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Caminos Flamencos Presents Festival De Flamenco
Jan 30-Jan 31, 2014
Flamenco troupe led by Emmy award-winning dancer & choreographer Yaelisa
GUEST ARTISTS DIRECT FROM SPAIN
David Paniagua, Dancer
Thursday, January 30
8pm $24 advance / $28 day-of-show
Friday, January 31
8pm $26 advance / $30 day of show
Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos made history as the first ever flamenco troupe invited to present at Yoshi’s San Francisco, playing to standing ovations and three consecutive sold-out shows in 2011, 2012 and 2013. - this upcoming show will be no exception!
Yaelisa & Caminos Flamencos was founded by Emmy Award-winning dancer and choreographer Yaelisa. The recipient of numerous awards both locally and nationally, Caminos Flamencos boasts some of the finest flamenco artists in the U.S. today.
About The Artistic Director - Yaelisa
During the last twelve years, Yaelisa has spent extensive periods of time living and performing in Spain, presenting her choreography there and in the U.S. Her choreographies have been commissoned by several modern dance companies, including John Malashock & Company, Rose Polsky and Collage Dance Theatre. In 1995 she was one of 11 choreographers in Spain invited to present a piece at the prestigious Certamen de Coreografia in Madrid, and the only American choreographer chosen among them. In 1996 she returned to the U.S. where she continues to choreograph, develop and train dancers for her company. Creating innovative theatrical presentations has established her as a choreographer of merit; she is the recipient of an Emmy Award for Choreography in 1993 for the PBS program, "Desde Ca
Caminos Flamencos presents "Festival de Flamenco"
Artistic Director Yaelisa has organized a weekend of shows featuring exciting guest artists from Spain David Paniagua and singer Juanares along with an incredible roster of some of the finest flamenco artists in the U.S.! Three performances at two Bay Area venues with a rotating ensemble cast which includes Gypsy singers Jose Cortes and Kina Mendez, virtuoso guitar maestro Jason McGuire "El Rubio, dancer Mele Martinez from Tucson, Mizuho Sato from Los Angeles, and the venerable talents of Melissa Cruz and Fanny Ara alongside Emmy Award-winning director/dancer Yaelisa. Yoshi's Oakland on Jan. 30-31 consists of two programs with slightly different casts, and the closing performance at San Francisco's historic Verdi Club will feature the entire cast in a performance of high energy, raw and magnetic power. David Paniagua is a powerhouse dancer based in Madrid who has danced with the greats including Antonio Canales, and brings his singer Juanares, of the gypsy Soto family from Jerez, a soulful and authentic voice of cante flamenco. Each night at Yoshi's Oakland features a different cast and program, and we recommend that you catch both or all three performances! Closing night at The Verdi Club features the entire cast in a stupendous escena de tablao, with a full bar and a grand ballroom which will be consumed by the energy of the eleven artists onstage into an authentic Juerga!. The Verdi Club performance is one you don't want to miss - we hope you will catch one or more shows during this fabulous Festival de Flamenco!
PROGRAM A - Jan. 30
Guest Dancer from Spain, David Paniagua, Guest Singer Juanares, Jason McGuire, Jose Cortes, Kina Mendez, Yaelisa, Fanny Ara, Mizuho Sato
PROGRAM B - Jan. 31
Guest Dancer from Spain, David Paniagua, Guest Singer Juanares, Jose Cortes, Kina Mendez, Yaelisa, Melissa Cruz, Mele Martinez, Mizuho Sato