Original flamenco production also will be a cancer benefit

Academia Al Andalus will present “Flamenco a la carte” Dec. 15. It is a show that uses dance, songs and guitars to tell the stories of 10 women. The academy is the area’s oldest flamenco company and this show celebrates the 21st year of operation.

Dancers from the academy were asked to bring to class a life story, in which 10 were selected and put with choreography. These stories recount situations of love, friendship, joy, melancholy and pain.

The actors of the show worked with director and actress Sylvia Sossa. Hannia Amador designed costumes that help patrons envision better the scenes, a release said.

Fundación Resurgir, a foundation that helps people with cancer, will receive 50 percent of the sales. Located in El Llano de Alajuela, this foundation houses patients with cancer who live outside the Central Valley and serves them for free while they are receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy in hospitals of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social.

“Thanks to this partnership, these people can have a better rest, eat better and have company to better cope with this disease,” said the academy.

The flamenco show will last from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the new space, Theatre Espressivo on the second floor of Centro Comercial Momentum Pinares. Tickets are 10,000 colons. Patrons can purchase tickets at 8342-4083 or at the Academia Al Andalus.

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