Guest Artist Workshops
Each year Theatre Flamenco hosts an array of world class flamenco artists from Spain, making it possible for students to participate in special workshops by these artists right here in San Francisco. Flamenco dance, music and singing workshops have been taught by internationally acclaimed flamenco artists such as Juana la del Pipa, Pastora Galvan, El Farru, El Pirana, Jose Maya, Jesus Carmona, Adela Campallo, Jesus Corbacho, Pedro Sanchez, Carmen Ledesma, Andres Marin, La Lupi, África "Áfri" la de la Faraona, Farruquito, Alfonso Losa, Ramon Porrina, Manuela Rios, Cristina Hall, Pepe Torres, Gema Moneo, Luis Moneo, El Perla, Jose Valencia, Salvador Gutierrez and Daniel Suarez.
Soulful Dancer Carmen Ledesma from Spain Returns to San Francisco for Workshops and Shows Friday, November 17 and Saturday, November 18, 2017!
Carmen Ledesma was a guest artist for our 2015 home season production (R)evolution and she is returning for a special weekend of workshops and shows with us on Friday, November 17, 2017 and Saturday, November 18, 2017.
Carmen Ledesma is a Flamenco dancer from Seville who is regularly seen performing in festivals across Andalucía. Her career as a flamenco dancer began with training with Sevillano legend Enrique el Cojo and with her maestro Pepe Ríos, the nephew of Diego del Gastor of Morón de la Frontera. She won the Concurso Nacional de Córdoba el premio Juana La Macarrona in 1983. Since then, she has worked with a long list of top artists, such as Antonio Gades, El Lebrijano, Mario Maya, El Farruco, "El clan de los Pinini", and Concha Vargas. Besides a popular entertainer, she is one of the most sought-after flamenco teachers in the world.
Workshops with Carmen Ledesma at Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco, 670 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco:
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm All Levels; $50 advance/$60 drop--in
Saturday, November 17, 2017 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm All Levels: $50 advance/$60 drop-in
El RincónFlamenco Shows with Special Guest Artists Carmen Ledesma, Kina Mendez, Luis de la Tota and Jose Tanaka at Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco, 670 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Shows at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm
Tickets $35 advance/$40 door; special reserved tables for four with bottle of wine $200