The 7th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival: FESTIVAL FLAMENCO GITANO USA presents workshops by Farruco Family members, LA FARRUCA and EL CARPETA
"We respect the dance more than our own being: we are Farrucos" -Rosario Montoya "La Farruca"
EL CARPETA BULERIAS WORKSHOP All Levels 2pm-3pm (1hr) $30 Drop in at door $40 if space available.
LA FARRUCA MASTER CLASS intermediate & advanced dancers 3pm-5pm (2hrs) $60 Drop in at door $75 if space available.
LOCATION: City Ballet Studios 10 Colton St (at Otis, near Market & Gough) FREE PARKING Access from Brady St. (an Ally between Gough & South Van Ness)
MORE INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 831-234-0340
Manuel Fernandez Montoya, "EL CARPETA" was born in Sevilla in 1997. It is said that out of all the family members, El Carpeta is the most similar in all ways to his late grandfather, the legendary flamenco dance master El Farruco. His entire life he has been witness to the purest form of the art of flamenco. He was given the artistic name Carpeta (file folder) because he remembered every dance step he witnessed live or on video after only seeing it once and never forgot it. He began teaching master classes when he was only 6 years old and presented his own show at the age of 12. Considered the most extraordinary dancer of his generation, this summer (2012) he will star in a major production directed by his older brother Farruquito who has recognized him as the torchbearer for the family legacy.
Rosario Montoya Manzano "LA FARRUCA" is the daughter of legendary Farruco and the mother of El Carpeta, Farru and Farruquito. Born in 1962, she began dancing at a very young age. She has lived and breathed Gypsy flamenco from the time she was born and has performed all over Spain and toured the entire world appearing alongside her son Farruquito and her sister La Faraona. She first came to San Francisco in the 1980s with the touring Broadway production "Flamenco Puro" where she shared the stage with many of the great flamenco artists of the time such as her father El Farruco, La Fernanda de Utrera, El Guito and Manuela Carrasco. A recent New York Times review said of her: "You feel in La Farruca [...] the accumulated wisdom of decades, the calm mastery that holds an audience in thrall and never lets it go".
In town for the 7th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival, both Farruca and El Carpeta will appear with their group Farruco Family on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Palace of Fine Arts. Get Tickets for Show: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/263540
The 7th Annual Bay Area Flamenco Festival has been made possible in part by a Living Cultures grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation.
City Ballet Dance Center (View)
10 Colton St.
San Francisco, CA 94027