Thursday, December 8, 2011

Want More Flamenco?

by Caitlin Elisabeth*

Did you love Flamenco Men? Want more? So do we.

This past Sunday afternoon I was lucky enough to attend the last show of Flamenco Men at Gala Hispanic Theater. As a Mexican Folklórico dancer I was eager to see how the performers would present their art form. I wondered how the set and lighting design would accompany and compliment them. However, far more then mere accompaniment, the abrupt vanishing--then careful reappearance of light and sound create a Flamenco performance with edges so sharp your eyes labor in the darkness waiting for the next beat. Feet tapping and bodies pulsing obedient to the rhythms, crescendo and crash into a back-light silence louder than any final applause or note. The creative light design and the carfefully held silences between musicians and dancers orchestrate a space for all involved with this show to shine.

If you missed out this time, there’s always next year! And for those of you who did attend one of our Flamenco shows this season we want to invite you to dive deeper and continue the passion you felt at the end of the show. Below I’ve included ways you can learn more about Flamenco here in DC, whether it’s putting on some dancing shoes or reading a book.

Dance: Artists Edwin Aparicio and Anna Menéndez provide flamenco lessons in the area.

Reading: “Flamenco: Conflicting Histories of the Dance” by Michelle Hefner Hayes. This book explores Flamenco through film, music and performance while also giving a careful eye to the the female prespective and experience in the dance. It is available at the DC Public Library at the downtown MLK and Mount Pleasant locations.

Thank you for your support and we hope you continue learning!

*Caitlin is currently an intern at GALA Hispanic Theatre.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Las aventuras de Don Quijote de La Mancha: Calling all teachers and students!

The learning doesn't stop at the door! We are so happy you joined us for the children's bilingual version of the play "Las aventuras de Don Quijote de La Mancha" and now we want you to dive deeper!

¡La obra Don Quijote de La Mancha es para todos!

¡Pónte las pilas! It's time to study! Agradecemos por su visita a nuestra producción bilingüe de "Las aventuras de Don Quijote de La Mancha" y esperamos que estudien más.

Here's the link to our guide en español and in English:

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fiesta de los Tres Reyes Magos/Three Kings Day Celebration

Don't miss GALA's traditional Holiday celebration!

Sunday, January 2, 2011
FREE for the entire family!

Tickets will be distributed at the GALA Box Office starting at noon
Procession with the Three Kings and live animals at 1:30pm
Show starts at 2pm in the theater
For more information, call 202.234.7174

Monday, December 6, 2010


GALA proudly presents America’s leading performance provocateurs, El ShaMex Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Reverend Billy, in the world-premiere of THE TWO CHURCHES. This unique performance extravaganza is a celebration of the transformative power of speech by two masters of language who provoke, inspire, animate, and entertain people through their ability to rejoice in the spoken word.

Don’t miss the chance to save your soul!

Friday, December 10 at 8 pm & Saturday, December 11 at 8 pm

Want to find out more about these artists?
Watch the Internationally Recognized Art of Guillermo Gómez-Peña
Witness the Proselytizing Talents of Reverend Billy!

Tickets are $20 Regular, $18 Student, Group Rates Available
To make reservations call 202-234-7174 or visit