EL CONDE DRÁCULA
THE OCHRE HOUSE has been proud to be a part of THE DALLAS FLAMENCO FESTIVAL, providing the perfect venue for this top-notch festival for the past four years. Past festival events presented by the DALLAS FLAMENCO FESTIVAL have been special nights of incredible Flamenco, singing, and music from world-class artists. Once again, THE OCHRE HOUSE and THE 2013 DALLAS FLAMENCO FESTIVAL are excited to collaborate, this time to present EL CONDE DRÁCULA, the riveting story of the infamous vampire, Count Dracula, written and directed by Matthew Posey.
EL CONDE DRÁCULA takes a unique approach to the Dracula Tale, as it takes place in sanctuary, in a small abbey in Spain where Mina Harker (DANIELLE GEORGIOU), Van Helsing (MITCHELL PARRACK) and Renfield (CHRISTIAN TAYLOR) meet on the sacred grounds of Dracula's first bride, Lilith (DELILAH MUSE). Dracula (ANTONIO ARREBOLA) comes to reclaim all that was his. The dance revolves around old rivals, new loves, and ultimate revenge - all expressed through the traditions of Flamenco and original theatre.
World-class Flamenco Dancers, DELILAH MUSE (Artistic Director of THE 2013 DALLAS FLAMENCO FESTIVAL), and ANTONIO ARREBOLA (also choreographer for EL CONDE DRÁCULA) are featured in this dark and sinister story of The Count. Internationally renowned Guitarist and Composer, RICARDO DIAZ has collaborated with violinist ANJELO CRUZ ALONTE to create original music for EL CONDE DRÁCULA. Come for an exciting evening of Flamenco, Music, and riveting Theatre. EL CONDE DRÁCULA is THE DALLAS FLAMENCO FESTIVAL and THE OCHRE HOUSE's second collaboration. THE OCHRE HOUSE is so looking forward to celebrating Flamenco with them once again.
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY: MATTHEW POSEY
ANTONIO ARREBOLA - EL CONDE DRÁCULA
DELILAH MUSE - LILITH
DANIELL GEORGIOU - MINA
CHRISTIAN TAYLOR - RENFIELD
MITCHELL PARRACK - VAN HELSING
RICARDO DIAZ (Guitarrista/Guitarist/Composer)
ANJELO CRUZ ALONTE (Violinista/Violinist)
CHOREOGRAPHY: ANTONIO ARREBOLA
SET / LIGHTING DESIGN: MATTHEW POSEY
SCENIC DESIGN:LUCY KIRKMAN & JUSTIN ALLEN
COSTUME DESIGN: ALANE GABRIEL
STAGE MANAGER: JEFF KEDDY
BIOS OF FEATURED ARTISTS
Anjelo Cruz Alonte
Anjelo Alonte is a Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer. He received his formal violin training at The University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music and has studied various flamenco, jazz and world music extensively in the United States and Spain.
Antonio Arrebola was born in Málaga in 1981 and began dancing at the age of eight. He began his dance studies at the Conservatorio Superior de Danza in Málaga, where he was trained in baile flamenco, ballet clásico and clásico español and studied with Susana Lupiañez, Ricardo Caña, and Valentina Letova. Antonio has been dancing professionally since the age of fifteen. He has danced in many prominent tablaos in Andalucía, such as the Christina Hoyos Flamenco Museum and many more. Antonio has also been recognized on the international scene, elating audiences in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Italy, Morocco, Canada, the United States and Japan. He also worked with the Maria Serrano Company in the show Flamentango in Canada, and, in addition, has toured in Europe with his own company. He headlined the Dallas Flamenco Festival in 2010 and 2012 and was featured in and choreographed the 2012 Dallas Flamenco Festival and Ochre House's production of Perro Y Sangre.
Delilah Buitrón "Delilah Muse" is Co-Founder of The Flame Foundation, Artistic Director of The Dallas Flamenco Festival Inc. and Director of Estudio Flamenco Dallas. Delilah is a native Texan from Laredo, Texas and received her BFA in Theatre and T.V. Communications from the illustrious Hofstra University in New York. Upon graduation, Delilah moved to Spain where she studied Spanish Classical and Flamenco at the Isabel Quintero Conservatory as well as at the internationally acclaimed Amor de Dios school of Flamenco. Delilah has since performed in Mexico City's production and tour of Carmen, The Dallas Opera's production of La Vida Breve under the direction of Maria Benitez, as well as portrayed the Cuban Salsa Legend "La Lupe" in Martice Enterprise's musical production of La Lupe: My Life, My Destiny. Other Dallas theater credits include her portrayal of Gerarda in SMU's production of La Discreta Enamorada, Shakespeare Dallas' musical Production of A Midsummers Night's Dream and As You Like it. She has been seen in Ochre House productions Ex Voto: The Immaculate Conceptions of Frida Kahlo, Mean, and Cicerone and was featured in the 2012 Dallas Flamenco Festival and Ochre House's production of Perro Y Sangre. Delilah was a recipient 2012 "Dallas Observer Mastermind Award"
for excellence in artistic endeavors.
Ricardo Diaz discovered the art of flamenco in San Francisco, CA where he began his studies with guitarrist Jorge Liceaga. Ricardo traveled to Madrid, Spain where he studied with "El Entri" and "El Viejin". Since his return, he has worked in the San Francisco Bay Area "Tablaos" accompanying many Bay Area Flamenco artists. Over the years, Ricardo has toured the U.S. and Europe working with Gypsy singer Cristo Cortes and Flamenco Sur, performing in cities such as New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, London, Amsterdam, Geneva, and Paris. Ricardo continued touring in China with a San Francisco group led by guitarist Roberto Aguilar. Ricardo recently released his highly sucessful Flamenco album, Travesuras. Ricardo performed in the 2012 Dallas Flamenco Festival and Ochre House's production of Perro Y Sangre.
Danielle Georgiou is a Dallas native and is the current Visiting Scholar in Dance at Eastfield College. She has at the pleasure to dance and train with Muscle Memory Dance Theatre, Micki Saba (SabaDancers), Michele Hanlon (Elledanceworks), Katricia Eaglin (Dallas Black Dance Theatre), Renana Raz (Tel Aviv, Israel), and Birgitt Bodingbauer and Simone Grindel (Nightmare Before Valentine of Berlin, Germany). She currently dances with DekaDance (under the direction of Kate Walker) and Big Rig Dance Collective (Denton, TX). In 2011, she formed the performance art group, DGDG (the Danielle Georgiou Dance Group), and has staged works in Texas, Oklahoma, and California. Her solo and collaborative work was recently accepted into the 2013 Texas Biennial. Danielle received her B.B.A. in International Business and French and her M.A. in Political Science/Arts Policy from the University of Texas at Arlington, where she studied dance and performed with the UTA Dance Ensemble. Since 2007, she has been teaching modern, jazz, and ballet at UTA, while directing the Dance Ensemble.
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