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Samarpana - The Cruel Gardens feat. Miguel Angel

When:

Sat Sep 28 2013, 8:00pm

Where: Drama Centre Theatre - Black Box, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

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Samarpana 2013- The Asian Festival of Classical Dance showcases the brilliantly allegorical 'The Cruel Gardens' (El Jardín de La Crueldad).

In The Cruel Gardens, Antonio Vargas interprets the psyche of the bullfight with the score of Béla Bartók, "Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion", using a combination of Flamenco and Contemporary dance, to explore the struggle between men's inner self and outer ego, his animalistic instinct versus his spiritual side, his id and ego. Faced with inflicting punishment, the brave bull continues to fight till the very end, till the final moment of truth between the Bull and Man.

With drama, passion, tension and emotion conveyed through fiery flamenco and expressive contemporary movements, The Cruel Gardens brings together Flamenco and Contemporary in a timeless story communicated through an innovative alliance.

Interlaced within the choreography are excerpts from the poetry of Garcia Lorca's "Llanto por Ignacio Sánchez Mejías" ("Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías").

Artistic Director/ choreographer: Antonio Vargas
Matador: Miguel Angel Espino
Bull: Contemporary Dancer: Soren Niewelt
Jessica Sarah Larbig
Daphne Huang
Tilly Wong