The whole family will delight in this madcap adventure to the heart of Flamencolandia. A spirited troupe of flamencos hot on the trail of Don Quixote embark on a journey filled with colorful characters, dazzling footwork and silly sing alongs. Featuring a multi-talented and bilingual cast, this introduction to flamenco highlights the regional variety of flamenco and its power to encompass the range of human experience and emotion. Bay Area flamenco companies AguaClara Flamenco and San Francisco Flamenco Dance Company team up for this whimsical take on the passionate Spanish art form that will captivate children and adults alike.
Saturday June 2nd at 1:00pm
Gallery 308 - Fort Mason Center
Clara Rodriguez and Kerensa DeMars - Artistic Directors
Luis de la Tota - Special guest from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain as “Don Quixote”
Sandra Durand and Roberto Aguilar - Dancers
Roberto Zamora - Singer
David McLean - Guitar
Marlon Aldana - Percussion
5xLorca (Lorca by 5) Five flamenco choreographers create works celebrating Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca. A passionate advocate of the art of flamenco, Andalusian traditions and liberal politics, Lorca’s work speaks unflinchingly of our collective humanity.
In 5xLorca, each choreographer works from a randomly selected piece by Lorca, responding to the author’s work. Through music, dance and poetry we experience the fierce, poetic, sensual, heartbreaking, reflective, chaotic and joyful parts of human experience and are reminded of what unites us.
Guest Artists: José Cortés and Manuel Gutierrez
Guitarists: David Paez and David McLean
Dancers/Choreographers: Manuel Gutierrez, Melissa Cruz, Clara Rodriguez, Mizuho Sato and Kerensa DeMars
One night only!
Friday May 25th in Gallery 308 at Fort Mason Center during the 2018 SF International Arts Festival
The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival returns to the War Memorial Opera House this July for two weekends of awe-inspiring performances in celebration of our 40th Anniversary as the largest and most comprehensive world dance and music event of its kind in the US.
You’ll experience dances and music from Alaska, Bolivia, Cambodia, China, Congo, Cuba, India, Korea, Liberia, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Tahiti, the continental US, and Zimbabwe, presented by Bay Area artists sustaining the world’s artistic legacy.
AguaClara Flamenco (Spanish Flamenco)
Arenas Dance Company (Afro-Cuban)
Bolivia Corazón de América (Bolivian Folkloric– Tarabuco and Potosí)
Chitresh Das Youth Company (North Indian Kathak)
Ensambles Ballet Folklórico de San Francisco (Mexican Folkloric – Tabasqueño)
Leung’s White Crane Lion & Dragon Dance Association (Chinese Dragon Dance)
Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo Singers and Dancers (Alaskan Yup’ik Eskimo)
Parangal Dance Company (Philippine Folkloric – Meranao)
Sandor Diabankouezi (Congolese Traditional)
Te Pura O Te Rahura'a (Tahitian 'Ote'a and 'Aparima)
Ye Feng (Chinese Contemporary)
Saturday, July 14, at 8pm
Sunday, July 15, at 2pm
War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Avenue (at Grove), San Francisco