The American Bolero Dance Company, founded by Gabriela
Granados in 1996, explores the rhythmic intricacies and song literature of
Flamenco, the refined and stylized repertory of Clásico Español and the
traditions of the Escuela Bolera. ABDC's productions are noted for their
integration of theatricality, imaginative choreography and authentic costuming.
ABDC's primary goal is to bring the music, history and tradition of Spanish
Dance to the United States.
As ABDC grows in artistic scope, grounded in
these great traditions, it continues to foster collaborations among dancers,
singers, musicians, and choreographers of diverse training and backgrounds,
embracing the multi-ethnic styles arising from the centuries of cultural flow
between Spain and Latin America. In understanding the roots of Spanish dance,
as well as its myriad influences on other cultures, ABDC's productions deepen a
genuine appreciation of the artistic bridge that connects the Iberian Peninsula
and the Americas.