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FLAMENCO PROJECT: A slideshow & roundtable discussion

La Peña

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM (PDT)

Berkeley, CA

FLAMENCO PROJECT: A slideshow & roundtable discussion

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A slideshow & roundtable discussionFLAMENCO PROJECT
A slideshow & roundtable discussion
Thursday, Sept 26, 7:00pmLa Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley
Images from the acclaimed collection edited by guitarist/photographer Steve Kahn will spark discussion among a group of artists and flamenco aficionados who lived in Spain in the 1960s & 70s. Panelists include Steve Kahn, David Serva, Paul Shalmy, Jill Bacán,  Mica Graña and Kenny Parker

Tickets: $10

BAY AREA FLAMENCO FESTIVAL

Founded in 2005, the Festival has grown into a popular and vital annual Bay Area cultural event. In addition to several days of live performances, lecture demos, film screenings workshops and master classes, various informal gatherings provide the opportunity for cultural exchange and create a context for sharing cultural traditions and experiencing flamenco in a genuinely interactive and spontaneous environment.

“In recent years, the San Francisco Bay Area has become a major U.S. conduit for Spain’s greatest flamenco artists. […] There’s really a vibrant scene here and Nina Menéndez has become a major force [as] the producer of the Bay Area Flamenco Festival.”  -NPR The California Report

FESTIVAL FLAMENCO GITANO
The Bay Area Flamenco Festival under the artistic direction of it’s founder, Nina Menéndez, presents the annual FESTIVAL FLAMENCO GITANO, dedicated to presenting grassroots flamenco from the Gypsy communities of Spain. The UNESCO has recognized flamenco as a World Heritage Treasure, acknowledging the Spanish Gypsies’ essential role in flamenco’s evolution. Celebrating Spanish Gypsy music and dance as a living culture and a legacy of world stature, the Festival has presented some of the most important figures in the history of flamenco as well as prodigies from today’s generation of artists.  In 2012 Festival Flamenco Gitano received a Special Honor from the Isadora Duncan Dance Awards for performances featuring a multigenerational group of tradition-bearers, heirs to a rich legacy of music and dance passed down through the families.
 
Artistic Director Nina Menendez explains: “These artists are bringing the Gitano essence of flamenco into the 21st century. They have an ease for improvisation that comes from living the art as part of everyday life and are able to express a full range of genuine emotion with unique personal style. No choreography is required, only an intimate connection among the dancers and musicians who interact freely on the basis of a shared legacy and an insatiable hunger to find the spark of duende that transforms the mundane into the sublime.”

8th ANNUAL BAY AREA 
FLAMENCO FESTIVAL 2013

FULL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
 
WEEKEND ONE:
CONCHA VARGAS 
Icon of Gypsy Flamenco Dance from Lebrija, Spain
Saturday, Sept. 21, 8pm: La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley
Sunday, Sept. 22Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz  
 
 
WEEKEND TWO:
Celebrating over 50 Years in Flamenco
DAVID SERVA 
Godfather of Bay Area Flamenco Guitar
with  Jose Gálvez “El Duende”    Kina Méndez
Javier Heredia    Luis de la Tota
Friday, Sept 27, 8pmKuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz   
Sunday, Sept 29, 8pm: Freight & Salvage, Berkeley 
 
 
WEEKEND THREE:
GEMA MONEO
Rising Star of Gypsy Flamenco Dance 
from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Friday, Oct 4, 8pm: Brava Theater, San Francisco   
Saturday, Oct 5, 8pm: Thrust Stage, Berkeley Repertory Theatre 
Sunday, Oct. 6, 8pm: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz  
 

SPECIAL EVENT:
FLAMENCO PROJECT
A slideshow & roundtable discussion
Thursday, Sept 26, 7:30pmLa Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley
Images from the collection edited by guitarist/photographer Steve Kahn will spark discussion among a group of artists and flamenco aficionados who lived in Spain in the 1960s & 70s. Panelists include Steve Kahn, David Serva, Paul Shalmy, Jill Bacán, Mica Graña and Kenny Parker.
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