May 15 – 20 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM Fisher), New York. Company dancer for Flamenco Vivo’s 35th Anniversary season, premiering Mujeres Valientes, a new work by flamenco legend Belén Maya that explores the fundamental power and courage of 17th-century Mexican poet and philosopher Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and 19th-century activist and South American revolutionary Manuela Sáenz. The program features a moving original score by guitarist and composer Gaspar Rodriguez. The second half of the show presents new solos by rising Spanish flamenco stars José Maldonado and Guadalupe Torres. The program features Flamenco Vivo’s international company of eight dancers and five musicians, with all works performed to live music.