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Flamenco Quartet Project 

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DOORS: 6:30pm | SHOW: 7:30pm

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ABOUT THE ARTIST

Genre: Flamenco/Jazz

Marija Temo

Described as a “flamenco triple threat,” Marija Temo is widely recognized as a virtuoso classical/flamenco guitarist, flamenco vocalist, conductor, and former dancer. She actively performs as a soloist with symphony orchestras, in guitar concert series and festivals, as a flamenco singer/guitar accompanist, and has been featured utilizing her talents in unique types of performance.
She has performed for many dignitaries and with highly acclaimed artists, and has also received several awards. In addition to her versatile performance career, she is known for her teaching methods, educational programs, and workshops. Marija’s Communication Course was offered for 10 years consecutively at the University of New Mexico International Flamenco Festival, at the Toronto International Flamenco Festival, and reviewed in magazines such as Flamenco USA, Flamenco International (London, England), and Dance Magazine. Marija’s method continues to be in demand in the US and abroad.
Ms. Temo is a former faculty member of the Preparatory of the Peabody Institute, Johns Hopkins University, where she founded the Flamenco Guitar Program. She received her Masters degree from the Peabody Conservatory of Music, studying under Manuel Barrueco, and her Bachelors degree from the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music, studying under Loris Chobanian.

Wendy Clinard, Artistic Director Clinard Dance

After completing a BFA at The Art Institute of Chicago in 1993, Wendy Clinard embarked on a rigorous apprenticeship with flamenco dancer Edo Sie, while augmenting her studies in Spain with notable teachers Juana Amaya and Hiniesta Cortez. She has been performing and teaching the art of Flamenco for the past 20 years.
In 1999 Clinard began choreographing original dance theater productions. Since 1999 she has created six full evening works (Quest of Theseus; Shifting Landscapes; Unraveling Rhythms; Jondo Portraits; From the Arctic to the Middle East; and the recent 2014 work Chicago’s Watershed) and several smaller choreographic pieces. Unraveling Rhythms toured India in 2005, and the Midwest in 2006/2007; and excerpts of Jondo Portraits were shared with audiences in Syria during the summer of 2009. In 2015 Clinard was awarded a MacArthur International Connection Fund to support a choreographic exchange between Hrishikesh Pawar, Pune (India), and Clinard. In April 2016 Clinard Dance performed Chicago's Watershed at The University of Peking in conjunction with The University Of Chicago's Beijing Branch. Clinard worked with Chicago Sinfonietta for their 2015/16 season performing solo and group choreographies for orchestral works at Symphony Center and Ravinia Festival.
Clinard has been an invited choreographer at the summer 2000 Jacob’s Pillow Festival as well as to The Birmingham Royal Ballet (Birmingham England) in fall 2001. The company has participated in a guest residencies at the University of Chicago (2014), Hambidge Center in Rapbun, Georgia (summer 2002), Tofte Lake Center 2013-2015 and at The Chicago Cultural Center’s Dance Bridge Program (2006 and 2010).
Clinard has taught for the past 20 years in schools and higher education environments. Locally she has taught for Chicago’s Gallery37, De Paul University, Columbia College Chicago, College of Lake County, Salt Creek Ballet, Homer Bryant Ballet, Dimitri Roudnev Ballet, and Redmoon Theatre. She has presented short and long term residencies since 1999 for arts organizations, primary /secondary schools and universities.

Steve Gibons
Jazz and ethno violinist Steve Gibons is regular at the Green Mill with Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan, and other Chicago jazz venues (Jazz Showcase, Katerina’s) and leads the Gypsy Rhythm Project, a collaboration of Roma and Chicago jazz players. Gibons also plays with Il- Bulbul Classical Arabic Ensemble, a classical Arabic chamber group, and has traveled widely, making field recordings in the Balkans, and has absorbed music from a host of different cultures: Blues and Jazz from his home town, Chicago, Roma (Gypsy) and folk music from Southeast Europe, Klezmer from Central Europe, Classical Arabic Music from the Middle East, Western European Gypsy Jazz from France.

Gibons composed an original score for Clinard’s From the Arctic to the Middle East in which he also played the violin. He also participates in their flamenco repertory quartet as a composer and violinist.


Alfonso Cid (flamenco singer and flute player) is a native of Seville, Spain.

He enrolled at the Seville Conservatory in 1990 to study flute and music theory. He also was awarded two scholarships to attend the classes at the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco Art in July of 2007 and 2008 in Seville, Spain. There he studied with maestro Paco Taranto and the new and upcoming talents of Rocío Márquez and Elena Morales.
In 1997 Alfonso moved to the United States, since then he is based in New York City.
He has performed with Flamenco dancers such as Belén Maya, Siudy Garrido, Pilar Rioja, María Elena Anaya, Rafaela Reyes “La Repompa de Málaga”, Nélida Tirado, Auxi Fernández, Antonio Hidalgo, José Maldonado, Almudena Serrano, La Conja, La Meira, Oscar Valero and José Moreno; and guitarists Pedro Cortes, Chuscales, José Luis de la Paz, among others.
He recorded backing vocals in the song titled “Mi Santa” on the album “Formula Vol. 1” by popular Latin artist Romeo Santos with the great flamenco guitarist Tomatito. He has traveled around the world alongside Romeo Santos in venues such as Madison Square Garden, New York Yankee Stadium, River Plate Stadium (Buenos Aires, Argentina), International Music Festival of Viña del Mar 2013 and 2015 (Chile), Foro Sol (México City), Plaza de Toros de las Ventas (Madrid, Spain) Palau Sant Jordi (Barcelona, Spain), to name a few.
On November 2011, he was invited by conductor and mandolin player Tom Cohen to join the Montreal Andalusian Orchestra as part of the Festival Sepharad alongside the legendary Rabbi Haim Louk at the Olympia Theater. He was also invited by Cohen to perform in a seven cities tour of Israel on November 2016 with The Jerusalem Andalusian Orchestra.
He has toured with singer songwriter David Broza last December 2018 in his “Broza and Friends” show in a Cuban/Flamenco style re-interpretation of his music.
Along with Professor Taoufik Ben-Amor, Columbia University’s Senior Lecturer in Arabic Studies, plus four musicians and dancers, Alfonso has created the project called “New Andalusia” to recreate the music of Al-Andalus through their Flamenco and Arabic music traditions as immigrants in New York City.
He has toured Spain, France and Italy on 2017 and 2018 with the jazz/flamenco band the New Bojaira by pianist Jesús Hernández from Granada, Spain. This band is just released its first album titled “Zorongo Blu” on December 1st, 2018.
He released his first CD titled “Flamenco de vuelta e ida” on 2006 with his own Flamenco fusion project Gazpacho Andalú with flamenco guitarist Arturo Martínez.
He has also released the debut album of his Spanish Indie Rock project Dientes de Caramelo titled “Pulpo” (Octopus) in March of 2012 as well as three new singles throughout the summer of 2015.

www.alfonsocid.com


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