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Feria de Sevilla Comes to Woodbridge


By Claire Lacy
Lifestyle & Culture Editor

A New Jersey Spanish dance company, Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, will be bringing their Feria de Sevilla (also known as the Seville Fair) to Parker Press Park at 428 Rahway Ave. in Woodbridge on Sunday, May 20, starting at 3 p.m. and ending at 6 p.m.

The Seville Fair is a tradition in Seville, Spain that occurs after Easter.

According to the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre website, the following will be at the Feria de Sevilla: flamenco dancing with live music, Sevillanas (an art and dance form from Seville), Spanish food, a cooking paella demonstration, sangria tasting, arts and crafts for children, and other interactive activities and demonstrations.

Paella is a Spanish dish that contains rice, spices, seafood and other ingredients. According to Claudia Campbell-Matland, a soloist and dance teacher who works with Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre, Chef Diego de la Rosa who owns the catering business, “Paella Party NJ” will be facilitating the paella demonstration.

Campbell-Matland also said that other interactive activities at the Feria de Sevilla include learning how to use castanets and the Spanish fan and learning how to dance in the Sevillana style.

Admission to the Feria de Sevilla in Woodbridge is free. The Mayor of Woodbridge, John McCormac, will be opening the event.

For more information, visit the Alborada Spanish Dance Theatre website: alboradadance.org

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