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Press Release

MEDIA CONTACT:
Samantha Reichstein or Karen Watassek
713-632-8105 or karen@spahouston.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Compañia Flamenca José Porcel
Returns to Houston with Flamenco Fire Program
Presented by Society for the Performing Arts
HOUSTON (9/9/2015) –Direct from Madrid, Houston favorite Compañia Flamenca José
Porcel returns with his company of dancers and live orchestra as they present a spectacle of
classic flamenco in their newest work, Flamenco Fire, Saturday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. in Jones Hall,
presented by Society for the Performing Arts.
Once again, José Porcel has created a breathtaking extravaganza that represents the purity and
authenticity of the golden age of flamenco. The choreography, costumes and music have been
faithfully reproduced preserving the style, customs and experiences of the Spanish region.
Focused on the flamenco style of Spanish folk music and dance of the 15th century, Flamenco
Fire has been called “evocative and exciting” by the Las Vegas Review, successfully blending
traditional ideas with contemporary moves and looks.
At the age of 13, Company Founder and Artistic Director José Porcel began dancing Andalucian
folkloric dances and flamenco in cultural centers in Valencia. After years of dance training with
many Spanish professionals, he made his professional debut with Ballet de Valencia in 1989,
quickly being promoted to soloist of the company only one year later. In 1994, Porcel joined
joined the National Ballet of Spain. Porcel’s career has spanned more than two decades and
collaborations with some of the best ballet masters in Spain. In the United States, he performed
as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl before starting his own
company.
Tickets for Compañia Flamenca José Porcel range from $30-$65 and can be purchased online at
www.spahouston.org, by phone at 713-227-4772, or at the courtyard level ticket office at Jones
Hall located at 615 Louisiana St. Hours of operation: 9 a.m.–5p.m. Monday – Friday. For groups
of 15 or more, call 713-632-8113.

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About Society for the Performing Arts
Founded in 1966, Society for the Performing Arts (SPA) is the largest independent non-profit
presenting organization in the Southwest. Since its inception, SPA has sponsored more than 850
performances of the world’s finest music, dance and theater events, in adherence to the belief
that the arts are fundamental to the overall enrichment and quality of life within the community.
In addition to presenting artists, SPA seeks to provide a variety of learning experiences for adults
and children through master classes, lectures and special student performances, as well as build
relationships between the performing arts and other interests within the greater Houston area and
throughout the state of Texas.

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