Tag: spanish dance

American Spanish Dancer Luis Olivares, 96, Has Died

American Spanish dancer, choreographer and dance historian Louis Peters, aka Luis Olivares, died on December 1, at the age of 96. He was a force in Spanish dance, who for the last year had been a vital source of information and mentorship. He was a quiet gentleman who loved to converse on dance and politics […]

Spanish Dance Icon Libby Komaiko Dies at 69

Dame Libby Komaiko, one of the most important female figures in Spanish dance in the United States passed away on February 2, 2019. A trailblazer for Spanish and Flamenco dance in the United States, she leaves behind a strong and flourishing legacy which includes the Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, The Ensemble Español Center for […]

The Story Behind that Viral Video of​ Spanish Dancers on the Runway

Is there anything more alluring than a group of well-dressed men who seriously know how to move? According to 15 million views of this Spanish fashion show, it seems not. Here’s Just One of the Clips That’s Gone Viral: The video shows dancers from Ballet Nacional de España performing director Antonio Najarro’s choreography for a […]

José Molina, Spanish Dancer, Beloved Teacher, Dies at 81

José Molina, the charismatic Spanish born dancer who achieved enduring success in America, passed away on January 5, 2018, due to complications from lung cancer. Just as Billy Elliot discovered his love of dance on the way to his boxing lesson, José Molina Quijada, born in Madrid on November 19, 1936, was enrolled in a […]