Nuevo Ballet Español Returns to Flamenco's Traditional Roots

Miami's cultural landscape is beginning to wake up from the summer daze. Miami-Dade College's 2012-13 MDC Live Arts performance series opens soon with the first of many stellar bookings. On October 5 and 6, they present the U.S. premiere of acclaimed Nuevo Ballet Español's Cambio de Tercio.

Based in Spain, Nuevo Ballet Español has maintained a solid affection for flamenco and Spanish folklore, while embracing the full potential of contemporary dance. Now, after 15 years, the company's founders Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez have pared down to the basics with a strictly flamenco project.

We spoke with Rojas about the merits of keeping it simple.