One of the oldest dance companies in the Bay Area, Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a series of performances entitled: El Latir del Tiempo / The Beat of Time. The performances will take place 8 pm, Friday, November 4, 2016 in Mountain View, at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts, at 8 pm, Saturday, November 5, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco, and at 2 pm Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Fillmore Heritage Center (former Yoshi's SF) in San Francisco . The season will continue with additional performances at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara on Thursday November 10 and the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles on Saturday November 12.
With the traditional colorful, passion and character of flamenco, Theatre Flamenco will present some of the most international renowned artists from Spain: dancer Pastora Galván, one of the top international stars of flamenco who made her professional debut with Theatre Flamenco at the age of 15, and flamenco singer Juana la del Pipa, who hails from a dynasty of artists from the flamenco cradle of Jerez de la Frontera in Southern Spain. Theatre Flamenco has also invited the accomplished artist and San Francisco native Cristina Hall who now resides in Sevilla. A frequent guest artist of the company, she is one of the few American-born artists to have established a successful career in flamenco dance in Spain.
The shows will feature reprised and new works choreographed by Theatre Flamenco's artistic director, Carola Zertuche. Born in Mexico, Zertuche is celebrating her 10th anniversary at the helm of the company this year, and her productions have been some of the most innovative productions staged in the Bay Area. One of the numbers Zertuche is reprising for the 50th anniversary will include adult guest dancers who will be selected at auditions in Los Angeles and San Francisco. The dancers selected in Los Angeles will perform in the Los Angeles and Santa Barbara shows, and the dancers selected in San Francisco will perform in the San Francisco and Mountain View shows. This is an amazing opportunity for local talent to have a chance to perform with Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco.
Ticket and Sponsor Information:
Tickets for all shows are on sale now. Ticket prices range from $25 to $65 depending on the venue, and we have sponsorship packages starting at $500.
San Francisco sponsor benefits include seats for the Fin de Fiesta celebration after the show in the Green Room of the War Memorial Building (above the Herbst Theatre). Individual tickets for the Fin de Fiesta cost $50 and are also on sale now.
Mountain View, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles sponsor benefits include seats for the post-show cast and crew dinner in Mountain View. A limited number of tickets for the post-show cast and crew dinner will be available for purchase for $50.