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XIª FESTIVAL ‘CUMBRE FLAMENCA’ JUNE 26, 2022 * THE BROAD STAGE, SANTA MONICA, CA

Explosive Flamenco Comes to Los Angeles!

Sunday  *  June 26, 2022  *  6:30 pm

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

V.I.P. Seating includes Pre-show Paella & Tapas Spanish Reception
5:00 – 6:00pm
(Wine & Beer for purchase)
Reception by Savory Roads Catering

Theater Doors Open: 6:00pm

Tickets/Compre su Entradas Aquí: http://www.itsmyseat.com/Vida11/

**NEW** Video Just Added!
https://youtu.be/sPK3K02zq4o

COVID-19 VACCINATIONS
(INCLUDING BOOSTER SHOTS STARTING APR 15) & MASKS REQUIRED 

To ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our patrons, staff and artists, The Broad Stage and Santa Monica College are requiring guests to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including one booster shot, and to wear masks at all times. If you are not yet eligible for a booster shot, you must at least be fully vaccinated, meaning your first visit is at least 2 weeks after your final vaccine dose. There is no waiting period required following a booster shot. Only one booster shot is currently required. This policy applies to all performances, whether indoors or outdoors.

  • Información en español a continuación

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

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Dear Patrons,

After two years of postponements, Vida Flamenca is excited to share details for our revised ‘XIª ‘CUMBRE FLAMENCA’ FESTIVAL originally scheduled for June of 2020 and 2021. To accommodate the expanded tour obligations of dancer Antonio Molina ‘El Choro’ our festival is now one night only, Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 6:30pm at the exquisite Eli & Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica.

The lineup has changed but the talent has not! The Huelva-born superstar ‘El Choro’ brings with him the passionate singing of three cantaores Jesús Corbacho (Huelva), Miguel Rosendo (Cádiz), and Ismael Fernández, (Sevilla) along with the electrifying guitarist Juani de la Isla, (San Fernando, Cádiz). Also performing is the critically acclaimed Barcelona-born flamenco dancer, Sonia Olla, hailed by The New York Times as “a furnace of earthy sensuality.” Additionally, joining this exciting evening are members of the celebrated Zermeño Dance Academy from Santa Barbara.

We realize the inconvenience this might cause some of our patrons with the unavoidable cancellation of our Saturday, June 25 date. However, our hope is you will be able to attend the Sunday, June 26th performance where we can finally gather safely in person to celebrate the artistry and creative innovations with our flamenco community.

All ticket purchases will be honored for our new Festival date and will be automatically moved to our Sunday, June 26 performance. If the seat has already been reserved our ticketing company will contact you directly to find the closest possible seating option. If no accommodation can be made, or you prefer a refund, please contact our ticketing agency directly through the following link, https://www.itsmyseat.com/Vida11 or by email directly at info@itsmyseat.com.

Handed down from generation to generation, flamenco incorporates historic dance and music traditions expressing a way of life shaped by a multitude of cultural and regional influences including a Roma migration embracing Northern India, Sephardic and Moorish roots, Gitanos (Romany people) of Spain and Andalusian regions. In 2010, UNESCO declared flamenco a Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Vida Flamenca is honored to present our highly anticipated ‘Cumbre Flamenca’ festival for this unique, cultural tradition of Spain in the heart of Santa Monica!

Stay safe and with our warmest regards, we thank you!

Tickets/Compre su Entradas Aquí: http://www.itsmyseat.com/Vida11/

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Estimados Patrones,

Después de dos años de aplazamientos, Vida Flamenca se enorgullece en compartir los detalles de nuestro actualizado XIª CUMBRE FLAMENCA FESTIVAL que fue programado en principio para tener lugar en junio de 2020 y 2021.  Para ajustarse a las obligaciones profesionales del bailaor Antonio Molina “El Choro”, el festival ahora se celebra en una sola velada, domingo, 26 de junio, 2022, a las 18.30h en el exquisito teatro Eli & Edythe Broad Stage en Santa Mónica.

El elenco ha cambiado, ¡pero no el talento!  La figura máxima onubense “El Choro” viene acompañado de las voces apasionadas de tres cantaores, Jesús Corbacho (Huelva), Miguel Rosendo (Cádiz), e Ismael Fernández, (Sevilla), además del sensacional guitarrista Juani de la Isla (San Fernando, Cádiz).  También le acompaña la aclamada bailaora catalana Sonia Olla, destacada por The New York Times como “una caldera de sensualidad primitiva”.  También se unen a la emocionante presentación, componentes de la celebrada Academia de Baile Zermeño desde Santa Barbara.

