Performance to explore Salvador Dali’s story

By Taylor Mayad

Oak Cliff nonprofit Flamenco Fever’s insightful Fusion Series will present Tres Artes: Pintura, Poesia y Pasion – The Painter and the Poet, a story of Forbidden Love on Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Annette Strauss Square in the Dallas Arts District, located at 2403 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201. Tickets are on sale at

The work delves deeply into the provocative history of Spain and the rise of Surrealism.
Photo courtesy of Flamenco Fever

As part of the 2024 season of Elevator Project at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, the performance features internationally renowned musicians and dancers along with local artists taking the stage to tell the tragic love story of painter Salvador Dalí and martyred Spanish poet, playwright and flamenco aficionado, Federico Garcia Lorca. 

Featuring conceptual choreography, elegant costuming and incredible live music, the work delves deeply into the provocative history of Spain and the rise of Surrealism, the LGBTQ community and the Fascist Franconian Regime in the early 20th century. War scene pyrotechnics are provided by Fempyre.

Pintura, Poesia y Pasion combines four dynamic art forms — live music, dance, the visual art of Rolando Diaz and the recitation of Garcia Lorca’s poetry — into an unforgettable performance. In this sophisticated evening, Diaz will visually capture the vibrant essence of the flamenco arts on canvas by utilizing line and color, while exploring and capturing the parallels of political and social oppression throughout history.

Directed by Flamenco Fever Founder Julia Alcantara, the production features an acclaimed cast including Joseph Gonzales as Salvador Dali, Jorge Robledo as Federico Garcia Lorca and Julia Alcantara as Lorca’s friend, La Argentinita. Providing musical accompaniment is Marcos Bastian (singer and guitarist) and Luckie ‘Abejorro’ (performing on guitar, cajon and baile).

Flamenco Fever produces nearly 70 performances annually, each accompanied by requisite live music. The dance troupe landed Dallas on the world map during the summer of 2023 when they were the first American company in Spanish history to be invited to perform at the prestigious Festival Flamenco Internacional in Malaga, Spain. Flamenco Fever arranged for the entire cast of “Memorias Flamencas” to perform in Spain, the birthplace of flamenco, and to collaborate with some of the genre’s greatest artists. 

Tickets are $29.50 each at For more information, go to