Valentine’s Weekend Tablaos at Casa Flamenca
February 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm$31.17
Bring your special Valentine to Casa Flamenca as we kick off our 2020 tablao performances with a special Valentine’s weekend of shows in the heart of Albuquerque’s Old Town district. We bring you a spectacular lineup of world-class artists in an intimate venue reminiscent of the clubs of Andalusia, Spain.
What is a tablao?
A tablao is a place where flamenco shows are performed as well as the colloquial term used for the tablado or platform floor on which a flamenco dancer dances. Tablao venues were established during the 1960s throughout Spain, replacing the cafés cantantes (cabarets) and are mostly found today in the Andalusia region of Spain. Casa Flamenca is proud to offer an authentic Spanish tablao experience in Albuquerque, New Mexico. At Casa Flamenca, the tablao dancers, singers, and musicians captivate the audience in an intimate gathering. The intricacy of the guitar work, the haunting soul of the song, the rhythms of the dance vibrating through the floorboards and your feet… A Casa Flamenca tablao is an experience you won’t forget! Please join us! Round out your experience – BYOB and tapas!
This winter’s artists include:
Juani de la Isla is a world-renowned flamenco guitarist from Isla San Fernando in southern Spain. He began his musical education studying with the great flamenco singer Rafael Romero, has been a student of the celebrated flamenco guitarist Manolo Sanlúcar, and has also been trained in the gypsy flamenco style of Morón – a small pueblo in the heart of Andalusia’s flamenco country. He has accompanied and composed for some of the greatest flamenco artists of this century. For over a decade, he was Musical Director for the popular flamenco singer “El Barrio”. His recording career includes participation on more than 100 albums with some of Spain’s finest flamenco artists as well as his solo CD, Libertad en Mis Manos. He returns for a second season with Casa Flamenca’s tablaos and our community workshop, Flamenco without Borders.
Dancer Valeria Montes is known as La Chispa (The Spark) for her passionate and vibrant interpretation of cante flamenco and for her complex rhythmic zapateado. She began her dance studies at the age of 5 in her native Mexico studying ballet, baile folklorico, and gymnastics. She eventually moved to Spain immersing herself in the world of flamenco; she was very fortunate to study with legendary families and artists of flamenco. Winner of the prestigious Kresge Artist Fellowship for Performing Arts, she is co-founder of the Center of Music and Performing Arts Southwest (COMPAS). She serves as Artistic and Executive Director of Casa Flamenca.
Born and raised in Germany, dancer Juan Siddi currently resides in Santa Fe, NM where his high-profile presence as a flamenco dancer, choreographer, and teacher garnered him the 2011 Mayor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Since the age of 9, he has performed and toured extensively at renowned venues and festivals throughout Europe and the United States. Juan Siddi has been described in the Santa Fe New Mexican as “a bundle of beautif
ul energy tempered by technique and taste.”
Flamenco singer José Cortés was born in Paris, raised in Marseilles and lives in California. His family is a Gypsy family from Almeria in Spain, and his singing career began at the age of 10 in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain, where he won the prestigious “Premio del Joven Aficionado del Cante Flamenco” prize while accompanied by the great guitarist and singer Terremoto Hijo. In his formative years, José was deeply influenced by the legendary flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla, who also mentored him. José has shared the stage with flamenco artists such as Alfonso Losa, Belen Lopez, Carmen Ledesma, Antonio Carmona of Ketama and Manuel Gutierrez.
Our tablaos are limited seating and frequently sell out so don’t wait until the last minute to get your tickets!
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