Comprendemos la inconveniencia que puede resultar para algunas personas debido a la inevitable anulación de la función del sábado, 25 de junio.  No obstante, esperamos que le será posible asistir a la actuación del domingo, 26 de junio, cuando por fin podemos reunirnos con nuestra comunidad flamenca en persona con todas las garantías para celebrar el arte y creatividad innovadora.

Serán válidas todas las entradas compradas para nuestra nueva fecha del Festival, y serán automáticamente trasladadas a la presentación de domingo, 26 de junio.  Si el asiento ya ha sido reservado, nuestra empresa de gestión de localidades se pondrá en contacto con usted directamente para disponer la opción más viable.  Si no hay acomodación posible, o si prefiere un reembolso, se ruega se ponga en contacto con la agencia directamente en el siguiente enlace: https://www.itsmyseat.com/Vida11 o mediante correo electrónico en info@itsmyseat.com.

Aprendido de generación en generación, el flamenco incorpora tradiciones históricas de baile y música que expresan una forma de vida influenciada por multitud de elementos culturales y regionales, incluyendo la migración de la etnia Roma desde el norte de la India y raíces sefardíes y musulmanas, gitanos (el pueblo romaní) de España y regiones andaluzas.  En el año 2010, la UNESCO otorgó al flamenco la condición de Patrimonio Intangible de la Humanidad.  Vida Flamenca se honra en presentar nuestro muy esperado Festival Cumbre Flamenca que lleva al corazón de Santa Mónica esta singular tradición cultural española.

Gracias por su apoyo continuo.  Esperamos verle pronto.

Saludos cordiales de

Beth Nesbitt
Directora, Vida Flamenca
Los Angeles, CA

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VACUNAS COVID-19 (INCLUYENDO VACUNAS DE REFUERZO A PARTIR DEL 15 DE ABRIL) Y MÁSCARAS REQUERIDAS

Para garantizar la salud, la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros patrocinadores, personal y artistas, The Broad Stage y Santa Monica College requieren que los invitados estén completamente vacunados contra el COVID-19, incluida una vacuna de refuerzo, y que usen máscaras en todo momento . Si aún no es elegible para una vacuna de refuerzo, al menos debe estar completamente vacunado, lo que significa que su primera visita es al menos 2 semanas después de la dosis final de la vacuna. No se requiere un período de espera después de una inyección de refuerzo. Actualmente solo se requiere una inyección de refuerzo. Esta política se aplica a todas las actuaciones, ya sea en interiores o al aire libre.

Tickets/Compre su Entradas Aquí: http://www.itsmyseat.com/Vida11/

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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 catalana dancer Sonia Olla, hailed by The New York Times as “a furnace of earthy sensuality” together for one performance only Sunday, June 26, 2022 at the exquisite Broad Stage in Santa Monica. ‘El Choro’ and Olla are a compelling duo creating an inspiring and seductive feast of flawless technique and stunning choreography. The Huelva-born superstar ‘El Choro’ brings with him the passionate singing of three cantaores Jesús Corbacho (Huelva), Miguel Rosendo (Cádiz), and Ismael Fernández, (Sevilla) along with the electrifying guitarist Juani de la Isla, (San Fernando, Cádiz).

Under the artistic direction of Daniela Zermeño Sanchez, we are also proud to present members of the Zermeño Dance Academy.

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.

SONIA OLLA, Dancer/Choreographer

Hailed by The New York Times as a furnace of earthy sensuality, Sonia Olla was born and raised in Barcelona when she earned a degree in Spanish Dance and Flamenco at the esteemed Instituto de Teatro y Danza in Barcelona. She has toured as company member and soloist with flamenco greats such as Antonio Canales, Eva la Yerbabuena, Rafaela Carrasco, Merche Esmeralda, Maria Pages, and La Farruca, among others.

Bailaora of international prestige, director and choreographer of her own shows, Sonia currently resides in New York, where she combines teaching with her performance and choreography career.  Venues include The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Le Poisson Rouge, the Rose Nagelburg Theatre, Baruch Performing Arts Center (NY) and Instituto Cervantes (Chicago), and various Flamenco Festivals.

Together with the Flamenco singer Ismael Fernandez, her partner on and off the stage, Sonia has created a wide range of shows such as Tablao Sevilla, Entretiempo, Por Los Caminos and Tiempo al Aire. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Postand The New Yorker, as well as Spanish newspapers such as ABC, El Pais, La Vanguardia.

