In partnership with A Través, Berdolé brings Flamenco back to Red Light Café on November 30, 2017. Artists from Spain will showcase live guitar, singing, and dance in the style of the tablaos of Andalucía, where performances built on improvisation create electricity that is tangible in the spaces of small audiences. This performance is part of a two-week residency by a Través in which performing artists are also teaching dance and music in an after-school program to expose kids to the art and lifestyle of Spain.
The show features dancer Antonio Granjero, singer Francisco Orozco “Yiyi”, guitarist José Manuel Alconchel Ortega, and dancer Julie Moon.
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Door is Cash Only.
Originally from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Flamenco dancer Antonio Granjero is the artistic director of the company Entre Flamenco and the Flamenco arts center El Flamenco in Santa Fe, New Mexico. There, he leads a group of elite Flamenco artists in residence in the U.S.A. in award-winning performance and educational programming. Antonio began his studies of classical Spanish dance, classical ballet, and Flamenco when he was ten years old, with the teachers Fernando Belmonte and Paco del Río. A year-and-a-half later, he made his debut in “Centro Cultural de la Villa” in Madrid and presided over by the prince and the princess of Spain. performed in theatres of countries such as Israel, Italy, England, Switzerland, France, Japan, and others. After rising as a professional artist in Spain, where he was named by critics as a stand-out among dancers of his generation, Antonio moved to the U.S.A. in 1996 to work for the María Benitez Company as a soloist and choreographer. Within a decade, he launched his own company in the U.S.A, which has gone on to perform before sold-out audiences across the country.
Francisco Orozco “Yiyi” is from Andalusian family, and was introduced to Flamenco rhythms at the tender age of four. Yiyi was trained by Flamenco singer and father– “Joselón de Jerez” in his Spanish peña named “Peña Fosforito”. Considered a child prodigy of percussion Yiyi began his professional career at the age of twelve. By 17 years of age and one CD later, he became more involved with singing, particularly for dancers, and left Spain for Germany on a long-term contract with the company “Flamenco Rubio”. Since that time he has performed with “Compañia Flamenca Alhama” throughout Europe and Japan; with internationally known María Benitez “Teatro Flamenco” on Broadway and throughout the U.S.; Domingo Ortega in Venezuela as well “Casa Patas” in Madrid; Jose Greco II in the United States of America and Taiwan; and world-renowned guitarist Serranito . He has also performed with Alejandro Granados, Yolanda Heredia, El Toleo, El Pelao, María Serrano, La Tania, and Antonio Granjero. Critics, worldwide, have toted Yiyi’s performance as “fiery”, “riveting” his percussion techniques executed with “machine-gun speed” that possesses and “casts a spell”.
Born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, José Manuel Alconchel Ortega performs internationally as a Flamenco accompanist and solo guitarist. He is in residence with Entre Flamenco in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and has worked with companies based in Miami in traditional Flamenco and fusion projects.
Flamenco dancer Julie Galle Baggenstoss is known across the country for her work on stage and in educational projects involving Spanish artists. Close to her home of Atlanta, she 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 teaches Flamenco in the Dance and Movement Studies Program at Emory University. Julie is a former instructor of the Atlanta Ballet, and is a teaching artist 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 Ángelita Vargas, Ángel Atienza, Juan del Gastor, Manuela Reyes, Pilar Ortega, Manuel Liñán, and Juan Paredes. Her work is guided beyond dance steps by Flamenco artists La Meira and Antonio Granjero. Julie has a M.A. in Spanish, and lectures on Flamenco’s avant-garde, the African influence of Flamenco, and the Latin American presence in the Spanish art form. Julie is the executive director of A Través, 501c3 and owns a production company called Berdolé, both of which produce Flamenco works involving Spanish Flamenco artists in residence in the United States of America.