Flamenco Fever! At the Bath House
This Friday and Saturday, Frbrurary 24 & 25.
New Year !!! New Talent!!! Come & See whats in store for 2023… Help us Go to Spain in this Summer!!!
Ida y Vuelta Flamenco will be joined by several international talents, including singer/guitarist Pedro Jimenez From Cadiz, Spain!!! and more… This intimate theater will provide the perfect setting to enjoy the nuances of each artist and number.
About the Venue: The Bath House Cultural Center is the first of six neighborhood cultural centers built and operated by the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs. It is located on the east shore of White Rock Lake in east Dallas, Texas. It serves all of Dallas, especially the eastern region of the city.
About Producer & Dancer : Julia Alcántara
Julia Alcántara has brought the best of flamenco music and dance to North Texas since 1998. She is a native Texan who has performed in more than 90 cities nationally. Ms. Alcántara is a native Texan who began studying the art of flamenco after graduating from high school. She Attended the National Institute of Flamenco. With her company, Ida y Vuelta Flamenco Dance Company, Ms. Alcántara has hosted and performed with world-class dancers, singers, and musicians from all over the world. Her authentic flamenco shows receive rave reviews appearing in D Magazine and The Dallas Morning News. She has also appeared in The Dallas Opera’s production of La Vida Breve, on Good Morning Texas, and the World Cup opening ceremonies in the Cotton Bowl. Julia Alcantara has dedicated over 20 years to the amazing art of flamenco. She has produced thousands of shows with local, national, and international talent: including the annual Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival. Ms. Alcántara has studied flamenco history, singing, improvisation, Spanish classical, Abanico, Manton, Castanets, Palmas accompaniment, and more. A well-rounded teacher is the best way to understand how all of the pieces come together to make a great performance.
ABOUT our Guest: Juan Pedro Jimenez:
A native of Cadiz in the South of Spain, was raised performing with the gypsy family Romeros de Vejer. A singer and guitarist, he studied music at the Royal Conservatory, and learned from Flamenco singer José Anillo, Calixto Sánchez, and guitarists such as Victor Rosa, Tito Alcedo and Rafael Segura Torres (Faluky). Since graduating from the Conservatory, Juan Pedro has gone on to work with such artists as Toñi Romero, Susana Romero, Ana Polanco, Selu del Puerto. And recently with Javier Heredia at Alegrías en la Nacional in New York City. He currently collaborates with local Flamenco artists and can be seen performing regularly in the Tri-State area. In recent years, has toured the Ferias de Sevilla, Jerez, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Sanlucar, Algeciras and Córdoba. He has also played in El Rocio with the Hermandad de Jerez, and in Peñas Flamencas and Festivals throughout the Province of Cádiz.
Over the past few months, a number of immigrant flamenco artists now call Dallas home. These artists will weave the tapestry of the Spring 2023 Season.
ABOUT Andrea Prieto Rodríguez:
Andrea Prieto Rodríguez, was born in Seville on September 21, 1996. At the age of four she began to dance at the Loida Valle Dance School in Dos Hermanas, where she took ballet and flamenco classes. At the age of 14, she entered the professional dance conservatory of Seville “Antonio Ruíz Soler” specializing in Flamenco Dance, where she took classes with dancers such as Francis Núñez, Pepa Coral, Miguel Ángel Corbacho, Ana Moya, Carmen Ledesma, Rubén Olmo, among others. After finishing her professional studies, in 2016 she moved to Malaga to begin her higher studies at the Superior Dance Conservatory of Malaga “Ángel Pericet”, where she continued her training in Dance Pedagogy and Flamenco Dance. In 2017 she will start working in the Malaga Company “Silencio Danza” by Nieves Rosales, where she will be a performer and dancer; She in the En “El Hueco de Mis Costillas (Hollow of My Ribs) (2017), It does “No Amanece en Génova” (2018) and Las Furias (2021). After completing her higher dance studies, she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Research and Study of Flamenco.
ABOUT John Molina “El Niño”: Caracas, Venezuela
Mr. Molina began his dance studies at 13 years of age. He danced different genres such as the National Dances, with different groups from his home country, Venezuela. Among them, Dances Venezuela with Maestra Yolanda Moreno. For 14 years, he danced on large stages and performed in Washington D.C., Dallas, Houston, Spain. Portugal, South Korea, among others. Their repertoire included Jaropo and all the other regional dances of his native country. He performed on many of Venezuela’s television channels such as RCTV Venevision Televenvision he also studied Latin American dance, jazz, salsa ballet, contemporary dance, Spanish classical and flamenco. At a national level, Mr. Molina has taken courses with renowned teachers such as Alfonso Loza, Pedro Córdova, in Venezuela, Mexico, and Spain. He has performed on large stages internationally in multiple styles of dance. He is currently one of the most recognized teachers in Venezuela and is a dancer in different flamenco tablaos, or clubs where flamenco is performed.
ABOUT Charles Johnson:
aka “Luckie Abejorro” is the greatest supporter of Ms Alcantara’s work. A multi-skilled counterpart to match the diverse talents of Ms. Alcantara, this dynamic duo has spawned hundreds of cultural productions in Dallas and beyond. His experience as a musician is invaluable to making the Residency run smoothly. Over the past eight years, Mr. Johnson has done everything from cooking paella, running sound, playing cajon, and dancing in the show. Because of his participation in the last eight residencies, he will make his debut this year as Dallas’ newest flamenco guitarist. With the help of a new cajon player-in-training, he will be playing more guitar this year and developing his ear for accompaniment under the top notch instruction of Mariano Manzella.
Director, Julia Alcantara has worked for more that 30 years cultivating the cultural landscape of her state and has given selflessly to the citizens of Dallas. Her efforts as an artist and business woman have earned her a momentous opportunity to cross the Atlantic and present her first international production in the the birthplace of flamenco
Flamenco Fever has received a coveted invitation to produce a show in Spain this Summer! The Seminario de Flamenca Malaga, June 26 – July 2nd, 2023, is an international flamenco festival presenting some of the Spain’s greatest artists. More than 20 students and professional artists will make the trip to participate.
They will be only the first American company to be invited to dance in Malaga, Spain and plan to present Alcantara’s greatest work to date, “Memorias Flamencas”, a flamenco jazz fusion show that was more than 5 years in the making. The show just debuted at the historic Majestic Theater here in Dallas last October as the Grand Finale of our annual Oak Cliff Flamenco Festival.
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