XIª FESTIVAL ‘CUMBRE FLAMENCA’ JUNE 25 & 26, 2022
February 20, 2020
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XIª FESTIVAL ‘CUMBRE FLAMENCA’ JUNE 25 & 26, 2022

Sat., June 25, 2022, 8pm
Sun., June 26, 2022, 6pm

The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica, California 90401
Reserved Seating + Free Parking

V.I.P. Seating includes Pre-show Boxed Spanish Reception (Wine & Beer for purchase)

Tickets/Entradas: http://www.itsmyseat.com/Vida11/

This event is sponsored in part by
The Tourist Office of Spain, Los Angeles.

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Dear Patrons,

The time has come to make a tough decision regarding the ‘XIª FESTIVAL ‘CUMBRE FLAMENCA’ originally scheduled for June of this year. At this time, we are almost certain we will not be able to have live audiences in our theaters at full capacity in June. Therefore, we have rescheduled our festival to Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26, 2022.

All ticket purchases will be honored for our new Festival dates and will be automatically moved to the corresponding day in 2022. If you prefer a refund, please contact our ticketing agency directly through the following email: info@itsmyseat.com.

Stay safe and with our warmest regards!

This event is sponsored in part by The Office of Tourism of Spain, Los Angeles

https://www.spain.info/en/

 Soaring, gutsy, visceral Flamenco performances!

Flamenco as an art form is the result of a slow process of musical, cultural, and social alchemy born from the soil of Andalucía. It is a monumental and exquisite mosaic consisting of an infinite collection of colors, forms, and origins.

Vida Flamenca proudly presents award-winning Flamenco dance sensations Antonio Molina ‘El Choro’ and Gema Moneo together for two performances only Saturday, June 19, 2021 and Sunday, June 20, 2021 at the exquisite Broad Stage in Santa Monica. ‘El Choro’ and Moneo are a compelling duo creating an inspiring and seductive feast of flawless technique and stunning choreography.

Joining them are the sensational singers from Sevilla, Ismael de la Rosa ‘El Bola’ and Jonatan Reyes along with the virtuoso guitarist of Juan Campallo.

Lakshmi Basile ‘La Chimi’ {6/26 only} adds a sizzling performance appearing as special guest dancer.

We are also proud to present members of the Zermeño Dance Academy with artistic director/dancer Daniela Zermeño Sanchez {6/25 only}.

Join us and celebrate our universal community and the culture of Spain!

Ticket Links: www.itsmyseat.com/Vida11/

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Antonio Molina ‘El Choro’, choreographer/dancer

Through his desire to dance as a natural means of expression, ‘El Choro’ immediately transfixes the audience anxious for truth and spontaneity.

Born in Huelva, ‘El Choro’ has performed throughout Andalusian with numerous flamenco companies including those of Israel Galván, Eva la Yerbabuena (“Eva”), Mercedes Ruiz and with Rafael Campallo at the Villamarta Theatre as part of the Jerez Flamenco Festival. He has also performed as part of the Flamenco Festival in Monterrey, Mexico, the International House in Philadelphia, The Danny Kaye Playhouse, New York and the prestigious Albuquerque and Miami Flamenco Festivals.

In 2015, ‘El Choro’ toured with Vicente Amigo with his award-winning album ‘Tierra’. Molina then debuted the first show with his own company, “Warning: Bayles de Jitanos’, under the direction of Rafael Estévez, for which he won the ‘Revelation Prize’ as part of the 2016 Festival de Jerez. He then continued performing in shows such as ‘Gelem’ with Pedro El Granaíno and Manuel Liñán, and with ‘Mi Baile’ featuring Gema Moneo, Juan Campallo, David Caro, Jesus Corbacho, Pepe de Pura, Jonathan Jimenez and  Paco Vega which toured throughout Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands.

Gema Moneo, choreographer/dancer

Gema Moneo is the essence of Andalucían purity and the art from Jerez de la Frontera, the land of “compas” par excellence, and about one of the family dynasties that has brought us soaring traditions in the world of flamenco.

Gema Moneo is the youngest representative of her dynasty, touched by a magic wand of grace, expressiveness and strength. Moneo was a student of Manuela Carpio, Eva Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Juan de Juan, Manuel Liñán. She has performed with Joaquín Cortés among others. At the age of 13, she had established herself at the most prestigious “peñas” and “tablaos” in Andalucia.  For many years she was part of the company of Farruquito, which recently performed at CSUN’s The Soraya in 2019. Now, despite her youth, she is considered one of the best young flamenco dancers from Andalucia.

