New York, US, Jan 19 (Prensa Latina) Irene Rodriguez has a powerful force on her feet and her frenetic foot-stamping, so she currently remains in the minds and hearts of those who attended her show at the Joyce Theater in New York City.
The first of five performances by the Cuban company, directed by Rodriguez, took place on Friday night at the prestigious theater, known for bringing to New York the best of world dance.
I am very excited and happy for the response from the audience and their applause, Irene Rodriguez told Prensa Latina at the end of the show ‘Mas que flamenco’ (More than Flamenco).
One of the spectators praised the technique of the dancer and her company, and showed great admiration because the company will perform twice on the same day during the weekend: ‘it is exhausting and it can leave anyone exhausted.’
Emilio Batista, one of the company’s young dancers, expressed confidence that he can do that and much more.
The audience responded on Friday with euphoria to each piece: they felt the pain in the gestures and the slow movement by Irene Rodriguez and her dancers in pieces such as ‘La Pena Negra’, which was inspired in a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca, and they shook in their seats with the rhythm of Zapateo (Spanish tap dance).
The precision and synchronicity of the steps of ‘El Mito’, a choreography where only the feet of the dancers are seen, aroused deep admiration at the Joyce Theater.