HERENCIA FLAMENCA / Spanish Superstars Come to the Luckman Theater June 23 & 24
March 12, 2018
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HERENCIA FLAMENCA / Spanish Superstars Come to the Luckman Theater June 23 & 24

La Rubia Productions Presents


Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 24, 2016 at 2:30pm
Luckman Theatre Complex, Cal State L.A.
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032

“Herencia Flamenca” featuring Paco and Yolanda Arroyo continues its tradition of showcasing the intensity and artistry of flamenco’s most explosive, passionate, and talented dancers and musicians this June.

LOS ANGELES, CA: June 23 & 24, 2018 – Weaving a rich tapestry of culture, soul, and deeply-rooted heritage, flamenco captures the essence of Spain.  La Rubia Productions is proud to present the return of “Herencia Flamenca,” featuring an all-star showcase of flamenco artists poised to set the stage at the LuckmanTheatre afire. Barcelona-born dancer Yolanda Arroyo and guitar virtuoso Paco Arroyo perform with special guest dancer Angel Muñoz direct from Córdoba along with some of Spain’s hottest singers and musicians.

“Herencia Flamenca” draws upon the passion and depth of flamenco to transport the audience to the heart of Spain. Since its premiere in 2014, “Herencia Flamenca” has garnered recognition and praise from audience members and media outlets alike. Their unrestrained energy, raw emotion, and commanding virtuosity have been described as “impressive” and exhibiting “outstanding skill” by well-established dance critics. This dynamic company represents the finest of traditional and contemporary flamenco.

‘We are extremely fortunate to be able to present such exceptional artists in our upcoming season. They are all brilliant performers, who are accomplished and well-respected throughout the world of flamenco, and it is our honor and pleasure to be able to share the stage with them in June.’ – Paco & Yolanda Arroyo

PACO & YOLANDA ARROYO: Guitarist & Dancer

Photo: Sari Makki Photography.

Husband and wife artistic team, Paco and Yolanda Arroyo continue to make significant contributions to flamenco music and culture in Southern California. Hailing from Barcelona, Paco and Yolanda have been performing together since 1977, when they met at Tablao Flamenco El Cordobés. Yolanda began studying ballet and classical Spanish dance at age three beginning; by the age of nine, she was performing in tablaos, peñas, and theatres. Paco, a member of a family of musicians, poets, and artists, started playing guitar when he was 17.

In Barcelona, Paco and Yolando performed on the legendary stages of Los Tarantos and Las Cuevas. Throughout their various tours, they have shared the stage with flamenco greats, including Manuela Carrasco, El Extremeño, Pansequito, Capullo de Jerez, Maruja Garrido, Vicente Gelo, la Familia Rubichi, Paloma Marín, El Yunke, Pastora and José Galván, Domingo Ortega. In 1986, Paco and Yolanda toured France and Japan with the legendary flamenco singer Camarón de la Isla and his guitarist, Tomatito. That same year, Paco and Yolanda re-located to Los Angeles and founded Herencia Flamenca, their flamenco company.

This dynamic and talented couple has also toured the USA and Venezuela. In the Los Angeles area, they have performed in countless venues, including El Cid, Alex Theatre, Royce Hall, Fountain Theatre, Barnsdall Theatre, The Grand Annex, El Patio, Bar-Celona, Magipolis Theatre in Santa Monica as well as the Lobero Theatre and El Paseo in Santa Barbara.

Over the past 20 years, Paco and Yolanda have operated a well-established academy in Glendale, California. Today, they have three flamenco student companies: Aires Flamencos, Caminos de España, and Mosaico Andaluz, which perform regularly at theatres throughout Southern California. For more information, please visit them at http:/


Entrevista a Angel Muñoz, bailaor. Foto: ALEJANDRA ROSADO.

Special guest dancer, Angel Muñoz was born in Córdoba, Spain. He was principle dancer with the companies of José Antonio and María Pages and internationally acclaimed guitarist Paco Peña as well as with María Benitez in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Muñoz has appeared in the movie Callas Forever directed by Franco Zeffirelli, and performs often in London, the U.S., and throughout Europe. Most recently, Angel was nominated for the 2015 British National Dance Awards, Best Classical Choreography for his collaboration with Paco Peña on Flamencura and continues to teach and perform worldwide.

Paco and Yolanda Arroyo welcome Angel back to Los Angeles for the 2018 ‘Herencia Flamenca’ performances at the Luckman Theatre.


Paco Arroyo, Guitarist, Musical Director
Yolanda Arroyo, Dancer, Artistic Director
Angel Muñoz, Dancer, Special Guest Dancer, Córdoba
Vicente Gelo, Singer, Sevilla
Fernando Soto, Festero, Jerez De La Frontera
Matias Lopez “El Mati”, Singer, Barcelona (Los Angeles Debut)
Juan José Alba, Guitarist, Cadiz (Los Angeles Debut)
Carlos Merino, Percussionist , Jerez De La Frontera
Pedro Toro, Pianist, Caracas, Venezuela
Michael Roberts, Pianist, West Sussex, England





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