El Cuadro Pepe Raphael & Lillie Last
La Peña Flamenca de Portland presents:
El Cuadro Pepe Raphael & Lillie Last with cantaoras Elisa Rocha & Christy Yenni
Saturday, November 21st, 2015
8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm)
The Headwaters Theatre
55 NE Farragut St. #9
El Cuadro Pepe Raphael & Lillie Last is back! This time with special guest singers Elisa Rocha & Christy Yenni. Join us for an unforgettable evening as we explore the beauty of flamenco cante (singing)!
Pepe Raphael's piquant pulsations have taken him from Madrid, Spain (where he was born) to New York City (where he performed) to Portland (where he now lives)
Born in Madrid, Spain, Pepe began his dance career with the National Ballet of Spain. He then worked with Ballet Liceo of Barcelona and upon moving to the United States, danced with Ballet Hispanico of New York, Princeton Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and, most recently, Oregon Ballet Theatre. Pepe has performed locally with the Portland Opera Company, Music Theater of Oregon, The Musical Theater Company and most recently with The Oregon Symphony. Former front man and leading male vocalist with Pink Martini. He continues to rely heavily on the Bottle Blondes to continue the tradition also known as Pepe & The Bottle Blondes.
Along with his ballet, opera and musical theater experience, Pepe has also appeared in several made for TV movies and has been a featured stand-up comedian at Harvey's comedy club for the last five years.
Lillie Last has dedicated her dance training to flamenco. Her strength is improvisation, allowing her to connect with singers and musicians honestly and sincerely. Lillie also enjoys fusing movement from other forms of dance (like modern or argentine tango) to personalize her interpretation of the flamenco song. She continues to develop her skills as a dancer and percussionist by attending master classes regularly in the States and Spain with inspiring artists such as: Rocio Molina, Israel & Pastora Galvan, Manuel Linan, Marco Flores, Olga Pericet, Concha Jareno, Emilio Ochando and Adela Campallo.
The Headwaters Theatre (View)
55 NE Farragut St. #9
Portland, OR 97211
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