Casa Patas at the Modern Theatre

Arturo Sandoval with Casa Patas

12/17/2010

Casa Patas, an internationally acclaimed flamenco dance ensemble from Madrid, entertained a sold out audience at the Modern Theatre with a combination of flamenco, jazz, rock, and the blues. Legendary jazz trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval joined the group in a captivating performance.

This was the first event in the series “Performances at the Modern,” part of the programming in the new intimate theater space on Washington Street in Boston’s historic theater district.

“Casa Patas and Arturo Sandoval put together a dynamic program that electrified all who were lucky enough to witness it,” said Marilyn Plotkins, chair of the Theatre Department. “I am most grateful to Dean Sebastian Royo, his staff, the Theatre Department, and everyone else who continues to make this extraordinary residency with the Casa Patas Foundation possible.”

The Flamenco Conservatory Foundation’s Casa Patas was established in 2000 to support the teaching, research and promotion of flamenco in all its art forms: song, guitar playing and dance.

Suffolk’s Madrid campus has had a long and fruitful association with Casa Patas. This relationship has grown deeper with the success of a new cultural immersion course that allows students from all over the world to take studio classes in flamenco with Casa Patas’s world class teachers while engaging in cultural activities in historic Madrid and southern Spain. Casa Pastas is now including the University in its international tours as a result of this deepening relationship.

The Cuban-born Sandoval, a protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, has received four Grammy Awards, six Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award.

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