The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (GCAC) proudly presents Alma de Mujer, a Flamenco dance production featuring the expressive choreography of the Guadalupe Dance Company and internationally renowned Flamenco dancer Lidón Patiño of Spain August 23, 24 & 25, 2013, at the historic Guadalupe Theater, 1301 Guadalupe Street. This not-to-be-missed performance also includes live music by guest Flamenco guitarists LuisMa Ramos of Seville and San Antonio’s own Flamenco voice Chayito Champion. Alma de Mujer is an artistic journey that interprets the soulful expression of women and the relationships that shape their lives.
Alma de Mujer performances are Friday and Saturday, August 23 & 24, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, August 25, at 3 p.m. Enjoy a full Flamenco experience, a special Tapas and Sangria ticket is available with priority seating for Friday and Saturday night performances at $50 each. Performance-only tickets are $15-$30.
Alma de Mujer will showcase the first-ever collaboration with guest choreographer Lidón Patiño, who has performed as a soloist in some of Spain’s most prestigious dance festivals and continues to tour with “De Flamencas” directed by Marco Flores in countries such as France, Portugal, and Finland. She will set new pieces on the Guadalupe Dance Company incorporating themes of feminine expression. Patiño is a spellbinding performer captivating audiences with every intense movement. In 2011 she was awarded the Joven Promesa del Flamenco (Young Promise of Flamenco) and dances as a guest artist in one of today’s top jazz groups, “Patáx,” sharing the stage with artists such as Jorge Pardo, Carles Benavent, Jerry González, Tomasito, Jorge Perez, Federico Lechner, and Roberto Pacheco among others. In April, she traveled to Japan with Enrique “El Extremeño” and danced alongside Farruquito, Juan de Juan, Jesus Carmona, La Moneta, Carmen la Talegona, Luis de Luis, Soraya Clavijo, Karime Amaya, and Farruco in the Flamenco Festival in Japan 2013.