S. Fitzgerald Haney, or “Mr. Fitz” as he’s known on the show, with partner Lucía Jiménez.
It’s safe to say the real surprise of the night for Costa Rican judges and viewers was the ease, charm and good humor put on display by both Haney and his family, who watched from the front row.
S. Fitzgerald Haney shared this pic of himself with dance partner Lucía Jiménez on the RealFitzHaney Facebook page.
The fourth season of Teletica’s “Dancing with the Stars” will have an unusual participant: former U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney.
Kerlyn Araya is a 27-year-old Costa Rican whose life has been changed by the art of belly dancing.
(Courtesy of Kerlyn Araya)
“The most beautiful thing about belly dancing is the contribution to self-esteem.” Passionate belly dancer Kerlyn Araya steps into our Weekend Arts Spotlight.
“Tlalli” created and performed by Laura Murillo and Melissa Rivera. Thursday was the first day of the 2015 Choreographers Festival, which is taking place at the National Theater in San José.
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The 2015 Choreographers Festival kicked off Thursday in Costa Rica with the presentation of four pieces. The festival continues through Sunday at the National Theater in San José.
The 32th edition of Costa Rica’s Choreographers Festival will feature 16 performances over four days at the National Theater in San José.
(Courtesy of Choreographers Festival)
This year’s Choreographers Festival features 16 live performances at the National Theater starting Thursday and ending Sunday. Choreographers and dancers will compete for awards in five categories.
Imago Danza performed “Familia.r.es” at the Festival’s inauguration on August 3.
Courtesy Luis Alvarado
The Festival is an initiative of the Culture Ministry, which seeks to boost the professional development of Costa Rican contemporary dancers by promoting the work of local artists, as well as encouraging public interest in the art.
Flamenco dancers narrate a complex tale through even more complex movements.
Courtesy Al Ándalus
This theme of migration informs the new show “Con El Alma Aferrada” (“With the Soul Clinging”), performed this weekend by flamenco troupe Al Ándalus. Forty-eight dancers use this far-flung art form to tell the story of migrating peoples.
Flamenco artists from the dance troupe “Al Andalus” flaunt their skills at a matinee showing of “Naranjas y Limones.” Inspired by a novella by Jostein Gaarder and the paintings of Julio Romero de Torres, the performance showcased 18 different dancers. Credited to the Romani people of Spain, flamenco incorporates step, song, castanets, complex gestures, elaborate costumes, and (traditionally) Spanish guitar. The performance took place yesterday at the National Theater as part of its “Midday Theater” series.
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An acrobat from La Carpa Circus performs on a rope at Jazz Café Escazú. The routine was part of the Electro PranaYama event, which also featured Dirk Stammes of Funkadelic Groove Machine. PranaYama is a kind of tribal dance-yoga based on breathing, movement, and a full moon. Monday night’s event drew about 20 guests of all ages and energy levels. For future PranaYama happenings, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/electropranayama.
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This year’s festival showcases 11 outstanding works as well as an exhibit of photographs from the festival’s auditions.
(Courtesy the National Theater)
The Graciela Moreno Choreography Festival is a four-day series of performances, showcasing some of the finest dancers in the country.