Friday, May 10, 2013; 7 p.m.
Location: The Neighborhood House, 1 Kimball Rd., Northeast Harbor, ME
Contact: Lorena Ayala; 2078011358
PREMIERE SHOWING of “In my heels: the best way is your own way”, a fusion of flamenco dance and Wabanaki hand drumming & chanting. This show represents the creation of Lorena Ayala, flamenco dancer, who came from Spain to Maine over two months ago to accompany her brother-in law (David Moses Bridges) and the rest of her family in their battle against cancer. This experience led her to create three performances that represent every stage of this challenging path. Thus arose “Rhythms of the Heart”, “Common-Unity” and “Celebrating Life”. This process was supported by other artists such as George Neptune, Ronny Bear, Rafael Hopkins and Doug Beaver, as well as collaboration with other members of the local community. Through this process, Lorena has realized that: love is being present; the community provides unity; there is great importance in being aware and celebrating life moment to moment; every human being has authenticity, so everyone has their own way and must be respected.
Lorena has been dancing since she was a child and has studied the art of Flamenco for over 20 years. She is a founding member of the Association Flamenco de Sur a Sur & Dance Studio: Tu Punto Flamenco, in Seville, Spain. Lorena is a well-known international artist and teacher who has performed in Spain, Belgium, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, Belize and the United States. Lorena is also a practicing psychologist and has studied Theater and Cultural Management and has applied this knowledge to her performances. She believes that through art people have the power to heal themselves.