First-of-its-Kind Flamenco Fantasia “Between Worlds” to Have Off-Broadway Premiere
**FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT OF A NEW
OFF BROADWAY PRODUCTION**
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND FLAMENCO FANTASIA
TO HAVE OFF-BROADWAY PREMIERE
CHOREOGRAPHED BY AND STARRING
DIRECTED AND PRESENTED BY
LIMITED ENGAGEMENT BEGINS
FRIDAY, MARCH 4
AT NEW WORLD STAGES
OPENING NIGHT SET FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 20
TICKETS NOW ON SALE
New York, NY (January 10, 2011) – International sensation Siudy: Between Worlds (“Siudy: Entre Mundos”), a first-of-its-kind Flamenco fantasia, will have its Off-Broadway premiere at New World Stages’ Stage 1 theatre this spring. Created by Grammy-nominee Pablo Croce (director/producer) and the internationally celebrated Siudy (choreographer/performer), Between Worlds explores a new form of story-telling that incorporates the raw emotive power of Flamenco dancing with pulse-pounding, cross-cultural percussion. The limited engagement is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 4, with an opening night set for Sunday, March 20. Between Worlds will play its final performance on Sunday, May 22.
Between Worlds bursts through artistic and cultural boundaries, transporting us to a future where water has all but disappeared and desperate tribes war with each other and the elements for survival. Only one force is powerful enough to save humanity from itself -- love. Twenty-two performers from around the globe drum and dance in a kinetic and provocative blend of Flamenco, urban dance and percussion to create a multi-sensory theatrical experience for the whole family.
In addition to Siudy, the company features Roberto Castillo, Adolfo Herrera and Joaquin Gomez “El Duende,” Analí Alcantara, Patricia Cinquemani, Claudia Gonzales, Patricia Morean, Natalia Novela, Daniela Rosi, Adriana Olivares, Samantha Zerpa, Brian Abadia, Aquiles Acosta, Celina Beach, Melissa Sadler, Thomas Hernandez, Omar Amado, Diego Alvarez, Jesus Orta, Veronica Palacios, and Maria Corina Salcedo.
Created & Directed by Pablo Croce & Siudy, the creative team includes Choreography by Siudy, Roberto Castillo, Jesús Orta and Brian Abadia, Scenic Design by Neil Patel, Sound Design by Marcelo Añez, Projection Design by Jan Hartley, Urban Costume Design by Veronica Porras & Joey Rolón, and Flamenco Costume Design by Siudy & Siudy Quintero. Original Music is by Diego Franco, Ernesto Briceno, and Roberto Castillo, with Additional Music by Pepe Perez and DJ Leo Castillo.
Now on sale, tickets are priced at $79.50 and $59.50 ($126.50 premium) via Telecharge.com or 212-239-6200. The performance schedule is as follows: Mondays at 8:00 p.m., Wednesdays-Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. Dark on Tuesdays.
Pablo Croce (Creator/Director/Producer) was born in Washington DC. and raised in Caracas Venezuela. As a top international Director and a four-time Latin Grammy Nominee for Best Video of the Year winner of the MTVLA Award 2006 and OYE 2008 Award Pablo is considered one of the premier directors in the music industry. Pablo started a career in the music industry as a musician and recording engineer, later transitioning to moving picture editing developing his skills in TV productions, TV series, documentaries and music videos. In 2000, Pablo decided to transition into a directing career. In 2000, MVJet Productions was formed to support the production of his music video and commercial directing efforts. MVJet Productions specialized in destination productions capturing Croce’s vision all across the globe. Several of his videos have been nominated for Music Video of the Year honors. Most recently, he directed “Like Water,” a documentary on the MMA UFC champ Anderson Silva.
Siudy (Creator/Choreographer/Designer/Performer) represents the genesis of a revolutionary dance form that shatters the barriers of Flamenco, seamlessly blending traditional and contemporary dance in a spectacle of movement. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, she began her ballet and Flamenco studies at the age of 5, and studied in Madrid and Seville under the guidance of renowned Flamenco masters. She participated as lead dancer and special guest of the following companies: Antonio Canales, Domingo Ortega, and Adrian Galia. On several occasions she has performed as a star in the Madrilenian Tablao “Casa Patas.” Siudy’s maturity as a dancer reached new heights as she formed her own dance company in 2000, “Caminos Flamencos,” with over 80 successful shows at the Millenium Celebration Pavillion in Disney’s Epcot Center. In 2004, she starred in the musical Herodías with Ballet Flamenco La Rosa in Miami Florida. Her new show En Cuerpo y Alma (2004-2005) integrated jazz and contemporary dance with Flamenco and Bailaora (2006- 2007) was awarded the “2006 Municipal Dance Award” - Honorable Mention, in Caracas, Venezuela. In 2006, Siudy was invited to teach an intensive workshop to the dancers of Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas, invited by “Zumanity” Artistic Director, Gene Lubas. In 2007. She interpreted the “Fire Dance” with orchestras and participated with her company in zarzuelas and operas such as Carmen, La verbena de la Paloma, and Luisa Fernanda. She starred in the Mana’s music video “Rey Tiburón” and has shared stage with Martirio, El Cigala and Chucho Valdés, as well as Alejandro Sanz and with Niña Pastori. Siudy also participated in the philanthropic event “Play for Good” in Palma Mayorca with Eva Longoria, Goldie Hawn, Paris Hilton, Sheila E, Chaka Kan, and Terrence Howard.