Along with Musicians…

Jesús Corbacho Vázquez, Cantaor

Jesús Corbacho was born in Huelva in 1986. His love of flamenco came from a very early age, since at just two and a half years old he sang his first fandangos, a love inherited from his father. Corbacho was awarded a scholarship to study at the Christina Heeren Flamenco Art Foundation in Seville, where he has studied with professors Paco Taranto and José de la Tomasa.

In addition, Jesús, is one of the most sought after up-and-coming singers and has worked with dance figures such as Milagros Mengíbar, Belén Maya, Merche Esmeralda, Rafael Campallo, José Galván, Manuel Liñan, Olga Pericet, Maros Flores, Daniel Doña, Rocío Molina, Laura Rozalén, etc… and has shared the stage on several occasions with artists such as Chano Lobato, Fosforito, José Mercé, Luís de Córdoba, Juanito Villar, Arcángel, “El Extremeño”, Estrella Morente, “Guadiana”, Mayte Martin, Montse Cortes and Antonio Molina.

Miguel Rosendo, Cantaor

The highly esteemed flamenco singer Miguel Rosendo belongs to a new generation of flamenco artists who are making their mark on flamenco history by redefining this traditional art form for audiences and aficionados of the 21st century. As such, he has been chosen to perform alongside some of Spain’s most innovative flamenco performers, while still maintaining in his singing the deeply ingrained flamenco musical traditions of the past.

During his illustrious career, Miguel Rosendo has been chosen to perform with some of Spain’s most prestigious flamenco performers, including: Sara Baras, Cristina Hoyos, Manuela Carrasco, Soledad Barrio, Eduardo Guerrero, Javier Barón, Antonio El Pipa, Israel Galván, Pastora Galván, Andrés Peña, María Moreno, Juan Ogalla, El Junco, David Nieto, Javier Latorre, Mercedes Ruiz, Antonio Jiménez, Macarena Ramírez, among others. Accompanying these artists with his rich, soulful voice, he has toured in Spain and throughout the world, including Japan, Israel, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, the United States, Turkey, and Chile.

Ismael Fernández, Cantaor

Described by The Washington Post as the most charismatic performer and a connection to the Gypsy source. Ismael was born in Seville, of Gypsy descent, grew up performing in flamenco festivals throughout the world with his internationally renowned family, “La Familia Fernández”. His career began in premier flamenco tablaos such as El Cordobés in Barcelona, La Carbonería in Seville and other famous flamenco cuevas of Granada.

In 2004, Ismael won the National Contest of Cordoba, singing for the famed dancer Soraya Clavijo and was a finalist in the Festival de Cante de la Union. He joins his family regularly to perform in the celebrated Bienal de Flamenco de Sevilla. Throughout his career, Ismael has worked with flamenco legends such as Antonio Canales, Farruquito, Marina Heredia, El Torombo, Rafaela Carrasco, and the prestigious Orchestra director Gustavo Dudamel to name a few.

Ismael and Sonia both collaborated with pop-icon Madonna for her “Rebel Heart Tour” – 2015-2016 and samples of Ismael’s voice are featured during “La Isla Bonita.”  He performed as a tribute to Alejandro Sanz at the Latin Grammy’s in 2017 and lent vocals to Ricky Martin’s show “All In!” for the number Lola Lola.

Juani de la Isla, Guitarrista

Juani de la Isla (Juan Francisco Gonzalez Caballero) is a highly respected flamenco guitarist, from the island of San Fernando near the port city of Cádiz in southern Spain. He began his musical education studying with the great flamenco singer Rafael Romero and has been a student of the celebrated flamenco guitarist Manolo Sanlúcar. Juani de la Isla has also been trained in the gypsy flamenco style of “Morón” – a small pueblo in the heart of Andalucía’s flamenco country.

During his career, he has toured internationally accompanying some of the finest flamenco artists of this century: singers Jose Mercé, Chato de la Isla, Juan Villar, Rancapino, Pansequito and Aguilar de Vejer; and dancers Javier Barón, Sara Baras and Manuela Carrasco. He has composed music for the flamenco dance company of Cristina Hoyos and for over a decade has been the musical director for the popular flamenco singer “El Barrio.” Juani de la Isla’s recording career includes participation on more than 300 albums with some of Spain’s finest flamenco artists. In 2015, he released his first solo CD “Libertad En Mis Manos.”

Recently he toured the United States with the flamenco dance ensemble “La Chispa & Company.” In 2018, he was a featured performer for the summer season of “Tablao Verano de Casa Flamenca”– a series of cabaret style flamenco performances at the well-known flamenco club in Albuquerque, as part of “Flamenco Sin Fronteras,” an artistic exchange project between the cities of Cadiz and Albuquerque.

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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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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