MONTOYA “FARRUQUITO” is the grandson of the legendary gypsy dancer El Farruco, one of the most celebrated figures in flamenco dance. Since Farruco’s death in 1997, Farruquito has been hailed as the true heir of his grandfather, with all of his fire, flamboyance, and skill. After he danced in New York in 2000, The New York Times called his performance one of the best of the year. Farruquito made his Broadway stage debut at age five, starred in Carlos Saura’s film Flamenco at twelve, and was directing his own shows by 15.
MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER (1643-1704) was unusual among 17th-century French composers because he embraced Italian music at a time when it was considered suspicious, if not subversive (not without reason, because in a regime that did not tolerate overt dissent, supporting music the old guard disliked was a veiled way of dissenting). Far more typical of the time was Lully, who was Italian by birth but embraced Frenchness with the zeal of a convert, and took the lead in enforcing French purity in music.