Vida Flamenca Productions ()
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 7:00 PM - Barnsdall Gallery Theatre Los Angeles, CA
One Night Only!
featuring Belen Maya & Domingo Ortega
Sunday, July 9 @ 7:00pm
Pre-Show VIP Tapas & Paella Reception: 5-6:00pm
By Savory Roads Catering
General Admission: Doors open 6:30pm
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Flamenco icons Belen Maya and Domingo Ortega heat up Los Angeles one night only Sunday, July 9.
Spellbinding Breathtaking Majestic ...adjectives for the night
mixed with Angelino eclectic fans. If you are addicted to being on the edge of
your seat, heart pounding, this is it!
Jose Tanaka, guitar
Nacho Arimany, percussion
Front Orchestra first 5 rows, and VIP Paella & Tapas Reception: $85.00
(Reception & Intermission: Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks Available for Purchase)
By Savory Roads Catering
Middle Orchestra: $65.00
Rear Orchestra: $55.00
Day of Show:
Front Orchestra & VIP Reception: $80.00 (if space available); $70.00 Middle Orchestra; $60.00 Rear Orchestra ~ Cash or Credit Cards (CC Fees may apply)
Purchase early for best seating & pricing!
ABOUT OUR FEATURED DANCERS:
BELEN MAYA, Dancer/Choreographer
Considered one of the most important contemporary flamenco artists in the world, Belen Maya has pushed the limits of this art form through her constant quest for innovation. Belen is not only known for her contemporary, sophisticated and elegant way of moving but also regarded as an innovator. Her visionary approach to Flamenco was perceived as daring - especially by previous generations. What is today accepted as a Contemporary way of dancing was, during the early years of her career, considered a radical deviation from the norm.
She is the daughter of two of the greatest flamenco dancers of their generation: Carmen Mora and Mario Maya. Belen was born in New York City while her parents were on tour. Belen began her dance studies at "Amor de Dios" in Madrid. Her training in classical dance began with Rosa Naranjo and Juana Taft. In classical Spanish dance, she has studied under Maria Magdalena, Paco Romero and Jose Antonio. In the areas of jazz and contemporary dance she has studied with Goyo Montero, Teresa Nieto, and the Alvin Ailey dance company in New York. Her flamenco teachers have included Paco Fernandez, Manolete, La Tati, El Guito, Carmen Cortes, La Tona, and many others.
Belen's dance comes from a personal need to do what is not written. To see her is a journey of the flamenco tradition and what she draws in time and space. For this reason, she was asked by Carlos Saura to represent the future generations of flamenco in the movie "Flamenco" and "Sevillanas". Belenís performance in this film would become a milestone in flamenco dance as interpreted by women, opening new avenues in terms of concept, musicality, movement, and costuming. Transparent and in balance with tradition, Belen has perfected her technique and expression to become the best female flamenco dancer in Spain. Free, creative, daring, restless and open-minded: Belen still symbolizes progress in flamenco dance.
Belen has fused her Gypsy heritage and training in contemporary and experimental dance to become one of Spain's most influential flamenco dancers and choreographers of today.
We welcome Ms. Maya to Los Angeles for this rare, exclusive Southern California appearance.
DOMINGO ORTEGA, Dancer/Choreographer
Domingo Ortega was born in Jerez de la Frontera, one of the cradle cities of flamenco in southern Spain, and is known for his riveting performances as a soloist and innovative choreography. He studied with Cristobal Fernandez, Juanerre, Paco del Rio and Fernando Belmonte. In Seville, he studied with Manolo Marin. At the age of 18, he won first prize in a flamenco contest organized by the Province of Cadiz.
Not only has he danced in the companies of Carmen Cortez and Manuel Soler, he has collaborated with Antonio Vargas, el Guito, and Luis Davila. In 1998, Christina Hoyos presented him at the el Teatro Central de Sevilla.
In 2003, Ortega presented the original production of "Orfeo" at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood produced by world-class producer Rodri Rodriguez in collaboration with Vida Flamenca. Heroic passion, devastating loss and a belief in the power of art made this ancient Greek myth of Orpheus an ideal subject for this flamenco dance drama. The company returned to Los Angeles in 2005 for a closing performance for the World Music Institute as part of the UNESCO Festival hosted by the City of Los Angeles' Cultural Affairs Department and Major Antonio Villaraigosa.
When Domingo is not touring with his company, he is one of the most sought after flamenco teachers in Jerez de la Frontera, as well as Canada, Brazil, Japan, Italy, the United States, and Tel Aviv.
"Domingo Ortega is one of the biggest talents of his generation. Despite his obvious technical command, he knows and revels in the importance of subtlety and the rejection of acrobatics. God is in the details, and this apostle knows how to incorporate the best elements of Canales, Galvan, Baron and Farruquito, without looking like any one of them. Domingo Ortega is the art of silence, the eloquence of the unstated, fleeing at each moment from technical displays and the quest for easy applause, relying always on the power of compas. A dancer of clean and totally original lines, despite the diverse influences reflected. Domingo Ortega possesses the all-important virtue of knowing what he can do and never miscalculating, each movement is carried out to its ultimate consequences and every cell of his organism is accomplice to the task." --Estela Zatania, deflamenco.com
Join us for this unforgettable evening of spectacular flamenco!