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, Jose Maya, Jesus Carmona, Adela Campallo, Jesus Corbacho, Pedro Sanchez, Carmen Ledesma, Andres Marin, La LupiÁfrica "Áfri" la de la Faraona,  Farruquito, Alfonso Losa, Ramon PorrinaManuela Rios, Cristina HallPepe Torres, Gema Moneo, Luis Moneo, El PerlaJose Valencia, Salvador Gutierrez and Daniel Suarez.

Click to view galleries of previous guest artist workshops.

Dance workshops with acclaimed dancer Antonio Fernandez Montoya "Farru" from Spain November 7-8, 2017

Bio courtesy of Tablao Flamenco CordobesAntonio Fernández Montoya is a flamenco dancer best known as Farru and the son of the flamenco singer Juan Fernández Flores “El Moreno” and of the flamenco dancer Rosario Montoya Manzano, known as “La Farruca”. He is the grandson of “Farruco”, one of the most important dancers of flamenco history and the founder of one of the world leading schools of flamenco. His brother is Farruquito, who is currently considered one of the most distinguished flamenco dancers.

Farru will be in the Bay Area on tour with the Paco de Lucia Project (the San Francisco performance is sponsored by SFJAZZ on Wednesday, November 8 and is nearly sold out already). We are thrilled to have this special opportunity to study with him during his brief visit to San Francisco.

The workshop is a two-hour class, all levels, from 7 pm - 9pm on Tuesday, November 7 and again from 11 am - 1 pm on Wednesday, November 8 at the Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco.

Workshop fees: $50 for each workshop in advance; $60 for each workshop drop-in

For information email info@theatreflamenco.org

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Dance Workshops with Guest Artist Farru from Spain

Percussion Workshops with Master Percussionist Israel Suarez "El Piraña" from Spain November 7-8, 2017

Bio and Photo Courtesy of Berklee College of Music:

Israel Suárez, known as "El Piraña," is one of the most renowned cajón players in the flamenco world. The son of Ramon "El Portugués," he began his career by joining renowned flamenco singer Nina Pastori's group. He has since collaborated with many renowned artists and worked with the great flamenco guitar legend Paco de Lucía. Watch a video from Suárez's master class at the Berklee College of Music’s campus in Valencia, Spain.

"El Piraña" is on tour with the Paco de Lucia Project (the San Francisco performance is sponsored by SFJAZZ on Wednesday, November 8 and is nearly sold out already). We are thrilled to have this special opportunity to study with him during his brief visit to San Francisco.

The workshop is a one-hour class, all levels, from 9 pm - 10 pm on Tuesday, November 7 and again from 1 pm - 2 pm on Wednesday, November 8 at the Carola Zertuche Centro de Arte Flamenco.

Workshop fees: $25 for each workshop in advance; $30 for each workshop drop-in

For information email info@theatreflamenco.org

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Percussion Workshops with El Pirana from Spain

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

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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

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