"Flamenco is an art form consisting of song, music, and dance traditions assimilated from around the world. Originating in the Andalusia community of Spain, flamenco is the badge of identity of numerous communities and groups, in particular the Gitano Roma ethnic community which has played an essential role in its development. The word flamenco refers to an identity that encompasses dignity, honesty of expression, and completeness of presence - the ability to appreciate and live in the moment. These are the qualities that ultimately give flamenco its characteristic intensity." -National Institute of Flamenco
APRIL 2nd at Chico Guild Hall, 2775 Nord Ave.
Flamenco Lecture + Guitar Workshop with Pedro Cortes
Pedro Cortes comes from a family of Spanish Gypsy guitarists and began his studies with his father and the esteemed Flamenco guitarist Sabicas. Having toured professionally since the age of 17, he is gaining international recognition as a soloist and composer. He has premiered his work En la oscuridad de las minas at the Teatro Albeniz in Madrid, he had works premiered by the Carlota Santana Spanish Dance Company at the Joyce Theater in New York. He has two books on Flamenco, El Dron del Faraon and Cruzando el Charco, published by the American Institute of Guitar.
Mr. Cortes is artistic director of his own Flamenco group, and also Musical Director of Palo Seco. Cortes is a third generation Flamenco guitarists and uses the experience passed down to him by his family to maintain the purity of Flamenco while creating new compositions. Cortes, was commissioned by the Cohen Brothers to compose music for the film Paris Je T'Aime. He also wrote music for a childrens program on HBO called Fairy tale for Every Child.
He has toured with Jose Greco and Maria Benitez, La Conja and has performed with such artists as Farrucita, La Tati, Merche Esmeralda, Manolete and the late Lola Flores. He has been guest artist with the St. Louis Opera and the New York Grand Opera, and has been commissioned by and performed as Musical Director with the Guthrie Theater In Garcia Lorcas Bodas de Sangre.
April 7th, 4-7pm at Wine Time
Benefit for the Valene L. Smith Museum of Anthropology
Flamenco Chico Performance ~ Spanish tapas catered by Chico Natural Foods ~ Music by BOGG ~ Local foods, wines, brew & cider ~ Silent Auction
$35 IN ADVANCE OR $40 AT THE DOOR
Tickets at Zucchini + Vine, Chico Natural Foods Co-op, and the museum.
Tickets online at www.csuchico.edu/anthmuseum
April 11th + 12th
Spanish Nights at Red Tavern
Come enjoy two nights of Spanish tapas and paella while listening, watching and being entertained with the art of Flamenco. Reservations are required for this event, and all attendees must dine with Red Tavern as space is limited. Please call 530-894-3463 for reservations.
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Flamenco Chico provides flamenco dance lessons. All levels, body types and genders are welcome in our flamenco family. We hope to lift up flamenco’s artistry and history and build community around this art form. Instructor, Anna Isaacs, has been dancing flamenco since age 12 and excited to connect with you!
Phone: (530) 636-2604
Address: Downtown Dance, 163 East 3rd Street, Chico CA 95928