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Sunday, May 6, 2018 - 5:00 PM - Grand Annex Theatre San Pedro, CA
Vida Flamenca presents
Direct from the Gypsy Caves in Granada, Spain
"CUMBRE FLAMENCA" starring Flamenco Super Star IVAN VARGAS
ONLY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA APPEARANCE!
SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2018 - 5:00 PM
The Grand Annex | Grand Vision Foundation
434 W. 6th St., San Pedro, CA 90731
FREE STREET & LOT PARKING
$65.00 Reserved Elevated Back Cabaret Table Seating (must have 2-4 people)**
$60.00 Reserved Front Cabaret Table Seating (must have 2-4 people)**
$40.00 General Admission Seating (first-come-first-served)
**Tapas & Glass of Sangria, Wine or Beverage with
Cabaret Table seating purchase!
Doors open: 4:15pm
Beverages and light snacks including Tapas & Sangria available for purchase before and during the show while supplies last
“Artistry of the highest caliber!” deflamenco.com
LOS ANGELES: Vida Flamenca is honored to present Ivan Vargas direct from Granada, Spain for a rare evening of exhilarating flamenco direct from the gypsy caves of the Sacromonte deep in heart of Andalusia.
Ivan comes from one of the most important flamenco families in the world. He grew up dancing in the famous gypsy cave Cueva La Rocio in Granada, Spain. At the tender age of 8 he premiered in Madrid, discovered by the world-famous dancer Cristobal Reyes where he performed at the prestigious tablao Zambra. From there his career rapidly expanded, performing in renowned flamenco venues such as Casa Patas, Corral de la Moreria, Cafe de Chinitas and with solo performances at the Bienal de Sevilla, Festival de Jerez and also abroad, in France, Italy and the USA. He has danced alongside heavy weights of flamenco including Eva la Yerbabuena, Farruquito, Juana Amaya as well as flamenco singers Enrique Morente and Jose Merce.
In 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2016 he toured many countries, such as Japan, Brazil, Costa Rica, Czech Republic and France with his show YO MISMO premiering at the Festival de las Cuevas along with SAVIA NUEVA in Los Angeles, and FLAMENCO DE RAIZ. In 2013 he participated in important festivals such as: the Albuquerque International Festival, los Jueves Flamencos de Cajasol, the Veranos del Corral, the Autumn Festival of Granada and the Prague Festival. He has taught workshops in Brazil, Japan, the United States, Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain. In 2014 he participated in the Tokyo Festival together with great artists such as Pastora Galvan, Mercedes Ruiz and La Moneta. In 2015, he premiered a new project at the prestigious Festival de Jerez with great public and critical success. In 2017, his participation in the Bienal de malaga, in the Veranos del corral de Granada and in the Contemporary Iberian Festival of Mexico, and in the prestigious Tablao 'El Cordobes' in Barcelona along with teaching at the International Flamenco School Manolete in Granada.
With such a remarkable track record, Ivan Vargas brings to Los Angeles a performance that reflects his particular vision and feel for flamenco, yet stays true to his roots of dancing with the sights, sounds, and scents of his hometown. He mixes the energy and knowledge of his youth through collaborations with choreographers Juan Andres Maya and Manolete. Furthermore, his co-stars come to the stage to perform cana, tientos and alegrias with the magnificent singing of Jose Cortes, the superb guitarist Andres Vadin and the outstanding percussion of Diego Alvarez. Special guests include Yolanda and Paco Arroyo from Barcelona, Claudia de la Cruz and the exquisite Zermenco Academy Dancers from Santa Barbara.
This show will combine past, present and future on the same stage. Vida Flamenca welcomes Ivan Vargas for this rare special performance in Southern California.
Ivan Vargas, dancer
Yolanda Arroyo, dancer
Claudia de la Cruz, dancer
Zermeno Academy Dancers
Andres Vadin, guitar
Paco Arroyo, guitar
Jose Cortes, singer
Manuel Gutierrez, singer **Just Added**
Diego Alvarez, percussion
Further information contact: Beth Nesbitt, email@example.com
This is a Vida Flamenca production.