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Flamenco International
Mission Cultural Center
San Francisco, CA
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Flamenco International
Flamenco guitarist Ricardo Diaz  who recently recorded his debut album in Spain's Jerez de la Frontera, the cradle of flamenco music  taps the passionate and intense gypsy energy that leaves audiences with stories to remember. Will be performing at the Mission Cultural Center in the historic Mission District in Sna Francisco, Ricardo Diaz will be joined by flamenco renown musicians Jose Cortes, Alfonso Mogaburo Cid dancers Carola Zertuche and Antonio Arrebola...

Bio Antonio Arrebola

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.  
In 2001, Antonio was awarded a full scholarship from the Fundación Cristina Hereen de Arte de Flamenco in Sevilla to continue perfecting his technique, and studied under such flamenco greats as Javier Latorre, Javier Barón, Rafael Campallo, Manuel Soler, and Hiniesta Cortés.
The following year, Mario Maya selected Antonio as a student at the Centro Escénico in Granada, where he studied with Alejandro Granados, Rafaela Carrasco, Belén Maya, and Juan Andrés Maya.
After successfully completing a year of studies in Granada, Antonio was called back to the Fundación Cristina Heeren de Arte de Flamenco to teach as a substitute teacher for Rafael Campallo. Back in Sevilla, he continued to deepen his studies with Pilar Ortega and Andrés Peña.
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, El Arenal, Casa Carmen, Palacio Andaluz, and Casa de la Memoria in Sevilla; La Cueva, La Rocío, and Los Tarantos in Granada; and El Rincón del Tiriri and El Tano in Málaga. In addition to tablaos, Antonio has also danced in some of the most important peñas in Sevilla, such as Pies Plomo and Torre Macarena.
Antonio has also appeared in many acclaimed flamenco festivals in Spain. In 2007, Antonio danced in the Festival de Jerez and the Bienal de Málaga, where he performed alongside Mercedes Ruíz, Manuel Liñan and Belén Lopez. He has also danced in the Festival de Los Veranos del Corral in Granada, the Festival de Castiblanco de los Arroyos in Sevilla, and the Festival Flamenco de la Alameda de Hercules, also in Sevilla, where he performed with Rosario Toledo and Chano Lobato.
Antonio has also been recognized on the international scene, elating audiences in the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Italy, Morocco, Canada, and the United States. Most prominently, he performed in Japan with the company of Yoko Komasutbara, sharing the stage with Antonio Márquez and Curro de Bormujo. He was also part of the Rafael Cortés Company, along with Domingo Patricio, Jose Lucía, and others, touring in Germany, Poland, and Switzerland. 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.
Antonio moved to New York City in late 2010 to continue to share his love and passion for the Art of Flamenco on the international scene.

Bio Carola Zertuche

She was born in Torreon, Mexico. She began her dance career in Mexico City's Tablao Meson de Triana, where she shared the stage with renowned artists such as Domingo Ortega, Juan de Angelica, Antonio Rey, El Kiki, and Luisa de Cadiz; and where she studied with Manolo Vargas, and Pilar Rioja.Thereafter, she moved to Spain to study with renowned artists Ciro, Belen Maya, Andres Marin, Israel Galvan and jota master Pedro Azorin, and where she performed with the company Los Tarantos. Carola moved to the Bay Area to continue her dance career as a performer, choreographer and teacher.
Carola has toured throughout Mexico, the United States and the Middle East with renowned flamenco companies such as: Maria Benitez Teatro Flamenco, Joyce Theatre, New York,Santa Fe, NM, and Fox Theatre, Atlanta; La Tania, as Guest Artist with Domingo Ortega Flamenco Company, Los Angeles; Andres Marin Company in the "First Flamenco FestivalSan Francisco"; and as special guest artist for Juan Siddi Flamenco Theatre Company, Royal Daphna Hall, Doha, Qatar.
Her dance has been showcased in such festivals as: the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival from 2002 to 2009, the Santa Barbara Ethnic Dance Festival 2001, and Flamenco Festivals in Monterrey and Mexico City, Mexico.
Her productions have met with much critical acclaim and include: Verde, 2005, with the participation of Pastora Galvan and Jose Anillo; El Color del Flamenco, 2003; and in Mexico with Sentido Flamenco show starring Alegría Suarez, Cano, Mercedes Amaya and Santiago Aguilar 2002; Al Compas del Tiempo, 2007; El Camino Perfecto, 2008; and now with the presentation of Ser y Estar, 2009.
Carola has received numerous nominations and awards for her talents and contributions to flamenco in the Bay Area. Nominated in 2002 for the Isadora Duncan Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Performance: Soloist," she has since been recognized for: "Best Classic Flamenco Show", San Francisco Magazine, 2007 and "Best Flamenco Show,"San Francisco Weekly, 2008. Most recently in 2009, she has received her second nomination for the Isadora Duncan Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Performance: Ensemble."
Along with her role as Artistic Director for Theatre Flamenco of San Francisco, Carola continues teaching flamenco dance classes at her dance studio "La Solea" in San Francisco as well as local and international flamenco dance workshops

Bio Alfonso Mogaburo

Alfonso was born and raised in Seville, the heartland of Flamenco music. His mother, an amateur singer from Triana, a Flamenco enclave in Seville, and his grandfather, an aficionado of Flamenco were his earliest influences. He also had the opportunity of attending the activities of one the most significant Flamenco clubs in Andalusia, the Peña Flamenca Torres-Macarena since 1987. Alfonso enrolled at the Seville Conservatory in 1990 to study flute and music theory. For the following 5 years he received a classical training. He also attended the classes of the Cristina Heeren Foundation for Flamenco Art in July of 2007 in Sevilla, Spain with maestro Paco Taranto and new talent Rocio Márquez. Since his arrival in New York in 1997, Alfonso has played with Flamenco artists, such as: Pilar Rioja, Andrea del Conte, Nelida Tirado, Sara Erde, La Conja to name a few. He has performed in the following venues: Town Hall with the World Music Institute, the Proms at London's Royal Albert Hall with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Sala Covarrubias in Mexico City, Carnegie Hall (Joan and Sanford I. Weill Recital Hall), Joyce Theater, the American Embassy in Madrid (Spain), The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, Symphony Space, Merkin Concert Hall, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club, The Spanish Theatre Repertory, Thalia Spanish Theatre, The Theater for the New City, as well as toured in Spain, the United Kingdom, Puerto Rico and many of the flamenco venues throughout the tri-state area. He released with his own Flamenco fusion project "Gazpacho Andalú" his first CD titled "Flamenco de vuelta e ida" on 2006. For more information about Alfonso and his project log on  


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2868 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
United States



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