Lorca haunts us. The Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca, one of the most read and loved writers of the 20th century, was killed in 1936, during the Spanish Civil War, by Falangist executioners in his native Granada. His martyrdom only added to his fame.
Seventy years later, he re-emerges, radiant with signification, in contemporary works like Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz's Beauty of the Father and classical composer Osvaldo Golijov's new opera Ainadamar, both of which played in New York this winter. And he is the subject of a new work by choreographer Ray Sullivan of the Miami Contemporary Dance Company, The Death of García Lorca, that premieres tonight at the Colony Theater in Miami Beach
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