Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Embassy of Spain in the Philippines, in collaboration with One Meralco Foundation and Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, presents “Caprichos del tiempo,” a flamenco show directed and choreographed by dancer and winner of the 2013 National Dance Award, Isabel Bayón.

With a career spanning over thirty years filled with innumerable and successful performances, Isabel Bayón has established herself as a serious artist and one of the most prominent personalities in contemporary flamenco. Since forming her own dance company in 2001, she has created a series of choreographies that she has presented all over the world. Her “Caprichos del tiempo” is for the first time performed in Asia and the Embassy of Spain has the pleasure to bring it to you here in Manila.

On stage, she tries to express something permanent. Her work continually reinvents itself and is fresh and contemporary, defying classification or labels. Although it never ceases to be modern, it remains true to its roots.

Isabel Bayón was born in Seville and began her dance lessons at the age of five. After training at the Dance Conservatories of Seville and Cordoba, she successfully earned her Diploma in Spanish Dance at the age of sixteen.

In 2011 she received a number of accolades, including the Special Distinction Award given by the province of Seville in recognition of her professional career. In 2013, she was honoured with the National Dance Award.

“Caprichos del tiempo” started its tour last year. It debuted at the 2013 Jerez de la Frontera Flamenco Festival, where it garnered the Critics Award.

And now, Isabel Bayón comes to Manila after her performances in Hanoi, Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. Accompanied by musicians Jesús Torres, Juan Requena and José Carrasco and singers Miguel Angel Soto “Londro” and Javier Rivera, she will offer us an opportunity to relish her energy and her way of expressing emotion with each and every movement on stage.

This one-time-only flamenco show will be held on October 22, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Meralco Theather (Ortigas Avenue, Pasig City). Admission is free.

For inquiries, please call (63 2) 817-6676 or email:

Meralco Theater is located at Ortigas Ave. cor. Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila, Philippines

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