Berdolé presents a Flamenco tablao at Red Light Café on August 6, bringing to the stage the improvisation that is at the core of the art of Flamenco. The show features guitarist and singer Cristian Puig, percussionist Emrah Kotan and dancers Ryan Zeremeño and Julie Moon.
$12 Adv – $15 Door
Doors @ 6:30 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Door is Cash Only.
Cristian Puig is a Flamenco guitarist, composer, and singer with Gypsy roots in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, and a string of artistic successes in film, in the recording studio, and live on stage. He played the role of guitarist and singer “Joaquin” in the Alliance Theatre’s 2013 production of “Zorro”, and he has worked in films, such as “A Late Quartet”, for which he composed Flamenco music for the soundtrack. He performs as a Flamenco singer and guitarist across the United States of America and with his Flamenco trio Puig-Sanchez-Moreno in his hometown of New York. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Cristian Puig is the son of flamenco singer Gloria Monreal and Flamenco guitarist Pablo Puig. As a teenager, Cristian began his studies in classical guitar at the conservatory of Manuel de Falla as well as Flamenco guitar with his father. Soon he took classes in Flamenco guitar with Quique de Cordoba and furthered his studies in jazz, bossa nova and contemporary music. In 1990 he formed and toured South America with his group Rabat, fusing jazz, bossa nova and Flamenco. Cristian released the CD “Entre Cuerdas” featuring Flamenco-jazz fusion, as well as another entitled “Inflam Project”, which crosses Indian and Flamenco styles.
Emrah Kotan is a classically trained percussionist who came to the United States from his native Turkey and received a master's degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University. After playing some of the most renowned venues in the world such as the Istanbul Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival and The Blue Note in New York, Emrah is one of the most sought after musicians in the Atlanta music scene. His unique musical ability transcends many genres and cultures. He is involved in various musical projects, including his own, and is the drummer/percussionist for Grammy award winning artist, India.Arie. His debut album, The New Anatolian Experience, is a collection of original compositions and arrangements that fuse world music and jazz, creating stylistically sophisticated vibes and a genuine model of personal artistic expression. Aside from performing, Emrah is an enthusiastic music educator who has conducted master classes and has taught many students over the years, some of which who have been awarded music scholarships by the colleges of their choice. Emrah teaches students of all ages privately and is the Director of the Jazz and World Percussion Ensembles at Agnes Scott College.
Flamenco dancer Ryan Zeremeño began his dance training with Robert Amaral in Los Angeles at a very early age and started dancing professionally by the time he was 10. He is one of the rare individuals who not only is a footwork virtuoso and a master at improvisation within the vast realms of Flamenco, but also knows jazz music theory and can communicate with musicians unlike any other dancer. He has studied in Spain with Manuel Reyes and extensively in the United States of America with one of the most coveted modern Flamenco dancers in the world, Domingo Ortega. He has performed in many concerts and festivals throughout the U.S., most recently at the Ford Theater in Los Angeles with the award winning Bay Area group Caminos Flamencos. His passionate love for all dance, especially the freedoms of Flamenco have excelled him in incorporating modern dance, ballet, and jazz into his Flamenco. He currently lives with his wife Alex and their daughter Sofia in Atlanta, GA and runs Casita Flamenca.
Flamenco dancer Julie Galle Baggenstoss has performed and choreographed Flamenco with the Atlanta Opera, Georgia State University’s School of Music, The Latin American Association, Coves Darden P.R.E., and at universities and museums from the Southeast to the Midwest. She is a member of Emory University’s Dance Program, where she teaches Flamenco as part of the university curriculum. Julie is a former instructor of the Atlanta Ballet, and teaches for organizations such as Woodruff Arts Center, the Rialto Center for the Arts, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, the Foreign Language Association of Georgia, and Georgia Public Libraries. Julie’s dance style reflects continuing education and years of classes with Spanish dance teachers, including Angelita Vargas, Juan del Gastor, Manuela Reyes, Pilar Ortega, Manuel Liñán, and Juan Paredes. Her work is guided by the far-reaching input of Flamenco artists La Meira and Antonio Granjero. Off stage, Julie produces Flamenco performances and educational seminars involving Spanish Flamenco artists in residence in the United States of America via her company Berdolé and the non-profit A Través, which focuses on projects that connect Spanish artists and students of Georgia schools. Julie is the co-founder of jaleolé, a grass-roots marketing organization that shaped Atlanta’s Flamenco landscape for a decade.