FLAMENCO VIVO LIVE IN NYC!
Rooftop Performance & Fundraiser
Thurs, Oct. 21 • 7:30pm
Join Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana for our return to live performance in NYC with an evening to remember at Hotel Chantelle’s Rooftop! This program will feature world-class dancers Briseyda Zárate, Emilio Ochando, and Laura Peralta with some of our favorite musicians, guitarist Calvin Hazen and singer/percussionist Francisco “Yiyi” Orozco.
LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY
Flamenco Certamen USA
October 15 | 7 PM
Bruno Walter Auditorium
The only event of its kind, the Flamenco Certamen is an annual competition that supports rising flamenco artists in the United States. Join us live on Friday, October 15th at 7pm EST for the Flamenco Certamen FINALS— where 8 artists from across the nation will compete for cash and other prizes.
Can’t make it in person? Purchase a virtual viewing pass! Virtual Viewing Passes of the competition will be available on Friday, October 22nd.
CELEBRATING LATIN AMERICAN & SPANISH DANCE
Three Influential Female Figures
by Dance Magazine
Check out this article that highlights three influential female figures who shaped Latin-American and Spanish dance forms’ presence on world stages.
Learn about Amalia Hernández, the Mexican dancer who brought ballet folklorico to proscenium stages, Tina Ramirez, the Puerto Rican and Mexican dancer who founded Ballet Hispánico, and Antonia Mercé, the Argentine-born Spanish dancer who created neoclassical Spanish dance!
FROM OUR READERS
ADVENTURES IN SPAIN
Flamenco Fashion Show
Every year before the feria de abril (Sevilla’s spectacular spring fair), fashion designers reveal the year’s trends in flamenco fashion. The pandemic forced the city to cancel feria two years in a row, devastating the flamenco fashion industry. But the city announced that the fair will be back in 2022, and the industry rejoiced with a hopeful taste of spring in the middle of fall.
Four flamenco fashion shows (organized by the Sevilla City Council and the Mof & Art and Qlamenco associations) took place outdoors on la Avenida de la Constitución, one of Seville’s biggest and busiest thoroughfares. The shows featured 30 designers, including the famous mantones (shawls) of Juan Foronda, and live musical performances by Joana Jiménez and Las Migas.
Fashion trends show a return to flamenco puro: polka dots, flower prints, and fluid designs with lots of movement. There were voluminous skirts, capes with ruffles, and some more modern elements like asymmetrical necklines.
FROM OUR ARTIST DEVELOPMENT SERIES
Did you know?
In Flamenco Vivo’s recent Palos class from our Artist Development Series, Juan Parrilla taught us all about tanguillos. Originating in Cádiz, Spain, tanguillos are a festive polyrhythmic flamenco style with playful, ironic, humorous, and sometimes satirical lyrics.
In 1989, Spanish flamenco-blues band Pata Negra released a tanguillos single that paid homage to flamenco legend Camarón de la Isla. The chorus also highlights the band’s admiration for rock and blues icon Eric Clapton. Check out the similarities below!