Olga Pericet: Mosaico (Olga Pericet: Mosaic) NYC Reviews and Tickets
Delightful, Absorbing, Masterful, Great acting, Refreshing
About the Show
A powerhouse performance by the rising international star of Flamenco dance, Olga Pericet.
Who is Olga Pericet? In ‘Flamenco sin título’ (Flamenco Untitled), at Repertorio Español, the answer keeps changing. Joined by three other performers – the guitarist Antonia Jiménez and the singers José Ángel Carmona and Ismael Fernández – on the Repertorio’s small stage, Ms. Pericet, a compact powerhouse of a dancer, passes through many moods and modes of performance.
"'Flamenco Sin Título' is an unfussy show, a meeting of dance and music and dance-as-music without the kind of narrative pretense that sometimes burdens flamenco productions. Experts in the slow build, the performers repeatedly take us from somber, reflective depths to jovial heights during the evening’s 10 sections...Ninety minutes is a lot for one dancer to carry, but Ms. Pericet’s personas manage just fine."
"It’s an uneven program all the same. Despite the musicians, whose simple dynamism draws on flamenco’s emotion, 'Flamenco Untitled' feels too premeditated from the start. Also jarring are two sections set to recorded music…The most memorable section highlights her spectacular agility with a fringe shawl, which she whips around her slim shoulders, whirls into sideways and even spins its ends like propellers. As costume dramas go, it’s a marvel."
"In addition to being an exceptional dancer—sleek, mercurial, seductive—Pericet is one of a handful of flamenco choreographers seeking to move the form in a more intimate, personal direction. Her 'Flamenco sin Título' is a tightly choreographed solo evening in which she is in constant conversation with three (excellent) musicians."
"The fact that the diminutive flamenco dancer is an infrequent visitor is even more reason to catch this intimate show...Expect to be surprised; besides being a fiery and technically accomplished performer, Pericet is a mercurial presence and a fearless experimenter."