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"Memorias Flamencas" VIP seats Benefiting MD Anderson

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Flamenco Fever Fusion Series presents Memorias Flamencas as part of the

AT&T Performing Arts Center Elevator Project

Thursday, April 23 – Saturday, April 25 – 8 p.m.

Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre – Potter Rose

DALLAS – March 4, 2020 - - Ida Y Vuelta Flamenco presents Flamenco Fever - Memorias Flamencas featuring the father of Flamenco Jazz, Jorge Pardo. Mr. Pardo flute and saxophonist artist contributor recently won a Grammy as a contributor on Chick Corea's Best Latin Jazz Album “Antidote”, featuring Dancer Nino de los Reyes. Jorge was proclaimed the "Greatest Living Artist" by the French Academy of Jazz in 2012. He has traveled the world with his music and has 13 solo CDS. The show will feature selections from Diez de Paco, Spain by Chick Corea, and MIRA, which was awarded best Jazz Album, and other American Jazz Standards with a Flamenco Influence performed live by Mr. Pardo and highly acclaimed guitarist, Adam de Monte, and Spanish Jazz pianist, Sergio Pamies. The Headlining musicians will be backed by local celebrities: Luckie ‘Abejorro’ (cajon), brothers: Buddy (bass) and Jamal Mohamed (percussion).

Mr. Pardo toured for 20 years with famous guitarist Paco de Lucia. His enthralling blend of jazz and flamenco tests the boundaries of both forms yet retains the true essence of each genre. The passionate blend is engaging and intense, using all the breaks and calls necessary for authentic flamenco. Yet, no one has ever done an entire dance concert to his music. Julia Alcántara, director of Flamenco Fever, wanted to make this a reality, as an homage to the genius whose compositions, no matter how innovative, never lost respect for the original genre. Now, in Dallas, this will happen for the first time, with an all-star cast of musicians who have been acquainted for decades, yet never played together, all meeting in Texas for this amazing show. The astounding male dancer, Manuel Gutierrez (Cordoba) and Ms. Alcantara have created distinctive choreography to match the uniqueness of his music, set on a cast of a more than a dozen local dancers.

Ms. Alcántara’s Fusion Series concerts are enlightening experiments for the cast and audience alike, comparing and contrasting two styles of music and dance in a dynamic evening of entertainment. She recently lost her mother to cancer, so this Flamenco/Jazz production will be dedicated to the memory of Jill Alcántara and explore the struggle of victims of the disease and their surviving loved ones. Her mother's scarves will be brought to life as part of the costuming. The music and choreography will communicate a powerful message about how cancer affects us as a community. Proceeds from VIP seating will be donated to MD Anderson in Houston, where her Mother received care, making this show a remarkable production with a unifying message that is sure to inspire and demonstrate how flamenco is an outlet for our deepest sorrows. This concept, and its cast, makes this concert the most important in Ida y Vuelta’s history.

Flamenco Fever - Memorias Flamencas will be the first Elevator Project to host three performances at the Dee and Charles Wyly “Potter Rose“ Theatre – on the AT&T Performing Arts Center campus at 8 p.m. April 23 through April 25, 2020. All shows are $29 general admission. VIP and Sponsor Tables will benefit cancer research at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston: 8 seats for $600 or 4 seats for $300.

Tickets are available online at www.attpac.org, by telephone at 214-880-0202, or in person at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Winspear Opera House Box Office at 2403 Flora Street. The Box Office is open 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and before performances – closed Saturdays and Sundays.

For more photos and information about Flamenco Fever:

www.FlamencoFever.org

www.facebook.com/IdayVueltaFlamenco

Julia@AlcántaraArts.com, 214-934-4480

About 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 Plano Senior High School. After studying for three years with Dallas flamenco matriarch, Conte De Loyo, she moved to New York to study with Antonio Del Castillo and Raquel Heredia. She finished her education at the National Institute of Flamenco where the curriculum included classes in flamenco history, choreography, improvisation, singing, and classical Spanish dance with Eva Encinias and Pablo Rodarte. There she was able to study with some of the greatest dancers in the world including Eva ‘La Yerba Buena’, Antonio Canales, Juana Amaya, Alejandro Granados, Carmela Greco, Omayra Amaya, Belen Maya, and Florencio Campos among others.

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. She executed a 6-week residency at the University of Texas at Dallas setting a fusion piece for their modern dance ensemble and choreographed “Bolero” for the Irving Symphony’s “Dallas Treasures” concert. She has produced an array of events bring flamenco to numerous restaurants, open air spaces, and performing arts venues across the Dallas-Fort Worth area including the Bishop Arts District and Deep Ellum where she hosted 4 festivals prior to moving to Oak Cliff. Her dance studio teaches beginner to professional level dance and offers classes in Flamenco Guitar and Singing in artist residencies twice a year.