UNESCO has declared Flamenco to be a World Heritage treasure. Experience this unique, cultural tradition of Spain in the heart of Santa Monica!

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Estimados patrocinadores,

Ha llegado el momento de tomar una difícil decisión referente al ‘XIº FESTIVAL ‘CUMBRE FLAMENCA’, programado en principio para el mes de junio de este año.  En este momento, estamos casi seguros que no será posible recibir un público presencial en nuestros teatros con aforo completo en junio.  Por lo tanto, hemos aplazado nuestro festival a sábado y domingo, 25 y 26 de junio, del año 2022.

Como todos saben, Vida Flamenco cada año reúne a aficionados a la música y la danza para celebrar una actuación de Flamenco.  Dada la necesidad absoluta de aplanar la curva del COVID-19, y las normativas actualmente vigentes en cuanto al distanciamiento social aquí en el condado de Los Angeles, creemos que es la decisión acertada, aunque sea muy dura de tomar.

Nuestro teatro, The Broad Stage, ubicado en Santa Monica College, ya ha tomado la decisión de funcionar de forma remota al 100% hasta el otoño del año en curso, sin programar ningún acontecimiento teatral en directo.  Tienen la esperanza de presentar actividades limitadas hacia el final del otoño, pero no habrá confirmación hasta que pasen unos meses, y no se espera la asistencia de un público al completo en los teatros.

Nuestro equipo comparte la desilusión que conlleva este aplazamiento.  Mientras albergamos la esperanza de que el día a día de la vida vuelva a la normalidad lo más rápidamente posible, esperamos que esta modificación sea comprendida como necesaria para cumplir con nuestra responsabilidad compartida en la protección de todos del virus COVID-19.

Lamentamos profundamente cualquier molestia al respecto, y humildemente pedimos su comprensión.  Esperamos con ilusión el momento en que podamos reunirnos nuevamente y sin peligro, cara a cara, para celebrar el arte e innovaciones creativas con nuestra comunidad flamenca.

Todas las entradas adquiridas serán válidas para las nuevas fechas del festival, y automáticamente serán modificadas para la fecha correspondiente del 2022.  Si prefiere un reembolso, rogamos se ponga en contacto directamente con nuestra agencia de entradas en el siguiente enlace: https://www.itsmyseat.com/ o mediante email: info@itsmyseat.com

Manténganse seguros.  Saludos cordiales.

Beth Nesbitt
Presidenta, Vida Flamenca
Los Angeles, CA

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XIº FESTIVAL ‘CUMBRE FLAMENCA’
Sábado y domingo, 25 y 26 de junio 2022

Compañía completa directamente de Huelva, Jerez y Sevilla protagonizada por Antonio Molina ‘El Choro’ y Gema Moneo.  Vienen acompañados por los magníficos cantaores Ismael de la Rosa ‘El Bola’ y Jonatán Reyes, junto al guitarrista Juan Campallo y invitada especial la bailaora flamenca Lakshmi Basile ‘La Chimi’ (26 de junio).

También nos enorgullece presentar miembros de la Zermeño Dance Academy bajo la dirección artística de Daniela Zermeño Sánchez (25 de junio)

The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St, Santa Monica, California 90401
Entradas: www.itsmyseat.com/Vida11/

Con afecto ¡y con la esperanza de que vengan tiempos mucho más felices!

Vida Flamenca

This event is sponsored in part by
The Tourist Office of Spain, Los Angeles.

The Edi & Edythe Broad Stage, Santa Monica, California

 

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ABOUT VIDA FLAMENCA

This event is part of our Vida Flamenca Cultural Arts Programming.

We believe stories shape and transform who we are and what we do both individually and collectively. It is our hope to connect audiences through this deeply enriching and vital experience, to the power, cross-cultural connections and unique character of Flamenco storytelling through dance, and music showcases.

This show is produced by VIDA FLAMENCA, a California-based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to advancing and preserving Spanish dance and music tradition. Ongoing Vida Flamenca programs increase awareness of Spanish Culture through Flamenco dance and music performances, educational workshops and master classes. Since the its’ inception, Vida Flamenca has become the premiere calling card as a Flamenco entertainment source in Los Angeles, Southern California and throughout the United States.

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Fotos: deflamenco.com

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