November 5, 2011, Saturday, 8PM
November 6, 2011, Sunday, 2PM
Mt. View Center for the Performing Arts
Mountain View, California
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE at Mt. View Center for the Performing Arts
Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, considered by the San Francisco Bay Guardian having produced one of the best dance performances in 2010 is now creating a new passion-filled production that premieres this November. The esteemed company produces imaginative shows that utilize the talents of local and international artists, teach and mentor the younger generation, and maintain strong ties to the traditional dance communities of Spain.
This November, Theatre Flamenco celebrates four decades of artistic evolution and perseverance with the world premiere performance event “45 Años de Arte Flamenco” (45 Years of Flamenco), a tribute performance that reflects Theatre Flamenco’s creative progression and the evolutionary art of flamenco dance. The transition in styles – whether it is music, dance, costume and instruments – represent the growth and maturity of the society that connects with this art.
Carola Zertuche, Theatre Flamenco’s Artistic Director, confronts the traditional anniversary retrospective from a wide angle. “45 Años de Arte Flamenco” (45 Years of Flamenco) is rooted in the soul of flamenco with an eye on the past, present and most importantly, future. Rather than present highlights from the company’s extensive repertoire, Zertuche will feature her world premiere productions, and pay tribute to the traditional dance performance of the founders through a series of original works inspired by Theatre Flamenco’s legacy.
Four dancers – Carola Zertuche (Artistic Director), Manuel Gutierrez, Juan Siddi, and Cristina Hall- will be joined by five musicians and two singers in a remarkable event that looks back at the roots of flamenco to the modern style we enjoy today. Gypsy singers José Cortes and Kina Mendez will be accompanied by percussionist Sudhi Rajagopal, pianist Alex Conde; violinist Treggar Otton; cellist Jesse Wolff. For this concert, Theatre Flamenco is especially honored to present master guitarist José Luis Rodriguez, in performance with the company.