When we learn to understand others, we improve our chances of making things better in an increasingly multicultural world.
Our cultural program includes many dance and music productions especially created to promote and preserve the hispanic heritage for the communities who are anxious to keep their cultural traditions while living abroad. Furthermore, this is a first step to promote acceptance and understanding among people of different cultures and societies, as well as to promote the same understanding particularly in the United States, Latin-America and Europe.
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Through my Eyes, a tribute to the culture, beauty and treasures of Venezuela
An entire country is transformed before your eyes, hiding the borders of space and time. A vibrant fantasy journey with spectacular music and dance numbers in which the emblems of the regions are distributed through the various scenes. The superb choreographies led by Maria Fernanda Urbaez are accompanied by the magical Venezuelan fusion music arranged and played live by Grammy Award winners, succeed one another at a frantic pace. The flamboyant and magnificent costumes used by the extraordinary dancers complete this timeless production of DANMAR to honor a great country.
Venezuela is a popular country which in recent times, is known for its political and social situation. Notwithstanding, its cultural riches, its natural beauties, its people and its treasures have moved to a second place. With this large-scale production, “Through my Eyes”, DANMAR Academy of Performing Arts presents to the world another vision of this magnificent country. The “Mestizaje” was the greatest work of art achieved by the Spaniards in the New World, a mixture of European, Africans and Indigenous people. One of the most evident qualities of Venezuelan music and dance is its diversity and unique blending of rhythmic styles that arrived in the Americas, evolved and became influential.
CARMEN, a Merimee story, Bizet music
CARMEN is a love, tragedy and freedom story, a history of social rejection against independent women. A courageous gypsy woman who preferred to die rather than lose the freedom of determining her own life …
Carmen is the product of diverse cultures and social classes. Flamenco live music magically combined with original music by Bizet takes us to a cultural journey to the Andalusia region of the nineteenth century.
This production showcases original choreography by DANMAR's award-winning Artistic Director, Maria Fernanda Urbaez, as well as the grace and artistry of DANMAR's professional dance company and special Houston based artists and companies.
America Latina, a mosaic of Cultural Expressions
A full-scale production of entirely original work, “AMERICA Latina, a mosaic of Cultural Expressions” honoring Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Puerto Rico, Uruguay, Venezuela and the roots of the Latin American culture.
Latin America is the product of many diverse cultures with shared roots and a common tongue. One of the most evident qualities of Latin American music and dance is its diversity and unique blending of styles. The celebration of the bicentennial of several of the countries in the region gave us a great opportunity to celebrate Latin America’s history as well as cultural heritage.
Because of our Hispanic heritage, our first objective is to promote the Hispanic culture beginning at its origins and moving on through our history. That is why our cultural spectrum showcases a variety of music and dances with roots in the Middle East, Africa, Spain and North, Central and South American Natives. This initiative also helps DANMAR to raise funds as one of the funding sources of our programs.
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DANZA Sinfonica Hispanoamericana
In order to promote the music created by many Hispanic composers as Manuel de Falla, Alberto Ginastera, Camargo Guarnieri, Garcia Caturla, Jose Pablo Moncayo, Silvestre Revueltas to name a few, DANMAR Academy of Performing Arts, along with the soloist dancer Maria Fernanda Urbaez and the Venezuelan conductor and violinist Eddy Marcano, produced “Gala Hispanoamericana de la Danza Sinfónica” which has been presented four times in Venezuela sponsored in part by FESNOJIV and the Rotary Club Torbes.
These amazing concerts were performed by the “Orquesta Sinfónica Nueva Esparta” in February 2008, “Orquesta Filarmónica Juvenil de Chacao” in July 2008, “Orquesta Simón Bolivar del Táchira” in March 2009 and “Orquesta Sinfónica de Yaracuy” in December 2009.
FLAMENCO Intimacy & Masterpiece Concert
Intimacy is a flowing process that takes place over time and is presented in various forms.
One form of intimacy is knowledgeable intimacy where two people exchange thoughts, share ideas and enjoy similarities and differences between their opinions – the artists and their culture.
A second form of intimacy is experiential intimacy where a group of people get together to actively involve themselves with each other, probably saying very little to each other, not sharing any thoughts, but being involved in mutual activities with one another – the audience and their culture.
A third form of intimacy is emotional intimacy where artists and audience can comfortably share their feelings with each other or when they empathize with the feelings of the other person, really try to understand and try to be aware of the other person’s emotional side – FLAMENCO Intimacy & Masterpiece Concert
The production showcases original choreography by Entreflamenco's award-winning Artistic Director Antonio Granjero and also by DANMAR’s award-winning Artistic Director Maria Fernanda Urbaez. The music is based on original Flamenco work exclusively arranged for this concert.