LLUVIA FLAMENCA 2016 (France, Cuba, Venezuela)

Flamenco Por La Vida Presents

LLUVIA FLAMENCA 2016 (France, Cuba, Venezuela)

Fri, December 2, 2016

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

GA $20.00 / Reserved Seating $25 / Table of 4 $125.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

“Lluvia Flamenca” returns for a two-night celebration of Flamenco! This year’s edition will feature: Luz, featuring American flamenco dancer, Mele Martinez (Tucson), choreography by awarding-winning artist, Fanny Ara (St. Jean de Luz), and features the talents of flamenco musicians from around the globe: singer Jose Cortes (Marseille, France), guitarist Andres Vadin (Havana, Cuba), percussionist Diego “El Negro” Alvarez (Caracas, Venezuela), and pianist Gonzalo Grau (Caracas, Venezuela). . In addition, Lluvia Flamenca will feature over 15 local and national artists performing on multiple stages! The event kicks off in a series of intimate performances at the Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix (the home of Tablao Flamenco PHX, recognized as Phoenix’s most energetic flamenco stage), and will conclude in Tucson at the Sea of Glass Center for the Arts where Gypsy sounds and passionate dance will again visit the Old Pueblo.

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LLUVIA FLAMENCA 5 : An Arizona Flamenco Celebration

Featuring: Misael Barraza + Xianix Barrera + Vicente Griego + Kayla Lyall + Carlos Menchaca + Mele Martinez + Jason Martinez + Olivia Rojas

Tablao Flamenco PHX Pre-Show Featuring: Joaquin Encinias + Eloy Gonzales + Madison Olguin + Amia Morris + Jillian Martinez + Veronica Torres + Leosergio Valdes

After five seasons of performances that brought audiences to thunderous acclaim, “Lluvia Flamenca” returns for a one night celebration of Flamenco! In this year’s edition, Lluvia Flamenca will present /ser/, featuring Arizona native and American flamenco dancer, Angelina Ramirez. In addition, Lluvia Flamenca will include over fifteen local and national artists performing on multiple stages. The event kicks off with a pre-show of performances by Youth Flamenco Artists hailing from New Mexico and Arizona. /ser/ will be presented at Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix which is the home of Tablao Flamenco PHX , recognized as Phoenix’s most energetic flamenco stage.

About /ser/: The word /ser/ in Spanish means to be. /ser/ is a flamenco project that will examine what it means to be a queer, latinx flamenca, practicing a traditional gitano (gypsy) form of dance. /ser/ will explore the politics of what it means to be a flamenco artist in the U.S.

The mission of Flamenco Por La Vida is to build an understanding of and an appreciation for Flamenco in Arizona by presenting festivals and professional flamenco performances, engaging diverse communities and offering classes to students of all ages, races and economic backgrounds.
Mele Martinez - Tucson, AZ
Fanny Ara - Saint Jean De Luz, France
Jose Cortes - Marseille, France
Andres Vadin - Havana, Cuba
Diego “El Negro” Alvarez - Caracas, Venezuela
Gonzalo Grau - Caracas, Venezuela
Liliana De Leon
Bernadette Gaxiola
Sarah Castellanos
with special guests Chayito Champion San Antonio TX and Alejandro Pais Iriart Buenos Aires, Argentina
LA CAJA TABLAO featuring Flamenco Por La Vida Student Company
Maritza Tafur
Erica Ocegueda
Lorena Muñoz
Josiah Steiner
Jenny Gilliland
Katherine Frank
Mayumi Fujibayashi
Elise Kamiya
with Roger O’Sullivan Phoenix, AZ, Olivia Rojas El Paso, TX, James Soll Denver, CO
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