Carver Cultural Center – Boyd Vance Theater
“Prophecies” is the newest creation by the artists of A’lante. Inspired by the prose poetry of Khalil Gibran, whose book “The Prophet” has captured readers’ imaginations since 1923, A’lante’s work imagines a mythical dialogue with Gibran’s fictional prophet, using centuries-old flamenco music and dance as a common idiom. “Prophecies” invites audiences to consider the role of tradition in our 21stcentury digital society, while digging into the very roots of the flamenco art form to unearth a new creation.
The Austin production of Prophecies garnered the company the Austin Critics’ Table Award for Best Dance Ensemble in 2014. The group also earned praise from the Austin Critics’ Table and San Antonio Express-News for its 2012 work The Red Shoes: A Flamenco Fairytale – a modern interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable.