At the intersection of masculine and feminine, at the crossroads between the “contemporary” and the “traditional” FlamencX explores into gender stereotypes and the limits they impose on the dancer’s body.

From February 18 to February 27, 2023

At 36th Street Chain Theatre, 3rd Floor

Flamenco was born out of rigid gender norms that often serve to restrict the artists’ ability to perform their true self, offering limited opportunities for self-expression with specific costuming requirements based on gender and a canon of moves acceptable for men and for women.

The production is a double feature highlighting traditional and experimental approaches. From a manifesto on how men should dance in flamenco taking each statement literally exposing the absurdity of the strict regimented movements that are almost impossible to constantly achieve, to a playful approach demonstrating the juxtaposition of freedom and restriction within flamenco using an accessory that can initially offer the dancer an extension of their movement and can suddenly become restrictive and limiting. 

A push and pull between wanting that weightless freedom while struggling with its limitations ensues, highlighting the coded movements that are required of the female body in flamenco; something to aspire to and something to fight against.

6 Performance Dates:

Friday, February 18, 2023 @ 6:00 PM

Saturday, February 19, 2023 @ 6:00 PM

Sunday, February 20, 2023 @ 3:00 PM

Friday, February 25, 2023 @ 6:00 PM

Saturday, February 26, 2023 @ 6:00 PM

Sunday, February 27, 2023 @ 3:00 PM

$35 General Admission
$30 Students & Seniors
$25 Groups of 10+

While Teatro Círculo’s East Village homebase venue is being renovated to receive a new façade to better accommodate our growing audience, all Teatro Círculo’s shows this theatre season will be presented at the 36th Street CHAIN Theatre, located at 312 West 36th Street 3rd Floor, between 8th & 9th Avenues in Manhattan.

Terms & Conditions: Teatro Círculo does not allow for exchanges or refunds once tickets are purchased. Refunds and exchanges can only be made in the event of a performance cancellation in which you will be notified immediately.

Safety & Health Protocol: In person attendance and building safety & health protocol require that all participants wear a mask entering and moving through the building.