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ABQ FLAMENCO OFF Tablao and Initial Concurso (Contest) for the Best Pataita por Bulerías at Casa Flamenca
June 15, 2020 @ 10:30 pm - 11:30 pm
CANCELED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS
Casa Flamenca proudly presents the 1st annual ABQ FLAMENCO OFF. As we celebrate the National Institute of Flamenco’s 33rd annual Festival Flamenco Albuquerque, Casa Flamenca is excited to present a week of special programming to be held at Casa Flamenca June 13th-21st during Festival Flamenco Albuquerque. Albuquerque is the flamenco capital of the United States and we are proud to be part of this community. Casa Flamenca’s ABQ FLAMENCO OFF offers Festival participants special intimate tablaos featuring world-class flamenco artists each night of the week! Albuquerque ES Flamenco!
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!
ABQ FLAMENCO OFF 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 third season with Casa Flamenca’s tablaos and its community workshop, Flamenco without Borders.
Miguel Rosendo, cantaor from Cádiz, Spain was born in Barrio de la Viña, famed for being steeped in the art of flamenco and flamenco cante. Miguel performs in the most popular flamenco tablaos in Madrid, Barcelona, and Seville and is known for his powerful, rhythmic voice, unique in its resonant quality and echo. He has been the singer for many major companies such as Cristina Hoyos, Manuela Carrasco, Pastora and Israel Galvan, Juan and Pilar Ogalla, Javier Baron, Andres Pena, and Javier La Torre amongst many others. He performs regularly in Sara Baras productions, participates in the grandest events and festivals in Spain, and tours worldwide.
Jesús Helmo Cortés was born in Cádiz, Spain and began his formal dance training when he was 9 years old. He has received training and has worked with numerous highly regarded flamenco bailaoresfrom Cádiz, Jerez and Sevilla. Jesús studied at the Conservatory of Dance of Cádiz with a concentration in Baile Flamenco, also venturing into other styles such as the Escuela Bolera, contemporary or stylized dance. He has taught internationally all levels of flamenco classes and master classes. A highlight of his professional career includes the National Award for Alegrías Dance of the Perla de Cádiz (2002) when he was only 18 years old. He has also won numerous awards and distinctions including being a 2019 finalist at the Flamenco Puro (“Pure Flamenco”) of Turín at the Jerez Festival and the 2019 silver medalist of the Aula de Flamencología from the city of Cádiz. Currently, he is part of bailaor Eduardo Guerrero’s dance company, with whom he completed a 2018 tour throughout the United States. He continues working in Madrid at different shows and teaching classes at the Amor de Dios Flamenco Academy.
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.
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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