Berdolé welcomes dancer Antonio Granjero back to the flamenco tablao at Red Light Café on January 29, 2019. Accompanied by artists from Spain, he 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 one-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.
$15 Adv – $20 Door
Doors @ 7 PM
All ticket sales are final. No refunds. Door is Cash Only.
Antonio Granjero, Dancer
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, NM. 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. He has since 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.
Alejandro Navarro Ponce, Singer
Alejandro Navarro Ponce, originally from Mairena del Alcor, Seville, has been performing flamenco since he was 16 years old. Talented as a guitarist and singer, he has a career performing in tablaos across Andalucía and has toured Spain with his group Retales Flamencos. As an accompanist to dancer Sandra Bara, he also has performed in major theater productions in important arts festivals across his own country and Europe, and he appeared in a National Geographic documentary about the Cuban-born dancer. He currently performs regularly at Cava, a flamenco tablao in Miami.
José Manuel Alconchel Ortega, Guitarist
Born in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, José Manuel Alconchel Ortega performs internationally as a Flamenco accompanist and solo guitarist. He is in residence in Miami, where he plays guitar in Flamenco shows three nights a week, when he is not touring with Santa Fe-based Entre Flamenco or New York-based Vivo Flamenco.
Julie Galle Baggenstoss “Julie Moon,” Dancer
Flamenco dancer Julie Galle Baggenstoss has performed and choreographed Flamenco from Florida to New York to the Midwest, including the Atlanta Opera, Georgia State University’s School of Music, The Latin American Association, Coves Darden P.R.E. She is a flamenco instructor for Emory University’s Dance Program, where she teaches improvisation, choreography, and technique, as she learned from her teachers in Seville, Spain. She has an M.A. in Spanish and is recognized nationally as a scholar in the field of Flamenco history, having contributed to the exhibition of 100 Years of Flamenco in New York, the bi-annual conference on Fandangos and transatlantic crossings, and countless lectures on African, Latin American, and Gypsy influences in Flamenco. Also off stage, Julie produces Flamenco performances and educational seminars nationwide, 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.