(AVENEL, NJ) -- On Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre presents Heartbeats - Spain and the Afro-Caribbean Connection at the Avenel Performing Arts Center. Drums, the heartbeat of music and dance and communal communnicators of cultures are the inspiration for Alborada's exciting new production, Heartbeats!
Alborada and its Guest Artists: West African Dancer, Amazonas and Puerto Rican Bomba Master, Nelson Baez and Los Cimarrones, will fill the stage with riveting Drum and Dance Dialogues tracing the three roots of Afro-Caribbean Music and Dance.
Alborada takes you on a journey through centuries of music and dance from Spain's age of exploration and colonization to the present day with fabulous traditional costumes and live music. Audiences of all ages will be dazzled by pounding feet, strumming guitars, cajon tapas, clicking castanets, twirling fans, parasols, flying ruffles and fringed shawls in Alborada's Bailes de las Ida y Vuelta - Flamenco dance and music inspired by the Caribbean as well as the driving rhythms and high power dances and drumming of Africa and Puerto Rico.
Tickets range from $27-$32 and are available for purchase online.
Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC) is located at 150 Avenel Street in Avenel, New Jersey. Funded by the Woodbridge Arts Alliance, The APAC promises to energize Avenel and surrounding communities by programming exceptional, professional theatre, music, comedy, dance and more.
The Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, New Jersey's premier Spanish Dance Company's passionate artistry reveals the many diverse and historical threads that comprise the multicultural roots of Spanish Dance and Music. Both entertaining and educational, the variety of its repertoire runs the artistic gamut of Spanish Flamenco, regional and classical dances performed by its critically acclaimed dancers and musicians. As stated by Tammy LaGorce, New York Times, Alborada is "awhirl in drama and color!"
Grant funding has been provided by the Middlesex County Board of County Commissioners through a grant award from the Middlesex County Cultural and Arts Trust Fund and The Geraldine R. Foundation.