When the Aire Dance Company combined with the Gypsy Cat Band for a performance last year, it was electric — and really hard to describe just what it was. Flamenco meets blues? An R&B flamenco-infused sound combined with North African-inspired dance with a dollop of spoken word? Whatever it was, it was a seamless fusion of movement and music that instinctively fit Miami. The local combo is back for one night, for a dance-music-theater performance described as an “encounter” between flamenco and progressive rock, called “Revolution/Evolution,” this Saturday at 7th Circuit Studios (228 NE 59th St., Miami). The foundation is flamenco, but the dancers and musicians explore how the original street music and dance of southern Spain relates directly to contemporary American sounds and performance. It is both obvious — raw roots music and dance have a universal connection — and more subtle. Some of Gypsy Cat’s instruments (sax, bass) and the multimedia interplay might not immediately scream sultry dancers in long red dresses, but it’s all there.
Sat., Sept. 28, 8 p.m., 2013