A Flamenco Journey in India
Going back to its roots, five members of Alegria Dance Company, with the support of Arts Council Malta have recently returned from a cultural tour to Guwahati, in the north-eastern state of Assam, India.
The company was invited to participate in an Arts and Cultural Festival called ‘Alcheringa ’15 – Magnum Opus’.
The Festival, organized entirely by the students of IIT (India Institute of Technology), was held between January 29th and February 1st and included a variety of artists, both local and international.
Alegria Dance Company presented ‘El Camino Flamenco’ showcasing a journey from India to Spain and how Flamenco is evolving in today’s world, fusing it with Maltese Folk Music.
The performance, held in the IIT Campus Theatre, was very well attended and appreciated by the enthusiastic audience, particularly when the Maltese dancers, to the surprise of those present, ended their number with a flamenco choreography to a popular Bollywood song, bringing the whole theatre to its feet in a spectacular jumping ovation.