October 8, 2023 | 4:00 PM
WCR Center for the Arts | 140 North 5th Street
Founded in 2000 by Artistic Director Elba Hevia y Vaca, Pasión y Arte (PyA) has achieved a reputation for creating groundbreaking contemporary feminist Flamenco that is also deeply steeped in the centuries old traditions of the southern Spanish masters. Ms. Hevia y Vaca’s commitment to expand the boundaries of the form is evidenced in the 10 original, full-length, Flamenco-based dance pieces she has created for the company. Drawing upon a mastery of Flamenco integrated with other dance forms, mixed media, and experimentation in narrative and symbolic storytelling, PyA embraces the tensions between modern and traditional approaches. PyA expands the knowledge of the art form beyond its strict conventions of dance, production styles, and gender stereotyping.