JOSE MAYA, AKA "Joselito Romero,"is one of the most explosive dancers in Spain today and a powerful figure in flamenco's new generation. He comes from a family of Gypsy intellectuals in Madrid: artists, actors and writers, including his aunt dancer Fernanda Romero who helped introduce flamenco to American audiences in the early 1960s.
He has collaborated with many of the most well-known flamenco artists including Farruquito, El Güito, Manolete, Estrella Morente, Gerardo Núñez and Diego El Cigala, and has opened for pop stars Marc Anthony, Beyoncé and Björk. He wasfeatured as the main dancer in Gypsy filmmaker Tony Gatlif's recent performance project "Vertigo" which toured throughout Europe.
As a member of Grammy-winning guitarist Tomatito's sextet he thrilled US audiences in an East Coast tour in 2008.Maya now returns to the US with his own group, hot off a busy year of performances including the prestigious 2010 Bienal del Arte Flamenco de Sevilla, International Flamenco Festivals in Brasil and Albuquerque New Mexico and the 2011 Flamenco Festival de Jerez.
Jose Maya also performs in San Francisco on Sunday, October 30th. For Information & Tickets call (415) 345-7575 or go to our website at www.BayAreaFlamencoFestival.com
Jose Maya will teach workshops in both Berkeley & Santa Cruz. See website for more details http://www.BayAreaFlamencoFestival.com/WORKSHOPS
OTHER FESTIVAL FLAMENCO GITANO EVENTS:
Guitar Concert, Diego El Morao, Saturday,October 22, Brava Theater, San Francisco
Diego El Cigala, Latin GRAMMY-Winning Gypsy singer from Madrid, Sunday October 23, Zellerbach Hall, UC Berkeley Campus
Jose Maya, Cowell Theater Fort Mason, San Francisco Sunday October 30
See website for details: http://www.BayAreaFlamencoFestival.com
DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO CROCKER THEATER
FROM NORTH 1. 17 South toward Santa Cruz. 2. Merge onto Hwy 1 south. 3. Take the Park Avenue exit LEFT. 4. Turn LEFT towards Soquel Drive at signal. 5. At Soquel Drive turn RIGHT. 6. Turn RIGHT at the second signal onto Cabrillo College Drive. 7. On the right will be the parking lot for the Crocker Theater.
FROM SOUTH 1. Take Hwy 1 north toward Santa Cruz. 2. Take the State Park exit RIGHT 3. Turn RIGHT toward Soquel Drive at signal. 4. At Soquel Drive turn LEFT. 5. Follow Soquel Drive about 1 mile 6. Turn LEFT at the signal at Cabrillo College Drive. 7. On the right will be the parking lot for the Crocker Theater.
Crocker Theater, Cabrillo College (View)
Cabrillo College Drive & Soquel Dr.