The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

COMIENZO: a Flamenco performance featuring world-class artists

What : “COMIENZO” - a Flamenco performance featuring world-class artists.
Where : “Parlor Room”- Northampton, MA
When : Saturday, April 21s
t 7:30pm

COMIENZO transforms the Parlor Room in Northampton into a Tablao, the intimate venue in
which flamenco is traditionally performed. The show embodies the deeply personal and
communal nature of flamenco. This show celebrates new beginnings. COMIENZO, which
translates from spanish to ‘I Begin’, honors the strength and courage of taking a step forward
into the unknown. It recognizes that we do not begin alone, but with the support and love of our

COMIENZO features world-class flamenco artists Chuscales (guitar) and Jesús Muñoz (Dance
and Percussion), and Felix de Lola (singer) whose mastery and unique styles influence
flamenco communities internationally. COMIENZO is produced by flamenco dancer, Amalyah
Leader, who first discovered flamenco as a high schooler in the Pioneer Valley with Inés
Arrubla. “This is my first introduction into producing and I wanted Northampton to experience
something special, so I went an extra step to feature these amazing world-class artists in an
intimate setting.” -Amalyah Leader.

Since then Amalyah has studied intensely in New York City and Spain. Amalyah is grateful to
have this opportunity to share her artistry and production with the Pioneer Valley community.
This show is both local and deeply universal. Together, through music and dance, they ask all of
us to think with our hearts and move with our community.

Who : Amalyah Leader (dancer/producer), “Chuscales” (guitar), Felix de Lola (singer), Jesús
Muñoz (dance/percussion).
What : “COMIENZO” - a Flamenco performance featuring world-class artists.
Where : “Parlor Room”- Northampton, MA
When : Saturday, April 21st
Time : 7:00pm
Price : Tickets: $25/Adv, $35/Door, $20/Students
Buy Tickets : Online:
Boxoffice: (413) 923-2800

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