About Jorge Pardo

Jorge Pardo began by playing the guitar but became attracted to wind instruments by studying a great number of artists and diverse styles. Diego Carrasco, Jean Luc Vallet, Manuel Soler are some of the masters that influenced him. He has recorded 13 discs and was featured on recordings and world tours with Paco De Lucia. He recorded “La Leyenda del Tiempo” and other productions with Camaron de La Isla and worked at the flamenco dance studios such as “Amor de Dios” participating in the new artistic generation when flute and saxophone become part of the flamenco world. “MIRA” was awarded by the Academy of Music as the Best Jazz Album 2001. The recordings with “D3,” his collection “Vientos Flamencos,” his award winning trio with bassist Carles Benavente and, percussionist, Tino di Geraldo in the collection “Sin precedents,” “Desvarios” with “el Bola” for RTVE, Touchstone with Chick Corea, the ”Homenaje a Miles Davis” in NY, and the prestigious "Greatest Living Artist" by the French Academy of jazz are just few of his many accolades.

About Adam del Monte - Guitarist

One of the leading flamenco and classical guitarist/composers of his generation, Adam del Monte has made it his life’s mission to fully express himself in these two genres, transcending labeling and convention. Always having incorporated a wide array of musical styles in his compositions, del Monte has embarked on a journey of creating a unique sound and language of flamenco that is both steeped in tradition and progressive in its openness to musical flavors from around the world.

First Prize Winner at the 1997 Stotsenberg International Classical Guitar Competition, del Monte is one of the new generations dynamic force in both flamenco and classical guitar. He studied flamenco and classical guitar in Spain, Israel, and England. Beginning with his father, he continued his training with such famed Gypsy performers as Pepe “Habichuela,” Paco Cortez, Nino Miguel, and Gerardo Nunez. His classical guitar teachers were Menashe Baquiche, Israel and Gordon Crosskey at Chethams School of Music and at the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, England. He has also appeared as both a solo artist and group performer in major venues such as Los Angelos’ Mark Taper Forum and the Wilshire Theater, the Teatro Real and the Conde Duque in Madrid; Manuel de Falla Auditorium in Granada; New Mexico St Francis Auditorium in Santa Fe; the International Guitar Festival in Israel, GFA in St Louis,’96, La Jolla ,’97 and Charleston, 99 GFA, Guitar Festival, and the 500th anniversary of Columbus celebrations in Paris and Madrid.

About Sergio Pamies – Jazz Pianist

Sergio Pamies was born and raised in Granada, Spain. He has recorded four solo albums. Critics have noticed his talents for composition, the lyrical qualities of his playing, and his natural and spontaneous ability to fuse traditional jazz language and the flamenco music of his childhood. In 2015, Pamies was selected for the Latin Jazz Traditions concert organized by Carnegie Hall, performing there with Paquito D’Rivera and having his composition “Dudu” selected for the performance. In 2014, Pamies was awarded the “Best Representation of Granada in A Foreign Country” youth cultural award by the Youth Institute of Andalucía, Spain. He has received seven DownBeat student awards: Best Instrumental Soloist (2013), Best Large Ensemble (2014), and Best Latin Group (2012)

About Manuel Gutierrez – Dancer/Choreographer

Manuel Gutierrez's family came from Cordoba, Spain. He won his first flamenco award at 8 years old. He developed his unique style under the direction of Lita Peiro, José Galván, Joaquin Grilo and Javier Latorre. By age twenty, Gutierrez began producing works and dancing across Europe with legendary artists including Duquende, Chicuelo, Juan Carmona and Chispa Negra in London, Great Britain & France. Manuel was invited to teach at the top studios in Europe including L’Opéra de Paris among others. His choreography was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award.

About the Elevator Project

The AT&T Center for the Performing Arts presents the innovative Elevator Project with support from the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs, TACA, Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. This is the fifth season of The Elevator Project which started in 2014 to provide much-needed performance space in the Arts District. It was curated by a five-person peer-review panel of arts professionals and advocates, 43 Dallas-based artists and arts groups submitted proposals in January. Only 8 were selected. Some of the guiding criteria included placing an emphasis on new works; diverse genres, artists and subject matter; unusual use of performance space; supporting groups without a home; and more. Many of the artists involved say Elevator Project has become a critical partner for emerging arts groups.

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