Saturday, November 7, 2009

Major Savings on Tickets to Pilar Rioja Flamenco

Theatergoers who have never experienced authentic flamenco on stage have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do so at a very affordable price this month. Thanks to a grant from Target, Repertorio Espanol is offering a great ticket discount for purchases made on or before November 16th. You pay regular price for the first ticket ($30 and up) and just $1 for the second ticket. (You can buy up to 8 tickets with this offer.)

Pilar Rioja was born in Torreón, México to Spanish parents who hailed from the Rioja region of Spain. Ms. Rioja combined her modern, ballet and classical dance training with traditional Spanish dance forms. She has taught throughout Latin America, Spain, the United States and even Armenia, and to the dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow. Ms. Rioja has been an inspiration for many artists' work including: a sculpted bust by Arnold Taylor, drawings and paintings by Hector Javier, paintings by Spanish artist Antonio Peyri, a collection of songs and poetry by Luis Ríus, poetry by Juan Duch and Alfonso Simone and an audiovisual production by Neil Goldberg in New York ( Ms. Rioja has performed in the United States, México, Latin America, Spain, Austria, Bulgaria and throughout the former Soviet Union. In 1996, she performed in England with the BBC Proms Orchestra and in 1997 with the Brooklyn Philharmonic in New York; as a guest artist with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra in Portland and the San Antonio Symphony in Texas as well as two participations in the prestigious Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival in Massachusetts. Ms. Rioja debuted solo in New York at Repertorio Español in 1972, this is her 37th season with the Company.

You can read more about her show here. Tickets for Pilar Rioja may be reserved by phone: 212-225-9920; online: or in person: Repertorio Español’s Gramercy Arts Theater Box Office located at 138 East 27 Street, New York, NY between Lexington and Third Avenues.

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